Graduation

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Graduation a Serious Day for a Funny Guy

May 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Although senior psychology major Tim Jones graduated on Friday, he won’t be leaving Grand Canyon University just yet. Jones, a campus finance counselor known for his carefree manner and sense of humor, will be starting a master’s program with the goal of becoming a sports psychologist.

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GCU’s Class of 2011 Shares Stadium Stage

May 06, 2011 / by / 13 Comments

Grand Canyon University gave a rousing sendoff Friday afternoon to the Class of 2011 and to Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, in the final Commencement to be held at the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the opening of the 5,000-seat Arena in September, Commencement will be on campus next spring. An estimated 2,200 degree candidates participated Friday in the ceremony at the baseball stadium, which hosted GCU for the third consecutive year. The University conferred more than 8,000 degrees, and those included the first members of its College of Doctoral Studies.

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2011 Graduates: Share Your Purpose

January 10, 2011 / by / 7 Comments

Has attending GCU helped you to find your purpose or otherwise enhanced an aspect of your life? Tell us about your journey in a five-minute speech to be delivered at graduation.

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GCU’s Class of 2010 Forged Connections

May 03, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

At Grand Canyon University’s commencement, it’s not uncommon for classmates to see each other for the first time but to celebrate as if they’ve known each other for years. Bonds form quickly online when busy people are pursuing a common goal, as Shelley Lynch of Boston, Mass., and Jessie Chua of Phoenix, Ariz., discovered. The women embraced like old friends before receiving master’s degrees in nursing education on Saturday, May 1, at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. GCU awarded nearly 6,000 degrees to graduate and undergraduate students in both online and ground-campus programs in Nursing and Health Sciences, Education, Business and Liberal Arts. The University also presented an honorary doctorate in business management to former Southwest Airlines President Colleen C. Barrett. This year, Lynch and Chua were part of a practicum class of 18 led by College of Nursing Associate Professor Pat Shannon that also included students from New Hampshire, Florida, Texas and Utah. Lynch works in the intensive-care unit at two hospitals in the Boston area, and Chua is a pediatric nurse at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They connected over their passion for research. “I found friendship here,” Lynch said of her classmates. “You get to know people online and […]

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GCU Salutes Local Teachers at Graduation

May 03, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Grand Canyon University showed its appreciation to a group of Phoenix-area teachers by springing for their caps and gowns for graduation.

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