The Gonzaga University Alumni Association Phoenix Chapter “Valley of the Sun” was formed to unite the ZAG alumni from the entire Phoenix Metro-plex area and provides ZAG alumni a way of staying connected to the University. The Phoenix Chapter hosts many events throughout the year: service projects, basketball game watches, professional sports gatherings, dogma on draft, happy hour networking socials, wine tasting, ZAGtoberfest, student send-off, and an annual Gonzaga Desert Classic signature golf tournament; all with the goal of uniting fellow ZAG alumni, family, friends and fans to celebrate, learn, explore, serve and support our growing Zag community. Everyone is welcome… show your ZAG spirit and get involved today!

Join the Phoenix Chapter

Chapters are for all Gonzaga alumni, current and former parents, and friends of Gonzaga. There are no fees or dues — it's free!


Phoenix Regional Scholarship

CRITERIA: First preference is for students with need from the Phoenix area. Second preference is for students with need from Arizona.

Chapter Leadership

Cynthia Reyes Methvin '01

Cynthia Reyes Methvin received both her bachelor and master degrees from Gonzaga. After Cynthia graduated from GU with her MA Organizational Leadership degree, she moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area for 12 years and then she was off to the “Valley of the Sun” Phoenix in 2013. She started the DFW chapter and was president of the DFW Chapter for 6 years and became the Phoenix chapter president in 2014. Cynthia worked for The Nielsen Company for about 16 years and now is an unrestricted free agent currently seeking her next journey. Cynthia is passionate about bringing ZAGS together, enjoys exploring the Arizona beauty and is grateful for her family.

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