Students Recognized for Upholding Mission

SU honors students for academic success, leadership, social justice
By Michelle Etchart

Nearly 40 students will receive recognition awards next week, for their various levels of involvement on and off campus. The honorees are chosen based on how their time at SU reflects the university’s mission: Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.   

The 2011 Student Recognition Award Honorees include:  

The Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Award  
SU’s most prestigious honor, this award recognizes two outstanding students who embody integrity, faith, leadership and a passion for learning. They’re also honored for their community service, justice and academic excellence to the university and global community. 

Hajer Al-Faham (Senior, Political Science & Women Studies)
Jessica McPherson (Masters Student, Student Development Administration)  

Distinguished Graduating Students  
Sandra Amolo (Senior, Marketing) 
Roman Christaens (Senior, Creative Writing and Women Studies) 
John Conway (Senior, Environmental Engineering) 
Reyna Ramolete Hayashi (Law Student) 
Maggie Wykowski (Senior, Sociology) 

Graduating Ignatian Leadership Honor Society Members 
Hajer Al-Faham (Political Science & Women Studies) 
Ajla Aljic (International Business) 
George Bayuga (International Studies, History and Philosophy) 
Roman Christiaens (Creative Writing and Women Studies) 
John Conway (Environmental Engineering) 
Kevin Eggers (Philosophy, Boise) 
Amanda Gilbert (Nursing) 
Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch (Economics with International Studies Minor) 
Theresa Leigh (Finance and Criminal Justice) 
Maura Rendes (Public Affairs, Minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies) 
Cassandra Rodriguez (Humanities for Teaching and Math) 
Michael Ruiz (Psychology and Philosophy) 
Matthew Taylor (Mechanical Engineering)  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Academic Excellence
Christian Cahill (Junior, French)
William Santucci (Senior, Humanities and Accounting )  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Care
Megan Newell (Senior, Fine Arts)Kris Oshiro (Sophomore, Math)  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity
Chantale Dasher (Law Student)  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Faith
Bradley Jackson (Sophomore, History)
Philip-Justus Pascual (Senior, Humanities and Theology)  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Leadership in Justice
Bethany Kelsh (Senior, Criminal Justice and Spanish)
Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch (Senior, Economics)  

The Mission Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
Jamie Mellies (Senior, Civil Engineering)
Morgan Mushlitz (Sophomore, Biology)  

Inspiration Awards Alja Aljic (Senior ,International Business) 
Hannah Berns (Junior, Nursing) 
Bree Kimiko Keaveney (Sophomore, Sociology) 
Leon Lewis (Senior, Political Science) 
Jackie Saarenas (Senior, Psychology) 


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