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Campus Community / People of SU
June 17, 2021
By celebrating commencement virtually on June 13, Seattle U continued to prioritize the health and safety of the entire university community, while ensuring the event is most inclusive of graduating students and their families. View videos of the the main virtual commencement video, along with individual virtual college commencements.
This year’s speaker and honorary degree recipient was Greg Boyle, S.J, who has worked for more than three decades in the Los Angeles area providing training and support to those previously incarcerated and formerly involved with gangs. He is the nationally renowned founder of Homeboy Industries and is well known for speaking about the issues these men and women face in overcoming their pasts as they reimagine a future as contributing members of their communities.
The author of Tattoos on the Heart, which has been widely used in Seattle U’s curriculum, and more recently Barking to the Choir, Father Boyle …“Serves as an advocate for justice, represents the mission and values of our university and engages in issues important to us,” President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., stated in a letter addressed to the members of the graduating class.
Individual departments honored graduates through ongoing virtual events in June and award recipients were announced during the commencement ceremony:
Spirit of College Award
Sister Mary Niehoff Award:
John Ju Award
Rev. Edmund B. McNulty Award:
Dr. Loretta Jancoski Leadership Award
Reverend Dr. Clinton McNair Award
Dr. Leo Stanford Leadership Award
Archbishop Hunthausen Awards
Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Excellence
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