Archive for March, 2016

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Piano recital is another first for recording studio

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When talented music major Omar Williams Jr., a junior in the College of Fine Arts and Production, played a classic song by Johann Sebastian Bach on the piano last week, it was music to the ears of his instructor, Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, and College of Worship Arts recording studio manager, Eric Johnson. It is the first time a COFAP student recorded an audition tape in the five-month old venue.

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Here are 2016 Hall of Fame inductees’ stories

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today Magazine New members of the 2016 Grand Canyon University Alumni Hall of Fame were inducted on Saturday, Feb. 20. Here are their stories: William “Andy” Unkefer Class of 1990 Colangelo College of Business When William “Andy” Unkefer was named to GCU’s Alumni Hall of Fame for the Colangelo College of Business, he burst into tears. “For me, it was super emotional,” Unkefer said. “The first thought I had was that I probably don’t deserve it. . . . When you get an award (like this) you are held to the highest standards and integrity. It is humbling.” The award is Unkefer’s latest gift from GCU. It provided the education he needed to found his own insurance marketing company, Unkefer & Associates in Glendale, Ariz. It also gave him the opportunity to take marketing classes with Chad Hilkemeier, now his company’s executive vice president. “We became lifelong buddies and hoped to work together — and now we do,” Unkefer said. “Chad has impeccable character, and in my book he is the hall of famer.” GCU also gave him quality time with his high school sweetheart, Amy, who graduated from GCU in 1989 with a teaching degree. They married that […]

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Chapel message: It’s God’s mission, so accept it

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A member of The Traveling Team turned his Chapel talk Monday morning into a missionary appeal. The Traveling Team is all about sending out more people on mission trips, and it sets an example by touring the country speaking at universities. Callison urged listeners to put helping those in need at the top of their must-do list.

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