In her last days on campus, Courtney Vandersloot talks about the challenges she faces moving to her new team, the Chicago Sky.
Archive for Summer 2011
For the best job-hunting tips, turn to those who know the topic well – recent Gonzaga graduates now employed in Chicago, New York and other metropolitan areas.
Marilyn Stanton left a lasting impression on students who describe her as “one of the most brilliant teachers and minds on the planet at that time” and much more.
In one Spokane family, a veteran’s tale has grown into everyman’s story.
During this first year, as I have traveled around the nation visiting with alumni and friends, I have been asked many questions about the present and future of Gonzaga: How are enrollments faring? How has the recession affected fundraising? Where do I see future opportunities for growth in programs? There is, however, another question I am asked as often as any other: “What is it like being the first lay president?”
A year ago, assistant professor of education John Traynor led a small group of colleagues in a national search for evidence-based ways to stem the flow of Spokane high school dropouts, then at 39 percent. The project is part of Priority Spokane, a community initiative.
I believe in always getting up off the ground. I must admit that over the years I have become acquainted with concrete, gravel, asphalt and cobblestones more often than I would have preferred; however, the momentary face-to-face meetings I have had with the paths upon which I have tread have taught me some great lessons.
Gonzaga’s first cadre of Act Six scholars will be juniors this fall. They choose these words to describe what Act Six means to them: A blessing. Perseverance. Change. Life. Leadership. Direction.