The rich history of Seattle University is built upon the dedication, hard work, and voluntary service of individuals within the University's alumni and the Jesuit community. The unwavering faith of these individuals in the educational mission of the University and their selfless dedication to advancing Seattle University's progress is the foundation upon which past and future accomplishments have been built.
Being at the core of Jesuit teachings and the Catholic faith, service is a hallmark of our community. And for some, it is performed with such love, humility, and joy that it inspires – and even leads – our purpose and progress. Named in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits whose work inspires Seattle University's mission today, the St. Ignatius Medal aims to recognize individuals within our community who have inspired us with their voluntarism, leadership, humility, and service and whose work has influenced profoundly the progress of the University.
Seattle University's highest honor will be presented to Tricia and Steve Trainer at the 35th Annual Seattle University Gala on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Together we will celebrate the impact Steve and Tricia's servant's hearts have had in empowering communities at home and around the globe, and in sparking today's scholars to become tomorrow's leaders.