Albers: A Legacy of Excellence In Business and Community 

For more than seventy years, the Albers School of Business & Economics has graduated thousands of notable Albers alumni. These alumni are known for their inspiring professionalism and dedication to transforming the world for better, both in their companies and in their communities.

Here you’ll find many ways to stay connected and get involved with Albers alums in celebrating and sharing in the stories of our collective success and citizenship. Whether you are seeking to mentor the next generation of Albers students toward successful careers, participate in an advisory board role, or are looking to attend our next annual Crab Feed–an alumni-favorite get-together and fundraiser— we look forward to connecting with you.

Ways To Stay Involved With Albers

Taryn Coles, director of Development

Taryn Coles

Director of Development

(206) 296-6115

Wendy Kelley, assistant director of Development

Wendy Kelley

Assistant Director of Development

(206) 296-2277

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

Founder Friday

This regularly occurring event features a fireside chat with a Seattle University alumni founder who will share their entrepreneurial journey with Seattle University students, alumni, faculty, and the public. The event is open to the public.

The next event is Friday, February 19th at 3:30 PM and features Dr. Ann Jarris, CEO & Co-Founder of Discovery Health MD.

Free, but registration is required.

Albers Executive Speaker Series

With COVID-19 impacting all live events, the Albers Executive Speaker Series has launched a podcast edition called The Leadership Playbook

The Leadership Playbook asks top executives from the business world’s most recognizable brands and companies about the stories behind their success, their leadership secrets, and the biggest obstacles they’ve faced and overcome.

Candid, often humorous, and always inspiring, the show consists of six 45-minute to one-hour episodes per season, one in Fall and the other in Spring.

Three episodes are interviews with business leaders hosted by Joseph M. Phillips, Dean of the Albers School of Business and Economics. The other three are throwback episodes from the some of the most memorable Speaker Series talks.

2021 Crab Feed Cancelled

Due to the ongoing concerns and restrictions with in-person gatherings due to COVID-19, we are not able to host a Crab Feed in 2021.  While we are very sorry to not be able to continue the long-standing tradition that was established in 2002, we hope you will join us for the other opportunities we have created for our alumni to support student scholarships, which are shown below. 

Thanks to the generosity of the many alumni and friends that have supported the Crab Feed in the past, the Albers Alumni Scholarship Endowment generates over $8,000 per year, which goes directly to Albers undergraduate and graduate students.  In an effort to maintain the level of scholarship support we have provided in recent years, we are looking to raise an additional $12,000 - $20,000 to continue to support Albers students.  Due to the financial challenges so many families have experienced this year, the number of students needing scholarship support has increased significantly. 

Join us and help support the next generation of leaders.

  • Thank you to all alumni and friends who participated in our annual SU Gives Day on February 25th . We raised over $36,000 for scholarships and the Albers Dean’s Fund!
  • Give a gift online now You may choose any Albers scholarship, the Albers Dean’s Fund, or any other program or area of Albers that is meaningful to you.
  • Contact us to learn more about other ways to support Albers, including stock transfers, IRA/401K distributions or a future gift in your estate plan. We greatly appreciate your support!

Wendy Kelley, Assistant Director of Development
206-296-2277 or

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