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Honors College completes first graduating class

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Twenty-one students in the Honors College inaugural group, which began in 2013, were awarded their degrees Thursday. Breanna Naegeli, Honors College assistant dean, described the moment as “bittersweet” but added, “We’ve been really blessed because without them we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

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Newest alumni display their oversized GCU spirit

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The graduates at Grand Canyon University’s traditional commencement ceremonies Thursday already were talking excitedly about being alumni. While many of them are eager to get out in the world and see what they can do, they treasure the memories they made while on campus.

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A mom’s walk, like Karli, leaves lasting memory

April 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Cathy Hocking accepted a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree Thursday at Grand Canyon University on behalf of her daughter, Karli Richardson, one of three people killed in a car accident April 14. Hocking believes that God has a plan and a purpose for taking the lives of her only children. “People are coming to know the Lord through them,” she said.

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Commencement begins with emotional morning

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Spring commencement began Thursday morning with an emotional ceremony that honored Karli Richardson, one of the GCU students killed in an auto accident nearly two weeks earlier. “It’s a very emotional time, but this year, especially this particular service, many of us are reflecting on Karli’s death,” said Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students.

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Graduate in English already has two published books

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Among the College of Humanities and Social Sciences students who are graduating Thursday is Ashlienne Newsome, an English major who has penned and published two novels as part of her “A Tainted Age” trilogy. Newsome has always loved reading and writing, earned a 3.9 grade point average at GCU and is close to her mother and to God, “who has never let me fall farther than His arms can reach.”

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Digital Design grads draw up attractive futures

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Many of the Digital Design students graduating this week from the College of Fine Arts and Production already have jobs, including Olivia Garrett and Tanner Lueders, who are both working for DBSI, Inc. of Chandler. “GCU has a really nice, growing design program,” said another student, Justin Bartley, who has also lined up a graphic design job. The seniors displayed their projects at a Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase.

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Learning Lounge topped off grad’s GCU experience

April 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Heidi Rausch was like a lot of students taking a difficult class — she needed help with physics. Bryce Beatty, a learning advocate (LEAD) in the Learning Lounge, was there for her, and Rausch felt so at home, she decided to become a LEAD herself. Thursday at commencement, she’ll graduate with her degree in Biology and is looking forward to medical school.

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Down-to-earth guide to worship is a natural fit

April 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When he was writing his dissertation earlier this decade, Dr. John Frederick thought about how he might adapt it into a book for public consumption. That was the inspiration for “Worship in the Way of the Cross,” published recently on Amazon. Frederick’s book urges churches to create services that encourage participation.

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GCU students excel at international business conference

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students produced another strong showing in the International Career Development Conference, which ended Sunday in Anaheim, Calif. Eight made the Top 10 in their category, and there were other awards as well.

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Slideshow: Digital Design senior portfolios

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The end-of-year Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase has become an annual rite of passage for students graduating from the Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Production. This year’s seniors, many of whom already have jobs, will display their creativity and marketability at a showcase from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in Building 6, rooms 139-140. “Please invite all your classes, friends, parents and people from industry to come join us for this awesome event,” said Sheila Schumacher, GCU’s Digital Design director. “The students have created a really wonderful reputation for GCU with their portfolios and their enthusiasm.”  The photos below are a sneak preview from the students’ April 12 showcase at Symphony Hall, the same night the GCU Music Department presented Brahms Requiem.      

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