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Money Week expands with more speakers, events

November 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Money Week, the annual Colangelo College of Business event designed to teach students more about financial literacy, begins Monday and will be bigger than ever. A wide range of financial professionals will speak to classes, and there will be several hiring events.

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Bethlehem’s amazing journey from Ethiopia to GCU

November 07, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

To say that Bethlehem Schwab already has lived an amazing life is an understatement. She was born in Ethiopia and orphaned at a young age, then adopted by a Colorado couple who wanted to double the size of their family. Now she’s in the hospitality program at GCU, and her Canyon 49 Grill manager, Brett Cortright, calls her a “rock star.”

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Jason Hembree

November 06, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Jason Hembree, a member of the Online Full Time Faculty for the Colangelo College of Business, brings a ton of human resources expertise to his teaching position and also served in the Navy. That’s a lot of real-world experience that benefits his students.

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National Honor Society inducts 1,212 GCU students

November 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Saturday was a day of celebration as Grand Canyon University’s Alpha Chi chapter inducted 1,212 new members into the prestigious honors society. Only students within the top 10% of their graduating class in each of their individual colleges are eligible. “GCU does attract a lot of exceptional learners,” Honors College Associate Dean Breanna Naegeli said.

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Opportunities abound at Cactus League job fair

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The MLB Cactus League/CCOB Sports Business Fair on Wednesday was a chance for students to start a career in baseball. That’s exactly what happened last year for one student who this time was at the fair as a recruiter for the Milwaukee Brewers. But the fair facilitates other opportunities as well.

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State treasurer stresses financial literacy at GCU talk

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona, stressed to students the importance of saving and being prepared to manage their budgets during her talk Tuesday at GCU. Her visit was hosted by the GCU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

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Fine Arts alumni get spooky at local production

October 24, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit with “The Addams Family” at the Christian Youth Theater, where a group of GCU alumni are doing the creative and technical work. Alexandra Biggs called CYT “a natural fit” for all the GCU alumni and added, “I think that CYT’s mission aligns really well with GCU, and it’s nice to be working for a company that is kind of a ministry opportunity for alumni as well.”

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Future educators go global at first-time job fair

October 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Association of Christian Schools International’s first international job fair at GCU brought representatives from 28 countries to campus Tuesday. “We have a variety of job fairs and career fairs, but mostly they’re local and national. This is opening up the door in a large way to the number of professions in that international sphere,” said Dr. Tacy Ashby, Senior Vice President of K12 Educational Development. “The College of Education is really excited about this because it affords incredible ministry opportunities while allowing their students the opportunity to serve in Christian schools abroad.”

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Jamaican graduate hopes degree will impact others

October 18, 2019 / by / 5 Comments

For Jamaica native and now North Carolina resident Garfield Hyman, getting his bachelor’s degree in Applied Management always has been about making his journey worthwhile. He said his GCU instructors helped him on his online journey: “I found support, making the experience a really good one.”

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Kirk Cameron delivers powerful message to grads

October 18, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

Kirk Cameron’s Fall Commencement keynote address underlines the importance of perseverance. The former “Growing Pains” star and now prominent Christian actor addressed GCU’s most recent group of graduates with congratulations and a powerful message of overcoming fear, fulfilling their mission and finishing the race. “This was really exciting,” Cameron said. “I was a little nervous, I’ve never done it before … I knew with all these Christian families, it was just really a special blessing to be part of this day that they’ll remember for their whole life.”

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