Alumni Focus

Insights on Terror

Chris Harmon
Chris Harmon, ’77, one of the nation's foremost scholars on terrorism, says Seattle University played a pivotal role in sparking his interest in the field. While studying abroad, as part of the French in France program led by Associate Professor Paul Milan, Harmon became intrigued by the subject matter. As several European countries grappled with terrorism, Harmon had a front-row seat. Read more about "Insights on Terror".

Spotlight on New Alum Kelly Biette

Kelly Biette
As you read this, Kelly Biette is likely in a lab at Harvard doing some cutting edge experiment that may, one day, change the world. At Seattle University Biette, a 2013 graduate of the College of Science and Engineering with a focus in cellular molecular biology, was a bright star in the classroom and on the court as a talented volleyball player. Read more about "Spotlight on New Alum Kelly Biette".

Remembering Rhoady Lee, Jr.

Rhoady Lee
The university and community at large remember Rhoady Lee, Jr., who died Aug. 22, 2012. Born in Seattle in 1928, Lee graduated from O’Dea High School and then went on to earn a business degree from Seattle University in 1950. Here he met his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Marie. Read more about "Remembering Rhoady Lee, Jr.".

Frequency of Success

Kimberly Whalen listing
Kimberly Whalen landed a teaching internship in Zambia, Southern Africa, for her senior teaching practicum at Matteo Ricci College. In many ways her role at Chikuni Girls School in Zambia’s Southern Province was the realization of a dream held since Whalen was young: to teach. Read more about "Frequency of Success".

Student Becomes Teacher

Susan Meyers listing
Susan Meyers has a unique perspective of being a student at the university where she now teaches. Meyers, a 1999 graduate, returned to her alma mater as an assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about "Student Becomes Teacher".

My Favorite Professor

Chris and Teresa listing
Members of the Alumni Board of Governors share their favorite memories—and favorite professors—as undergraduates at SU. Read more about "My Favorite Professor".

Bookmarks: Legal Gridlock

Legal Gridlock
School of Law faculty Thomas C. Fischer’s Legal Gridlock: A Critique of the American Legal System is a cautionary tale. Fischer warns readers that if change is not brought to this country’s courts, America as a whole likely to fall victim to legal gridlock. A congested legal system, Fischer explains, will thwart social and commercial progress. Read more about "Bookmarks: Legal Gridlock".

Alumni in Focus

Michael Alcantara
Recently, Seattle University Magazine sat down with three alumni representing three distinctive period in SU history—pre-1970, 1971-99 and 2000-present to get their take on what it means to be an alum of Seattle University and share how their experiences here helped shape who they are today. Read more about "Alumni in Focus".

Passion for Pilates

Lab 5 inside
It's been years since Alan, ’72, and Bonnie Cashman, ’73, sat in a Seattle University classroom. But running their recently opened Capitol Hill fitness center, Lab 5 Fitness, has them harkening back to lessons learned as students. Read more about "Passion for Pilates".

Promising Horizons

Joan C listing page
There’s a national trend that bonds universities with seniors across the nation and Joan Carufel, ’57, is playing an integral role in connecting Seattle-area seniors with Seattle University. Read more about "Promising Horizons".

Living the Mission

magis logo
Magis is marking its fifth anniversary at Seattle University with a new vision—and new look. Recently, Magis launched the I am Magis. We are Magis. campaign that highlights alumni who are living the mission of Jesuit education in their everyday lives. Read more about "Living the Mission".

Greener Pastures

Cattle co longhorns
As a young boy growing up in Maple Valley, Wash., Mike Vincent, ’94, looked forward to visiting his grandparents’ farm in Michigan. He spent a few memorable days each year watching the herd sink their hooves into the soil, grazing under the summer sun. He knew someday he’d be a cattleman too. 
The dream sparked in his youth has been realized—and in a big way. Today, Mike Vincent is co-owner of Snoqualmie Cattle Company, alongside his wife Heather, ’93, and friends Mark and Sally Torres. Read more about "Greener Pastures".