Mary Browne

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2023 Award: Jo Merwin Scholarship
Major: Music Education, Honors Program
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Extracurricular activities: When I'm not in class or singing in GU Choirs, I enjoy visiting my grade school to volunteer in the preschool/elementary classrooms. I also enjoy writing memoirs about my theater experiences, playing piano, and tap dancing.

More about Mary

Future plans:

In addition to becoming a music teacher, I hope to become a Tour Actor/Director with the Missoula Children's Theatre, traveling to communities around the world to support children in developing life skills through performing arts.

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?

Through my field teaching practice, I have spent time working with elementary and middle school students in music classrooms, which has helped me learn different approaches of supporting students' learning styles.

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?

Last summer, I had the privilege of working with GU New Student & Family Programs on the team that plans First-Year Orientation. I helped plan events for parents and families, shared a speech with the incoming first-year class, and met great teammates.