Seattle U senior Honors student Serena Oduro is a finalist for both a Rhodes Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship, among the most prestigious national fellowships. Serena will graduate from Seattle University in 2020 as a Sullivan Scholar with a major in History and minors in Business Administration, Chinese and Philosophy. This highly-accomplished student is the university's first Rhodes finalist since 2005.
"I think incoming students should apply to the program because college is about growth, and growth requires challenge. The Honors program can definitely be challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. The program offers a unique way of learning that is intended to help you develop skills that really do translate into the world outside of the classroom. The professors who teach in the program are exemplary, the cohort-model provides support as well as promoting active learning, and the four-year scholarship and priority registration are, of course, additional benefits."
Our alumni are also represented on our faculty. Dr. Veith joined the Seattle U faculty in 2012. He graduated from the University Honors program with his degree in Philosophy and Psychology in 2005. He earned his Master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychotherapy from Seattle U and his PhD in philosophy from Boston College. He teaches required philosophy courses in the core curriculum as well as humanities seminars on political identity, the politics of remembrance, and the concept of dignity.
Audra Lawlor, an Honors alumna, followed 10 successful years on Wall Street with launching her own business on Orcas Island. Her business, Girl Meets Dirt, creates handmade, small-batch artisanal preserves using locally-sourced fruit. Her products are available around the Northwest and as far away as New York.