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Class of 2012: Saenz a Servant and a Scholar

April 27, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Not many students relish the community atmosphere at Grand Canyon University as much as Raul Saenz. The Servant Scholar program brought Saenz to GCU, and he’s leaving with a truckload of memories as the first graduate of the program.

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Servant Scholars a Model Recruiting Program for GCU

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Fehrenbacher says GCU’s best ambassadors aren’t its marketing pieces or television commercials. “It’s our students.” And the new Servant Scholar program is attracting some of the best and brightest ambassadors the university could hope for.

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Class of 2012: With a Mountain to Climb, Bonita Baldwin Reaches the Summit

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

The former high school dropout, known on campus as “Mama B,” has overcome the hard life of the streets and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies. She will sing the national anthem at each of GCU’s four commencement ceremonies.

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Class of 2012: Advocate for Homeless Lives for ‘God Moments’

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

About a year ago, Tracy Geivett took over as full-time chaplain and executive director of the Chaplaincy for the Homeless, a faith-based, service-oriented, non-profit organization. “I want them to know God loves them and they don’t need to do anything special for that,” she says of those who seek her services.

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Class of 2012: From Phoenix to Vienna, With Love, for Soccer Player

April 24, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

Anthony Whitlatch will marry GCU alumna Karissa Kelsey on May 9, merely days after his graduation, and the two of them will move to Austria only days after that to begin their new life together. Whitlatch was placed overseas by an Oregon-based Christian non-profit organization that uses athletes in its ministry.

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Class of 2012: 84-Year-Old, Daughter to Receive Master’s Degrees Together

April 23, 2012 / by / 13 Comments

“If you go to college, I’ll go with you,” Leola Mayes of Livonia, Mich., told her daughter Beverly. That was 10 years ago, and next week the two of them — separated in age by 37 years — will graduate as online students of GCU. They’re planning to come to campus for the occasion.

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Choral Production of ‘Elijah’ to Include Alumna Amber Wagner

April 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The soprano, a 2006 graduate of GCU, will be a soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on Tuesday night at First Southern Baptist Church, and admission is free. She hasn’t sung on campus since launching a career that has taken her to the brink of international opera stardom.

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Prescott Hall to Welcome Student Life, Health Services, Career Services, ASGCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Campus Construction Update: CAS Building About 50 Percent Complete

April 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Four new buildings — the College of Arts and Sciences facility, two residence halls and a parking garage — and four major renovations are on schedule to be completed by the time students arrive on campus in August for the start of the fall semester.

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