Three Alfie Scholars inducted into national engineering honor society

Congratulations to three Alfie Scholars, Jorge Lara Alvarado (Civil Engineering ‘20), Michel Mugisha (Computer Engineering ‘20), and Jasmina “Mina” Omerovic (Mechanical Engineering ‘20), for their recent induction into the Seattle University chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the second-oldest engineering honor society and the only one that recognizes and promotes professional and academic excellence, offers a chance to build community, and provides leadership development opportunities to engineering students. Mugisha has also been elected the chapter president, and Omerovic has been elected the chapter secretary. Only juniors in the top 1/8th and seniors in the top 1/5th of their class are eligible for collegiate chapters. Learn more here: https://tbp.org/about.cfm

Jasmina Omerovic

Jasmina Omerovic

Michel Mugisha

Michel Mugisha

Jorge Lara Alvarado

Jorge Lara Alvarado

Alfie Scholar Chhavi Mehra awarded NJC-PNW Newspaper Guild Conference Scholarship

Congratulations to Alfie Scholar, Chhavi Mehra (Communication and Media ’20), who has recently been awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color-Pacific Northwest (NJC-PNW) Newspaper Guild Conference Scholarship. The award is organized in partnership with the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), a non-profit that offers professional development, networking, and scholarship opportunities and encourages aspiring journalists from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) backgrounds to promote newsroom diversity. As the first recipient of this award, Chhavi will have the opportunity to attend a journalism conference and will also be paired with a mentor from The Seattle Times. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2VG1dgB

Brad Sherman (Administrative Officer, Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild), Dr. Kimberly Harden (Lecturer, Department of Communication, Seattle U), and Chhavi Mehra

Brad Sherman (Administrative Officer, Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild), Dr. Kimberly Harden (Lecturer, Department of Communication, Seattle U), and Chhavi Mehra

Dr. Kimberly Harden and Chhavi Mehra

Dr. Kimberly Harden and Chhavi Mehra

Chhavi Mehra and Don Shelton (Retired Executive Editor for The Seattle Times)

Chhavi Mehra and Don Shelton (Retired Executive Editor for The Seattle Times)

Two Alfie Scholars selected to participate in Women's Leadership Institute

Congratulations to two Alfie Scholars, Farhia Hassan (Nursing ’20) and Mariajesus Elgueta (Nursing ’19), who have been selected to participate in the Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Institute at the University of Washington, a six-day program designed to foster women’s participation in political and leadership roles. The Institute offers diversity training as well as professional development and networking opportunities. Participants will also have a chance to hear and learn from local activists and women leaders who are social-change-makers.

Farhia Hassan

Farhia Hassan

Mariajesus Elgueta

Mariajesus Elgueta

Three Alfie Scholars selected as Ignatian Leaders

Congratulations to the 2019 cohort of Ignatian Leaders, ten seniors who have demonstrated their commitment to Jesuit ideals of academic excellence, intellectual development, and community service. The program will offer these students opportunities to grow personally, to create and participate in campus events that enrich the student experience, and to provide mentorship to other students and help build community. Out of the ten scholars who were selected, three are Alfie Scholars: Azrael Howell (Psychology ’20), Chhavi Mehra (Communication and Media ’20), and Stephanie Sanchez (Nursing ’20).

Azrael Howell, Chhavi Mehra, & Stephanie Sanchez

Azrael Howell, Chhavi Mehra, & Stephanie Sanchez

The 2019 cohort of Ignatian Leaders with Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

The 2019 cohort of Ignatian Leaders with Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

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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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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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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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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How to Practice the 3 C’s (Consciousness, Creativity, and Community) of Civility Like an Alfie

How to Practice the 3 C’s (Consciousness, Creativity, and Community) of Civility Like an Alfie

We believe that true civility requires more than mere politeness; it calls upon us to respect others, to remain open-minded and curious, and to engage in honest and constructive discourse. Civility requires an integration of relational attitudes, behaviors, and skills. We believe that the foundation for civility is consciousness, creativity, and community (3 C’s).

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Welcome Alfie Scholars Cohort, Class of 2020!

Front row, left to right: Yue Zhang, Ngan “Meghan” Nguyen, Chloe Zabrek, Stephanie Sanchez. Back row, left to right: Cesar Rios III, Farhia “Dekha” Hassan, Jasmina “Mina” Omerovic, Michel Mugisha, Chhavi Mehra

Front row, left to right: Yue Zhang, Ngan “Meghan” Nguyen, Chloe Zabrek, Stephanie Sanchez. Back row, left to right: Cesar Rios III, Farhia “Dekha” Hassan, Jasmina “Mina” Omerovic, Michel Mugisha, Chhavi Mehra

We welcomed our Alfie Scholar class of 2020 on June 30, 2018 for an all-day Leadership for Civility retreat. Our new Alfie Scholars represent a diverse range of ages (18-38) and nationalities (Bosnia, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Somalia, Vietnam, United States). Six are the first in their families to attend college. Two are parents. Three were encouraged to apply by current scholars! Three are engineering majors, three are nursing majors, two are business majors, and one is a journalism major.

We are excited to welcome these incredible scholars into our community and look forward to seeing where this journey takes them!