Staff Council

Staff Recognition

SPU staff members of the month are nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council. If you would like to nominate a person for this recognition, proceed to the nomination page.

Meet the June 2018 SPU Staff Member of the Month

Lynne Hall

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement
University Advancement

Hometown: Seattle

How long have you been at SPU?

Almost 18 years

How does your faith impact your work?

I am so blessed to be surrounded by co-workers who live out their faith every day at work. We genuinely care about each other, pray together, and encourage one another daily.

Tell us the piece of your life journey that brought you to Seattle Pacific?

Going way back ... This may sound corny, but as a young person I loved looking at my parents’ SPC yearbooks (both are grads of the Class of 1950). I dreamed about attending someday, as I poured over the photos of their experiences here. They met many of their lifelong friends in college and both continued to stay very involved here throughout my life.

My dream came true as I enrolled, got my first job (cleaning bathrooms at $1.60 an hour), met my husband, and graduated with a degree in education.

I stayed involved in alumni activities through the years and in the late ’90s I was asked to join the SPU Alumni Board. A few years later, my oldest son decided to apply here, and at the same time a position in the Alumni Office was posted. I applied and was hired.

It was the perfect fit and I loved it. (Of course, the tuition discount was especially helpful!) Since then I’ve also been privileged to work alongside three vice presidents.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

I have a few favorite things:

I’m a bargain shopper. On Saturdays you can find me driving around, looking for the best price on almost anything!

I also love to take walks with Ken, my wonderful husband of 40 years, and our 7-month-old puppy, Fynn.

And I do enjoy watching movies and binge-watching British crime dramas ...

What’s something that few people know about you?

My paternal grandparents’ wedding was officiated by Alexander Beers.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Coming to work is a joy. Every person that I work alongside is so gifted, and I’m continually thankful for the work and time they spend with our faithful donors.

I love helping my co-workers with their jobs however I can, even if it’s just answering a question!

Please join Staff Council in congratulating Lynne Hall as the June 2018 Staff of the Month!