Honored Retirees

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Duc Hua

Facilities Services

Duc Hua was a Facilities employee for over 25 years – just imagine all the changes that the university and society have scene in 25 years! Duc is a great person that our Custodial staff misses each day and still has a great deal of respect for. He made an impact that will last many years. When you gave Duc a task you knew that you gave it to the right person. Duc was not going to let work challenge his commitment to the university and his students. Duc was always engaging and open with stories of real life and found a way to make them entertaining. His “go with the flow” attitude and willingness to help were unchallenged. Duc has now retired from the University, yet he is still around daily. Duc trained most all of our staff and can now enjoy what he has done in the great days of his well-deserved retirement. ~ Don Kustus

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Carmelita Krasucki

School of Law

Carmelita Krasucki has served Seattle University for the past 31 years, first in the Controller’s Office and for the past 21 years in the School of Law as the Manager of Budget & Operations.  She relocated to Tacoma shortly after the transition of the School of Law to Seattle University from the University of Puget Sound and then relocated back to Seattle when the school moved into Sullivan Hall in the fall of 1999.  She has carefully managed the financial transactions of the school with an exemplary customer service level for students, faculty, staff along  with a laser focused attention to detail.  Her knowledge of University policies and procedures for financial transactions has been an invaluable resource for our community.  As one co-worker put it “how will we ever learn and know what she knows?”.  We thank Carmelita for her service in our community and will miss her as a colleague and friend.   We are very pleased she has been awarded this well-deserved recognition as Honored Retiree of Seattle University. ~ Rick Bird

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Diana Miller

School of Theology and Ministry

Diana Miller left a promising career at Boeing to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at STM in preparation for a career as a Catholic lay ministry professional. Shortly after she graduated, however, Fr. Pat Howell, SJ, hired Diana in 2001 as the school's Assistant to the Dean. In this role she took on responsibilities for many daily operational details of the school, especially creating a staff and student worker culture that allowed for the school to start taking on large national foundation grants, at one point four at one time. In 2008, Diana became the school's "director of operations," and took on the logistics of the Search for Meaning Book Festival, Seattle University's first campus-wide community event. The program engaged multiple divisions and departments in delivering a complex program, and became the largest on-campus program in the university's history. In its 10-years of operation, the Search for Meaning brought more than 500 award-winning authors to campus, as well as more than 15,000 attendees. Half of the people attending each year comprised people who had never stepped a foot on the campus. ~ Dean Mark Markuly

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Natch Ohno, SJ

Arrupe Jesuit Community

Fr. Natch Ohno retired from Seattle University in 2019 after a decade as a member of the university’s Arrupe Jesuit Community where he served as Assistant to the Director of Student Development and Assistant Rector. Natch provided spiritual guidance to students, staff, and faculty; led pilgrimages; and was a key participant in numerous activities on campus. He has long been a friend of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and was a recipient of their St. Ignatius of Loyola Award. A graduate of Seattle Prep, Natch’s interest in interreligious dialogue started with his involvement during his Jesuit Tertianship with Muslims in the Philippines and continued with inculturation studies with Shinto, Buddhists, and Christians in Japan. Natch was appointed Superior of the Bellarmine Jesuit Community in Tacoma nearly a year ago, where he continues to serve with what has been described as his “gentle presence and wise words.” ~ Tim Leary