The Seattle University African American Alumni Chapter hosted their sixth annual reception in celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 24. The “Scholarly Athletes” themed reception recognized alumni who have contributed to Seattle U and the community during both their time as student-athletes and post-graduation through academic, professional and civic accomplishments. The “Scholarly Athletes” theme was chosen not only to recognize former African American student-athletes, but also in continued support of Seattle U’s return to full NCAA Division I status.
Attending the event were former men’s basketball players: Ernie Dunston ’64, Ronald Howard ’74 and Wayne Sanford ’55. Representing the women’s basketball team at the event were Lisa Hill ’91 and Jackie Thomas ’08, ’09.
There was also a posthumous recognition of former men’s basketball players: Castromo Preston ’92, ’97, Gerald Wright ’89 and Keith Harrell ’78.