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Determination pays off with Colangelo Scholarships

May 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships are being handed out this week, and the emotional scene was played out the last two mornings at three Phoenix-area high schools. It’s always a heart-warming scene to see dreams come true, but when you dig into the stories of these students and their families, you come upon a spirit of determination that will play well at the University.

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Holen shows that she’s headed in a positive direction

May 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brittany Holen had passion and determination to play golf when she arrived to campus in 2012. A member of the Honors College, Delta Mu Delta and a leader in the women’s golf team — Holen accomplished that and more. It was no surprise she was named one of nine Outstanding Senior award recipients for the graduating class of 2016.

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This business instructor just keeps rolling along

May 02, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Jon Ruybalid, who just completed his first semester at GCU, is a maverick in a lot of ways — most noticeably when he travels across campus on a skateboard. But he’s also a great role model for students because he can share with them a wealth of experiences he has had in his highly entrepreneurial career.

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Antelope Intros: Kevin Shepherd and Daniel Buchalter

April 28, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two dads who are proud of their college degrees, passionate about learning and self-development — but could never go wrong with watching a game of football.

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World-class swimmer finds another passion as GCU grad

April 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Former world-class swimmer Dagny Knutson earned her highest honor Friday when she graduated from GCU with a bachelor’s in sports management. GCU coach Steve Schaffer helped Knutson get a scholarship, despite her ineligibility to swim competitively in college, because he was moved by her story. Today, Knutson is filled with gratitude for GCU and hopes to return to get her master’s degree here.

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Business professor, former interim dean retires after 14 years

April 27, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

After 14 years as a professor and a stint as interim dean of GCU’s Colangelo College of Business, Dr. Kevin McClean is retiring. But don’t expect him to stay away from campus too much. He plans to visit often to attend games and is also considering online teaching. During his tenure, his servant style of leadership helped set an example. “That means relying on our faith, our learning and our beliefs to inform our decisions in business,” he said.

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GCU students win big in DECA international conference

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students were dominant recently when they competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. Maya Hinojos won one category and finished third in another, and several of her classmates made the top three as well.

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Commencement Day 2: Lifetime achievement award

April 23, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The commencement ceremony stopped for a few seconds Saturday afternoon so that 73-year-old Diana Dilcher could be properly acknowledged for getting her degree in communications. But if the crowd that was applauding knew the whole story, they would have given her a standing ovation.

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Commencement Day 1: Morning session

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Friday morning commencement at Grand Canyon University was for traditional students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education and College of Science, Engineering and Technology.              

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Commencement Day 1: There’s a lot to shout about

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were significant messages amid the tears of joy as spring commencement began Friday morning at Grand Canyon University. Speakers emphasized the importance of change, both in how you bring it about and how you deal with its inevitable challenges. “When we find our purpose, will we have the courage to pursue it?” student speaker Brittany Holen asked her fellow graduates.

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