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How CCOB’s ‘Lopes First’ culture benefits students

April 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

As the Colangelo College of Business Building wraps up its first academic year, it’s interesting to look back at how the 150,000-square-foot structure has centralized everything the college is doing. But one thing hasn’t changed: It’s “Lopes First” commitment.

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GCU, Coyotes team up on new rink, and students win

March 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The new roller hockey rink in the Canyon Activities Complex opened Thursday, and it didn’t take long for members of the club hockey teams to feel right at home. They figure to soon be joined by lots of other students enjoying the facility, built and funded by the Arizona Coyotes. It’s another sign of the hockey team’s growing relationship with the University.

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O’Rea does the job, wins Canyon Challenge

March 28, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Areahna O’Rea spent more than two years preparing her startup idea, Ninjobi, for the Canyon Challenge, and it paid off Wednesday morning when she took home the $5,000 awarded the winner of the competition. Not only was her presentation well done — one of the judges, Dan Schultz, described her job-placement application as “something unique.”

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Students surprised with full-tuition SIS scholarships

March 27, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Washington High School senior Juan Ballez has watched his father struggle with mobility in his hand and, for years, wished there was a way he could help. Now, on the cusp of graduating, he thinks he knows a way — by becoming a biomedical engineer. His dream of helping people, like his father, came closer to fruition Tuesday at GCU, when he found out he was one of 43 students in the neighborhood surrounding GCU to receive the Students Inspiring Students scholarship. “It feels like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” said Juan after receiving the scholarship, which covers four years of tuition and books. “… I was determined. I was like, I can’t have my parents pay for it (college). I don’t want that burden on them.”

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Canyon Challenge has new time, new place, new look

March 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Five startups created by students or alumni will compete for $10,000 on Wednesday in the Canyon Challenge entrepreneurial competition, but the amount of prize money is just about the only similarity to past years. It will be at new time (11:15 a.m.) and new place (Colangelo College of Business Building), and then there’s the biggest change of all — it’s going to be more than once a year.

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Alumni trio creates high-and-tight haircut app

March 20, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumni Felipe Reyes, Dylan Santos and Kevin Llamas created FADES, an app designed to make getting a haircut easier. Their ultimate goal is to link customers with mobile barbers. “It’s going to take some time (to educate people to use the app and to go mobile), but people weren’t doing taxes on their phone not too long ago, either,” Reyes said.

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GCU students bring their A game to the ballpark

March 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Walk just about anywhere in the Milwaukee Brewers’ complex in Maryvale and you’re going to see purple-shirted GCU students working in the concession stands — they make up about 80 percent of the staff. Many of them are hospitality management majors, but they come from programs all over the University and have two things in common: They like to serve, and they’re getting great experience while also enjoying the opportunity to be at a ballpark every day.

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Keep your faith in business, executive tells students

March 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Mark Snyder, President of Snyder Nationwide Real Estate, spoke to graduate and Hospitality Management students Thursday about he injects his faith into the business world. “I’m going to do what’s right every time,” he said. “I pursue God daily. God’s the kingmaker, not your talents.”

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Inductees honored, inspired at Hall of Fame ceremony

March 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Saturday’s Hall of Fame ceremony showcased several of GCU’s most inspiring stories from alumni who have made a impact on their communities and careers throughout the years. One of this years inductees was Reginald Freeman, who received his masters from GCU in 2008. Since Freeman has surpassed numerous milestones in the Firefighting field and continues to give back to his community in Hartford Connecticut. This year’s other inductees included Randi (Johns) Riggs, Hagir Elsheikh, George Holm, and Sharky Baker.

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Business students score points in DECA competition

February 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Collegiate DECA of GCU students were highly successful in two recent competitions. Cristian Rodriguez, only a freshman, won the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game, and seven GCU students qualified for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) on April 13-16.

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