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1-2-3-4, Knotts family is truly a GCU corps

May 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

There are families that are heavily involved in Grand Canyon University, but the Knotts family has taken it to the next level. Three of Bill and Jenny Knotts’ four children are GCU graduates, and the fourth is a current student.

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GCU Volunteer Fair a ‘matchmaking opportunity’

May 17, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“I wanted to pay it back,” GCU Enrollment supervisor Michael Rodriguez said at the GCU Volunteer Fair on Wednesday at the 27th Avenue office building as he signed up at the Big Brothers Big Sisters booth. Rodriguez himself was paired with a Big Brother when he was a kid. BBBS was just one of the 20 GCU-supported nonprofits employees were able to connect with at the fair, an event GCU Community Outreach Manager Debbie Accomazzo calls a “matchmaking opportunity.”

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Nursing student helps smooth bumpy flight

May 08, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Alberta May flew into Phoenix to visit the campus during a Destination GCU event but ended up doing much more than that. She also used her skills as a nurse to help out in, not one, but two medical situations that arose on the flight. May, who is from Marshall, Texas, is furthering her education as an online student, hoping to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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Nursing student has world-class aims in her sport

May 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has an archery champion in its student body — nursing major Alexis Ruiz won a major tournament in Las Vegas earlier this year and also was a 2017 World Archery Youth Champion. But she’s targeting a much bigger goal: She wants to be No. 1 in the world.

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Her MSN was a labor of love in more ways than one

May 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Paige Estrada traveled almost six hours from her home in Apple Valley, Calif., to GCU to walk across the stage on Friday and get her master’s degree degree. So even when the 22-year-old emergency room nurse, who is 36 weeks into her pregnancy, started feeling regular contractions just 2 hours before the ceremony, she was still determined to make it across the stage.

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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Slideshow: Friday evening commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Online students from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Education, the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences received their diplomas at commencement Friday night at Grand Canyon University Arena. To view the ceremony, click here.   

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Life’s roadblocks a shot in the arm for nursing student

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Kimberly Rabanal was five months pregnant when she decided to go back to school. Just three months later, her father was diagnosed with brain cancer. But that didn’t deter her; it motivated her to work even harder. Rabanal was one of the candidates for a master’s degree in nursing at Friday’s afternoon commencement ceremony.

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Slideshow: Friday afternoon commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Friday afternoon commencement ceremony at Grand Canyon University featured doctoral and master’s degree candidates from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. To watch the ceremony, click here.    

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Slideshow: Thursday afternoon commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Students from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Theology and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in commencement Thursday afternoon in GCU Arena. To watch the ceremony, click here.  

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