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SPU Moms Share the Journey

Mom's Day

On November 7, SPU’s Parent Council hosted its first SPU Mom’s Day. The theme for the day? “Sharing the Journey.”

One hundred and twenty moms joined their students for a time of learning and laughing. The day started with a brunch hosted by SPU First Lady Sharon Eaton. Attendees enjoyed a performance by SPU’s renowned Gospel Choir, decorations by SPU art students, and a keynote presentation by Beverly Wilson, professor of clinical psychology, about emotional coaching and what it means to share the journey.

Participants each received a DVD showing what students have been doing throughout Autumn Quarter. That, along with residence hall open houses and soccer and volleyball games, gave visiting mothers a glimpse into the journeys their students are on at Seattle Pacific.

“We were thrilled with the response to this first-ever SPU Mom’s Day,” says Linda Rowan, parent council president. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to build community among SPU parents.”

The Parent Council launched in September 2009 with a mission to create a vibrant parent community at SPU. The group’s focus is to develop life-long relationships among parents and with the University. With the success of SPU Mom’s Day, they’re a step closer to fulfilling that mission.

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