Antelope Intros: Luke Axworthy
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job title: University counselor, College of Education
Job location: 27th Avenue
What attracted you to GCU? I graduated in the spring of 2016 with a B.A. in communications, loved my four years at the University and felt it was the ideal place to start my career. I love everything about GCU. I BLEED purple!
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I play golf! I try to get out as much as possible. I have played competitively for eight years.
What are you passionate about? People. I love having interactions with everyone I meet. Making that personal connection is something I strive for every single day.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? I love going to all the sporting events. My favorite, by far is the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The atmosphere is amazing, and I also really enjoy watching the pros play.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: Disney runs through my family’s blood. My grandfather was one of the original Dapper Dan barbershop quartet members when Disneyland first opened. Since then, a number of people in my family have worked there. My grandmother, aunt and father all have worked for Disney. I was lucky enough to do an internship with Walt Disney World last fall and winter.
What are you most proud of? Graduating from college. I struggled with school all the way up through high school. Grand Canyon University was the one place where I saw myself succeeding, and it paid off big time! Now I am looking to get my master’s degree and become the second most educated person in my family behind my dad.