AUS is a supportive community, full of people doing great things for one another and for society. We celebrate this work in a variety of ways, from formal awards to small, informal expressions of gratitude. Some of our recent celebrations of community include:


Distinguished Alumni Award

Each year at the June commencement, Antioch University Seattle recognizes a distinguished alumnus or alumna. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award bring distinction to Antioch University Seattle by making a significant contribution to their professional field or to the community. The 2012 honoree is Bob Hasegawa, B.A. Completion, 2003, a lifelong labor and social justice activist. Bob has been at the forefront of many workers’ struggles, winning top wages and benefits for working families and retirees.


Horace Mann Award recipients

The Horace Mann Awards honor individuals who have won victories for humanity for their work or volunteerism. More than a dozen members of the community have been honored over the years with one of these awards. One of our most recent recipients in 2008 was Larry Hobbs, M.A. Psychology, 1984, who has educated over 15,000 students and adult learners about the natural world and the people’s relationship with it.


Summer Pizza Party

Sometimes, our staff, faculty, and student workers like to get together just because. Our most recent gathering took place in August, bringing together community members from every department to enjoy pizza and share laughs.