Meet the Class of 2014


On June 13 and 14, Seattle Pacific celebrated Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, Undergraduate Commencement, and Graduate Commencement. “These were great moments for the SPU community as we sent out members of the Class of 2014 to engage the culture and change the world through their chosen paths,” says President Dan Martin. “I am confident that they will care for the world just as they have cared for one another.”

A full-page advertisement congratulating SPU’s Class of 2014 was published in the June 14 issue of The Seattle Times.

Watch the address by Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.

During Undergraduate Commencement, SPU President Dan Martin announced a new scholarship in honor of the graduating senior who helped subdue the gunman during the campus shooting on June 5.

Arlicia caught the travel bug while studying sociology and reconciliation in London and Rwanda.

Drawn to the active, outdoor lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest, this business graduate has spent four years hiking and photographing his way through the lush Puget Sound landscape.

Kelly was intrigued by literature classes in high school, and wondered why people study writing. This inspired her to study English and try to find the answer.

Meet Kelly Pantoleon

When she started college, Kelly knew she would want to go into book editing and publishing. She says she is like most English majors in feeling that “books are my best friends.”

Meet Ashley Boucher

This English graduate says she minored in French because “Je suis française, and I love the culture and language.”

Meet Gabriel Carlo Much

Gabriel had two goals for his education — to become a better musician and a better writer. So he joined the Gospel Choir and the Worship Arts Ensemble, and decided to major in English.

Sent Out From This Place

From This Place

From its earliest days, Seattle Pacific has sent graduates into a “life lived for others.” Meet alums who’ve gone out before this year's graduating class.


Did You Know?

The type of degree a student earns determines the color of the tassel on the cap.