Congratulations to the inductees into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society

Congratulations to the inductees into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society

Congratulations to the recent inductees into the Seattle University chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu (AΣN), the Jesuit honor society that recognizes students who are committed to intellectual development and deepening of Jesuit ideals and scholarship, loyalty to faith and social justice, and service to others.

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Two Alfie Scholars graduates join the team at Project Pilgrimage

Two Alfie Scholars graduates join the team at Project Pilgrimage

Alfie Scholars Pa Ousman Jobe (Business and Finance ’18) and Gabriel Narvaez (Sociology ’18) have joined the team at Project Pilgrimage. Project Pilgrimage “builds interracial and intergenerational community … by studying, understanding, and gaining inspiration from transformational movements and individuals, and then taking action.” For more details, visit http://projectpilgrimage.org/

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Congratulations to the inductees into the Seattle University chapter of Tau Sigma Honor Society

Congratulations to the inductees into the Seattle University chapter of Tau Sigma Honor Society

Congratulations to the recent inductees into the Gamma Mu Seattle University chapter of Tau Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence and leadership in  transfer students. Students who earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first quarter after transferring are invited to join Tau Sigma. On February 27, 2019, a total of 77 students were welcomed into the Gamma Mu chapter. Among those inducted were seven of the ten 2018 Alfie Scholars cohort.

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Alfie Scholars program increases award to $15,000

Alfie Scholars program increases award to $15,000

The Alfie Scholars Program at Seattle University is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort. Alfie Scholars receive $15,000 per year for two years to complete their bachelor’s degrees. In addition to the scholarship, each scholar receives:

• Individual advising and instruction

• Academic enrichment programs

• Leadership and civility training

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Kaddy Suso: Get Educated or Die Trying

Kaddy Suso: Get Educated or Die Trying

“I would die for my education,” says Alfie Scholar Kaddy Suso, age 26. Getting an education has been Kaddy’s raison d’etre since she was a young girl in a small village in The Gambia. This was not the plan her family had in mind. As traditionalists, they expected her, like most women in her country, to marry in her early teens, become a gardener, and bear children. That never appealed to Kaddy, who found joy in learning from the get-go and who recognized the unfairness of only allowing men to get an education and the upper hand in society.

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Angela Flores-Marcus: Planting the STEMs for Future Women in Tech

Angela Flores-Marcus: Planting the STEMs for Future Women in Tech

When you read about Angela Flores-Marcus’s accomplishments, you are immediately awestruck. Her dedication to her community is apparent through the numerous organizations she has engaged in, including serving as the Vice President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the President of Women in STEM club, and Co-Chair of the Queer-Straight Alliance. Her academic excellence is demonstrated by the eleven scholarships she has been awarded and the honor societies she is a part of.

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Alfie Scholars 2018 Cohort on the Philosophy of the Civil Person

To cultivate leaders for civility in their chosen professions and communities, we encourage Alfies to embrace their authentic selves and life’s purpose. We support them in doing so by providing the tools to develop and strengthen their own voice. They learn the importance of hearing their own voice, not only for themselves but for their communities and our society at large. The Alfies learn to communicate their ideas, perspectives, emotions, and values that shape their voice.

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Nursing graduate Julia Mariga reflects on her time at Seattle University

Nursing graduate Julia Mariga reflects on her time at Seattle University

When Alfie Scholar and Seattle University College of Nursing graduate, Julia Mariga, found out she was selected by her cohort of 75-80 fellow nursing students to speak at the Pinning Ceremony, she was “genuinely shocked.” She expected someone more “vocal” to be elected and saw herself as a “fly-on-the-wall” in her classes, gently guiding her peers towards various resources and support. “It feels good to know I’ve been helpful to people even when I thought I was just doing a kind thing. It’s good to see people actually benefited from my help,” she says humbly.

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