Campus community comes together to honor remarkable individuals who are leaders in their professions, difference-makers in their communities and change-makers in the lives of others.
For the past 35 years, Seattle University has celebrated and elevated alumni who are making a difference by bestowing on them awards recognizing their considerable talents and contributions. They are exceptional leaders, are in service to the university and community, demonstrate a commitment to care and compassion, promote diversity and justice and exemplify SU’s Jesuit values.
On February 10, the following individuals were honored in a ceremony at Pigott Auditorium:
Ana White, ’95, named Alumna of the Year; Archie Roundtree, Jr., ’18 JD, selected as Outstanding Recent Alumnus; Mary Ann Goto, ’79, awarded for University Service; Rolita Flores Ezeonu, ’06 EdD, for Professional Achievement; and Tom Roach, ’71, for Community Service. Also, for the first time as part of the Alumni Awards, two outstanding alumni athletes were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame: women’s soccer standout Stephanie Verdoia, ’15, and men’s star player Kyle Bjornethun, ’21.
Congratulations to this year’s deserving recipients!
Photos by Parker Wichelmann.
This year’s event marked a return to an in-person awards ceremony.
Congrats to all the Alumni Award winners and the newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame.
The campus community mingles in Paccar Atrium.
Alumna of the Year Ana White, ’95
Outstanding Recent Alumnus Archie Roundtree, Jr., ’18 JD
Community Service award winner Tom Roach, ’71
University Service recipient Mary Ann Goto, ’79
Professional Achievement award recipient Rolita Flores Ezeonu, ’06 EdD
Athletics Director Shaney Fink with new inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame: Kyle Bjornethun, ’21, and Stephanie Verdoia, ’15.
President Eduardo Peñalver, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Engagement Ellen Whitlock Baker and Athletics Director Shaney Fink pose with the winners.
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