Gonzaga Makes a Slam Dunk in Basketball and Volunteering

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Gonzaga University, a private, four-year institution, now ranks No. 1 in two key areas. The men’s basketball team earned a national No. 1 ranking by two major polls and Gonzaga now ranks No. 1 in the nation for the amount of alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

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This announcement underscores the commitment of Gonzaga’s graduates to work toward a world of peace, justice and greater understanding among people around the world, said President McCulloh.

Gonzaga University, a private, four-year institution, now ranks No. 1 in two key areas. The men’s basketball team earned, for the first time, a national No. 1 ranking by two major polls – the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll. In addition, Gonzaga’s men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams are both 2013 WCC Champions.

Beyond the basketball court, Gonzaga also achieved another prestigious ranking. The university now ranks No. 1 in the nation for the amount of alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

Twenty-four Gonzaga undergraduate alumni are currently Peace Corps volunteers, bringing Gonzaga’s historical total to 311 alumni with Peace Corps service. “This announcement underscores the commitment of Gonzaga’s graduates to work toward a world of peace, justice and greater understanding among people around the world,” said President McCulloh. “Our graduates demonstrate every day that our tradition is one of transformation – both institutionally in educating people for others, and individually, as students and alumni carry their inspired missions into many career fields.”

Gonzaga’s Online Advanced Credentials Support Volunteerism

Gonzaga University offers two comprehensive online programs that allow students to gain critical skills that support volunteering endeavors. The online Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies, and the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership give students the practical knowledge necessary to interact, engage and thrive in any setting. Students are able to learn online, anytime – all courses are available 24/7.

Gonzaga’s online leadership programs provide graduate-level expertise for solving complex communication problems in modern organizations and challenges students to expand creative thinking, innovative problem solving and inspirational leadership. Students will:

  •     Gain a thorough understanding of communication theory and its practical uses in a variety of settings
  •     Exhibit excellence in interpersonal skills, public speaking, small group dynamics, writing and multimedia
  •     Forge alliances, build hope and confidence, and turn details into action
  •     Understand and analyze the influence of communication technologies on American society and its global implications
  •     Solve communication problems in modern organizations and social systems

Learn more about Gonzaga’s online Master’s programs in Organizational Leadership, and Communication and Leadership. Visit http://www.gonzagaonline.com/request-information.asp or call 866-295-3105 for more information.

About Gonzaga University:
Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 25 master’s degrees, a doctorate in leadership studies, and a Juris Doctor degree through our School of Law.

US News & World Report has ranked Gonzaga University one of the top universities in the West for more than 16 years. In addition, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine have separately ranked us one of the nation's best universities. Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Schools (NWCCS) and a member of the Jesuit Education Network.

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