Welcome & Questions - 4:00-4:10 p.m. PDT
We're so glad you can join us. Don't miss this welcome session to learn more about Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity (DICE) and how we support our Students of Color, First Generation College Students, and LGBTQ+ communities at Gonzaga. After the welcome, this Zoom meeting will remain open throughout the event if you have general questions. We look forward to connecting with you!
Joan Iva C. Fawcett (she/her/hers)
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, Community, & Equity (DICE)
Marjan Dehkordi (she/her/hers)
Office Assistant for Diversity, Inclusion, Community, & Equity (DICE)
Yesenia Lazaro (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of Admission
A first-generation college student is when neither of the students’ parents completed 4-year degree. Currently, 15% of enrolled students at Gonzaga are first-generation. Being first-generation comes with exciting new opportunities and experiences. At the same time, there are challenges and obstacles that students may face. Join Alfonso Miranda, Program Coordinator for the Unity Multicultural Education Center, to learn about his own personal experience of being a first-generation college student and ways in which our students have overcome challenges. Deb Ellis, Program Manager for the Unity Multicultural Education Center, will also provide us with an inside scoop of the resources and support available for you to continue your success at Gonzaga University.
At Gonzaga, we welcome a diverse group of students from all backgrounds. Gonzaga honors, celebrates and embraces all students and their unique contributions to our campus and community. Meet other students of color who have been admitted to Gonzaga and learn about the student experience and University resources specific to this population from student leaders and professional staff. You will have the opportunity to chat with our presenters and ask questions.
Meet other incoming LGBTQ+ students as well as our student leaders and professional staff, to learn about how we strive to provide a space that is safe and inclusive as well as resources and opportunities available to those within this community. You will also learn about and meet staff from the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center: a hub of resources for people of all identities. All students excited to explore queer culture and identity are welcome to come by to engage with our staff and students.
Program Manager for LGBTQ+ Education & Support, Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Program Manager for Intercultural Development, Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC)
Kenji Linane-Booey, Admission Counselor, and Financial Aid Counselor, Megan Hewins, are available to answer questions about financial aid and student employment at Gonzaga. Learn about the differences between federal, state, and institutional work study, the types of jobs on campus, and how to find them. Please visit our Student Employment web page if you’re interested in learning more about work study and other employment opportunities. Financial aid counselors are available for one-on-one appointments over the phone or via Zoom! If you'd like to meet with a counselor to discuss your financial aid award, please schedule a one-on-one appointment. Financial Aid counselors are committed to providing excellent service for our students and families, whether that’s assisting with the FAFSA, creating payment plans, or walking through aid packages.
Financial Aid Counselor