My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Gonzaga University
Location: Spokane WA
Watching the NCAA Tournament and was really impressed with the size, talent, and defensive intensity of the Gonzaga Men’s Basketball Team. They are a #1 seed for a good reason.
I really didn’t know much about Gonzaga as a university so I went researching its history and origin.
Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington. It offers students a Catholic liberal arts education, founded on Jesuit ideals of educating the mind, body and spirit to create men and women for others. The campus sits on the north bank of the Spokane River.
Gonzaga has a total enrollment of about 7,500 students with slightly more than 5,000 as undergraduates. The university was founded in 1887.
I never knew that Bing Crosby was a former Gonzaga student. Bing Crosby grew up in Spokane. Crosby’s father built a house at 508 E. Sharp Avenue. The house now sits on the campus of Gonzaga and once served as Alumni Association offices. The university granted him an honorary degree in 1937.