Dagny Knutson, from swimmer to GCU graduate
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World-class swimmer finds another passion as GCU grad

April 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Former world-class swimmer Dagny Knutson earned her highest honor Friday when she graduated from GCU with a bachelor’s in sports management. GCU coach Steve Schaffer helped Knutson get a scholarship, despite her ineligibility to swim competitively in college, because he was moved by her story. Today, Knutson is filled with gratitude for GCU and hopes to return to get her master’s degree here.

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Dissertation on military leadership is prelude to major advancement

April 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When Jennifer Cameron did her doctoral dissertation on the need for more African-American women in positions of leadership in the Army, little did she know that an important promotion was right around the corner: Nadja West became the first black female three-star general.

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Business professor, former interim dean retires after 14 years

April 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

After 14 years as a professor and a stint as interim dean of GCU’s Colangelo College of Business, Dr. Kevin McClean is retiring. But don’t expect him to stay away from campus too much. He plans to visit often to attend games and is also considering online teaching. During his tenure, his servant style of leadership helped set an example. “That means relying on our faith, our learning and our beliefs to inform our decisions in business,” he said.

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Commencement Day 3: Afternoon session

April 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau More smiles, cheers and proclamations of congratulations were on display during the afternoon session of the final day of spring commencement at Grand Canyon University.  

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

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

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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Commencement Day 3: Morning session

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The morning session of the final day of spring commencement at Grand Canyon University featured doctoral and master’s candidates from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.  

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Monday was a big day for nurses who were graduating from GCU's online program. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Commencement Day 3: GCU is right prescription

April 25, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Commencement on Monday was all about nurses who managed to get their degrees online while working — full-time, in most cases. Their stories are inspirational and varied, captured in this GCU Today story.

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GCU students win big in DECA international conference

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students were dominant recently when they competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. Maya Hinojos won one category and finished third in another, and several of her classmates made the top three as well.

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Diana Dilcher awaits the commencement ceremony Saturday. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Commencement Day 2: Lifetime achievement award

April 23, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The commencement ceremony stopped for a few seconds Saturday afternoon so that 73-year-old Diana Dilcher could be properly acknowledged for getting her degree in communications. But if the crowd that was applauding knew the whole story, they would have given her a standing ovation.

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Commencement Day 1: Afternoon session

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Friday afternoon¬†commencement at Grand Canyon University was for traditional students in the College of Fine Arts and Production, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, and College of Theology.  

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