Interacting with reality is one of the key missions of Gonzaga, and Jesuit education broadly. We have to do more than simply acknowledge difference in the world. Instead, we must face it bravely and intimately, on the street level.
Gonzaga alumnus Reilly Dooris (’15) serves poor entrepreneurs in Guatemala as executive field director of First Things Foundation. His secret: bonds forged by love.
By Raymond Reyes Associate Academic Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Originally published for Spirit, the Gonzaga Faculty and Staff Newsletter …
Autism specialist, inspirational and instructional speaker, and Gonzaga alumnus Patrick Mulick says that “your attitude is like glitter – good or bad, once it’s somewhere, it’s everywhere.”
During their intercultural exchange and choir tour in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the members of the Gonzaga Chamber Chorus opened their hearts to living in the moment, learning humility, exploring new lands and exchanging musical gifts.
Being a dad is a high calling with great expectations – a role that some men find easier than others. For men who have no biological ties to a child they love, Father’s Day can be a harsh reminder of where they belong – and where they don’t. As we honor all dads, we listen to one grad’s experience finding his way as a stepparent.
Inspired by a candy wrapper, Gonzaga alumnus Lauren Zeutenhorst pursued her longtime dream of running the Boston Marathon, even after a concerning diagnosis.
On a trip to the heart of the civil rights movement, student Olivia Moorer learned the hard truth of her own heritage … and what God wants her to do with it.
Corey got out of his Chevy Impala and came to us with a message: “Sometimes y’all gotta test your blood and see where you come from. I come from here. But it might surprise you that we’re all the same.”
“Perhaps the thing I value most about the work of immersion and accompaniment is that it helps us work those muscles that root us to our place in the world. Not because we retreat further into our own identity but because we begin to clarify how we might live in relationship to others who aren’t like us.” – Jeff Dodd