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It was a perfect chance to study Friedman’s ideals

September 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The highlight of GCU senior Connor Keene’s summer? That’s an easy one: He went to Vermont for a six-day seminar focusing on the free-market beliefs of the late Milton Friedman. The trip was arranged by two of his Colangelo College of Business mentors, Robert Vera and Tim Kelley, and Keene made the most of it.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Shaunna Waltemeyer

September 16, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

Dr. Shaunna Waltemeyer fervently believes in being a lifelong learner, and she brings that spirit of the educational adventure to her Colangelo College of Business classes. She is adventuresome in other ways in her spare time, both in her love of the outdoors and in her passion for staying fit.

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STEM designation added to 2 business programs

September 02, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The M.S. degrees in Business Analytics and Information Technology Management in the Colangelo College of Business have an important new designation: STEM. The change was coordinated in collaboration with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, which now has a master’s in Data Science. “It’s a great example of how we work together in the two colleges,” said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB Dean.

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Like good businesses, CCOB is learning, thriving

August 26, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

These are tough times for many businesses, but the good ones adapt — just like the Colangelo College of Business. Five CCOB faculty members shared why they’re so enthusiastic about the knowledge they’ll be imparting to students this fall. “There has never been a moment like right now that is an impetus for innovation,” said Tim Kelley, Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and Economics. “This is it.”

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New Business Development Center earns BBB grant

August 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The New Business Development Center recently was awarded a $3,500 grant by the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest. NBDC Director Eduardo Borquez said the money will be used to hire more student ambassadors, who, in turn, will continue to assist neighborhood businesses.

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Former student body leader named alumni director

August 19, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Noah Wolfe loved his time as a student so much, he stayed on as an employee when he graduated last year. Now the former President of the Associated Students of GCU has an even better reason to stay on campus: He has been named Director of Alumni Engagement. “Noah embodies what GCU is all about,” said Dr. Kale Gober, Vice President of Advancement.

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GCU task force made fall plan a care package

August 12, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The plan for the fall semester was all set, but then the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly worsened in Arizona. Undaunted, the GCU task force that had been working so diligently since February pivoted with one simple goal: They want the University to be part of the pandemic solution.

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GCU’s Delta Mu Delta chapter named No. 1 in U.S.

August 10, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honors society, has doubled in size the last four years, and its stature has grown even more. But now it has its biggest honor of all: It was voted the No. 1 chapter out of the 350 in the United States.

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Business degree, connections prove healthy for alum

July 24, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Luke Elliot never imagined that he’d be working in medical insurance when he decided to pursue a business degree at GCU, but last month he joined Aetna as a senior project manager. The experience taught him that connections with professors can pay off and a business degree can be valuable in many fields.

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Improv improves business honor society even more

July 13, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

COVID-19 forced the postponement of the spring induction ceremony for GCU’s Eta Chi chapter in Delta Mu Delta, the business honor society. But that didn’t stop the students and advisors from coming up with something even better: The virtual ceremony Friday attracted so many inductees, it looks like a staple for the future.

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