Although the ongoing stressors from the past two years continue, there have been more and more opportunities to enjoy shared experiences on campus again since January. Among them were two special events, the 25th anniversary celebration of the Dr. Eileen Ridgway Nursing Outreach Scholarship program and the inaugural Dr. Luth M. Tenorio College of Nursing Dean’s Endowed Lectureship.The highest point was in June, when we were able to hold our first in-person commencement since 2019.
Commencement is a major milestone for family and friends to gather and celebrate the graduates in their lives. For Amber Rodriguez-Munoz and Eva Rodriguez, they had the unique experience as members of Seattle University’s Class of ’22—graduating magna cum laude side by side as sisters.
Congratulations to nursing students, Terazhya Grant, BSN ’22, and Myriam Pierre Oluyinka, DNP ’24, who were awarded Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization scholarships. Fourteen students received scholarships this year from different colleges and universities in the Seattle area.
Pratistha Kharel, '23, a junior in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Seattle University, was among the 2022 awardees of the Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship awarded by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Congratulations to Benjamin J. Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, ACNPC, ENP-C, FAANP who was appointed to the Dr. Lester and Mary Ann Sauvage Endowed Professorship. Dr. Miller is an associate professor at Seattle University where he is the program director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program. In his role at SU, he has been a trusted mentor and advisor to many graduate students.
Dr. Sin’s new award from the NIH will contribute to understanding risk factors associated with cognitive decline in older adults, ultimately informing approaches to early diagnosis and treatment.
In June, Seattle University’s Commencement was back in-person for the first time in three years. For graduates like Allison Namba, ’22, this was a time for celebration and, in the spirit of Ignatian pedagogy, a time for reflection.
Seattle University alumnus, Josh Wymer, ’07, was among the winners at this year’s Federal 100 and Government Hall of Fame awards gala. The event honored current and former government officials who have made historic achievements and advances across government.
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