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Leading the charge for positive, lasting change.

Our students, faculty, and alumni carry our mission through our campus, reigion, and beyond. They exemplify the full force and intention of the campaign for Uncommon good through their service, academics, and careers. Discover how they enable us to do more and ever more, every day and everywhere.

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Joseph Nguyen, '06

2020 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A beacon of hope and a voice for his community and district, Joseph Nguyen, ’06, is determined to use his platform to elevate voices and ideas that have, in the past, been left out of the conversation.

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Alex Levinson, '18

SCHOLARSHIP BREAKS BARRIER TO HEART-CENTERED EDUCATION

Growing up in New Mexico, Alex Levinson experienced economic, cultural and social diversity. As a child, he knew that his home looked different than those of his friends. So, he found heart-centered education.

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Bridget Brewer, '88

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE LEADS TO CAREER LEADERSHIP

One of three women in her class, Bridget Brewer used the Project Center to launch a career in leadership while holding onto the Jesuit concept of questioning and owning her decisions and owning her values.

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Aerica Shimizu Banks, '10

2020 OUTSTANDING RECENT ALUMNA

A vibrant leader and advocate for underrepresented communities, she has worked both in and alongside government to drive sustainable change for communities of color and women.

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Angela Flores-Marcus, '19

DISCOVERING SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY IN DIVERSE STEM PROGRAM

With compassion and community Angela Flores-Marcus blossomed with success in STEM studies.

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Jesse Goncalves, ’19

WORK OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM CONNECTS ACADEMICS AND SERVICE VALUES

Learn more about how this student used service and community impact to enrich learning outside of the classroom.

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Zandrea Harlin, MPH RN-BC

ROOTED IN JESUIT VALUES, NURSE TACKLES SYSTEMIC HEALTH FROM THE MARGINS

Finding social justice through nursing, this nurse relies on her Jesuit values to tackle disparity in systemic health care.

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Ezra Teshome, '75

GRATEFUL HEART REPAYS EDUCATION THROUGH SERVICE AND JESUIT VALUES

Having left Ethiopia with money for tuition but little else, this trustee was afforded an education with the support of Seattle U and continues to pay it forward through service.

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Majd Baniodeh, '11

DEVELOPING ETHICAL GLOBAL LEADERS

A child of war-torn Palestine, Majd Baniodeh was already a citizen of the world when she arrived at Seattle University. Learn more about how education and global awareness can give voice to the underserved.

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Henry Louie

ENGINEERING PROFESSOR LIGHTS AFRICAN VILLAGES AND EMPOWERS STUDENTS

This professor brings light to villages in Africa and lights up students academic success, bringing real life experience to STEM studies.

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Emily Graham, '19

SERVING GLOBAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

A global STEM partnership empowered Emily Graham with a vision to pursue her civil engineering career abroad supporting people and projects where resources are scarce.

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Marika Yaplee, '19

BRIDGING THE GAP TO EDUCATION

Marika Yaplee did everything in her power to realize her dream of attending Seattle University. Her family had no financial resources to contribute, so she had to figure out how to pay for Seattle U herself.

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