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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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GCU’s club scene keeps hitting new heights

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The list of clubs and student groups at GCU is as interesting at it is varied — the Havocs cheering section has become nationally known, of course, but the Outdoors Club is just one of the many organizations that have grown in size and stature in similarly dramatic fashion. GCU Today Magazine took an in-depth look at why the club scene is so vibrant and which clubs stand out.

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Antelope Intros: Ashley Vavul and Jenna Mann

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two creative and heartwarming individuals who strive to be peacemakers through faith, volunteer work and rescuing of furry friends.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Megan Nicolazzo

April 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Megan Nicolazzo, named the Student Worker of the Month for March, “exudes a caring and compassionate attitude toward everyone she encounters,” said Amber Chapman, who nominated her. GCU Today has the story.

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Antelope Intros: Steven Long and Megan Blease

April 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two individuals who are passionate about helping students grow and achieve their goals. But that passion extends to areas that would leave some people at the end of their rope or dizzy with Disney.

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Senior Dinner shines spotlight on graduating class

March 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The second annual Senior Dinner Wednesday drew a crowd of 450 students, faculty and guests, formally dressed in dazzling gowns and sharp suits, to celebrate the hard work and contributions of the 2016 graduating class. The event recognized those outstanding students and staff who have shown commitment and excellence inside and outside of the classroom.

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Grand total, grander feats of 100,000+ alumni

March 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has surpassed the 100,000 mark in alumni, and the accomplishments of that special group continue to resonate around the world. Here’s the story of what some of them have done and why people who hire them consistently put their resumes in the “yes” pile.

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GCU nursing college hosts Kenyan guests

March 15, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Margaret Kigen bustles into Grand Canyon University’s Health and Wellness Center at exactly 7:30 a.m. and looks at her schedule. She has dreamed for years of being a nurse practitioner, and she considers her presence at the university God-given. However, her job at the Center is only a portion of her vision. Kigen has spent four years establishing a relationship with government officials and educational institutions in Kenya focusing on ways to improve conditions and access to health care in her home county of Uasin Gishu — which is why Kigen walked with an optimistic smile Monday as she led a handful of Kenyan tourists through the University. Kigen was 33 when she arrived at GCU from Kenya to pursue an education in nursing. Having studied at GCU and having earned her degree in 2010, Kigen said she saw what it meant to have and provide well-rounded care. “When you look at the campus as a whole, there is intellect, there is physical demand, there is rigorous training and in between all of that, there is also room for spirituality,” Kigen said. “GCU has made me the caring and community-focused person that I am today […]

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GCU students perform cardiac screenings

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arcadia High School students benefited from cardiac screenings recently when GCU athletic training and nursing students partnered with the Anthony Bates Foundation to pay a visit.    

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Race starter braves the elements of cancer fight

January 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Janie Magruder Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Emma Kerr is the picture of true grit. Not the boot-wearin’, horse-ridin’, gun-totin’ kind you see in old Westerns, but the quiet brand of courage and determination that has a large community of family and friends, including a Grammy-winning artist, rootin’ as she fights for her life. Emma was diagnosed 14 months ago with leukemia, and it’s been a rough road. The 11-year-old Phoenix girl missed 81 days of fifth grade last year for cancer treatments and resulting infections. Last Thursday, she was released from Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) after spending 55 days there, including 11 days in intensive care when a persistent fever spiked to almost 105 degrees. Besides pneumonia, Emma also had contracted Valley fever, which had settled in her shoulder, hips and knees and required surgery to remove an abscess and fix the fever. 6th Annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer What: A 10K run, 5K run and cancer survivors walk to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Cancer Network. When: 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 12 Where: On and around GCU’s main campus, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix […]

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