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.