Patrick Ronay


Name: Patrick Ronay - Admission Counselor

Phone: 800.322.2584, extension 6635 - or - 509.313.6635

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Degree:  B.A. Environmental Studies - Gonzaga University
                 Minors: History and Philosophy - Gonzaga University

Territories: Colorado, Southern California (Fresno and Inyo counties and everything south of that, South of San Luis Obispo on the coast)

Office projects: Scholarship Coordinator, Debate Liaison, and ILS Assistant

Favorite place in Spokane:
One feature I revel in is the Little Spokane River.  The put-in is about a 30 minute drive from campus and it is one of the most serene natural settings I have ever been in.  It has a meandering current that takes about 2 hours and right before the take-out you pass half a dozen houses along the bank, some of which are shaded by a dramatic willow tree; you'd swear you were amidst a Faulkner novel. 

My favorite college memory:
As an Adventure Guide for GU Outdoors, we did a Guide trip at the conclusion of the Fall 2011 semester.  The trip was a two-night, cross-country ski trip that had us snow-camping in the side country off Schweitzer Mountain.  Prior to this trip I had neither cross country skied nor snow-camped so, needless to say, it was quite the challenge and experience.  Then, six weeks later, I was fortunate enough to be in Costa Rica for a study abroad semester.  Overall, a dramatic temperature adjustment to say the least. 

Favorite Quote:
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning

Favorite Class at Gonzaga: 
Leadership & Storytelling