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Alumna Monique Rizer Gives Back as Executive Director of Opportunity Nation

Alumna Monique Rizer Gives Back as Executive Director of Opportunity Nation

Posted on June 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Monique Rizer, a 2001 Gonzaga University graduate, knows the transformative impact of education. After attending various postsecondary institutions, she entered Gonzaga at age 22, married, and with a 2-year-old son. Now she is directing a bipartisan national initiative focused on providing opportunities for others.

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Gonzaga Graduate Callin Switzer Researches Bumblebee Vibrations at Harvard

Gonzaga Graduate Callin Switzer Researches Bumblebee Vibrations at Harvard

Posted on May 25, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Callin Switzer, a 2010 Gonzaga University graduate in biology, is abuzz about bumblebees through his doctoral work in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University.

Catching up with Bulldog Band, Poolside at Final Four

Catching up with Bulldog Band, Poolside at Final Four

Posted on March 30, 2017

PHOENIX – After an especially cold and wet winter in Spokane, Washington, members of the Gonzaga University Bulldog Band warmed themselves from head to toe today – poolside in the 87-degree heat, preparing to root on the Zags in their first Final Four appearance on Saturday vs. South Carolina.

Gonzaga Leverages Basketball Success to Boost Academic Mission

Gonzaga Leverages Basketball Success to Boost Academic Mission

Posted on March 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – As Gonzaga University enters its first Final Four appearance on Saturday following a magical 36-1 season and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament – its 19th consecutive Big Dance – key institutional numbers underscore how Gonzaga has leveraged basketball success to support its academic mission.

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Gonzaga Presents ‘Women Lead Spokane’ Conference March 15 at Hemmingson Center

Gonzaga Presents ‘Women Lead Spokane’ Conference March 15 at Hemmingson Center

Posted on February 27, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University presents Women Lead Spokane, a leadership conference designed to educate and empower women personally and professionally, from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, at the Hemmingson Center. Cost is $149 (which includes two continuing education credits and meals). Registration deadline is March 8. To register visit: www.gonzaga.edu/womeninleadership.

Jason Iloreta: His Brother’s Keeper

Jason Iloreta: His Brother’s Keeper

Posted on December 12, 2016

Jason Iloreta (’14) nearly joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before heeding a more personal calling to serve his brother Josh who has cerebral palsy. Together, they are raising awareness of people with diagnosed differences.

Gonzaga Alumna Mary Fairhurst Elected Chief Justice of State Supreme Court

Gonzaga Alumna Mary Fairhurst Elected Chief Justice of State Supreme Court

Posted on November 7, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Justice Mary Fairhurst, who earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University, was elected the 56th chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court on Nov. 3 by a vote of her peers. Her four-year term starts Jan. 9, 2017. She will succeed Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, also a Gonzaga Law School alumna, and one of the longest-serving chief justices in state history.

Meet Fulbright Scholar Ryan Lojo (’13)

Meet Fulbright Scholar Ryan Lojo (’13)

Posted on September 20, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Ryan Lojo (’13) has come a long way since the summer of 2011 when he learned about adversity firsthand as a full-time door-to-door pest-control salesman whose long days were filled with slamming doors, awkward moments and, in one case, being chased off the property.

Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Posted on April 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sarika Ann Khanwilkar is combining her bachelor’s degree in biology from Gonzaga University with a desire to make a difference in the world. After conducting conservation research in North America, South America and Asia, the 23-year-old founded the nonprofit organization Wild Tiger a year ago to help save India’s Bengal Tigers.