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Dr. Marc McLeod receives 2020 Outstanding Teacher Award

Congratulations to Dr. Marc McLeod, the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. McLeod personifies Seattle University’s commitment to educating students. He willingly takes on numerous independent studies and supports University initiatives such as the Tijuana project because he believes in the mission of Seattle University and cares about students. As one of his former students says, "Prof. McLeod was incredible. One of the best professors I have ever had. I will be highly recommending his courses even with the 8 am meeting time."

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SU faculty member, Serena Cosgrove, and Rafael Landívar University (Guatemala) professor Marina Tzul Tzul

Dr. Serena Cosgrove receives Fulbright award to Guatemala  

Dr. Serena Cosgrove has been awarded a Fulbright award to teach and conduct research in Guatemala in 2021.

Pictured here with her co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Marina Tzul Tzul, in Santa María Chiquimula, Guatemala, Cosgrove plans to teach at the Rafael Landívar University in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and finish a research project with Dr. Tzul about Guatemalan women's leadership to end gender-based violence. The research project has involved multiple professors and students from Seattle University and the Rafael Landívar University over the past couple of years.

Students receive 2020 Noel J. Brown award

The International Studies Department’s Noel Brown Award is named in honor of Noel J. Brown, graduate of Seattle University and Yale University and retired director of the United Nations Environment Program. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major. This year it is shared by Monica McKeown, Andrew Orita, and Natalie Ramos.

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INST student, Michael Ninen, receives Fulbright assistantship award

Michael Ninen was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico. He will be graduating with Majors in International Studies and Spanish, as well as a minor in Latin American Studies. Michael hopes to incorporate a culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom to establish a common-ground learning environment that serves all types of learners. Upon returning to the United States, he would like to aim for a career with the foreign service as a public diplomacy officer.


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