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Business leaders, students connect at meeting

October 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students mingling with industry leaders from across the Valley, including the most famous one of all, Jerry Colangelo. Those same industry leaders getting to know business majors who could be potential hires for their firms. Hard to tell who got more out of it. Call it a tie. No, wait – call it a big victory. For 90 minutes Friday morning at the Canyon 49 Grill, a Colangelo College of Business advisory board meeting took a new twist: Rather than a set agenda, rather than the students just witnessing what goes on, it was all talk. But that was the magic. In the corner in front of the television was Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President of Dircks Moving and Logistics and a member of the Fiesta Bowl board, having a long conversation with several students. Over there was Paul Baldwin, Corporate Risk and Broking Leader for Willis Towers Watson, holding court with a handful of interested proteges. And then there was Jonathan Keyser, a new member of the advisory board and founder of a commercial real estate firm, Keyser, that is based on the same Conscious Capitalism principles taught by CCOB. […]

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GCU, students help new cafe transform lives

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nothing’s impossible when people work hard, have access to the appropriate resources and have faith in the outcome. This is the story behind the Mission Possible Café, formerly an empty eyesore near the Phoenix Rescue Mission. GCU was instrumental in launching the Mexican restaurant, and three students from the Colangelo College of Business’s Hospitality Management program are the supervisors.

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Home-schoolers get schooled in business

October 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One entrepreneur is thinking of starting a shoe-customization business. Another already sells high-end, custom-made bullwhips. Still others have started their own nonprofit. The kicker? They’re all just teenagers and were on campus Thursday to participate in a collaborative training between GCU’s New Business Development Center and Strategic Educational Alliances.

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‘Meet the Firms’ also can mean meeting alumni

September 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students participating in the annual Meet the Firms event, sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business, got to hand their resumes to a lot of recruiters Monday — including some alumni who are quick to share what their time in CCOB did for them.

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Students get to explore their future at Vanguard

September 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Honors College recently had the opportunity to visit Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment companies. During a five-hour “College to Corporate Workshop” at the 500,000-square-foot campus in Scottsdale, students got to network with Vanguard professionals and GCU alumni who have been hired by the company and learned about the company’s internal operations.

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Swim star’s business feats reach uncharted waters

August 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Ivan Nechunaev, a former All-American swimmer, reached another milestone when he became the first GCU graduate to be accepted into The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. But what he plans to do with that prestigious degree is even more significant.

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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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Business grad has strong ties to servant leadership

August 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It has been only three months since Andrea Northup got her Business Management degree, but she already is working for Habitat for Humanity and also is launching an interesting and extremely humane entrepreneurial venture. How she got to GCU and then turned this into all that is quite a story.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Westwood student awarded Colangelo Scholarship

May 18, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

Emauni Burnes-DePaul was overcome with emotion Wednesday when Thunder, Westwood High School staff and GCU faculty surprised her by awarding her a full-tuition Colangelo Scholarship to the Colangelo College of Business. “I had faith in God but this makes me love Him so much more,” Emauni said.

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