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Student Offers Backpacks of Hope to Homeless

Student Offers Backpacks of Hope to Homeless

Posted on October 18, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga’s Jesuit ethos embraces a commitment to human dignity and solidarity with the poor and vulnerable. Rick Clark, 46, a junior in his first semester at Gonzaga, knows poverty firsthand. Formerly homeless, Clark launched the outreach program Giving Back Packs to help the down-and-out in Spokane, where he was born and raised.

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Spokane YWCA Honors Former Academic Vice President Patricia O’Connell Killen

Spokane YWCA Honors Former Academic Vice President Patricia O’Connell Killen

Posted on October 9, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Patricia O’Connell Killen, Ph.D., Gonzaga’s former academic vice president, recently received the 2017 Woman of Achievement award for her work in education at the 35th annual Spokane YWCA Women of Achievement Impact Luncheon at the Davenport Grand Hotel.

Gonzaga Blesses, Dedicates Della Strada Jesuit Community

Gonzaga Blesses, Dedicates Della Strada Jesuit Community

Posted on September 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University leaders and community members gathered Thursday to formally dedicate and bless the Della Strada Jesuit Community, a new home for the Jesuits of Spokane. It is located at the northwest corner of Boone Avenue and Astor Street and has been made possible by a leadership gift from Tim and Mary Barnard of Bozeman, Montana.

Gonzaga Hosts Spokane Regional Veterans’ Conference Sept. 30

Gonzaga Hosts Spokane Regional Veterans’ Conference Sept. 30

Posted on September 13, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will also host the free Spokane Regional Veterans’ Conference, designed to serve and support military veterans and active-duty service members and dependents in the Spokane community, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom.

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Alumna Kate Hewitt Earns Prestigious Scoville Peace Fellowship at Brookings Institution

Alumna Kate Hewitt Earns Prestigious Scoville Peace Fellowship at Brookings Institution

Posted on August 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kate Hewitt, a 2013 Gonzaga University alumna, has been awarded a prestigious and highly competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship for the fall 2017 semester and will spend six to nine months working with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Alumnus Honors Mother, Fights Breast Cancer with Memorial Bike Ride

Alumnus Honors Mother, Fights Breast Cancer with Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on July 31, 2017

SEATTLE – Gonzaga University 2013 alumni Doug Chesney and David Sheppard are raising money to fight breast cancer in the third annual Denise M. Chesney Memorial Bike Ride, a 50-mile loop around Lake Washington on Saturday, Aug. 12.

50 Nations, 40 Languages Represented at Gonzaga’s 19th Summer Language Program

50 Nations, 40 Languages Represented at Gonzaga’s 19th Summer Language Program

Posted on July 21, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Spokane-area immigrant and refugee learners from preschool through age 80 representing over 50 countries and speaking more than 40 languages are taking part in Gonzaga University’s 19th annual Summer Language Program on campus.

Gonzaga Included in 2018 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Gonzaga Included in 2018 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Posted on July 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is included among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018,” the publication – a top independent guide to the best schools for more than 30 years – announced this week. This marks the third consecutive year Gonzaga has been included in the guide.

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.