Though I was in the GU class of 1960, I received my Masters in Religious Studies in 2000. The entire journey through Gonzaga was revelatory and transformative! In the beginning of the beginning I was not a critical thinker, nor was I very mature ! Something happened that taught me , slowly at first, how to think broadly and deeply. Spiritually, this time was right before Vatican11. The changes that ensued were similar to putting a man on the moon! Yes, those times were unprecedented to almost all time in recorded history! In those earlier GU days students had to have what was almost a major in both Religion and Philisophy!
Now, I understand that that is not the case. When I returned for a Masters in Religious Studies many years later, the entire manner of the studies were transformed ! So was I. In many ways GU saved my life ! I became addicted to reading and research and always asking the next question. Being married to my husband Leon who I met at GU, and subsequently raising 8 children, and being an instructor at The Community Colleges if Spokane for 31 years , were all greatly influenced by the ground work that was set from the beginning in 1960! GU us a place of life long learning long after walking down the steps from College Hall and walking out into the world. What a love story that was and continues to be! Happy Valentines Day, Gonzaga