Archive for Winter 2012

People for Others: Kathy Manion (’92)

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Kathy Manion has enriched the lives of many people. They have two traits to thank for that.

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People for Others: Jok Nhial (’09)

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This resilient young man has come a long way. A long way from the farm on which he was born and raised in a tiny village in South Sudan. A long way from the “atrocity after atrocity” he experienced as a child in that war-ravaged region.

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People for Others: Kristen Deasy (’07)

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In a dim back room of a Berlin restaurant, Kristen Deasy listened to a group of young Iranians. They huddled close, and their conversation was whispered, but with her limited Farsi and careful attention to their facial expressions, Deasy understood the general discussion. They were planning political protests. The year was 2009.

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People for Others: Kenny Farrow (’96)

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As an engineer for Stress Engineering Services, Kenny Farrow expects the unexpected. The nature of his work is found right in the firm’s name. Stress Engineering handles the design and analysis of structures that are subject to powerful forces of nature like earthquakes and ocean currents.

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People for Others: Ivone Guillen (’09)

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As a child in Yakima, Wash., Ivone Guillen grew up in an immigrant family. Her mother raised five children alone. No one in her family had graduated from college. Watching her mother struggle, Guillen knew that she wanted something different.

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People for Others: John Barnhardt (’90)

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Good communication is central to John Barnhardt, both in his vocation and his avocation.

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People for Others: Nick Senger (’88)

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First in his family to attend college, Nick Senger has built his profession around Catholic education. He is a celebrated teacher at All Saints Catholic School in Spokane, the author of a respected book on reading skills and editor of a blog on Catholic K-12 education.

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People for Others: Elaine Cullen (’72)

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This English major – who came back to Gonzaga to earn her M.B.A. in ’92 and her Ph.D. in leadership studies in 2004 – calls herself a “professional story listener.” The stories Elaine Cullen collects belong to the men who work in dangerous occupations – underground mining, commercial fishing and most recently oil and gas fields.

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