Name: Carie Weeks - Assistant Dean of Admission
Phone: 800.322.2584, extension 6547 - or - 509.313.6547
Hometown: West Glacier, MT
Degree: M.A. School Counseling - Gonzaga University
B.A. English and Theatre Arts - Gonzaga University
Territories: Spokane and Spokane Valley schools (not including Gonzaga Preparatory), Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina, American International Schools, Military Base Schools, and Foreign Schools for American citizens
Why are you in admissions at Gonzaga?
From the first students and families I worked with as an Admission Counselor, I fell in love with the relationships built and the opportunities I’ve had to help students realize their higher education dreams at a university that both challenges and supports them. I am especially passionate about working with students who are the first in their families to attend college, and I find the energy of high school and college students as they discover their passions to be energizing. I feel blessed to work where I do and to provide guidance for students and families at a very exciting but also challenging time of their lives.
Where is your favorite place on campus?
Between the Martin Centre and the PACCAR Center for Applied Science there is an overlook where one can see downtown Spokane, the Riverfront Park Clock Tower and Pavilion, the Spokane River, the Centennial Trail and many of Gonzaga’s athletic fields and buildings. I love the view from there and how close campus is to downtown amenities, internships, events, etc.
What is your favorite thing to do in Spokane?
As a theatre lover, one of my favorite things to do is to attend the Best of Broadway plays and other performances at the INB Performing Art Center. For example, I’ve seen Wicked , The Lion King , The Book of Mormon , and Phantom of the Opera , but my favorite was Les Misérables. I saw it twice.
What is one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Three R’s: Give yourself some time to REFLECT on the attributes you want in your future college, what you may like to study, and how you are going to prepare yourself to get there (academically, emotionally, financially—filling out Financial Aid forms and applying for scholarships, etc.) RESEARCH schools and programs that interest you, and be sure to REACH OUT to admission representatives at the schools you are considering. We want to be helpful to you in your process!