The recipient of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Washington State University, Jon Schorsch is a medically retired police sergeant who spent 14 years with the Port of Seattle Police Department. Jon Schorsch also holds a master's degree in public administration from Seattle University, where he was an officer at large for the MPA Student Association.
The Seattle University women's basketball team saw its season come to an end on March 16 with a lopsided 88-45 loss to the Oregon Ducks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but it was an all-time great season for the Redhawks nonetheless. Even after the loss, Seattle's players remained upbeat and were able to put their accomplishments in perspective. The team had won its first ever WAC tournament championship and subsequently had made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Moreover, it became the first WAC team to have two of its players win consecutive Freshman of the Year honors.
Oregon jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the first-round game and held a 48-16 lead by halftime. Alexis Montgomery led Seattle in scoring with 14 points while Kallin Spiller added 10 points. The Redhawks finished the 2017-18 season with a win-loss record of 18-15 and, prior to losing to Oregon, had won five consecutive games.
Medically retired Port of Seattle Police Department sergeant Jon Schorsch has completed a masters degree in public administration and a juris doctor degree at Seattle University. Outside of his educational pursuits, Jon Schorsch is an avid golfer who holds membership in the United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA).
Founded in 1953 to encourage and empower individuals with vision impairments to play golf, the USBGA has been hosting a national championship since 1948 (before it was an established organization). Clint Russell won the California-based tournament that first year. He and Charley Boswell combined to win the first 15 national championships with Boswell winning 13. More recently, the tournament has been played in Oregon, Rhode Island, and Florida, among other states.
The 2018 USBGA National Championship is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 29 at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee. A $150 entry fee is required to participate in the tournament. The fee covers a four-night stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites, three rounds of golf, complimentary breakfast each day, two lunches, and dinners at both the welcome reception and awards banquet. The three-round tournament is being hosted by the 2017 national champion Chad NeSmith and his coach Andy Church.
Former Port of Seattle Police Department Sergeant Jon Schorsch has more than two decades of experience in public service. Active in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations, Jon Schorsch is a graduate of the Seattle University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
Seattle University’s MPA program is designed for public service professionals looking to expand their knowledge of public administration as well as advance their careers. The program is committed to social justice and empowering diverse communities. It enhances students' skill sets in areas such as critical thinking, administration, analysis, management, and public policy.
The MPA program is staffed by leading faculty from Seattle University, and classes are conducted quarterly or seasonally. The total number of credits required to graduate is 57, including 33 credits from 11 compulsory courses, 9 credits from 3 government and nonprofit sector courses, and 15 credits from 5 electives.
Admission to the MPA program is based on merit. Applicants should have a demonstrable dedication to public service, at least one year’s work experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a 3.0 GPA. Applications should be sent to the institution’s admissions office and must include official college transcripts, completed application and MPA recommendation forms, a resume, and a letter of intent.
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