Gifts of all sizes help Seattle University provide a uniquely rigorous, Jesuit-inspired student experience that boosts academic success and fosters professional and personal formation.
Read about some of the people at Seattle University who are guided by purpose and driven by passion to create a more just and humane world.
What’s unique about Jesuit education, according to Seattle University Provost Shane P. Martin, is the integration of all of these important priorities in an inclusive manner, and how they inform one another.
Over the past 19 years Costco Scholarships have given the transformative gift of higher education to 1,033 deserving underrepresented students in the greater Seattle area.
Marika Yaplee did everything in her power to realize her dream of attending Seattle University. Her family had no financial resources to contribute, so she had to figure out how to pay for Seattle U herself.
Fr. Gillis believed in providing multiple access points to help Seattle University students “come home to themselves.” His philosophy is as relevant now as ever as we serve a student body that is increasingly diverse.
Danuta Wojnar's path to becoming a College of Nursing professor and associate dean is one the recently naturalized U.S. citizen describes as “the rivers of my life coming together.”
DoQuyen Huynh’s decision to become a nurse practitioner (NP) was inspired by her experience growing up in Bellevue as a Vietnamese political refugee who had immigrated at 11 with her family.
Ezra Teshome arrived at Seattle University in the early 1970s from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He wanted to continue the Jesuit education he’d experienced as a student at Nativity Boys’ School, a missionary school in Ethiopia. However, paying for college proved a struggle.
A beacon of hope and a voice for his community and district, Joseph Nguyen '06, is determined to use his platform to elevate voices and ideas that, in the past, have been left out of the conversation.
One of three women in her class, Bridget Brewer used the Project Center to launch a career in leadership while holding onto the Jesuit concept of questioning and owning her decisions and values.
A vibrant leader and advocate for underrepresented communities, Aerica Shimizu Banks has worked both in and alongside government to drive sustainable change for communities of color and women.
Finding social justice through nursing, Zandrea Harlin relies on her Jesuit values to tackle disparities in systemic health care.
Henry Louie brings light to villages in Africa and lights up student academic success, bringing real-life experience to STEM studies.
A global STEM partnership empowered Emily Graham with a vision to pursue her civil engineering career abroad supporting people and projects where resources are scarce.
The Burke family’s strong faith extends to support for Catholic education, exemplified by their long Seattle University legacy, and a new blended gift establishing the Burke Family Endowed Scholarship for Catholic Education.
Sarah Dean, BSN ’20, and Brad Fifield, BSN ’20, received a grant from King County Nurses Associate (KCNA) to pursue their project “Navigating Wound Care for the Homeless”.
The Jesuit values instilled in Gary, ’67, and Diane (Faudree) Buckley, ’67, during their undergraduate experiences at Seattle University – concern for the less fortunate, for social justice and for taking personal responsibility to help build community wherever one lives – are foundational to the life they have built together over the past 50 years.
Four years ago, Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pete Fewing and Associate Head Coach Nate Daligcon approached Sean Machak, exercise scientist and supervisor of the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) in Seattle U’s Kinesiology department, to discuss wearable technology (sensors and GPS) as a means to assess player fatigue levels on the field for injury prevention, and also as a tool to help build endurance.
Throughout his life, Don Hoba remained connected with Seattle University and often praised the excellent education he received here. For this reason, he named Seattle University as the sole beneficiary of his estate.