Seattle Pacific University
Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions, located on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Founded in 1891 by Free Methodist pioneers, Seattle Pacific University has grown from humble beginnings on a small piece of land in early Seattle, Washington, into one of the nationï¿½s premier Christian universities, located in the heart of one of the worldï¿½s great cities. The early vision of the institution was to train missionaries for overseas service. Today that vision has grown to focus on equipping 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early Years: 1893ï¿½1919 Seattle Seminary opened with two faculty members, President Alexander Beers and his wife, Adelaide. In its first academic term, the seminary registered 34 students in a college preparatory curriculum that included primary and intermediate grades. In 1905, a new administration building was added, later named Peterson Hall after founder Nils Peterson. College-level courses for freshmen entered the curriculum in 1910, and the school's name became Seattle Seminary and College in 1913. Two years later, the name was changed again to Seattle Pacific College, with five students becoming SPC's first graduating class in 1915. From the beginning, the new college focused on building bridges into the city for serving the wider community. President Orrin E. Tiffanyï¿½s wrote that SPC should ï¿½enlarge her borders and become the center of all the deep spiritual movements of the Northwest ï¿½ .ï¿½ He also envisioned an aggressive program that would develop Seattle Pacific into Free Methodismï¿½s finest college.
ï¿½Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.ï¿½
Ken Bone '82, basketball coach at Washington State University Jim Cornelison '86, national anthem singer for Chicago Blackhawks Jake DeShazer, Doolittle raider, missionary to Japan Gordon Fee, distinguished professor of New Testament, biblical scholar, textual critic Marcus Hahnemann '93, former goalkeeper for United States Men's National Soccer Team and current goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders F.C. Doris Brown Heritage '64, five-time world cross-country champion, coach, USA Track and Field Hall of Fame William L. Lane, New Testament theologian and professor of biblical studies Eugene H. Peterson '54, author of The Message Jeff Probst, attended Autumn Quarter 1987, host of Survivor Daniel Sandrin '03, Korean Basketball League player Jean Stothert, mayor of Omaha, Nebraska Larry Wall '76, programmer, linguist, author, creator of the Perl programming language David T. Wong '61, co-inventor of Prozac Phil Zevenbergen, retired National Basketball Association player Joseph Kearney, former athletic director at the University of Washington, Michigan State University and WAC Commissioner
Urban, 43 Acres (170,000 M2)