Highlights of the 1970s
Highlights of the 1980s
Colored caricatures of some of the Spur members in their uniforms. (Spurs Scrapbook 1970 – 1971)
Spur member Rosanne Losco dances with a gentleman.
Spurs interview potential Spurs for the coming year
Sherie Leadon, Patty Greany, Nancy Sabol
Back row: Mary Mallahan, Anne Carter, Kathy Noonan, Donna Taylor, Kathy Burrage, Shirley McGraw, Mary Fairhurst, Maomi Sullivan, Gil Geiger, Kathy Georgetti. Middle row: Peg O’ Meara, Erin Comfort, Mary JeanGorman, Julie Curran, Mary Judge, Theresa Yeend, Laurie Frietag, Renee Crabtree, Colleen Byrne, Cathy Torlai, Wendy Oligschlaeger. Front row: Cindy Hobbs, Margie Cochran, Jennifer Rudy, Lindy Hobbs, Jeanine O’ Connell, Lora Leestover, Pat Shelledy, Michelle Zrodlo, Kathy Severson.
Welcoming new students, providing information, helping at registration, and assisting with Founders Week. (Spurs Scrapbook, 1980 - 1981)
Spurs start the 1981 – 1982 academic year with a friendly welcome back.
Bottom Row: Patty Clusserath, Joanne Kiefel, Lisa Roberts, Angela Gudmunson, Doreen Zamora, Laurie Ignacio, Reneau Ouellette, Theresa Allen, Lisa Allen, Andy Anton. Middle Row: laura Monks, Schelly Coon, Jane Willis, Ann McCartin, Elisa McGee, Darice Brayton, Alice Weber, Patty Finnegan, Monica Ambrosi. Top Row: Beth Walker, Deanne Gustin, CeCe Byorth, Peggy Cunningham, Susan Strain, Patty Jo Engels, Teresa Schneider, Kaki Kelly, Shelley Albrich. Missing: Melinda Williams, Jenny Prince, Marybeth Maloney, Geni Hembach
Minutes and agendas for Spur meetings. (Spurs Scrapbook 1987 – 1988)
Spurs at a Wednesday meeting wearing their yellow sweaters
In November 1989, the Gonzaga Spurs voted unanimously to change their name rather than rejoin the International Spurs, who threatened to sue Gonzaga for unauthorized use of their name after the 1988 – 1989 Spurs voted not to rejoin them. In 1971 – 1972 the Spurs decided to break from the International Spurs but still kept the name.
The name “Seton” was adopted after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who represented a deep devotion to community service. The first American-born citizen to become a saint, she founded the U.S. Sisters of Charity and opened the first American Catholic orphanage and played fundamental role in establishment of the American parochial school system.
Although several Spurs expressed regret in the unavoidable elimination of many deep rooted traditions, most Setons looked forward to the name change as a positive turning point in the service organization’s history.