SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University students, in finals through May 6, must rid themselves of an enormous amount of clutter before summer break. Fortunately, Gonzaga’s Housing and Residence Life is continuing its “ZAGiving” program, which collects the clutter and donates it all to Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank and The Salvation Army.
Following is a glimpse of some of the many outstanding students who will graduate during Gonzaga University’s 123rd commencement exercises May 6-8.
SPOKANE, Wash. – “To Be One in Christ: Intercultural Formation and Ministry,” edited by Fernando Ortiz, director of counseling at Gonzaga University, and Father Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., director of counseling at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, is a finalist for the Association of Catholic Publishers’ “2016 Excellence in Publishing” awards.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s marketing and communications team won three awards, including one of two “best of show” awards, for its “Unfold” brand advertising campaign at the Spokane Regional MarCom Association’s Spark Awards on April 21.
William Fegett, accounting major from Tracy, California, received the Business Academic Excellence award from the School of Business Administration for his outstanding scholastic achievement and leadership. At Gonzaga, Fegett has become deeply involved in his area of study.
Brandy Rippon, an English major from Marcus, Washington, with minors in political science and women’s and gender studies, will receive the William A. Garrigan, S.J., Award as the undergraduate who has achieved the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Kyle Wiltjer, from Portland, Oregon, one of the most prolific scorers in Zags’ basketball history, leaves Gonzaga with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA. The DI-AAA Athletic Directors Association Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, Wiltjer had a magnificent season in the classroom and on the court.
Angela Jones will graduate as one of 23 students in Gonzaga Law’s first accelerated two-year degree.
Megan Selden came to Gonzaga four years ago from Tacoma, Washington, eager to learn as much as possible. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Selden is graduating with a double concentration in finance and operations along with minors in entrepreneurial leadership and English.