College of Arts and Sciences


  • A&S Student Receives Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Undergraduate Award

    May 3, 2011

    Senior Hajer Al-Faham, Political Science and Women Studies major, has been awarded the Archbishop G. Raymond Hunthausen Award for an outstanding undergraduate. This award, Seattle University’s most prestigious honor, recognizes an undergraduate student who embodies integrity, faith, leadership, and passion for learning. Most importantly, recipients live the Seattle University mission of being a “person for others.” The Hunthausen award celebrates her gifts of service, justice, collaborative leadership, and academic excellence to the University and global community.

    Hajer Al-Faham is currently president of both the Muslim Student Association and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society.  She has been a volunteer at Everett Providence Medical Center Hospice, Mariner High School, Snohomish County Women-to-Women Program, and the King County Domestic Violence Unit. 
    As a first generation Iraqi and Shia Muslim American, she frequently speaks on issues relating to Islam and the Middle East with campus groups, including Campus Ministry, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Middle Eastern Law Students Association. She has presented at community events in collaboration with the Council on American Islamic Relations. Everett Community College, World Affairs Council, University of Washington Political Science Department, St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Ahmaddiyya Muslim Community, and Temple B’Nai Torah.

    Most recently, Al-Faham was one of three student award recipients at the Center for Service and Community Engagement’s 7th AnnualSpirit of Community Celebration.  

    College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle Universityoffers33 major and 37 minor degree programs for undergraduates and 7 advanced degrees


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