Welcome From Your Virtual GEL Hosts


April 16, 2020

One of the best parts of GEL Weekend is connecting with current students! Even virtually, our students are eager to welcome new Zags and share what they loved about their GEL experiences and why they chose to #BeAZag.

Reilly Bettis ('22) - Criminology 

 
 

Michael Valeriano ('22) - Computer Engineering

 
 

Katrina Taylor ('22) - Psychology

 
 

Anna Gunnelson ('22) - Biology

 

Jessica Morales ('22) - Psychology

 

Erika Shelby ('22) - Psychology

 

Daniel Dougherty ('22) - Human Physiology

 

Abby Marquez ('22) - Civil Engineering

 

Aliza Khan ('21) - Psychology

 
 

Isaac Ollero ('22) - Business Administration

"I was given a hand-carved wooden statue bulldog by my Grandpa when I was eight that said 'Future Zag.' My sister, who is 9 years older than me, had just chosen Gonzaga and received a wooden bulldog herself. I barely knew what college was, but Gonzaga was the only one I was exposed to when I was young. I thought every campus was like the one that I visited with my sister when she was leaving. When I was going on college tours in high school, none of them made me feel at home like GU did. So I decided to do what my Grandpa had expected and went from 'Future Zag' to actual Zag."

On the right: a student holds a carved wooden bulldog while wearing a Kennel Club shirt. On the left: the carved bulldog close -up.