The Student Development Administration program and its faculty have received several awards.

Advisory Board Member Recognition

Congratulations to SDA Advisory Board member Mike Segawa, vice president and dean of students at the University of Puget Sound. He recently served as president of NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Student Recognition

Congratulations to 2011 graduate Jessica McPherson. She was the 2011 recipient of the Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen award. She is the fifth SDA graduate in the past eight years to receive the award, given to only one graduate student each year.

Congratulations to SDA students Dustin Grabsch and Courtney Stringer. They placed second in NASPA's 2011 national case study competition for new professionals.

Congratulations to Claudia Medina Garcia on being selected to chair the Graduate Student Council. She is the third SDA student in a row to chair the council.

Congratulations to the following 2010 graduates on receiving university-wide awards. Ashley Gonzalez is the only graduate student in the university named a Distinguished Graduating Student. Allison Greenwood received the Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Care. And Katie Taylor received the Inspiration Award.

SDA students have come in first place in the following case study competitions:
ACPA National Case Study Competition (2005)
NASPA National Case Study Competition (2004 and 2009)
National Orientation Directors Association (2003).

Congratulations to recent graduate Jessica McPherson and Adam Serafin. Their team came in second place in the NASPA case study competition in 2010. Adam's team came in first place in the NASPA case study competition in 2009.

Innovative Program Award (1997)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Region V)
Seattle University is the only student affairs graduate preparation program to receive this award.

CAS Standards

The Seattle University program meets the standards for master's-level graduate programs for student affairs professionals promulgated by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

There are many benefits to enrolling in the Student Development Administration program:

  • Nationally recognized program
  • Numerous internship opportunities in Puget Sound area

Student Accolades, Events and Conferences

Professional Development

SDA students will attend the following professional development events:

More details to come.

Student Recognition

Congratulations to SDA students Laura Lynn Horst, Ester Sihite and Emily Wolfkiel for finishing in third place in the ACPA New Professionals Case Study competition for 2012.

Congratulations to 2012 SDA graduates Ashley Bradley, Nick Dietrich, and Courtney Stringer for being elected to Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit University Honor Society).

Congratulations to 2012 SDA graduate Nathan Fanning.