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Student hit her stride while studying in Costa Rica

August 04, 2021 / by / 2 Comments

For senior Hailey Borrowdale Mendez, the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica and Ecuador for two semesters completely changed her life. In addition to improving her Spanish, her time in Costa Rica also helped strengthen her bond to God and establish a love for a country that she found so delightful, she hopes to return after graduating next spring. “I think it’s beautiful that GCU makes it a priority to have relationships with so many organizations and that they give their students the opportunity to get to know other cultures and to grow their perspective,” she said.

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GCU Anatomy students collaborate with grad school

August 04, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Mastering Anatomy Program students typically mentor fellow GCU pre-health students in the cadaver labs. But they had the chance this summer to do something a little different when they led dissections for graduate students from Franklin Pierce University who are working toward doctoral degrees in physical therapy. Michael Bodeen, faculty lead in dissection, was excited about the collaboration and the chance to connect GCU’s students with a nearby graduate school.

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LaPrade sets sail, leaving legacy of calm seas

August 03, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kimberly LaPrade retired as Dean of GCU’s College of Education Monday after leading it through a decade of growth, innovation and national accreditation. Now, she and husband Larry are going to sail the world for six years. Her thoughts, as always, were with her colleagues as she departed: “It’s been more than a job because of all of you.”

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