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NASCAR pit crew coach revs up sports business students

March 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Matt Clark has an unusual job in the sports world — NASCAR pit crew coach — and also was a television analyst until recently, and he sped through some interesting perspectives Friday morning for Colangelo School of Sports Business students.

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Canyon Challenge finalists have yet another incentive

March 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge, scheduled for March 24 in the Arena, will feature five mission-driven businesses trying to impress the five judges, who will include Brian Mueller and Jerry Colangelo. And there’s an addition to the $10,000 in prize money awarded by the judges: People in attendees will be able to vote by text to determine their winner of an extra $3,000.

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Entrepreneurship isn’t fail-safe, businessmen tell students

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In the final lecture of the school year in the Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series, Christian businessmen from the Camelback Society told students what they did at the times they failed in their careers. Brycen Snyder, Aaron Klusman and Ryan House all found themselves out of a job at one point and turned defeat into victory.

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GCU to serve up, tee up new business programs

March 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau The new tennis and golf course management programs at Grand Canyon University will give students opportunities to learn all aspects of their respective industries — not just the role of teaching professional. Both 120-credit curriculums will be incorporated into the University’s new hospitality program, also being rolled out in the fall by the Colangelo College of Business. (For more on that program, click here.) The tennis management program, the first of its kind among NCAA Division I schools, will align with the pillars of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and will cover the skills needed to manage tennis operations, including facility management, merchandising, event planning and introduction to food and beverage management. The golf course program, which will include access to newly renovated Maryvale Golf Course when it reopens in October, will be the same idea: There will be a heavy emphasis on learning how to be a general manager of a public, private or resort-style course, a role that GCU women’s golf coach Don Powers called “the strength of the industry.” Students who love to play tennis or golf certainly will have a lot of opportunities to do so. They will be taught […]

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GCU checks in with hotel, hospitality program

March 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Hospitality Management program in the Colangelo College of Business is scheduled to start in the fall semester, coinciding with the opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel at I-17 and Camelback Road. GCU Today has a look at the new program and the man who will lead it, service industry veteran Brett Cortright.

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Divine guidance on the road to ‘Worshipology’

March 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the University’s new Center for Worship Arts have had a memorable first year — and so have the center’s director, Bart Millard, and worship coordinator, John Frederick. “There is a deeper spiritual governance to this,” Frederick said. “That’s the cool thing about teaching theology — you’re on the journey yourself.”

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Alumni Hall of Fame inductees have global influence

March 01, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

As part of its Homecoming/Canyon Day festivities, GCU will induct eight new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday on campus. The alumni, who were selected from each of the University’s colleges and athletics department, have dedicated their lives to helping others through education, nursing, counseling, science, coaching and the law, while reflecting GCU’s spirit and Christian ideals. Saturday’s ceremony, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union, second floor, is open to the GCU community and their guests and also will be live streamed here. GCU Today has a story about the inductees and what makes them tick.

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Seed Spot CEO shows students how to grow a nonprofit

February 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Klein, founder and CEO of Seed Spot, was on campus Friday to share her story with Colangelo College of Business students and inspire them to follow in her footsteps. Klein’s organization trains prospective entrepreneurs who aim to solve societal issues, and CCOB is working hard to make sure some of those future business people come from GCU.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Andrew Boozer

February 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Have you ever wondered what “servant leadership” looks like? Take one look at Andrew Boozer, and you’ll see such leadership in action. As a digital marketing campaign manager, Boozer exemplifies Grand Canyon University’s mission, vision and values. The business management student also is a worship leader at his church and aspires to be in executive leadership at a company in order to balance a good-paying career with family and travel. Boozer’s favorite part about his major are the personal stories told by the professors and the life lessons he has learned from Dr. Moronke Oke, Kenneth Hein and Taylor Carr in particular. Beyond his responsibilities as a student and worship leader, Boozer excels in his student worker position. “It’s nice to be given more responsibility than some others, and the knowledge I’ve learned – there have been a lot of good things I can use in the future,” he said. Above all, he values the servant leadership focus of GCU and its business management program as a whole. Erin Kerger, Boozer’s hiring manager, said Boozer seems to have a good understanding of servant leadership. “I have never met such an upstanding and philanthropic young […]

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Canyon Challenge is enjoying some quality time

February 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of entries in the Canyon Challenge was up this year, and so was the quality, according to Tim Kelley, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and economics in the Colangelo College of Business. The 10 finalists will be pared to five early next month for the March 24 finals in GCU Arena.

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