‘Zags Celebrate Connection’ for 10th Gonzaga Day

Celebrate Connection. Gonzaga Day 02.12.22

February 15, 2022
Gonzaga University News Service

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University launched the Zag Business Directory, an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other, at the 10th annual Gonzaga Day on Feb. 12.

“Zags Celebrate Connection” was the theme this year, and the directory is a concrete expression of it.

“Our hope is that the Zag Business Directory will be a one-stop-shop for Zag alumni and friends to connect with any type of business in any place. The intent is to build a premier space for Zags to connect professionally across the globe,” said Drew Rieder, director of regional chapters in Gonzaga’s Alumni Relations office. Registration for the directory is at www.Gonzaga.edu/ZagBiz.

This year’s Gonzaga Day coincided with a men’s basketball showdown that night against rival St. Mary’s in the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags prevailed, 74-58.

GU alums and friends far and wide cheered on the Zags at 20 game watches that spanned from the Northwest to Calgary, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Boston and New York, among other locations. Jack and Dan’s and the Logan Tavern drew crowds in Spokane.

The Alumni Relations office asked alumni and friends to post pictures, stories and fond memories on social media, tagging each post with #GonzagaDay to connect the Zag universe.

“Gonzaga Day creates a moment once a year for everyone to remember what a special place this is and to recall the experiences we had collectively that keep us connected for a lifetime,” Rieder said. “Once you’re a Zag, you are always a Zag. Gonzaga Day reminds us that our friendships at GU last a lifetime and what a gift it is to be a part of this unique and resilient community.”

Gonzaga Day also offered an opportunity to reflect on the past year and acknowledge and celebrate the bright spots. On campus, Gonzaga celebrates the opening of the John and Joan Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering, which becomes the center of STEM academic enterprises, as well as the centennial of the School of Business Administration, founded 100 years ago to help stock a fledgling city with business leaders, bankers, accountants and professionals in economics, finance and trade.