Emeriti Faculty

The Seattle Pacific University Emeriti Faculty is an organization of SPU faculty and administration whom the University has honored for meritorious service.

The vision of the Emeriti Faculty is to work toward a world in which people are whole, and love and justice reign.

The mission of Emeriti Faculty is to continue collegial fellowship among members, actively supporting the ongoing mission of the University, and continuing participation in the intellectual and spiritual life of the Christian higher education community. In doing so, recognizing that this enhances the spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being of its members.

New Emeriti Faculty

In 2018, five faculty members ended distinguished careers with decades of service:

  • Assistant Professor of Choral Music, David W. Anderson, MM
  • Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Kathryn M. Bartholomew, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Douglas A. Downing, PhD
  • Professor of History, Donald C. Holsinger, PhD
  • Executive in Residence, James F. Rand, PhD
  • Professor of Spanish, Eric W. Vogt, PhD

Emeriti Faculty Events 2018-19

 Opening Communion/State of the University Address
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 10 a.m. - Noon
 First Free Methodist Church
 Opening Academic Convocation
 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 11:10 a.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 Day of Common Learning
 Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Royal Brougham Pavilion; various locations 
 Speaker: Dr. A.J. Swoboda
 Emeriti Lunch
 *Hosted by the President
 Thursday, November 1, 2018
 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
 Palmer Lecture
 Monday, February 4, 2019
 7 - 8:30 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Ellen F. Davis
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Marston Lecture
 Tuesday, February 12, 2019
 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
 Demaray Hall 150
 Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
 Emeriti Tea
 *Hosted by the Provost
 Tuesday, March 19, 2019
 1:30 - 3 p.m.
 Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
 Weter Lecture
 Tuesday, April 9
 7 - 8:30 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Lane Seeley
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Retirement Dinner
 Thursday, May 9, 2019
 6:30 p.m.
 Royal Brougham Pavilion
 Walls Lecture
 Tuesday, May 14, 2019
 7 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Frank Spina
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Ivy Cutting
 Friday, June 7, 2019
 9:30 a.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 Graduate Commencement 
 Friday, June 7, 2019
 2 p.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 Undergraduate Commencement
 Saturday, June 8, 2019
 7 - 9:30 p.m.
 Alaska Airlines Arena

Emeriti Faculty Contacts

    George Scranton
  Emeriti Faculty President 
 Evette Hackman   Evette Hackman 
  Emeri-Times Editor
 Marilyn Severson

  Marilyn Severson 
  Prayers, Cares, and Concerns Coordinator

Emeriti Faculty Benefits

Privileges for emeriti faculty are as follows:

  • Use of SPU library and library privileges.
  • A mail address, email account, bookstore discount, and dining privileges in Gwinn Commons at faculty rates (in order to gain the library check-out, bookstore, and dining privileges, emeriti need an ID card which can be obtained at SPU's University Services Office (3220 6th Ave. W.).
  • Conversion of Term Life insurance to Whole Life within 30-day period.
  • Continuation of benefits as provided by COBRA.
  • Listing in the University Catalog.
  • Entitlement to participate with the faculty in all University events (e.g., Commencement, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, New Student Convocation).

Additional privileges not listed in the handbook:

  • Free admission to Falcon Athletics events for you and three guests in Royal Brougham Pavilion. (*Emeriti ID card needed)
  • Two free tickets to SPU’s matinee theatre performances.
  • Mid-week Faculty/Staff House reservation privileges at Camp Casey (holidays and summer months excluded).
  • A free campus parking pass provided by the President’s Office each fall.
  • Use of the Graduate/Faculty reading room in the library.
  • General discounts are also made available that may include computer hardware and cell phone plans. For updated information, please visit the Human Resources website.
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View past editions in the EmeriTimes Newsletter Archive.

Contact Evette Hackman (ehackman@spu.edu) with any questions.

Emeriti Directory

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