Spokesman Spotlights Vegas Zags during WCC

graphic treatment of headline Zags in Vegas to look like Vegas signage
(Courtesy: The Spokesman-Review)

March 13, 2019
In addition to the classic game commentary provided by veteran sports writers John Blanchette and Jim Meehan, The Spokesman-Review’s editor, Rob Curley, put the spotlight on several Gonzaga graduates living and working in Las Vegas. Enjoy these features.  

Don Chareunsy

Don Chareunsy (’96) was a writer and editor for the Gonzaga Bulletin, an intern for The Spokesman-Review and for Dow Jones, then on staff at several Southern California papers. His biggest editing gig? You’ll have to see this feature to find out: “Don Chareunsy: Mover and Shaker of Sin City.” (Also, don’t miss Chareunsy’s inside scoop on where to eat and hang out when not watching the Bulldogs. Food & Fun Picks.)

Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Just how does someone born and raised in Las Vegas end up in Spokane for law school? Especially during an era notably known as BF – Before Few,” asks Spokesman editor Rob Curley. Catherine Cortez-Masto (’90 J.D.), in 2016, became the first Latina and first woman from Nevada elected to the U.S. Senate. In November 2018, she was chosen to be the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, becoming the first Latina to lead Senate Democrats’ campaign arm. See Curley’s feature on her here

Nick Brown

“Ultimate” Zag Nick Brown (’13) – a sport management major and broadcasting minor – combines his studies in a career as video producer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. See that story from The Spokesman-Review here. 

Stacey Fott

’93 history grad Stacey Fott is a digital collections specialist at UNLV. In this Spokesman-Review feature, learn how a quiet librarian adds noise to Zag basketball games. 

Renee Reuther

Renee Reuther (’87 and ’90) gathers together some of her best buds from Gonzaga Law at the West Coast Conference Tournament. Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley says of her friends circle: “If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks of the Spokane River in the late 1980s and early ’90s.” 

President McCulloh: A Kilt with a Story

At a pre-game rally with Zag fans, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh walked onto the stage in a full kilt. “It just wasn’t about McCulloh’s Scottish roots. It was literally academic….The kilt he was wearing featured the tartan design that was part of a Gonzaga business class project from 2014.” Read on.

For more great stories from basketball season, visit www.gonzaga.edu/basketball