Connections - Alumni News
MARCH 2019

SPU Voices Podcast: The more personal the story, the more universal the impact

The SPU Voices Podcast is monthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories. Everyone has a story. We showcase those that are both artistically rich and culturally relevant.

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Sydney Parker ’13 was honored with the Aspiring Nurse Leader in Education award at the 2018 annual Celebrate Nursing Dinner in November in Boise, Idaho. This award recognizes emerging leaders in nursing or nursing education in Idaho.

Dr. June Bredin ’79 has joined Community Health of Central Washington. Bredin is seeing patients at the CHCW Ellensburg Clinic after a stint as a primary care physician working in developmental medicine at Rainier School in Buckley. After graduating from Seattle Pacific, she earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Sherese Gamble ’16 is a full-time K–5 school counselor for Tacoma Public Schools. She founded two mentorship programs that service over 200 Tacoma students in grades three through five. She supports students on their journeys toward becoming people of character by helping them develop their purpose and passion, instilling integrity in their leadership, and providing them with hands-on opportunities to grow through a positive monthly workshop.
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2019 Downtown Business Breakfast

April 5, 2019 | Westin Seattle

Keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple, current chief evangelist of Canva (an online graphic design tool), and brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, will share expert insights on leading through the tech revolution.

2019 Winifred E. Weter Annual Lecture

April 9, 2019 | SPU Campus

Don’t miss this year’s annual lecture, The Inherently Quantitative Moral Landscape of Our Global Neighborhood. Lane Seeley will discuss how consumption and energy choices made locally may have consequences globally, and how the human impacts of climate change fall disproportionately on the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Business & Government Mega Meet-up

April 10, 2019 | SPU Campus

This casual gathering of employers is part career fair, part networking event. You will meet professionals in business and government, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship. Open to alumni.

Immerse Summer Intensive for High School Students

July 14–20, 2019  | SPU Campus and Camp Casey Conference Center

SPU’s School of Theology offers its third annual seven-day summer intensive for high school students who are ready to explore how God is calling them deeper into Christian community, leadership, and service.

Game Creation Studio for Beginners

July 15–19, 2019  | SPU Campus

Offered by SPU’s Engineering and Computer Science department, this one-week summer camp introduces ninth to 11th graders to the world of game development.


New majors and minors

This year, Seattle Pacific University students will choose from 69 majors and 55 minors. Read about the new programs for 2019–20.

Retiring School of Education professors

Professors of Education Arthur Ellis and Bill Nagy, and Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Supervision Bill Prenevost, are retiring from Seattle Pacific to explore new chapters in their life journey.

Seattle Pacific offers scholarship to Art Institute students

Seattle Pacific is offering a scholarship for students leaving the Art Institute of Seattle, which closed on Friday, March 8.


As a therapist (she received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy) and a writer, Cami Ostman ’00 excels at helping people figure out what it is they really have to say. She is the author of the quest memoir Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents.

Listen to her interview 
on the new SPU Voices Podcast.


Twirl: My Life With Stories, Writing & Clothes

Callie Feyen ’14 writes a multilayered coming-of-age tale — which masterfully weaves timeless stories, writing, and clothes — that will make you laugh, catch your breath, even cry. Then she’ll inspire you to decide who you want to be … and go for it.

Dante's Road: The Journey Home for the Modern Soul

Marc Shaw '02 publishes a spiritual guidebook that follows in the footsteps of Dante on his journey through The Divine Comedy. The book invites us to explore these questions: What is my hell and how do I move through it? What is my purgatory, and what lesson do I need to take away? What is my paradise; how do I get there and how do I stay there?
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