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Alumnus had key role in Marines’ historic raid

May 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jackie Schiller II, who was inducted into the Grand Canyon University Alumni Hall of Fame in February, is a former major in the Marine Corps, and nearly seven years ago he led the first raid of a ship controlled by Somali pirates. “There was definitely tension,” he said. “But the Marines — we are famous for going strong.”

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Speech and Debate has it together, with good reason

May 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the most successful teams at GCU the last couple of years has been Speech and Debate, which has an interesting collection of personalities and an impression collection of results. How did they become such a tight-knit and talented group, and what makes them tick?

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How GCU keeps students pointed in right direction

April 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Learning Lounge is an important way for students to get academic help, but it’s one of many. In this comprehensive report, the May issue of GCU Magazine lists all the avenues available for assistance and why it’s such a distinguishing feature of GCU.

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GCU Magazine focuses on vast academic support

April 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students who need academic support can find it in a lot of places on campus, starting with the eight Learning Lounges. The May issue of GCU Magazine explains what’s available and how it differentiates the University. There also are stories about other GCU successes, both academic (support for online students, the Honors College) and extracurricular (Speech and Debate, track and field), plus the GCU Year in Review.

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There were no limits to inspiration at Run to Fight

March 11, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The stories of perseverance and determination always are everywhere you look at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, and so it was Saturday as nearly 2,000 participants took part in the seventh annual event. But no one could match the inspirational performance of Larry Chloupek, who competed even though he has only one leg.

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New courts give students their day(s) at the beach

March 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The softball team opened its new stadium last month and has won 16 of its first 17 games. Maybe another new stadium will have the same effect on the beach volleyball team, which plays its first match in its new 1,400-seat facility at 5 p.m. Friday. But the athletes aren’t the only ones getting to use it — students do, too.

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How GCU is helping west Phoenix turn the corner

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s commitment to revitalizing west Phoenix was recognized in a big way when a long list of dignitaries, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, took part in the press conference at 27th Avenue. “This is a true Arizona success story,” Ducey said.

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His love of announcing, teaching speaks volumes

February 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Most people know Paul Danuser from GCU men’s basketball games — the public-address announcer’s style and delivery have become a big part of the show. But what they might not know is his passion for his main role at GCU, in the College of Education, and they might be shocked to hear how he describes his personality.

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His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Every year, the race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a superhero who has valiantly fought the disease. The 2017 starter, 6-year-old Jace Hyduchak, is no different, and his parents, George and Ann, also have responded heroically, too.

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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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