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September 22nd, 2018

CANCELED: CANCELED - Pacific Northwest Chapter: Volunteering with North Helpline

CANCELED: CANCELED - Pacific Northwest Chapter: Volunteering with North Helpline


North Helpline, 12736 33rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125

Date & Time

September 22 - 9:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Washington, D.C. Chapter: SU Nats Game

Washington, D.C. Chapter: SU Nats Game


Mission Navy Yard, 1221 Van St SE Washington, DC 20003

Date & Time

September 22 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm EDT


Alumni News

  • Distinguished Humanitarian
    Lawrence Kern ’01, Distinguished Humanitarian

    Lawrence Kern ’01 believes the transformative power of artistic expression is something that people of all cognitive and developmental abilities should have access to. Since 2010, he has served as a teaching artist for individuals with disabilities, and is a proud co-founder of A.B.L.E. (Artists Breaking Limits and Expectations) which offers performing arts experiences for individuals with developmental differences. With each performance, these young actors develop a new depth of emotional understanding, new carefulness and confidence in their verbal communication, new belief in their ability to have an impact on other people, and a new belief that they have something valuable to say in the world.

  • Distinguished Young Alumnus
    Stephen Foster ’09, Distinguished Young Alumnus

    With all that Stephen Foster ’09 has accomplished since his graduation from Southwestern University just eight years ago, it’s clear he is a talented computer scientist. But what is most remarkable about Dr. Foster, is his passion for sharing those talents with the next generation of coders.

  • Distinguished Professional Award Recipient
    Cile Spelce Elley ’91, Distinguished Professional

    For 25 years, Cile Spelce Elley ’91 has carefully assessed people, culture, and information as an award-winning journalist and documentarian. She began her career as a Cub reporter before working her way up to become a star on-camera field reporter, and then a major-market TV news anchor. Since co-founding her own media company, Elley has created, written, produced real-life stories for all types of media, including the nationally-acclaimed documentary television series Friday Night Tykes, currently in its fourth season.

  • Robert H. Simpson '32
    Robert H. Simpson ’32, Medal of Honor

    With his pioneering efforts into hurricane research, meteorologist Robert “Bob” Simpson ’32 did more than earn a place in history. His legacy is an ongoing one that still impacts the way storms are tracked and categorized. Dr. Simpson is the co-founder of the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with its well-known one through five categories. He was also instrumental in the advancement of surge forecasting models to issue urgent warnings that have saved hundreds of lives through the years, and continue to do so today.

  • Dr. Traci Giuliano, Ms. Homecoming
    Dr. Traci Giuliano, Ms. Homecoming

    For the past 23 years, Traci Giuliano has held the title of Professor of Psychology at Southwestern University. But in truth, she is so much more than a professor to her students. Mentor, supporter, confidant, counselor, friend—all of these words are used to describe her.

  • Distinguished Southwestern Service
    Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75, Distinguished Southwestern Service

    Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75 is one of those inspiring people whose many accomplishments, successes, and commitments beg the simple question: how does she do it? In addition to her impressive day job as the Senior Vice President of Contract Administration and Human Resources at Alpheus Communications, Hanson-Flowers also finds time to be a member of The Junior League of Houston, to serve on the Board of The Women’s Resource Center of Greater Houston, and also on the Board of Visitors of Southwestern University.

  • Bill Engvall
    Comedian Bill Engvall ’79 shares his Southwestern memories

    This Homecoming, Bill Engvall ’79 performed in the Alma Thomas Theater with 100% of proceeds supporting Southwestern University’s lifelong learning initiatives. We called Bill to ask about his Southwestern Experience and why he decided to perform at this year’s Homecoming.

  • Rebecca Skinner '96
    Southwestern Alumna Founds International Schools

    Rebecca Skinner, SU ’96 and founder of the International School of Brooklyn, helps build the new Dwight School Dubai as associate head of school.

  • Staying Connected
    Top Five Reasons to Update Your Info

    You’ve moved? Started a new job? Why should you let Southwestern know?