Archive for November, 2016

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Student Worker of the Month: Joey Marranca

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn Career IMPACT Center Joey Marranca is a perfect illustration of finding and living one’s purpose from the beginning, and he’s also the Career IMPACT Center’s Student Worker of the Month for October. An avid student of anatomy since he was 4 (yes, 4), Joey is a senior studying Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant and is a default call representative in the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). No matter what he does, Joey’s enthusiasm is contagious, and he exemplifies Grand Canyon University’s mission, vision and values. Yes, Joey really has been studying anatomy textbooks since he was a toddler; he was influenced greatly by the example of his father, a P.A. at the Mayo Clinic here in Arizona. While he says his father’s career did not impact his decision to become a P.A., it did positively reinforce what he already loved. He even had a chance to scrub in and open a chest cavity! Joey’s goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, and he is well on his way with summers of being an intern and an assistant at the Mayo Clinic, as a member of GCU’s AzHOSA, and doing well in his major. Not surprisingly, his homework […]

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Mueller named Business Leader of the Year

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was Thursday night, and GCU President Brian Mueller was named the Business Leader of the Year. Steven Zylstra, president of the Arizona Technology Council, said Mueller’s efforts at the University are the talk of the town, but Mueller said it’s the result of teamwork and trust in God.

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Antelope Intros: Laire Harris and Anita Moore

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a junior counselor supervisor who enjoys the performing arts and has acted in several shows in the Valley. The other is a housing operations coordinator and travel lover who is also passionate about basketball.

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Slideshow: 2,600 students participate in HSET Day

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s fall HSET (Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology) Day, held Thursday, is an event that lets the University shine a light on its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, one of its most innovating, exciting and rapidly growing. More than 2,600 high school students from across Arizona were invited to hear from speakers working in STEM field, attend interactive presentations and live demonstrations, tour GCU’s human anatomy, nursing and DNA labs, and participate in hands-on activities and networking.

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Money Week’s financial advice: Priceless

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Money Week 2016 offers invaluable tips on topics ranging from student debt to Home Buying 101 and presents it in a simple format anyone can grasp. What’s the best way to use your credit card? Pay it off every month. When do you buy a major item? After you have saved up for it. This and much more is available through Wednesday at GCU.

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Cleveland’s Chapel message merits attention

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Cleveland used her Chapel talk Monday morning to get into uncomfortable territory for some people: depression and feeling worthy. She said the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well brought some clarity to her feelings.

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GCU’s Div. I transition is more than a sports story

November 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is in the fourth and final year of the transition to NCAA Division I, but it isn’t just about sports. “This is a university process, not just an athletic department process,” said Jamie Boggs, deputy athletics director.

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GCU team is top performer in Stock Market Challenge

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A team of four GCU students didn’t just win the college competition Thursday night in the Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 11th annual Stock Market Challenge in Scottsdale, it earned a higher return on its original investment than any other team, including those from major Phoenix area companies. “They’re sharp, they’re good students and they were passionate about and interested in developing the skills to compete,” said Dr. Ernie Scarbrough, who along with Mark Jacobson trained the students for the event.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Adams State

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with an 88-83 exhibition victory over Adams State before a sellout crowd of 7,221 Thursday night at GCU Arena.        

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Antelope Intros: Lionel Williams and Charles Davis

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This Week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a new program manager in the Canyon Christian Schools Consortium who strongly believes in servant leadership and is proud of his journey with Christ. The other is a University counselor and retired Army Sergeant whose favorite vacation spot is right off the south coast of Korea.

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