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GCU Presents Honorary Doctorate to Colleen Barrett

April 26, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Honorary Doctorate in Business Management Colleen C. Barrett President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Advisory Board, Ken Blanchard College of Business Grand Canyon University is pleased to present Colleen C. Barrett with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management. Ms. Barrett currently is president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, known for its superior customer service. She also serves on the advisory board for the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. Ms. Barrett stepped down as Southwest’s president two years ago. During her 30 years with the company, she oversaw management, leadership and budget responsibilities in many areas. She served as a member of the board of directors (2001-08) and as corporate secretary (1978-2008), vice president for administration (1986-90), executive vice president for customers (1990-2001) and president (2001-08). A native of Vermont, Ms. Barrett has a son and a grandson and remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Dallas. She serves on the board of directors for JCPenney and is a trustee of Becker College in Worcester, Mass. “Colleen Barrett is a five-star general of ‘people-driven’ culture,” says advertising executive Roy Spence. “She instinctively understands the whole principle of putting an organization’s people first, both its internal people and its […]

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GCU Announces New Writing Style for Lower and Upper Division Courses

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will be implementing a progressive approach to the use of APA writing style for the benefit of all students. Lower-division courses will use a modified set of APA requirements called “GCU Style” that enables students to focus their attention on content development and proper citations. Upper-division courses will incorporate additional elements to support the more advanced work that is reflective of the discipline and will generally follow the 5th edition of APA style, eventually transitioning to the 6th. Upper division English courses will use MLA style.  Both the APA and MLA manuals have recently updated. GCU will be transitioning its resources to the new materials in Fall of 2010. Until then, GCU will be using: APA 5th edition MLA 6th edition GCU has provided students and faculty with electronic resources for these styles in the Student Success Center tab of ANGEL. Purchase of the APA or MLA manuals is optional. However, students in the doctoral programs and students entering the graduate Nursing programs as of 2010 will need the level of detail presented in the APA manual and should purchase the 6th edition. These programs will be using the 6th edition immediately. For reference, the tutorials and templates available […]

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