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New faculty expand strong credentials, caring attitude in GCU nursing program

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A Floridian who wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember and who has now worked in the field for 30 years this fall joined GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as assistant dean. Dr. Lisa Smith is among several new faculty faces who are bringing a wealth of knowledge and variety of experience to the college.

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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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Antelope Intros: Lesley Ellison and Jerome Robinson

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two big sports fans who can’t get enough of all sorts of games. But their attitudes about more important things in life — faith and a positive outlook — are truly a home run. And check out how fast one family grew in five months.

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Antelope Intros: Carrie Rogers and John David Patterson

September 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros have an outdoorsy feel, from the classroom operations specialist who loves to take her family to the beach to the enrollment counselor who learned survival skills in Alaska. Both are devoted parents.

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CONHCP programs under routine review for re-accreditation

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The faculty and staff in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions will be busy showcasing their programs this week as individuals from the national and state nursing organizations conduct a routine review for its re-accreditation.

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GCU employee, student honored at Hispanic leadership celebration

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU continued its outreach into the Phoenix Hispanic community Friday, honoring employee Angela Mejia and awarding a $2,500 scholarship to incoming freshman Anahi Ramos of Youngker High at the 25th annual Valle del Sol Profile of Success 2015 Luncheon and Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration. The award was especially humbling to Mejia, who grew up in poverty in Honduras and is using her position at GCU to help local youth attend college. Read more in this GCU Today story.

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Soccer player competes against odds for ‘Idol’ spot

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University sophomore Madeline McArthur has always had two dreams — to play soccer for the big leagues, and to sing for the big time. As a Division I soccer player, she has accomplished her first dream. On Tuesday, she will try for her second when she auditions for “American Idol.” Read the story here.

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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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Antelope Intros: Tori Apolinar and Erica Bailin

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who love trying new things and were so inspired by what they saw at GCU they wanted to join the team. You might say their interests are up in the air and being up on what’s on air.

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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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