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Michael Berger named dean of Doctoral Studies

May 22, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Dr. Michael Berger, recently named dean of the College of Doctoral Studies, started at GCU as a temporary employee 10 years ago.

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From Nepal to GCU: a tale of survival, determination

May 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first international doctoral learner has an amazing story to tell, and not just because he’s from Nepal. He wants to use his degree to help people in the impoverished nation.

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Counseling director emphasizes compassion

May 19, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University program director Noé Vargas oversees academic counseling programs that groom students to help people struggling with behavioral issues, addiction and mental illness.

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GCU’s 1st Ph.D. a heady accomplishment

May 19, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The first learner to complete the Ph.D. program at GCU impressed everyone with her efficiency, but she gives the credit to the presence of God in the process.

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Digital design program hosts portfolio review

May 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 40 local designers, including Grand Canyon University students, met in the College of Arts and Sciences building to have their portfolios reviewed in a first-of-its-kind event on campus.

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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Duty calls 30,000 feet up, and GCU alumna answers

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumna Courtney Mitchelle was at least 30,000 feet above Ireland, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, when a fellow passenger became ill with stroke-like symptoms. Mitchell, a nursing college graduate, didn’t hestitate to help out with the medical emergency.

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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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Online nursing faculty honored for volunteering in Philippines

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Online faculty member Carma Erickson-Hurt earned a top honor from international nonprofit Project HOPE for teaching teams of Filipino nurses to manage hospice care for terminally ill patients in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

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Quimba named Phoenix ‘40 Under 40’ leader

May 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant dean Maria Quimba, who oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” community business leaders.

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