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Gonzaga Launches Parents Program to Help Students

Posted on October 15, 2009 in: @Gonzaga, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Feature Stories, Parents, Students
Amy Walker brings 10 years of experience as an educator and two years of experience in development at Gonzaga to lead the program. Photo by Dale Goodwin.

Amy Walker brings 10 years of experience as an educator and two years of experience in development at Gonzaga to lead the program. Photo by Dale Goodwin.

Recognizing the key role parental involvement plays in students’ success and happiness in college, Gonzaga has launched a program to inform Zag parents of the many campus opportunities designed for students, and to help parents best support their students’ development.

A Parent and Family Blog is being created along with a Parents Advisory Council, and a page on Gonzaga’s Web site – all to support parents as their relationship with their student evolves. A partnership with the alumni office to co-host coffee house chats on current campus issues also may be offered.

Amy Walker brings 10 years of experience as an educator and two years of experience in development at Gonzaga to lead the program.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role as coordinator of Parent and Family Programs and Non-traditional Student Initiatives,” Walker said. “I am continuing my commitment to working with and for students in a Catholic, Jesuit academic environment.”

Walker expects the program will help students graduate earlier and enhance their college experience, outcomes attributed to increased parental involvement.

“This office is committed to making these objectives a reality,” said Walker. “This office is dedicated to help your students find their passion. We understand this will be a time of great discovery and growth. Our primary objective is to assist parents and their students.”

Walker said she intends to make Gonzaga’s campus a “home away from home” by offering parents a full range of services and resource. Walker invites parents to contact her with questions, concerns or ideas via e-mail or at (509) 313-4154.

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