Campus Community / People of SU

Nominations Open for Alumni Awards

September 6, 2022

Graphic with the logo of the Alumni Awards.

Return of annual event that celebrates outstanding leadership and service, from the university to communities, all in the Jesuit tradition.

It’s time once again for the Seattle University community to select and honor our most outstanding alumni of the year. 

The annual Alumni Awards ceremony will be held Friday, February 10, 2023. For one special night, the Alumni Association will recognize five individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership, service to the university and community, a commitment to care, academic excellence, diversity and justice and an alignment with our Jesuit values.

Submit your nominations, which are due by Friday, October 7, today.

Here’s more on this year’s categories:

Alumna/us of the Year
The highest honor bestowed by the Seattle University Alumni Association. This award recognizes those who embody the mission and Jesuit values of the university. Awardees regularly demonstrate outstanding and purposeful leadership, discernment, service to the university and community and a commitment to care, academic excellence, diversity, faith and justice.

Outstanding Recent Alumna/us
This award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and whose contributions exemplify the Jesuit mission and values of Seattle University. Recipients of this award serve as role models for current and future graduates through career impact, outstanding leadership and diverse service to their communities.

University Service 
Recognizes those who have had a major impact on the university, its schools, colleges, departments, students or faculty through distinguished leadership and service. These individuals have contributed to the advancement of the academic mission of higher education in the Jesuit tradition and have a longstanding legacy of service with the university. 

Professional Achievement 
Recognizes alumni who exhibit exceptional accomplishments and leadership in their professional field while maintaining a career that exemplifies a Seattle University education— demonstrating active inquiry, intellectual curiosity and leadership. Recipients of this award have often gained national or international recognition in their careers. 

Community Service 
Awarded to those who have made a lasting impact in their communities. These individuals embody the university's values of care, justice, leadership, faith and diversity through service in spiritual, artistic, recreational, educational, social justice or other important areas. Recipients better the quality of life around them through service in their professional or volunteer roles.