Alumni Highlights

Dr. Steve Mitchell ’87

Mitchell named Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Steve Mitchell ’87 (pictured above), a physician and medical director of Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department, was honored as Seattle Pacific’s 2021 Alumnus of the Year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the effort to establish a new database that links all Washington state hospitals for a cooperative approach to emergency pandemic management. The award was presented at a virtual event for SPU donors in November.

Listen to an SPU Voices Podcast interview with Dr. Mitchell at

I’m so grateful for my professors and everything I’m learning here at SPU. You make it all possible with your donations. Thank you!” — Bayley, Class of 2022

Alumni selected for Fulbright awards

Three SPU alumni were chosen for Fulbright awards. Jonathan Colladay Roberts ’17 is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations in Turkey, Elizabeth Davisson ’20 is teaching English in Spain, and Ann Lam ’21 is teaching English in Vietnam. The Fulbright Program funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

Documentary garners acclaim

Seattle Pacific’s documentary short film, The Time to Heal, was selected for viewings at five film festivals: Cannes Short Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival (where it was nominated for Best Documentary Short Film), Walla Walla Movie Crush (where it was featured in a talk-back interview), Anchorage International Film Festival, and Compassion Film Festival. The film follows three Seattle Pacific alumni who lived out their faith through their work at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the short film at

SPU Voices Podcast

The SPU Voices Podcast is a monthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories. Everyone has a story. We showcase those that are both artistically rich and culturally relevant. The more personal the story, the more universal the impact.

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