Magis is a Latin word that means "more" or "better." It is related to Ad majorem Dei gloriam, a Latin phrase meaning "for the greater glory of God."
Magis refers to the philosophy of doing more, for Christ, and therefore doing more for others. This year marks the 26th Anniversary of our Student Development Awards, the Magis Awards. The Magis Awards presented on this website recognize, embrace, and give thanks to our Gonzaga University students and staff who have lived the magis, done more for others and our Gonzaga community. These six university awards are presented to graduating seniors; The Philomathea and Carl Lindberg Loyalty Awards, the Sue Weitz Spirit of Gonzaga Award, the St. Aloysius Award for Faith & Service, the Gonzaga Award for Solidarity in Action, and the Ignatian Award.
Additional Gonzaga University Student Achievement Awards
- Student Employment, Outstanding Student Employee of the Year - Autumn Fiore (Volunteers of America)
- Student Employment, Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Justis Simmons (Gonzaga University, Alumni Association)
- Sr. Virginia Claire-Carvey, Volunteer of the Year - Jackie Baca
- Fr. Leo Robinson, Volunteer of the Year - Sarah Potter
- Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Unity, Excellence and Leadership - Liz Perez
- Career & Professional Development Excellence Award - Chase Mickelson
- Career & Professional Development Excellence Award - Ruby Roedell
- Assistant Residence Director of the Year - Rachel DeSimone
- Residence Life Staff Member of the Year - Harley Gonsalves
- The Saint Peter Faber Award - Rachel Bohan
- The Saint Peter Faber Award - CJ DeBiase
- The Sister Laura Michels Award - Tia Beck
- Zag Dining Outstanding Student of the Year - Annie Wissmiller