Student and Alumni News: February 2022

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
February 17, 2022


Cameron Tyson, Sociology, class of 2024, guard with the SU Men’s Basketball team, was featured in the Seattle Times.

Hal Uderitz, Strategic Communications, class of 2022, was drafted by the Seattle Sounders.


Deidre Andrus, Bachelor in Public Administration, 1988, is a finalist for City Manager in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Ann Barrington, Master of Nonprofit Leadership, 2017 and current Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Council Secretary, was promoted to Director of Development, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Idaho. She was also recently elected to City Council for the city of Palouse, WA.

Christine Beal, minor in Creative Writing, 2019, was named Client Service Coordinator with Crown Wealth Strategies.

Karan Gill, Master of Public Administration, 2011 was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff for the King County Executive Office.

Kendrick Glover,  BA, Criminal Justice, 2008, received King County's 2022 Larry Gossett Service Award.

John Hopkins, BA, Philosophy, 1996, waas named Chief Diversity Officer at St. Martin's University.

Mari Horita, Master of Nonprofit Leadership, 1999, talked about her new role as Vice President of Community Engagement and Social Impact for the Seattle Kraken with SPort MAnagement Hub.

Elysa Hovard, Master of Nonprofit Leadership, 2015 and NPL Alumni Council member,started a new position as Development Director with with Community Passageways, a BIPOC led organization leading the way in reimagining and actively creating an alternative to today’s criminal legal system through community-centered and evidence-based models.

Richard A. Jones, BA, Public Affairs, 1972, was the recipient of a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Martin's University.

Marilyn Lopez, Master of Nonprofit Leadership, 2015 started a new position as Associate Program Officer with the Bezos Family Foundation. Marilyn is excited to apply her decade-long youth-focused nonprofit experience to the philanthropy sector and support grantmaking efforts toward adolescent learning.

Brooke McColloch, BA, Art History and Visual Art, 2025, joined Condit as an account manager.

McKenzie Mitchell, BA, Strategic Communications and Spanish, 2017, is featured in this Seattle University article, "