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Auditions show what’s in store for TEDx at GCU

January 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Auditions for TEDx on Saturday provided a good look at why the March 2 event at GCU Arena figures to be so impressive. TED is a nonprofit that spreads concepts using short, powerful talks, and TEDx is a way of presenting such talks. Student organizers hope to make this the largest TEDx event in Arizona history.

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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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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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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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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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They prepared, they persevered … they prevailed

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Winter commencement on Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. But it also was about what they had done for others. “What I will remember most,” President Brian Mueller said, “is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood.”

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This graduate’s GCU script played out perfectly

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jennifer Estrada graduates Friday from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Business Management, but just as important to her GCU experience has been her behind-the-scenes work on 11 main stage productions at Ethington Theatre. Her finale, “Our Town,” was also her first experience as stage manager.

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GCU celebrates growth, excellence of Honors College

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The successful journey of growth and academic excellence inspired a celebration for the Honors College Saturday, recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation, the college’s 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the advisory board and team. Students also were invited to meet two outstanding power couples with perspective on balancing careers and marriage.

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Students dig this: GCU help is shovel-ready

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students regularly go off campus to help the community around GCU, and, best of all, they do it with a smile. “I think we all understand the meaning of wanting to give back to a community that has blessed us,” said one.

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