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Hurley named vice chair for The Education Coalition of Arizona

June 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

 By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Dr. Beverly Hurley, academic alliances director for Grand Canyon University’s Strategic Educational Alliances, has been named vice chair of The Education Coalition (TEC) of Arizona, which is dedicated to raising student achievement across the state. TEC has worked on various legislative and state board issues since it was founded in 1990. Through TEC, organizations and leaders meet and discuss current issues and programs and hear outside speakers on education-related topics. Hurley said she was proud to be asked to serve as coalition vice chair. “The education coalition provides advocacy for improving learning for all students through the combined expertise and leadership of diverse representatives from around the state,” Hurley said. “It is a privilege to provide leadership in support of the vision and the mission of this most important organization.” Hurley has spent 40 years in education and has served as a teacher, counselor, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and superintendent. She currently also serves on the WestEd Board of Directors and on numerous state and national education committees. Contact Jeannette Cruz at (602) 639-6631 or jeannette.cruz@gcu.edu.

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Six of Arizona's Chief Science Officers take a selfie in front of the White House -- which invited them to discuss the program.
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GCU helps Chief Science Officer program go national

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in Arizona’s Chief Science Officer program, an initiative so successful it has attracted the interest of Washington D.C. and Arizona lawmakers and White House officials. CSOs are elected by their classmates to play to a role that’s like the ambassador of STEM. They work with parents, school officials, lawmakers and industry members to bring a high level of science, technology, engineering and math programs to their school.

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Grand Canyon Theological Seminary starts this fall

June 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is making another major academic advancement with the unveiling of Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, which is accepting students and will begin classes this fall. The Seminary will teach the same doctrinal principles and Biblical truths as the rest of the University and also will be interdenominational. Unlike many seminaries, it will offer students a rich campus experience and opportunities to serve in the community.

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GCU graduate loves ‘flipped classroom’ teaching method

May 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Amber Loyd is giving back to the high school she once attended by implementing a new way of teaching mathematics to a class of 60 students. One year after joining the school’s STEM program, she says her experience at Metro Tech High School is helping her promote excellence and increase creativity in the classroom.

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Accent is on discovery in Honors College trip

May 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This spring, 17 students in the Honors College had the chance to explore England, Ireland and Scotland in 12 days. After riding in a huge bus through narrow streets, spending time with locals and experiencing new cultures, students left with two things – the urge to travel again and new friends for the semester to come. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU President Brian Mueller (right) was part of a panel Thursday at the WESTMARC West Valley 2016 Economic Development Summit Thursday.
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Economic summit illuminates GCU’s local impact

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU President Brian Mueller was a panelist Thursday at a West Valley economic development summit in Glendale, he shared with the audience his passion for the west and his vision for how the University is helping transform the community. “We’re building businesses everywhere we can in our neighborhood,” he said.

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‘Hackers with halos’ prepare for cyberspace war

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has introduced cybersecurity degrees to teach students to be “hackers with halos,” graduates armed with tools necessary to join the fight against cybercriminals. It’s part of GCU’s initiative to roll out a rapidly multiplying list of online and ground STEM degrees as it continues its mission to produce well-trained, highly competitive graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Determination pays off with Colangelo Scholarships

May 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships are being handed out this week, and the emotional scene was played out the last two mornings at three Phoenix-area high schools. It’s always a heart-warming scene to see dreams come true, but when you dig into the stories of these students and their families, you come upon a spirit of determination that will play well at the University.

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100 students receiving full-tuition scholarships as part of GCU’s K-12 initiative

May 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU this week began giving out full-tuition scholarships to the first of 100 incoming freshmen as part of its new, pay-it-forward initiative called Students Inspiring Students. Seniors at Maryvale and Betty Fairfax high schools were all smiles after receiving the scholarships. At at its core, the initiative is about students helping students and the impact it can have in inner-city schools in Arizona.

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GCU 2015-16: Golf course is just one of the big hits

April 25, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16, but they were just part of the continued community revitalization. And the rapid growth on campus continued, too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of the academic year just completed.

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