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Students change local landscape at Serve the City

November 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

There was another great turnout of students Saturday for Serve the City — 220 of them went out into the neighborhood to paint, landscape and do cleanup. They worked on 10 more houses, bringing the total to 131 and bringing smiles to the faces of more homeowners.

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Students get advice to calibrate ‘moral compass’

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The final events of Money Week had a common theme: Jerry Colangelo and instructor Jon Ruybalid both urged students to mind their morals as they do business and deal with money issues.

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What’s the No. 1 thing you’ve learned from Jerry Colangelo?

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

GCU Magazine Jerry Colangelo never stops teaching. Here are some of the things his colleagues and GCU administrators, faculty and students have learned. Note the wide variety of answers: “I have learned the importance of relationships the importance of relationships as well as keeping your priorities: faith, family, friends and community.” — DR. RANDY GIBB, CCOB Dean “He taught me to think differently than I ever thought in my life. I was an accountant by trade, and he taught me to think more visionary, more bold.” — RICHARD DOZER, former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive “There actually are two things. His practices in his professional life follow what he does in his personal life. That’s always been a big encouragement to me. … The second one is the influence from his book ‘How You Play the Game.’ One of the areas that he talks about is the development of a sense of history. That influenced me as a coach but also in other things I’ve done.”– DR. RICK ROTH, Sports Business professor “Mr. Colangelo has always set out to do the best and be the best at whatever position he was doing at the time and then put everything […]

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Built for this: Jerry Colangelo’s influence on GCU

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo tends to be influential in whatever he does, and his effect on Grand Canyon University has been stunning. GCU Magazine explores what he has meant to both GCU and the Colangelo College of Business.

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Money Week compounds student interest in finances

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Financial literacy is a huge issue in the U.S., and Money Week — sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business — aims to make sure Grand Canyon University students are among the literate. The four-day event, which ends Thursday, has included informative talks and a chance to meet with representatives of financial companies.

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Money Week to include $$ advice, Colangelo talk

October 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Creating a realistic financial budget and then sticking to it is a challenge for many people, but the Colangelo College of Business is here to help with Money Week. Presentations on Monday through Thursday will address every aspect of handling your money and also will feature visits by 36 companies Wednesday and a session with Jerry Colangelo on Thursday.

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ESPN executive’s talk is a highlight for students

October 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo School of Sports Business students get to hear presentations by lots of industry leaders, but Thursday was a special treat. Edward Erhardt, a top ESPN executive, shared interesting information about the cable television sports network and — most important for them — how to get a job there.

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Drivers’ visit fast-tracks knowledge of jobs in racing

October 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Two NASCAR drivers, Justin Allgaier and Ben Rhodes, came to campus Tuesday and addressed several classes of Colangelo College of Business students, then spent an hour in front of the Student Union talking with more students. The visit was indicative of CCOB’s connection with Phoenix International Raceway and another example of what it teaches about networking.

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Business leaders, students connect at meeting

October 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students mingling with industry leaders from across the Valley, including the most famous one of all, Jerry Colangelo. Those same industry leaders getting to know business majors who could be potential hires for their firms. Hard to tell who got more out of it. Call it a tie. No, wait – call it a big victory. For 90 minutes Friday morning at the Canyon 49 Grill, a Colangelo College of Business advisory board meeting took a new twist: Rather than a set agenda, rather than the students just witnessing what goes on, it was all talk. But that was the magic. In the corner in front of the television was Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President of Dircks Moving and Logistics and a member of the Fiesta Bowl board, having a long conversation with several students. Over there was Paul Baldwin, Corporate Risk and Broking Leader for Willis Towers Watson, holding court with a handful of interested proteges. And then there was Jonathan Keyser, a new member of the advisory board and founder of a commercial real estate firm, Keyser, that is based on the same Conscious Capitalism principles taught by CCOB. […]

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GCU, students help new cafe transform lives

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nothing’s impossible when people work hard, have access to the appropriate resources and have faith in the outcome. This is the story behind the Mission Possible Café, formerly an empty eyesore near the Phoenix Rescue Mission. GCU was instrumental in launching the Mexican restaurant, and three students from the Colangelo College of Business’s Hospitality Management program are the supervisors.

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