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2017 Zag Grads: Shelby Wells  

Posted on May 1, 2017 in: commencement, Spotlight, Students

Shelby Wells

Shelby Wells, from Portland, Ore., was recognized by the Miracle Network Dance Marathon as one of 20 recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award for helping to raise $76,592 for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane through the Gonzaga University Dance Marathon in February. Wells, who founded the event, served in leadership positions the past three years.

A public relations major with a minor in promotions, Wells was inspired by the Miracle Network Dance Marathon after meeting Maddie, a girl born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia who is being treated at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Wells was among the group of students honored by Gonzaga this year with the Philanthropy Award and the Program of the Year. She has been involved in the campus and community as coordinator of Parent & Family Orientation; University Ambassador; Student Involvement and Leadership intern; and Parent & Family Relations marketing specialist.

After graduation, she hopes to work in some capacity with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals or with a university’s dance marathon.

Read about more of this year’s outstanding Gonzaga graduates.

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