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International Student’s Faith Odyssey

International Student’s Faith Odyssey

Posted on October 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – After an odyssey from the slums of Chennai, India, Manojprabhakaran Thirupal is thriving in his second semester in Gonzaga University’s master of organizational leadership program. Filled with faith and hope, he aims to create a nonprofit organization to help oppressed people worldwide.

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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.

Caleb Dawson: Inspired to Lead

Caleb Dawson: Inspired to Lead

Posted on July 25, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. — It was difficult to imagine how Gonzaga University scholar and student leader Caleb Dawson’s life could be more hectic. Then the double major in sociology and economics with a minor in women’s and gender studies – among a dizzying array of other activities – was elected president of the Gonzaga Student Body Association last spring.

‘To Be One in Christ’ Earns Book of Year

‘To Be One in Christ’ Earns Book of Year

Posted on May 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Association of Catholic Publishers has named “To Be One in Christ: Intercultural Formation and Ministry,” Liturgical Press, edited by Fernando Ortiz, Gonzaga University’s director of counseling, and Father Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., director of counseling at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, its 2016 “Book of the Year.”

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Gonzaga Receives Ignatian Medal for Hillyard Youth Collaborative

Gonzaga Receives Ignatian Medal for Hillyard Youth Collaborative

Posted on May 5, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators has awarded Gonzaga University the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Academic Partnership for its work on the Hillyard Youth Collaborative in Northeast Spokane. The initiative is led by John Traynor, associate professor of teacher education, and Bailley Wootton, assistant director for youth programs in the Center for Community Action and Service-Learning.

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

Posted on May 4, 2016

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.

Grads Shine with Many Gifts

Grads Shine with Many Gifts

Posted on May 3, 2016

A glimpse of some of the many outstanding students who graduated during Gonzaga University’s 123rd commencement exercises May 6-8.

2016 Grad Profiles: Mackenzie Pavlik

2016 Grad Profiles: Mackenzie Pavlik

Posted on April 25, 2016

Mackenzie Pavlik, a public relations major from Farmington, New Mexico, considers Ketchikan, Alaska and Spokane to be just as much her home. Pavlik, a member of Gonzaga’s Comprehensive Leadership Program, is also earning a minor in art with a specialization in ceramics.

2016 Grad Profiles: Brett Konzek

2016 Grad Profiles: Brett Konzek

Posted on April 24, 2016

Brett Konzek, a double major in biology and environmental studies from Kennewick, Washington, is a pied piper of sorts with a huge heart.