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SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: The Cornish booth at the South Lake Union Block Party was a popular place, with the history of Cornish's 100 years in Seattle prominently displayed.. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Cornish staffers had a hard time keeping a straight face for the photographer.. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Two happy booth visitors show off their swag: a Cornish mug. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Music alumni Cullen Gray (MU'14) and Octavia McAloon (MU'13) perform on the SLUBP stage with Cornish senior Julio Lopez (MU '15). Check them out on the video below. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Also in the video below, the Katie Levine Trio. Troy Scheifelbein (MU '15) performs on bass; not pictured are Katie Levine (MU '14) and Matthew Singler (MU). Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Also in the video below, Tomten. Tomten is Brian Noyeswatkin (TH), Jake Brady (MU '11), Robert Bennett (DE '11) and Dillon Sturtevant. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: More shy and retiring staffers at the Cornish booth. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Cornish Dean of Student Life Jerry Hekkel points Sacajewea-like into the future … or more likely toward the hamburger grilling booths whose products he judged in the grilling contest. Photo by Mark Bocek.

SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish

: Patrice Edwards, director of corporate and foundation relations, greets a Vulcan staffer at the Cornish booth (he's the one with the sunglasses). Vulcan is a Cornish neighbor and a prime mover of the SLUBP. Photo by Mark Bocek.

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UPDATE: Good news for Cornish students: the South Lake Union Block Party was not only a blast, it raised $17,000 for the College’s Scholarship Fund.

Three alumni-rich bands filled the air with music, Cornish swag flew off the table in the College’s booth, and supporters ate their way through $17,000 worth of food samples for the Scholarship Fund. Plus, it was a warm, sparkling day, the scent of cooking food wafted throughout the park, and everyone was in a fantastic mood. Add that all up, and it equals a big success for the South Lake Union Block Party.

(See original article on Cornish at the SLUBP.)

Cornish’s Main Campus is, of course, in the South Lake Union section of Seattle, and the block party is the once-a-year chance to meet the people, organizations, and businesses that are neighbors all in one day. Every year, a different area non-profit is slated to receive the revenue from the food sampling alley, and this year it went to Cornish. A highlight of the day was the “Best Burger in SLU” grilling completion, made special to the Cornish community because Dean of Student Life Jerry Hekkel was one of the judges.

Alumni Playing South Lake Union Block Party from Cornish College of the Arts on Vimeo.


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