2016 Chapter of the Year Award
The Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter of the Year Award honors the Chapter whose programming for the academic year has been truly outstanding in embodying in meaningful and innovative ways the tenets of scholarship, loyalty, and service.
The Board of Alpha Sigma Nu is excited to announce that the 2016 Chapter of the Year is awarded to the Seattle University Chapter. The Seattle Chapter has consistently impressed the Board with its diversity of programming, connection to the Jesuits and university administration, group camaraderie, and signature innovative programs that engage not only the campus community but also the wider Seattle area alumni. This year’s programs included:
• SU Experience Dinner – Dinner with university upper administration and student leaders to allow students a chance to describe their college experience and suggest improvements
• Ice Cream Social – Meet and greet for new and prospective members
• Service project sponsoring a family at Christmas
• Relay for Life team
• Dinners with Jesuits at Arrupe House – Jesuits share experiences and how they live ASN tenets
• Special lunch with VP of Mission and Ministry for ASN e-Board
• Networking reception with Seattle area AN alumni
• Weekly meetings of the ASN e-Board
• Frequent social gatherings for members
Congratulations to Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, SJ, Interim Faculty Adviser Dan Smith, PhD, Faculty Adviser (on sabbatical) Paul Fontana, PhD, and Chapter officers Sara Beery, Alyssa Garcia, Nataya Rakpanitmanee, and Cecilia Johnson on receiving the third annual Chapter of the Year Award. ASN salutes former Chapter presidents Jenna Davison, Rima Kaboul, Elena Coe, and their E-boards for their leadership in building the great programming tradition now at work at SU.
This year, the Alpha Sigma Nu Board is pleased to recognize Regis University with an honorable mention in special recognition of their outstanding turnaround and series of campus-wide events promoting the ASN values. Notably, the Chapter executed two Concert for a Cause events and a signature event called 60-Second Lectures. In addition, they strengthened the special connection and collaboration with the local Denver ASN Alumni Club.
Dung Tran, instructor in the School of New and Continuing Studies and board member of ASN; Stephen Sundborg, S.J., president, Seattle University; Becky Cates, past president of ASN; Alyssa Garcia, student in Arts and Sciences and ASN member; Sara Beery, student in Science and Engineering, and ASN chapter president; and Dan Smith, associate professor of biology and interim ASN faculty adviser