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S.Res. 25 (113th): A resolution honoring Gonzaga University on its 125th anniversary.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 31, 2013 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



1st Session

S. RES. 25


January 31, 2013

(for Mrs. Murray (for herself and Ms. Cantwell)) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Honoring Gonzaga University on its 125th anniversary.

Whereas, in 1881, at the request of the citizens of the City of Spokane Falls, Washington, Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., a Jesuit from the Rocky Mountain Mission, committed to establishing a school along the banks of the Spokane River;

Whereas, on September 17, 1887, Gonzaga College officially opened its doors with an inaugural class of 18 students;

Whereas Gonzaga College, known today as Gonzaga University, has grown into a nationally recognized 4-year liberal arts university, where nearly 8,000 students can choose from more than 75 fields of study, select from 25 master's degree programs, and pursue doctoral degrees in law and leadership studies;

Whereas Gonzaga University is repeatedly listed as one of the best comprehensive regional universities in the western United States, is ranked second in the United States among small universities for alumni serving in the Peace Corps, and consistently earns a place on the President’s Higher Education and Community Service Honor Roll;

Whereas Gonzaga University invests more than $60,000,000 annually in scholarships and in financial assistance to its students; and

Whereas notable Gonzaga alumni include a former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, a Governor of the State of Washington and the first female Attorney General of the State of Washington, the current Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, judges of the United States district courts, and members of the Washington State Supreme Court: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate


honors Gonzaga University on its 125th anniversary;


celebrates the commitment of Gonzaga University to its students and to educating the whole individual, including the mind, body, and spirit;


applauds Gonzaga University for its dedication to instilling the importance of service to others and civic engagement; and


congratulates the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and supporters of Gonzaga University for their many contributions in the United States and abroad.