February homecoming 2019: honoring family and alumni

SPU alumni, parents, faculty, and staff will gather on campus Feb. 7–8 for the 66th annual Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Highlights include double-header basketball games, the Theatre Department’s Urinetown: The Musical, an alumni music concert, academic reunions, a live taping of the SPU Voices Podcast, and fun for the whole family.

At the Alumni Awards Dinner on Feb. 8 in Gwinn Commons, four of SPU’s own will be honored for their accomplishments and service.

Medallion Award recipient Julieta Altamirano-Crosby MEd ’18 co-founded the WAGRO Foundation, which serves Latinx communities in Washington state and in Mexico by providing resources for youth, helping families navigate the education system, and training special-needs educators and families. Her efforts have garnered awards and additional leadership roles.

The second Medallion Award honoree, Terresa Davis ’07, is the co-owner and business manager of four venerated Seattle restaurants: Blueacre Seafood, Steelhead Diner, Orfeo, and Zane + Wylie’s.

Alumni of the Year Jamie Shattenberg ’99 and Alissa Wuertz Shattenberg ’00 serve in Madagascar. Jamie, the country’s international director for Eden Reforestation Projects, manages large-scale reforestation work. Alissa, a licensed midwife and family nurse practitioner, opened the Sarobidy Maternity Center in 2013 to provide prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care.

Learn more and register for Homecoming and Family Weekend at spu.edu/homecoming.

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