Members of the 2019 Homecoming Court are students who promote the values of Seattle University, take pride in SU, represent the student body and enhance SU as a whole.
All Seattle U students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit a nomination. 10 students will be chosen to represent Seattle University in the 2019 Homecoming Court.
During Homecoming Week, the SU student body will vote on who among the Homecoming Court will be selected to serve as the 2019 Homecoming Royalty. The Royalty (top two students) will be announced during the Homecoming Court Pageant on Wednesday, November 6th.
Afton is a current student in the Student Development Administration Masters Program, graduating this spring (woo!). She is the Graduate Coordinator for Leadership Development and Recognition Programs in the Center for Student Involvement which means that she gets to support all of our student leaders and put on fun events like iLead and Red Night Out. When she is not on campus, you can catch her out in the city trying out the latest food trend (mochi donuts anyone?), trying to pet every corgi in Seattle, and spending time with her amazing partner and friends *especially* while doing the first two things. A fun fact about her is that she also graduated from undergrad at SeattleU in 2016 so when she graduates this year, she will be a double alum. So go (double) Redhawks!
Ariele Grande is a first year graduate student in the Student Development Administration program, as well as an M.A. candidate. She identifies as a first generation Philipinx-American/Southeast Asian American, panromantic demisexual, first-generation college student, womxn of color, Enneagram 4 (the Individualist), introvert, and Pisces (moon in Gemini). She works in the Office of Multicultural Affairs to create safe and healing spaces that center students of color and LGBTQIA+ identifying students, as well as brave spaces to encourage and challenge students in their identity development, leadership, social justice activism, and unlearning internalized beliefs. She lives for existential questions, Student Affairs, coffee, memes, and is so excited for the week ahead- Happy Homecoming!!
Graham was contemplating his college decision when some inexplicable force compelled him to type into Google: "Seattle U Mascot." As his fingers typed those fateful words, a sudden calm swept over him, and as his pinky hit "enter," he knew his life would never be the same. With a mighty screech, a creature which was quite obviously Rudy the Redhawk in a hood soared down and said, “My child, you must be insane. No mortal human could possibly become a Redhawk. It is simply too powerful of a creature. I am sorry. Your soul could not handle it.” And with that, Rudy flew back to his nest, leaving Graham as a whimpering mess on the forest floor. So that is the story of why Graham Wielgos is not a Redhawk, but a simple human being attending Seattle University.
Jay Andreottola is a fourth-year student at Seattle University majoring in Political science, with additional studies in Sociology and Chinese language. She is currently working as an intern with Representative Pramila Jayapal to learn more about political organizing and legislative change in Washington. Jay has launched a project called “I Am API,” a podcast dedicated to redefining the narrative behind the racial group commonly referred to as API, which stands for Asians and Pacific Islanders. On weekends, she works at Sémillon Bakery & Cafe as a barista, making coffee and serving delicious, freshly baked French pastries. She also lives with her pet gecko named Pickles.
Meghan is a Marine and Conservation Biology major and is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find her working away as a Desk Assistant at the Murphy Apartments or as a Seattle Programmer in the Center for Student Involvement office for the Students Events and Activities Council (SEAC)! Her loves and passions include all things ocean related, all things chocolate, and all things true crime. In her spare time, she loves showing my school spirit at SU events with Red Zone, watching documentaries and reality shows with her best friends, and catching up on the hours of sleep lost during the week. If you see her on campus be sure to say hi!
Rose is a third-year public affairs and theology & religious studies double major originally from San Francisco, CA. She loves baking, photography, and dogs! On campus she is the Junior Representative on SGSU and serves as a Student Affiliate in the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs. In her free time, she loves exploring Seattle, getting coffee with friends, and trying new restaurants!
Sharon Ideguchi is a senior majoring in Business Analytics and Marketing with a minor in Japanese but whenever she codes it's mostly her staring at my computer screen, absolutely confused. She spends her time working at the LAP tutoring desk, helping Dr. Isaac with his marketing research, and playing big Japanese drums in Hidaka Taiko. She loves Seattle because of the friends it has brought her close to and the options it's given her for late night food. But most of all she is thankful for the people on campus who have given her opportunities to succeed and explore her interests. From Japanese Student Association, to MotMot Coffee, to sewing costumes for Seattle U theater, she's thankful that there are so many people around that are willing to let her learn. She hopes to see you soon!
Sarah was born in Portland, Oregon and has lived there her whole life. The things she misses the most about Portland are the Lloyd Center Dutch Bros location, and her cats. Here at SU, she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Studies, with a French minor. On campus she serves as Director of Events for SU Dance Marathon, She enjoys working for Dance Marathon because she is passionate about making our nations healthcare system more equitable. She is a High School Musical expert, and her and her roommate are on the road to being TikTok famous.
Shannon is a proud Wisconsinite who loves coffee shops, meaningful walks among the trees, and the impact of quality time with friends! She is a first-year student in the Student Development Administration Masters Program. Shannon is delighted to be working with Integrity Formation and Student Conduct as the Graduate Coordinator. Outside of life on campus, you might find Shannon exploring the outdoors, attempting to find the best coffee in the city, or on a mission to find the cuddliest dog in Seattle. Hawks Up!
Z is a social work pre-law major. Her passions include answering the question “where are you from?” with Seattle and making people uncomfortable. If you're ever asking her any question, just know her best response to you will be to just google it. You can find her scrolling through twitter and reading all the tea. Staying informed is important!