Sullivan Leadership Award

Jacqui Wallis

About Jacqui Wallis

Jacqui graduated from Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, OR, in June 2010. Jacqui was active in student government and served as secretary. She was a member of the Spanish Club, a Link Crew leader, and a peer tutor. She lettered in soccer and was track team captain, holding five district championship track medals. She volunteered at the public library and organized its summer reading program. Jacqui is a member of National Honor Society. She received a Multnomah Athletic Club Scholar Athlete scholarship and National Merit Commended Student and AP Scholar Awards.

Junior Year

Student Research Fellow in Retrovirology, Seattle U. Department of Biology (Summer 2012, 2013); member of the Varsity Women's soccer team; member of the Core Honors Student Advisory Board; Study Group facilitator for Biology 161 and 163; member of the Women's Reading Circle; member of Alpha Sigma Nu; participated in Labor of Love; aspiring member of Bicycool.

Sophomore Year 

Philosophy study abroad course in Italy (Summer 2011); member of the Varsity Women's soccer team; member of the Core Honors Student Advisory Board; Dignity, Justice and Work Service Immersion (Spring Break 2012); student intern in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Harborview Medical Center; Study Group facilitator for Biology 161 and 163; member of the Pre-Health Club.

Freshman Year 

Member of the Varsity Women's soccer team, volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club with the soccer team, Children's Literacy Project volunteer at Madrona K8, participated in Labor of Love, member of the Pre-Health Club, on the President's List, and on the Dean's List for the College of Science and Engineering. 

On Community 

Going to college, I think for almost every student, is an affirmation of our nature as social beings. Life is about the interactions we have each and every day with the people of our communities. Life is about the relationships we carefully compose and eagerly fill with meaning. Life is about how we smile and say hello to our neighbors.

At Seattle University, I have deepened my understanding and appreciation of community. In the Sullivan community, I found a group of students who are all at once dedicated to their studies, interested in doing good in the world, supportive of their peers, and a ton of fun to be around. These qualities were exemplified in one of my fellow freshman Sullivans who, upon my arrival at SU in the beginning of August last year, left me a welcome basket at the Campion front desk. Inside, I found a great card with an awesome stick figure drawing, some yummy snacks, and a vase with some fake flowers to brighten up my otherwise dreary room. At this point, we barely even knew each other, but I knew that she was going to become one of my best friends. 

Those first two months on campus before school started also enabled me to discover and incorporate myself into the soccer team's community. I love my team. I don't know how I would have gotten through this year without the love and support of these amazing women.

In the years to come, I hope to maintain these communities and develop myself as an individual who contributes to the group in meaningful ways. It is through community that we bridge the gap between our finite selves and the infinite world.

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Jacqui Wallis

Lake Oswego, OR

High School:
Lake Oswego High School

Cell and Molecular Biology & Philosophy double degree