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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Gonzaga Prep honors students, awards St. Aloysius Gonzaga medal

the Inland Register

(From the July 1, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, recently bestowed its Ignatian Service Awards to students who “represent the Ignatian spirit of community service,” who are “a person for others,” and who have exceeded the school’s requirement for community service.

The award is named for St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Seniors: Tessa Brinkman, daughter of Mark and Mary Brinkman of Post Falls, Idaho; Anthony Cossette, son of Andre and Lori Cossette of Spokane Valley; Zoe Ford, daughter of Ann Ford of Moses Lake; Andrew Good, son of George Good and Mariam Flock of Spokane; Laura Hansen, daughter of Terri Hevrin of Spangle; Lauren Kirsch, daughter of Mike and Linda Kirsch of Spokane; Sierra Little, daughter of John Little and Colleen Little of Spokane; Ramandeep Nagra, daughter of Ranvir and Balwinder Nagra of Spokane Valley; Kenzie Smith, daughter of Hollie and Chris Smith of Spokane; Cassan-dra Strahl, daughter of Mark and Tyice Strahl of Spokane; Sarah Temple, daughter of Tom and Kathy Temple of Spokane; and Elaine Whaley, daughter of Bob and Cindy Whaley of Spokane.

Juniors: Connor Brutocao, son of Dan and Dian Brutocao of Spokane; Francis Chau, daughter of Lan Chau and Anna Nguyen of Spokane; and Erin Stoyell-Mullholland, daughter of Paul and Barbara Stoyell-Mullholland of Spokane Valley.

Sophomore: Emily Thies, daughter of Mark and Betsy Thies of Spokane.

In addition, the school bestowed its highest honor, the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Medal, on Chuck Murphy.

The medal is awarded to individuals who have had an enormous impact on the financial health and well-being of the school.

Murphy graduated from Gonzaga Prep magna cum laude in 1969. He moved on to Gonzaga University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting in 1973. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant in Spokane for a few years and joined Gonzaga University as a controller from 1978-1985, when he assumed his current responsibilities as Vice President for Finance.

Over the years he has been deeply involved in the Spokane community, serving on the boards of the Catholic Charities Foundation, the Catholic Charities Housing Board, the Downtown Spokane Partnership, and the Economic Development Council.

He has served two terms on the Gonzaga Prep school board. He was the chairman of the finance committee for many years, is the founding chairman of the school’s Foundation board, and was one of the founders of Prep’s Fair Share program.


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