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Impact of students’ faith felt in nearby churches

May 02, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Churches all over the Valley have benefited from the presence of GCU students eager to practice their faith. The lead pastors at New City Church and Living Streams Church say it’s heartening for older members of their congregations who are bombarded with news stories declaring that young people no longer care about going to church. Worship also is going strong on campus with Chapel, The Gathering, Sanctuary and the new spiritual formation workshops.

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This graduate is determined to keep on truckin’

April 25, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Cassidy Alexander’s people skills and tenacity earned her the opportunity to be the student speaker in the Friday afternoon ceremony of Spring Commencement. She likes being on campus so much, she’s going to continue working in the Canyon Ventures Center. “I really like the community here. It’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before,” she said.

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Graduate’s mission, far and away: Calm the chaos

April 25, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Chloe Childerston has experienced a lot more chaos than the average graduate. Maybe that’s to be expected when your chosen field is to be a missionary and you travel abroad a lot. But the way she has handled her adventures is a lesson for anyone who has faced some challenges — or gone on a trip where everything seemed to go wrong.

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Slideshow: Students Inspiring Students scholarships awarded

April 20, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Twenty-two students were surprised Tuesday with the news that they had earned Grand Canyon University’s Students Inspiring Students scholarship. It was the second round of announcements this spring. Here’s the story.  

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Scholarship winners, families react as dream unfolds

April 20, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Gilberto Alvarez Jr. pushed his aunt in her wheelchair into the classroom, opened a congratulations letter and rolled right into a bright future. Alvarez won a Students Inspiring Students scholarship on Tuesday, one of 22 to be surprised with the news in the second round of announcements this spring. Alvarez is his aunt’s caretaker, and she was very proud. “It’s big for us, really big for us,” he said.

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Stress melts away to joy for SIS scholarship winners

March 29, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

When the surprise announcement comes, Megan Serafini says you can see the “stress melt away” from their faces. The SIS and External Scholarships Director at GCU joined students in breaking the news virtually to 78 more Students Inspiring Students scholars. For Natalia Perales, it meant she could pick up the phone and call her parents in Mexico, who sent her to the U.S. to live and get an education. “It was always motivation for me to do it for my parents since they never had opportunities like I had. They gave them to me to come to school here,” she said.

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GCU students, teacher help ex-inmates transition

March 21, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Denise Krupp just wanted to help. The GCU counseling instructor knows of the struggles inmates have when they try to transition back to the free world. So she enlisted some of her counseling students to help lead group sessions with former inmates at Along Side Ministries. In a nearby transitional housing unit on a recent evening, Krupp and students Christine Mahnke and Alexis Alvarez showed how their volunteer work is helping several women examine the ways their lives can improve.

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Mentorship program serves hospitality students well

March 16, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The new mentorship program for GCU hospitality students has done more than give them great training by seasoned professionals — it has helped one launch a business and another earn an ideal internship. Lexi Brabec said of her experience working with Bar and Restaurant Insurance owner Dave DeLorenzo, “It’s always fun. I never know what it’s going to look like in here. He’s just throwing me into projects, and I figure it out along the way.”

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Panel of educators focuses on character, culture

March 10, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Nancy Parra-Quinlan, the 2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year, and other panelists explored character education, lessons of the pandemic and advice for new teachers in the Dean Speaker Series held virtually by GCU College of Education on Tuesday. “We need to really build relationships with students and really understand their community and family life,” Parra-Quinlan said.

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GCU students fill new roles at neighbor school

March 03, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has helped a neighboring charter school through its astounding decade of growth with graduates and student teachers filling vital roles. Now, it’s filling the hallways at Empower College Prep even more. Fourteen GCU students are serving as teaching associates, taking an active role in the classroom while earning pay and experience. “It’s not your typical school,” said GCU junior Rebecca Lange, who helps teach seventh grade math. “I get to know the students by name, I get to know their stories.”

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