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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Grad put on parade what he learned from GCU

April 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The MBA program at Grand Canyon University was so beneficial to Mario B. Avery, it played a key role in his success with projects he tackled as mayor of Fairburn, Ga. — such as a fall festival that grew to attract 25,000 people. “It would have been virtually impossible for the city’s staff and myself to successfully manage an event this size without using some of the valuable tools I acquired from GCU,” he said.

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Game-changer: Garrison again is aiming to score big

March 21, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Jerome Garrison is one of the top basketball players in Grand Canyon University history, but he’s scoring some far more important points through his work as the athletic director at Imagine Avondale. He wants to build a gymnasium there.

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Hall of Fame inductees share passion for service

March 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

There was laughter, a few tears and a stirring sense of pride Saturday during Grand Canyon University’s Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event celebrated five new inductees with long, successful careers and a passion for giving back to the community.

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Phoenix Alumni Chapter ready for homecoming

March 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Nothing keeps graduates connected to their alma mater more than a group created just for them. At GCU, that group is the Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter, which is getting ready to celebrate the return of thousands of alumni to the campus this weekend for homecoming

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Scope, popularity of homecoming keep expanding

February 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When alumni gather Friday and Saturday for homecoming, there will be more of them than ever. Like the Grand Canyon University campus, the numbers for the biggest event of the year — in terms of attendees and activities — keep expanding.

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GCU honors first class of All-Star employees

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored 300 employees, named to the 2017 All-Star Team, on Tuesday with a lavish banquet and an inspirational speech from President Brian Mueller. The honorees represent leaders, innovators and thinkers whose front-line expertise is considered invaluable to the growth of the University.

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Spreading the Gospel through an animated owl series

January 31, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Julie Napier Boto, 2001 Grand Canyon University business and marketing graduate, and her husband, Thomas, have created the delightful animated “Owlegories” app and video series to spread the Gospel.

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‘Think A+ Tour’ builds rap-port with young students

January 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Nate Whitsett, who got his Master of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2011, decided to resign from his classroom job because he wanted to take his teaching method around the country. Thus was born the “Think A+ Tour,” in which Whitsett teaches by using rap music.

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Tears of joy and sorrow in an emotional year

December 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau They are the stories that make you feel good about humanity. They are stories of faith, courage and incredible determination, and they all have a connection to Grand Canyon University. Here, then, are GCU Today’s 10 most touching stories of 2017. But be forewarned: You might need some Kleenex – like maybe a whole box: “His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us” (Jan. 19): No parents should have to go through what the Hyduchaks endured after learning that their 5-year-old son, Jace, had cancer. But they got through it, and Jace was the race starter for the 2017 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “First responders receive a heartfelt thank you” (April 20): Perry Harris picked the perfect place to have a heart attack – in the middle of a large crowd of people at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Among that crowd were a doctor and a certified athletic trainer as well as the station for the GCU Sports Medicine Club, and they all teamed up to save his life. Harris got to thank them in a special event on campus a month later. “A mom’s walk, like Karli, leaves lasting memory” (April 28): Less […]

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