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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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Steinberg is on the money with talk to GCU sports business students

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The first thing that strikes you about Leigh Steinberg is his genuine curiosity about every facet of the sports world. The second thing is that he’s genuine, period. So when Colangelo School of Sports Business students at Grand Canyon University got to hear the legendary “Jerry Maguire” sports agent Friday as he shared stories, rattled off numbers and waxed philosophic about his 40-plus years in the business, it was a firsthand glimpse into what they need to start acquiring. Show me the money? Show me the knowledge. “The thing we say to students a lot is, no matter what you do, know what’s going on,” said Dr. Brian Smith, director of the School of Sports Business. “He really, really knows what’s going on, and he has an eye toward the future that’s really remarkable.” Smith saw that right away Friday when he picked up Steinberg to bring him to campus. The agent was on fire about a story about college football coaches’ salaries that had appeared in USA Today. Upon his arrival, it didn’t take long before that enthusiasm had the overflow audience, which included University administrators, in rapt […]

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GCU strengthens ties to breast cancer fight

October 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Among the thousands of people who plan to participate a walk to benefit breast cancer patients, families and research later this month are GCU employees Woody and Allison Mason, who have been on a long cancer journey of their own. Woody’s identical twin, Dilon, is a three-time cancer survivor who got a new lease on life, thanks to his brother’s donation of stem cells, and Allison has been there every step of the way. GCU Today has a story about them that includes GCU’s heart for the walk and how you can sign up.

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Recent grad shows students how to build a business culture

September 17, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Natalie Speers graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business just last year, but she already has built a social media business that is thriving. In the first presentation in the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series, Speers showed students how quickly you can have success if you follow the principles of servant leadership and “Conscious Capitalism.”

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Air Force officer has commanding presence among CCOB instructors

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One of the new online instructors in the Colangelo School of Sports Business is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, but that’s just one of a number of impressive roles and accomplishments Mark Clifford has had in his career. Among them was national collegiate boxing champion, and his coach just happened to be Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business. Read more about Clifford in this GCU Today story.

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Antelope Intros: Dr. Lisa Smith and Debbie Accomazzo

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a couple of moms with a capital “M” who like to get outdoors and do fun things. How they found their way to GCU is an interesting story on both counts.

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CCOB provides access students need for career success

September 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of students in the Colangelo College of Business has almost doubled in just two years, and with that growth have come even more opportunities to get involved in programs and clubs on campus and in roles in the business community. The faculty is focused on facilitating those opportunities, Dean Dr. Randy Gibb emphasized at the CCOB kickoff event Wednesday morning. GCU Today has the story.

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Internships don’t just skim the surface anymore

August 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of GCU students doing internships just keeps growing — up to more than 300 for the 2014-15 school year. The types of opportunities they’re getting also are expanding, and several found themselves getting to do far more than they expected.

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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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Mueller showcases GCU’s stunning transformation

August 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Record-breaking high temperatures Friday in Phoenix couldn’t hold a candle to the enthusiasm of President/CEO Brian Mueller and other GCU leaders during the all-employee meeting in the Arena. Mueller delivered his own take on a “State of the University” address by hosting a Q-and-A with more than a dozen representatives of the faculty, colleges, programs, enrollment, student body, community outreach and staff.

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