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Take GCU grad Ramirez out to the ballgame and …

March 21, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

If you’ve been to an Arizona Diamondbacks home game, you’ve seen Vanessa Ramirez at work. Turn on Channel 12 in the morning, and there she is. Tune your radio to 104.3 FM in the middle of the day, and you hear her voice. There’s more, but she loves what she does — all of it. “I am the Energizer Bunny,” says the 2003 Grand Canyon University graduate.

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Slideshow: Homecoming weekend

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Brandon Sullivan GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University alumni returned to campus Saturday for a day that included a brunch, a golf tournament, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Kick-Off Party and a tailgate before the basketball game that evening. There even were go-kart races.  

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Cheers, tears for new Hall of Fame inductees

February 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five highly regarded Grand Canyon University graduates with remarkable careers and a strong record of giving back to the community were inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday in a stirring ceremony that invoked laughter, the Bible and tears.

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Five graduates to be enshrined into GCU Alumni Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five Grand Canyon University graduates will be inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon for the professional and community contributions. Michael Rochelle, Kimberly Doolittle-Tobey, Tim Carter, Michelle Knapp and Jackie Schiller will be enshrined in a ceremony on the fourth floor of the Student Union.

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Slideshow: GCU baseball vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic For employees and students it was a midweek, guilty pleasure on a bright, sunny Wednesday, the kind of perfect weather that might make visitors wish to relocate here. For GCU baseball players, it was a chance to play against major league players, stand on the same field with stars and compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spring training exhibition game was part of the rotating annual Collegiate Baseball Series between the Diamondbacks and Arizona’s three NCAA Division I baseball programs. This matchup will happen again in 2020.   

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GCU slated for busy homecoming weekend

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alumni are bringing memories, school spirit and friends to GCU Homecoming 2017. Whether a student on campus or online, all graduates are invited to festivities, beginning with a mixer happy hour on Friday and ending with a Lopes men’s basketball game Saturday against the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

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GCU employee keeps finding new stories to tell

February 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU curriculum designer Ruth Douthitt has a head — and heart — filled with stories and a hobby as a published book author. To celebrate the publication of “The Children of Manor House,” the third in her “The Children Under the Ice” ghost-detective book series, she will sign books at a party 4:30 p.m. Friday at Canyon 49 Grill.

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They learned great lessons in launching Great Pros

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Ahmad Saleem and twins Brad and Brian Scruggs won the Canyon Challenge in 2015 with a startup called Joblyt, it seemed as if they were on their way toward carving out a niche in the home-repair industry. But like so many entrepreneurs, they had to learn the hard way before they got it right. Thanks to a ton of phone calls and a partnership with the Better Business Bureau, the three GCU alumni launched their company — now called Great Pros.

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Diamondbacks pitch career advice to CCOB students

January 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alum Austin Walker was joined by several of his Arizona Diamondbacks co-workers as they spoke to Colangelo College of Business students about internship and career opportunities. “It’s fun to speak to people who have a blank slate and help them invest in their career paths,” he said.

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Eckel’s railroad paintings have great track record

January 10, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Not many GCU alumni can say that a president, a governor and a famous singer have asked for their work, but Bob Eckel can. That, however, isn’t the only interesting twist to the life of the 82-year-old railroad-scene painter — he has survived two near-death experiences.

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