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Salute our Troops 2016

May 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University honored veterans Wednesday during the Salute Our Troops 2016 event at the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix. Military/Business Operations and Community Outreach staffers and volunteers chatted over breakfast pastries and coffee with some of the men and women who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The disabled veterans who live in the 200-bed facility near Seventh Street and Indian School Road could choose among a drum circle, Texas Hold ’Em, wheelchair bowling and karaoke before joining a military branch singalong.                          

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Colangelo Scholarship winners

May 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The four winners of the Colangelo Scholarships — named in honor of Jerry Colangelo, namesake of GCU’s Colangelo College of Business — received the good news this week in four separate ceremonies at their respective schools. They are Denice Ledezma of Westwood High School in Mesa, Tierney Gallagher of Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix, Areina Wilson of Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory and Manuel Aguilar of Franklin Police & Fire High in Phoenix.              

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Students Inspiring Students scholarship awards at three high schools

May 06, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students Inspiring Students full-tuition scholarships to Grand Canyon University were handed out Thursday at three area high schools — Washington, Central and Franklin Police and Fire. It was an emotional moment for students and their families.  

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Commencement Day 2: Morning session

April 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Takashi Sato Special for the GCU News Bureau Saturday morning’s full-house graduation of online students at Grand Canyon University was a heart-warming, triumphant event. And in a morning filled with bright moments, one of the highlights may have been when Diana Dichter, 73, who is in a wheelchair, received her first college degree.  

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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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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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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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Commencement Day 1: Morning session

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Friday morning commencement at Grand Canyon University was for traditional students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education and College of Science, Engineering and Technology.              

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Beauty, grace and athleticism of Spring Dance Concert

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s 2016 Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” featured 34 students doing 10 dances. Their beauty and grace are apparent, but even more awe-inspiring is their athleticism. Check out how high some of these dancers get off the ground and the incredible ways they contort their bodies.  

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Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau The only thing better than the barbecue dinner Thursday night in the Lope House at Grand Canyon University Golf Course was the cause — the first Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet. And then there was the effect — checks for $42,000 were given to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Network. Race director Debbie Accomazzo was joined at the podium by this year’s honorary race starter, Emma Kerr, and her sister, Abby.          

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