Gonzaga Celebrates Grandparents Day—Enjoy the Photos!

On Sunday, September 29, 600 Gonzaga students and their grandparents attended Gonzaga’s Grandparents Day, which included Mass in St. Aloysius Church followed by brunch in the Carmody Center.

Several grandparents of current students took part in the liturgy, including Carol Stackhouse, the Honorable James Belson ’49, and Rosemarie Buckley. Current parent Jocelyn Greenan, who helped organize last year’s inaugural Grandparents Day, also did a reading.

The keynote speaker during the brunch was Larry Fell, a proud grandfather of three Eagles: Brian Casler ’19, Michael Casler ’21, and Matthew Casler ’23. An alumnus of two Jesuits institutions, St. Peter’s Prep Class of 1954 and St. Peter’s College Class of 1959, Larry later earned his MBA at New York University.

Father Planning also took a moment during the brunch to thank Gonzaga grandparent Terry Matan, who spearheaded the restoration of St. Aloysius Church in the mid-90s. She has three sons who graduated from Gonzaga: Mark '84, JP '88, and James '94.

“It was a delight to welcome so many Gonzaga grandparents to Eye Street,” says David Dugan ’98, Gonzaga’s Vice President of Alumni and Advancement. “And to help our students share Gonzaga with these important people in their lives.”

We hope you enjoy these photos from the day:

Grandparents Day (2019)
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