Katherine Phillips at 2018 Commencement

Katherine Phillips ('18)

Computer Science, 2018 Garrigan Award Winner

The Garrigan Award – the highest scholastic record through all four years – went to Katherine Phillips, who earned a B.S. in computer science, summa cum laude, while also serving as a tutor. Congratulations!

Andy Dwonch speaking at 2018 commencement

Andy Dwonch ('99)

Civil Engineer, Humanitarian, 2018 Commencement Speaker

“I saw engineering – grounded in compassion – as a form of prayer.” Dwonch put his Gonzaga Civil Engineering degree to use building schools, roads, bridges, health clinics and water systems in the Balkans and Middle East.

Cesar Ortiz Rios in the materials lab at the Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Credit Janean Schmidt

Cesar Ortiz Rios ('18)

Mechanical Engineer, First-Generation Graduate

This recent officer of GU's chapter of the engineering honor society begins a PhD program this fall, and models success for his entire extended family.

Payton Lieske ('20)

Payton Lieske ('20)

Mechanical Engineering

Gonzaga scholarships are turning his fascination in electrical circuits and calculus structures into preparation for a career.

Isabella Verdugo

Isabella Verdugo ('19)

Mechanical Engineer, MTC Tech

This dedicated junior encourages others to explore the tools and valuable training in the Manufacturing & Technology Center.


Joe Doria ('21)

Electrical Engineering

Gonzaga scholarships are turning his passion for renewable energy into preparing for a career.

Alumni of the School of Engineering & Applied Science


James Moore ('72)

Co-Founder, MW Consulting Engineers

Alum's firm continues a strong business internationally and throughout Gonzaga's campus.

Jack McElroy ('63)

Pilot, Fellowship Donor

Career engineer encourages SEAS students to pursue research.


James Sweet ('16)

Mechanical Engineer

Senior design project with NIOSH turned into a positive career path in commercial fishing safety.

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