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Staff Story Archives


Tom BoxThe Giving Box
Giving is more than part of the job for Tom Box, who oversees SPU's fundraising arm as the vice president for university advancement.




Professors 101: Meet Our Newest Faculty (Part 2)
Next up are three professors who bring the world to SPU — from the Philippines, New Zealand, and China.

Classroom Professors 101: Part One
Each year new faculty members join our learning community. Who are these educators who daily challenge and inspire SPU students, and why did they come to SPU?

Celeste Cranston Making Rich Connections
What does the Rev. Celeste Cranston enjoy most about being the director of SPU's Center for Biblical and Theological Education? Find out.

Bethany Tuggle Shaped by SPU’s Vision
SPU’s former student body president headed to Ethiopia for a year. Find out why.

ItalyRewarding Faculty for Their Excellence
Kathleen Braden, professor of geography, was recognized in part for her deep commitment when she was named the SPU Faculty Teacher of the Year for 2010.

Jean Brown A Quick Check-up With Jean Brown
Find out her prescription for campus wellness.

Sharon Eaton An Interview With SPU’s First Lady
What’s it like to be SPU’s First Lady?

Stephen NewbyUniversity Ministries: “Ready for a New Day”
“We want University Ministries to be a place where students can get involved and conduct ministry in a most extraordinary way,” shares Newby.

Linda Rowan Welcome From the Parent Council
SPU Parent Council mission: To create a vibrant parent community at SPU, one that develops life-long relationships among parents and with the University.

Jacqui Smith-Bates The Art of Vocation
For 22 years, Jacqui Smith-Bates, director of the Career Development Center, has helped SPU students discover their vocational gifts.

Les Steele Staying the Course
Find out more about his educational philosophy in this Q&A.

Dale Anderson Director Uses Experience to Shape Young Leaders
As the director of Student Programs at Seattle Pacific University, Dale Anderson likes to say he’s come full circle.

Cindy Price Books to Consider
Cynthia Price, associate vice president for academic affairs, discusses three books parents should read to learn about their student’s transition into college.

Ruth Adams Meet the Registrar
Ruth Adams, university registrar and director of SPU’s Student Academic Services, woke up one day to discover she'd worked at SPU for 20 years—a realization both surprising and meaningful to her.

Jobe Korbe-Nice Q&A with Jobe Korb-Nice
Jobe Korb-Nice, director of undergraduate admissions, says he loves sharing SPU’s mission with as many people as possible.

Jordan Grant Meet the Director
Jordan Grant, director of SPU’s Student Financial Services, says his job is to allay the fears families have about financing college.

Steve Maybell The Counselor Is In
Steve Maybell, director of SPU’s Student Counseling Center, says he’s found his dream job.

Niki Amarantides New Director Keeps Students “At the Table”
Niki Amarantides, the new director of the Center for Learning, says her role in education is one of “hospitality.”

Jeff Jordan A Taste of Change: Students Return Home
Jeff Jordan, Dean of Student Life, explores student's and family's opportunity to build a new foundation during the Christmas season.

Doug Strong Meet the Dean: Douglas Strong, Ph.D.
New dean to the School of Theology, Douglas Strong, Ph.D., comes to SPU from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.