WHAT YOU SHAPE
DENISE NUNEZ | CLASS OF 2019 Pre-major Studies Program | Auburn, WA
Students at Seattle University are different. They don’t shy away from a challenge. They make learning a life-long passion. They’re adventurers. They’re the ones who raise their hands first to help. If something is wrong, they find a way to make it right. They learn to balance selfreliance with interdependence, knowledge with spirituality and mind with heart.
Marbles, muscle and moxie—you might know them as mind, body and spirit—are the essential elements of a Seattle University education. An education that goes beyond the classroom is what you’ll find when you attend this Jesuit university in the middle of an enlightened hub in one of America’s most inspiring, educated and innovative cities. When you intern for a Fortune 500 company during the day and spend your evening hanging out where Kurt Cobain played his first show. It’s what happens when you get your
hands dirty with immigrant farm workers just so you can make an informed case on living wages to the city council the next day. You learn to utilize your marbles, muscle and moxie while you become invested in the community around you to create a more just and humane world. It all starts here at Seattle University. That first class, that first student club, that moment when you look around and realize that in a city so full of culture and history, you’re starting to put down roots.
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The City of Seattle Jesuit Education Student Profile: Trinity Majors and Minors Community Service Student Profile: Carlos Student Activities Something in the Air
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Faculty Student Diversity Student Profiles: Lexie & Delainy Education Abroad Our Neighborhood Quadstock Athletics Student Profile: Kyle
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City and Outdoor Adventures Student Profile: Marika De-Stress with Dogs Career Services Alumni Profile: Derek Alumni Profile: Hollis Tuition and Financial Aid Seattle U by the Numbers
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | The City of Seattle
Many of the most important lessons in life are learned over a coffee at Caffe Vita. Or riding the Light Rail. Or ducking a flying fish at Pike Place Market. And definitely while you’re wading through the art, industry and music scenes of one of the most forward-looking and innovative cities in the world. Actually, especially then.
Vibrant, smart and progressive, Seattle and its people can’t wait to teach you a thing or two about a thing or two. This immersive city makes learning second nature. Co-mingling cultures, corporate headquarters, cutting-edge technology, it all happens here—all around you, all of the time. So you can never really be too sure when the next life-enriching experience will occur or where it’ll come from. We have hundreds of world-class educators at Seattle University. Our campus is a beautiful, eco-friendly urban oasis sprinkled with award-winning architecture and lush green spaces. Yet the most important thing is we have all that right here, in the heart of Seattle.
AND THAT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
Holistic growth means nurturing more than the mind. That’s why Seattle University cares for the whole person. Every decision we make from the top down is rooted in the idea that mind, body and spirit are equal parts of the human equation. Our Jesuit approach to education is more than a school of thought—it’s a school of action.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Jesuit Education
Our curriculum is rooted in nearly 500 years of tradition, an international perspective and a commitment to intellectual transformation. It challenges our preconceived notions and encourages us to strive for social justice in the world. We think critically, embrace difficult questions and seek to find common ground.
At the center of Seattle University’s Jesuit academic experience is the Core Curriculum. With an emphasis on rigorous, engaging courses, the Core develops students into critical thinkers and global-minded citizens able to tackle any challenge they encounter with confidence and skill as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, empowered to be agents for change in their careers and their communities. Here are just a few of the Core class offerings:
RHETORIC OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD
WHAT DOES "AMERICA" MEAN NOW?
LITERARY BAD BOYS
THE GENETICS OF DISEASE
GOD, MONEY AND POLITICS
A SOUND ECOSYSTEM
COMICS AND CARTOONING
To learn more about Seattle University's Core Curriculum, visit WWW.SEATTLEU.EDU/CORE.
ACCOLADES – 2 RHODES SCHOLARS – 15 TRUMAN SCHOLARS – 9 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARS – 4 UDALL SCHOLARS – 46 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS – TOP 10 IN THE WEST FOR MORE THAN A DECADE
(U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT)
– 2016 INCLUSION IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW'S ANNUAL COLLEGE GUIDE, THE BEST 380 COLLEGES
(THE PRINCETON REVIEW)
– INCLUSION IN THE 2015 FISKE GUIDE TO COLLEGES THE TOP 14 PERCENT OF U.S., U.K. AND CANADIAN COLLEGES – 2014 PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE ROLL – NAMED AS A TOP RANKED UNIVERSITY IN THE WEST FOR MILITARY VETERANS
(U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT)
– LAUDED AS A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY (THE PRINCETON REVIEW'S GUIDE TO 332 GREEN COLLEGES)
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Student Profile: Trinity
AND NOTHING COULD BE GREATER Following her sophomore year at another university, Trinity Covington took a much needed step away from college life and returned home to Montana. After reflecting on what she wanted from a college experience, she discovered a small Jesuit university in an ideal urban setting was what she was looking for. A personalized education, opportunities for deeper discussions with classmates and a real sense of community attracted Trinity to Seattle University. As a Women and Gender Studies major Trinity finds herself drawn to topics in critical race theory and policy. In reflecting on her experience at SU, she says “My classes and peers at SU have helped me develop as a leader by challenging me to become aware of people’s various identities and struggles and ways to stand in solidarity with them.”
TRINITY COVINGTON | CLASS OF 2017 Women & Gender Studies | Emigrant, MT
The support of faculty in her program has been beneficial to Trinity, who credits her adviser Christina Roberts, an associate professor of English, and instructor Christine Mower as mentors who have pushed and supported her to succeed. As for her post-graduation plans, Trinity knows she has options and is excited to explore them. She thinks law school may be in her horizon, or she’s looking to make waves by pursuing a career in education. “I believe my degree will be fundamental to my future. Through the women and gender studies program I have discovered some core beliefs that will forever shape the way I view and engage in this world.”
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
— Anthropology — Art History — Arts Leadership — Asian Studies — Creative Writing — Criminal Justice
• Administration of Justice
• Forensic Psychology
• Forensic Science
— Communication Studies — Cultural Anthropology — Digital Design — Education (see Matteo Ricci College and
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies)
— English — Environmental Studies
• Ecological Systems
• Environmental Education and Communication
• Politics, Policy and Justice
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Majors and Minors
• Urban Sustainability
— Film Studies
— Fine Arts – Visual and Performing
— Latin American Studies
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
— Medieval Studies
— Social Welfare
— Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
— Cell and Molecular Biology
• Elementary Education (K-8)
— International Studies
ALBERS SCHOOL OF
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
— Civil and Environmental
— Modern Languages and Cultures
— Computer Science
— Business Economics
— Business and Law (3+3 dual degree)
— Political Science
— Diagnostic Ultrasound
— Electrical and Computer
• Legal Studies
— Pre-law and Law Scholars Program — Pre-major Studies Program (undeclared)
• International Economic Development
— Finance — International Business
— Public Affairs
— Social Work
— Sociology — Spanish — Sport and Exercise Science
— Marine and Conservation Biology — Mathematics
— International Economic Development
— Mechanical Engineering — Pre-Engineering — Pre-Health
— String Performance — Studio Art
MATTEO RICCI COLLEGE
— Theology and Religious Studies
— Visual Art
— Humanities for Leadership
— Women and Gender Studies
— Humanities for Teaching
• Elementary Education (K-8)
— Chinese — Global African Studies
COLLEGE OF NURSING
— Environmental Science
MINORS — Entrepreneurship and Innovation
— Strategic Communications
MINORS — Catholic Studies
For a full list of undergraduate and graduate programs, visit WWW.SEATTLEU.EDU/ACADEMICS.
TO FIND A SOIL SAMPLE,
CHECK UNDER OUR FINGERNAILS We don’t learn about service—we learn through it. We dig in and contribute hundreds of thousands of service hours annually. And it turns out we’re not the only ones who think this is valuable. Employers affirm that students with service-learning experience are better prepared for the working world and more desirable as employees. VOLUNTEERS HAVE GREATER ODDS OF FINDING EMPLOYMENT THAN NON-VOLUNTEERS
OF SURVEYED HR EXECUTIVES SAID SKILLED VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE MAKES A COLLEGE GRAD MORE DESIRABLE
OF EMPLOYERS SAY THEY CONSIDER VOLUNTEER WORK AS IMPORTANT AS PAID WORK ON THE RESUMES OF PROSPECTIVE HIRES According to research by the Corporation for National and Community Service
BY THE NUMBERS
SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE SECTIONS OFFERED IN 2015-16
STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN ONE OR MORE SERVICE-LEARNING COURSES
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE— THAT'S NEARLY 3X THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVED BY STUDENTS IN THE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SEATTLE UNIVERSITY YOUTH INITIATIVE
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Community Service
DARE TO BE
GREATER As Student Body President Carlos Rodriguez is passionate about student engagement both on-campus and in the surrounding community. “My vision is to get student government involved in citywide issues,” says Carlos, a senior Public Affairs major who got his start in the Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) as a class representative his junior year. During his first years at SU he gained firsthand experience working with students as a Resident Assistant in Campion Hall. He’s also been active in the neighboring community through his involvement in issues important to him, specifically housing and homelessness. Carlos wants to help address the impact of rising housing costs, including assisting students who live off campus, and helping Seattle's growing homeless population. Seattle University’s mission aligns with the causes important to Carlos and many of his peers.
“My vision is to get student government involved in citywide issues." “A lot of students are guided by the mission and it leads them into social justice and empowerment through service learning. The students who come here are seeking a great experience and I want to help them achieve that.” Like many students, Carlos wasn’t quite sure what his future held when he started college. He spent his first two years as a Cell and Molecular Biology major before deciding that life in a lab wasn’t for him. He hit his stride as a Public Affairs major and has enjoyed getting involved with the community as a result. “I wanted to be more involved with the public, helping people and being their advocate,” Carlos says. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ SGSU President | CLASS OF 2017 Public Affairs | Marietta, GA
And Carlos has been doing just that. This past summer he served as an intern with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he assisted in the juvenile detention division. As for his plans after graduation, Carlos’ experience as SGSU President will be put to great use. He would like to work in city or county government and likely continue his education in grad school. Seattle University is proud to produce leaders like Carlos who strive to be agents of change. Student Profile: Carlos
What happens when students and faculty involved with the Seattle University Youth Initiative partner with community leaders and families of Bailey Gatzert Elementary School? The highest academic growth rate of any school in Seattle and a high-quality education that helps to break the cycle of poverty for hundreds of children. The partnership puts students from rich cultural backgrounds on a path toward lifelong success, while also teaching SU students how to become change agents through service learning.
Students are teaching preschoolers to Read Out Loud Early (ROLE), another SU program. They’re volunteering with community partners such as the Refugee Women’s Alliance and Community Lunch on Capitol Hill. They’re making Seattle more sustainable. And when you can see the difference you’re making, that makes all the difference. But this is just the tip of the thousands of hours that students contribute to their communities. Check out the full list of volunteer opportunities at SEATTLEU.EDU/CCE and SEATTLEU.EDU/SERVICE-LEARNING.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Student Activities
TOLD BY THOSE STORIES WHO LET THEIR
E H T DO
When not studying, students are doing just about everything else from service to interest groups to discovering the next great Seattle band. Our students don’t sit by idly and follow a routine. They take their lives in hand and steer to where they want to go. And their education is no exception. They take charge through service, classes and in the many leadership roles we offer here. Like the Student Events & Activities Council—completely student-run with the freedom to plan the events they want to make happen. Some other clubs and activities our students engage in include: — THE SPECTATOR Student-run newspaper — KXSU Student-run radio station — REDZONE Student spirit group of SU — OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RECREATION Offers gear rental (from tents to snowshoes) and outdoor excursion opportunities — 24 CULTURAL CLUBS From Hui O'Nani Hawaii Club to the Black Student Union — COFFEE CLUB Appreciation for the craft and culture of Seattle’s coffee scene 17
— BATTLE OF THE BANDS Showcases student bands in a competition for various prizes and bragging rights — SOCIETY OF FEMINISTS Promotes feminism on campus and in the community by fostering dialogue about gender relations — TRIANGLE CLUB For LGBTQ students and allies — D1 IMPROV Community of improv comedy fans who perform at various SU events — DANCE MARATHON A dance-a-thon fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital; in 2016 students raised more than $110,000
— SWING DANCE CLUB Big band jazz, '20s and '30s styles and steps group — MIDNIGHT MADNESS Kickoff to the basketball season — FALL BALL Annual semi-formal dance in a beautiful Seattle-area venue — 17 SPORT CLUBS Cycling, water polo, rugby, table tennis, lacrosse and more Find out from students themselves about how they manage school, work and play at SEATTLEU.EDU/STUDENTVOICES.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Something in the Air
Our students are the kind of people who don’t stay inside on a rainy day. The gentle tempo keeps the drumbeat of this eclectic city, painting pictures on our windowpanes and giving life to a new wave of thought leaders who don’t think outside the box—they break through it. The part that innovates and moves this city forward on cleansed city streets. The thunderous storm of disruption that turns the world on its head to see more clearly. It’s the sound of Seattle.
DON’T JUST STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS—
RUB ELBOWS WITH THEM
Located in the heart of one of the most advanced cities in the nation, Seattle University pulls in faculty at the top of their fields. These scholars don’t just lead their fields but revolutionize them—from a Professor of the Year to a contributor to The New York Times. Their philosophy isn’t exclusive to their research activities or filed in the appendix of a book. With 13 students to every 1 faculty member—and, on average, 19 students per class—our faculty provide personalized learning for students, leading to an education that challenges, empowers and inspires.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Faculty
THEORY ISN’T SO
THEORETICAL HERE Walk into one of Dr. Madhu Rao’s Information Systems classes and you’ll already see students hard at work. But the worksheets they’re completing aren’t on coding or algorithms. They’re filled with questions about their names, majors and other fun facts about themselves. Homework for Madhu. And in the next few days, he’ll have them all memorized. The sheets come in handy since he works alongside students and doesn’t just lecture them. Instead, his students learn by discovery. They apply lessons to real-life experiences Madhu’s business colleagues at REI and local IT companies bring in. They discuss, debate and execute the solutions they come up with— along with a little guidance and coaching from the teacher.
His students ask the right questions and look for their own answers. It’s a method that sets them up to be adaptable in any challenge their careers may throw at them. Some of Madhu’s students come to him unsure of themselves and their skills. Thinking things like, “I’ll never be able to design a database” or “I couldn’t possibly learn how to manage a team.” But with Madhu’s helping hand, they soon find themselves developing solar-powered laptops for Nicaraguan students and leading teams in some of the top IT companies. Madhu takes the time to help students learn and develop, like all of the professors here. They genuinely care about their students, their unique abilities and want to help make their dreams happen.
His approach is to get students to understand the theoretical side of Information Systems, but he ultimately wants them to apply it themselves. Not just to know the right answer.
DR. MADHU RAO Associate Professor of Management Albers School of Business and Economics
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Student Diversity
Some universities claim to thrive, but when you walk the campus here, it feels more like it’s pulsating. From the progressive energy of the city to the diverse mosaic that is our campus, it’s like culture beats from our very core. Annual events celebrate and reflect on the legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez and the countless individuals who have been part of justice movements. But the heartbeat of our university is the daily composition of our student body, which spans 89 countries. You see it on the
faces of students walking to class and hanging out in the Quad. We don’t just claim diversity on a page—it’s who we are. Learn more about SU’s events at SEATTLEU.EDU/OMA/ANNUAL-EVENTS.
SISTER ACT Originally from Kailua, Hawaii, sisters Lexie and Delainy Rodriguez were eager for a taste of life on the mainland. Their parents met in Seattle during their college years, so the Emerald City has always held special meaning for the family. Seattle University’s eclectic campus, extracurricular offerings and urban location were attractive to the sisters, who have very different career paths and interests. Delainy is pursuing mechanical engineering, while Lexie graduated with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. Although these sisters are very different, they do agree on one point (aside from the fact that Lexie is always late): they share a deep love for their home state. Both women participated in Hui ‘O Nani Hawaii, one of the oldest and most popular cultural clubs on campus. It’s an important touch point for two busy sisters who each found their own unique communities at Seattle University. Students enjoy learning and getting to know each other through shared experiences, blending cultures and the traditions they start. Like the annual luau put on by Hui ‘O Nani, which Lexie helped plan by serving as entertainment chair during her junior year. And as an employee in the Admissions Office, Delainy answers the questions of prospective students who are considering Seattle University.
LEXIE AND DELAINY RODRIGUEZ 2016 | CLASS OF 2018 | Kailua, HI
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Student Profiles: Lexie & Delainy
Hui ‘O Nani annual luau
Whether it’s showing off hula skills, helping recruit new students or excelling in their chosen academic fields, our campus is richer because of students like Lexie and Delainy.
THE WHOLE WIDE
The best way to learn about another country or culture is to be immersed in it. With more than 50 countries just a plane trip away, some 550 students each year are able to travel, learn and make a positive impact through their community service in places far and wide. A few of our international programs include:
THAILAND GHANA INDIA
ECUADOR SOUTH AFRICA
Our students aren't merely traveling the worldâ€”they're also exploring ways to combat social injustice and inequality. In Seattle University's distinctive International Development Internship Program (IDIP), participants are able to work with NGOs in the developing world (past internship placements include Tanzania, Bolivia, Senegal, India, Guatemala, Cambodia, 25
Morocco and many others) while also gaining invaluable professional formation. Become a true global citizen through education abroad. Learn more at SEATTLEU.EDU/ABROAD.
DEEP IN THE HEART
Greenlake University District
– Amazon – Alaska Airlines – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Boeing – Costco – Expedia
– Expeditors – Microsoft – Nordstrom – PACCAR – Starbucks – Swedish Medical Center
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Our Neighborhood
Myrtle Edwards Park
Seattle Center SPACE NEEDLE SPACE NEEDLE
We’re in the heart of Seattle, at a juncture of many cultures, industries and ideologies. Surrounded by some of the top companies in the world, we are a city that excites and inspires. And we never miss a thing. Our students and alumni are in the city making a difference through service learning. They’re influencing the arts scene and they’re interning for some of the most brilliant minds at companies right in our backyard such as:
Madison Valley Central Area
Chinatown / International District
CENTURY LINK FIELD CENTURY LINK FIELD SAFECO FIELD
West Seattle Georgetown
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME If location is everything, then we have it all. The 55-acre campus that Seattle University calls home is a lush urban oasis. Not only are the university grounds designated an official Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary by the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department, but we are also nestled at the intersection of some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest. On campus, our facilities are state-ofthe-art in design and accessibility to students. Off campus, the heart of Seattle transforms into one of the most important classrooms imaginable.
At Seattle University, you’ll find yourself right in the center of one of the most livable cities in the nation. With students living, working and playing on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood, there’s no need to click your heels three times to transport home. One minute you’re studying in the acclaimed Lemieux Library, the next minute you’re feasting on world-class sushi and then witnessing a rock legend in the making during a show at Neumos. This is a day in the life at Seattle University. There truly is no place like home.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Quadstock
CLASSROOM ISNâ€™T THE ONLY PLACE WE RAISE OUR HANDS
Every spring the campus comes alive with some of the best beats in music this side of the Mississippi. Upwards of 1,000 students and community members gather for Quadstockâ€”a full day of entertainment and live music performances as diverse as the city. Everyone has their favorites and may discover new ones with past performers including Talib Kweli, Macklemore, Best Coast and Phantogram, to name a few.
When the REDZONE student spirit leaders tell us to get loud, we roar. The spirit we have for our Division I teams overflows every venue they play. From KeyArena at Seattle Center where we cheer at men's basketball home games, to the softball games at Logan Field and swim meets at the Connolly Center pool our voices soar with our teams. There’s nothing like thousands of Redhawk voices chanting, “We are SU” in unison. Every chest about to burst as we hold our breath while the remaining seconds tick down. When that final buzzer sounds, wild doesn’t even begin to cover it. And
playing some of the top teams in the nation in Division I makes the wins mean even more. Since 2012, we have captured 31 team and individual Western Athletic Conference titles and have made seven combined postseason appearances. Exciting is what we do. We paint our chests and stomp our feet. We cheer until we’re hoarse. And then we cheer some more. WE ARE SU.
D-I SPORTS AT SU
BASEBALL MEN BASKETBALL MEN / WOMEN CROSS COUNTRY MEN / WOMEN GOLF MEN / WOMEN ROWING WOMEN SOCCER MEN / WOMEN
SOFTBALL WOMEN SWIMMING MEN / WOMEN TENNIS MEN / WOMEN TRACK & FIELD MEN / WOMEN (Indoor & Outdoor) VOLLEYBALL WOMEN
Learn about all of our Division I athletics at GOSEATTLEU.COM.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Athletics
WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
2015 MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONS #11 IN THE NATION
KYLE BJORNETHUN | CLASS OF 2017 Mechanical Engineering | Everett, WA
ARE MADE HERE
Kyle Bjornethun had a multitude of reasons for choosing Seattle University. The prime location—walking distance to watch the Sounders FC play—and the outstanding reputation of the College of Science and Engineering certainly piqued his curiosity. But it was the university’s prestigious soccer program that tipped the scales. In his freshman year he donned his first Seattle University uniform, laced his cleats and took to the field as a proud Redhawk. “I wanted to play soccer at a high level in my collegiate career and Seattle U has a program with a great history,” said Kyle, the team captain and 2015 Defensive Player of the Year. “The culture of the team is something that I’m proud to be a part of. We've had a lot of success and last fall we made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Playing with the word 'Seattle' on my chest every day is an honor and something that people respect." 31
Student Profile: Kyle
KISS YOUR WILDEST WEEKEND DREAMS HELLO With the great outdoors practically in our backyard, students take advantage of what our great city has to offer. You’re a stone’s throw from the mountains, rivers and Puget Sound. You can go from a metropolitan connoisseur to mountaineer in the same day.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | City and Outdoor Adventures
Rent whatever you need for your outdoor adventure on a budget at SU’s Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center Shred some slopes or schmooze over a cup of cocoa at Stevens, Snoqualmie Pass or Crystal Mountain Go kayaking or canoeing without changing zip codes Explore the cultures—art and food alike—in the International District Stroll Alki Beach or swim at Madison Park Beach Go to the annual I Heart Rummage alternative crafts fair at the Fremont Fair Have a visit with the internationally known Fremont Troll Travel along Broadway, Capitol Hill’s main artery for entertainment, food and shopping Walk Capitol Hill, home to Rock Box karaoke, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream shop and more Find there’s more to the famous Pike Place Market than flying fish Go see the next best thing in music at Neumos or The Showbox Explore Seattle by way of public transportation— Seattle Streetcar, the Light Rail or Metro bus Admire the colors of a Pacific Northwest sunset from Sunset Hill Park Enjoy the internationally acclaimed Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall with discounted student tickets Break out your picnic blanket and lunch beside the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park
MARIKA YAPLEE | CLASS OF 2017 Sport & Exercise Science | Seattle, WA
BRIDGING THE GAP Marika Yaplee did everything in her power to realize her dream of attending Seattle University. Her family had no financial resources to contribute, so Marika worked diligently to fund her own education. After earning a Campion Scholarship and putting in time at part-time jobs, she was able to realize her dream to attend Seattle University. Her hard work didn’t stop there: Marika ranked at the top of her class freshman year with a science-heavy course load. She also took advantage of our small classes to connect with her professors. Even with her persistence, when the time came to return for her sophomore year Marika faced a $6,000 affordability gap she struggled to meet. She wasn’t sure how she would be able to continue at SU. Fortunately, the university stepped in with a bridge scholarship that enabled Marika to stay. She is determined to succeed and take advantage of her time here. And to Marika, success isn’t just defined in the classroom: she serves as vice president of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, volunteers at athletic events and coaches softball at her former Seattle public high school. All the while, she maintains a high GPA and has her sights set on becoming a pediatric occupational therapist. Marika recognizes the value of her Seattle University investment and we recognize the value of investing in her. SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Student Profile: Marika
Soon you’ll experience every college student’s arch nemesis: Finals Week. Sorry, it can’t be helped.
taking care of students’ mental health and their bodies, too— allergies permitting.
However, there is help in dealing with the anxiety that comes with it. It’s why we offer “De-Stress with Dogs,” inviting students to put down the books for a moment and spend some time with furry friends.
Every quarter, students convene at the Student Center to hang out with some four-legged friends and get their minds off the books. As a university, we want to keep our students healthy and happy. Sometimes this means giving them the knowledge and inspiration to have an amazing and meaningful career. Sometimes that just means bringing to campus some energetic canine companions with a penchant for catching Frisbees and affection from college students who need a break from studying.
Sure, dogs are cute, but there’s more to canine companions than long walks and throwing tennis balls. Petting dogs is scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, keep the heart healthy and increase endorphin release. And this means we’re 35
De-Stress with Dogs
ETCH R T S
YOUR WING S
From freshman to senior year, you’ll go through a lot of changes—hairstyles, music, classes, intramural teams and even majors. Sometimes, it’s daunting to figure out how your journey will transform into a career you’ll not only succeed in but also love. Our Career Services professionals break the process into manageable steps to make finding your career path a little easier by offering a broad range of career development support including:
- Guidance in career and major selection - Job interview preparation - Annual Career Fairs with local employers
- In-depth or express advising appointments - Mentor and internship connection - Lifelong career assistance for alumni
“Career Services provides career education to all students, empowering them to make intentional career choices and navigate a successful transition to meaningful post-graduate life.” —Sarah Thomson, executive director of Career Services
IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND The benefits of a Seattle University education continue beyond graduation. Our alumni network includes 75,000 graduates across the globe with 92 percent of Redhawks rating their decision to attend SU as "good" or "great." Our alumni are finding success professionally while also making a difference in their communities.
IN THE NATION Starting wages of new SU graduates rival those from Ivy League schools. College Factual ranks SU #10 in the nation for Highest Paid Graduates in the Liberal Arts/Humanities.
PLACEMENT RATE The College Scorecard, a tool launched by the Department of Education, finds that SU alumni have the highest median salary among all graduates from Washington state universities 10 years after college.
In 2014, 88 percent of SU graduates were employed, serving in the military, participating in a service mission, enrolled in a program of higher education or involved in an internship or practicum six months post-graduation.* *student self-reported survey results
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Career Services
DEREK ROGALSKY | CLASS OF 2010 Biochemistry | Portland, OR
Dedication. That’s the first word that comes to mind for those who know Derek Rogalsky, ’10. From his days as a committed member of the Seattle University soccer team to his volunteer work mentoring underprivileged students in Haiti, Derek embodies Seattle University’s Jesuit mission of educating and caring for the whole person. Derek has always been an intensely focused and driven student, maintaining a 3.9 GPA while playing soccer for the Redhawks. An exemplary leader, Derek was inducted into Seattle University’s Ignatian Leadership Honor Society in 2009 and served as president of the Bannan Scholars, a program for upper division science and engineering students committed to community service. Over the years, Derek has maintained that commitment to serving others; he and his wife, Rebekah—also an SU graduate—volunteered for a year of service in Haiti at Louverture Cleary School, a Catholic co-educational boarding school for academically gifted students from families who cannot afford to send their children to Haiti’s public schools. 37
“I’ve chosen surgery because it is a profession uniquely equipped to help people in their most desperate hour of need,” says Derek, who studies at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Derek was one of 21 fourth-year medical students nationwide to receive the American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Award. His research on health care inequality has been published in a number of scientific journals. In 2015, Derek was awarded the Seattle University Outstanding Recent Alumnus award, a decision met with resounding applause from former professors and mentors. “I think it’s important for us as a university to honor those who have gone into the world and truly embodied SU’s mission in their actions,” says Joseph Langenhan, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and Derek’s former instructor. “The world needs people like Derek who are both extremely adept at what they do and who are dedicated to making the lives of others better.”
Alumni Profile: Derek
HOLLIS WONG-WEAR | CLASS OF 2009 History/Global African Studies; minor: Philosophy | Petaluma, CA
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Alumni Profile: Hollis
A budding performance artist, Hollis Wong-Wear was looking for a university with academic rigor that would challenge and inspire her. One with a proactive city and rich culture where she could practice her craft and where she could use her art to make a difference. Cue Seattle University. Here, she found everything she was looking for—and much more. Thanks to one of her freshman professors who recognized her talent and encouraged her to join Youth Speaks Seattle, a spoken word collective, she made a name for herself in the city's arts and music scenes. Soon she was rapping and performing through local organizations such as OneAmerica and YWCA, using her voice to advocate and to give hope, strength and empowerment to others. All the while continuing to develop her own identity and story by exploring classes outside of her major like audio engineering. An abundance of art offerings—from internships to events—fueled her creativity. Then one day, something really big happened. She met Macklemore and Ryan Lewis through relationships in Seattle’s rap and hip hop community. Before long she was collaborating with the duo and performing on their smash debut recording, The Heist, which won a Grammy in 2014 for Best Rap Album. In addition to her work on The Heist, Hollis also fronts The Flavr Blue, a Seattle-based electronic R&B trio. SU gave her the foundation to get not only her career going but also the confidence to put her talent out there to get noticed. She continues to be a powerful advocate for those less fortunate in Seattle, whose voices just don’t carry quite like hers does.
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MALLORY BARNES-OHLSON | CLASS OF 2016 Sociology | Davis, CA
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY | Tuition and Financial Aid
BUDGET FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT (3 QUARTERS PER YEAR)* On Campus
Living with Parents/Relatives
Room and Board $11,499 $4,029 Expenses Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 Personal $2,436 $2,436 Transportation $1,734 $1,734 Technology Fee $465 $465 Recreation Fee $300 $300 Tuition (12-20 credits) $40,500 $40,500 Total Cost $58,434 $50,964 *Amounts based on 2016–17 costs
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