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May 25, 2021
In addition to the health concerns associated with in-person gatherings in these times, Seattle University is mindful of the family members and students currently connected with us remotely, who would need to take on the further risk and expense of traveling to and from Seattle.
By celebrating commencement virtually, Seattle U continues to prioritize the health and safety of the entire university community, while ensuring the event is most inclusive of graduating students and their families.
This year’s speaker and honorary degree recipient is 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 will honor graduates through ongoing virtual events in June. Here are some of the ways we celebrate the Class of 2021:May 25
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