Alumni Positive Pursuits from Gonzaga Magazine

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’21 Ph.D. Eileen Griffin

December 07, 2023
Gonzaga Magazine


’96 Brian Loos was selected to the board of directors of iQ Credit Union, hired as the Public Works director for the City of Long Beach, Wash., and elected president of the Executive Committee for the Washington Cities Insurance Authority.

’97, ’00 John Cooney was appointed to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III by Gov. Jay Inslee. Prior to his appointment, he served six years as a judge with Spokane County District Court and more than a decade with the Spokane County Superior Court.'

’00 Gaetano Testini is director of the Industrial Commission of Arizona by the governor of Arizona.

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(above left) ’00 J.D.Joey (Orduna) Hastings is CEO of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges due to her expertise in family law and work done with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Washoe County and the Family Justice Advisory Committee.

(above right) ’09 Becky (Tomcho) Gupta is the Development & Marketing director at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane.

’12 Johnathon Ahler joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a research staff member in the System Evaluation Division of IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center.

’17 Cameron Healy joined the Institute for Defense Analyses as a summer associate in 2023 and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in economics at Georgetown University.

’18 M.A. Michael Glasheen is director of the Terrorist Screening Center by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

’19 Crystal Petry created Crystal Petry Consulting, a company that specializes in training, coaching and consulting. The company strives to help clients succeed as well as focus on social responsibility and corporate impact.

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’21 Ph.D. Eileen Griffin and husband Jonathan Ray created an aviation business named Rest on High that offers people the opportunity to scatter their loved one’s burial ashes from an airplane.



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’81 Teresa Janssen released a novel, “The Ways of Water.” This historical fiction piece tells of a young woman’s coming-of-age in the American Southwest in the early 20th Century.

’10 Katie Herritage authored “Charting Your Path to a Brighter Future,” aimed at those seeking to enter the professional world or to transform their career path. She also released a second edition of “Special Events for Less,” which includes low-budget event planning tips.

’82 M.HR. retired Col. Gene Cunneely, an Air Force fighter pilot for 26 years including action during the Korean War, has written “My Story: A Memoir.” It details his life as a pilot and commander, with stories about his military family. Cunneely served Gonzaga as director of annual giving for 17 years following his military service.

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’08 Ph.D. Philip Mathew 
has published a book on servant leadership, “Finding Leo,” with forewords by GU’s Shann Ferch and Larry Spears.

’84 Tim Howard published “The Mirror: 7 Steps to Reflect the Life You Want,” a book about self-discovery and forging one’s desired path.

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