1. One hundred and thirty years and still going strong. It all started in 1887 when Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., purchased the land we sit upon for 936 silver coins and established this Jesuit, Catholic university.
2. Our student-athletes’ Graduation Success Rate of 98 percent puts Gonzaga at No. 3 in the nation. There they go again, making us look good!
3. Zags hit the ground running. Ninety-four percent of the 2016 graduating class is gainfully employed, performing service work or continuing their education. Talk about hustle!
4. English Professor Tod Marshall is Washington State’s Poet Laureate. He builds appreciation of poetry through visits to communities statewide. Now that’s what we call a road less traveled.
5. Parli Italiano? Forty-seven percent of Zags study abroad at some point during their time here.
6. A proud first: Gonzaga Law School alumna Catherine Marie Cortez Masto was elected the country’s first Latina U.S. senator (Nevada) in November 2016.
7. The doctors are in. We’re now educating talented medical students on our campus thanks to our innovative partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine.
8. Serving our purpose: For the last four years, more of our graduates have headed to the Peace Corps than from any other school our size.
9. Bee healthy! Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center has an apiary, hydroponic greenhouse and rooftop garden that helps supply fresh, organic produce for student dining.