Brad Scruggs (left), Ahmad Saleem and Brian Scruggs have taken their original concept, which won the Canyon Challenge in 2015, and made it even better by launching Great Pros.
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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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Dr. Peter Williams speaks at Grand Canyon University on Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Heller)
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Bible expert explains reasons we should trust it

January 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Peter Williams’ specialty is studying the Bible, and he brought a different perspective with him from Tyndale House, a research center at the University of Cambridge in England. That made for a riveting presentation Thursday night on campus.

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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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Student workers to be feted, fed, face-painted

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual Student Worker Appreciation Week, honoring the more than 2,400 students who perform essential functions for more than 50 campus departments, begins Wednesday. There will be food and fun for them, and one student worker will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

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Enterprise hired 12 GCU grads into management training positions last year and also brought on five former interns from the University.
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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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The circle of GCU life — from student to colleague

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Juarez first walked the grounds of Grand Canyon University 15 years ago as an out-of-state student. Today, he is a full-time assistant professor and the best part about his story at GCU is that his office now sits across the hall from the professor who helped shape his future.

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Think forensic science is easy? They’ll clue you in

January 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Don’t believe everything you see on crime TV, says a group of GCU senior Forensic Science students who want to set the record straight. There’s a lot more to forensic science than “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Their major is one of the most rigorous at GCU, and they’ve learned that processing crime scene evidence requires a lot of expertise.

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Online student’s inspirational story goes viral

January 03, 2017 / by / 6 Comments

The story of a GCU online student, Dejah Hall, has become an Internet sensation, and with good reason: Her transformation from a miserable existence dominated by drug use to a new life filled with faith and promise is nothing short of amazing. “It was God. It was the only way to be saved from the imminent hell I was in,” she said.

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Online student, 69, teaches life lessons in book

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Alfreta Sailor has lived a little — the Grand Canyon University online student is 69. And she also has learned a lot, as demonstrated by her book of motivational essays, “Seasons Change, So Can You.” It covers a wide variety of topics and provides concrete steps toward positive change.

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The new engineering building at the Grand Canyon University campus entrance on Camelback Road opens in January. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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New engineering building is ready for students

December 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new engineering building is more than just an enormous science center that offers state-of-the-art capabilities. It also adds luster to GCU’s reputation as a university that graduates a rising number of highly trained STEM students who help fill a void in the workplace.

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