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Admissions counselor’s dedication is a life-saver

December 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Kristian Falkstein, a Grand Canyon University admissions counselor based in New Jersey, is dedicated to helping people, but he went above and beyond earlier this fall: He saved a man from drowning in an ocean riptide.

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GCU Overwatch team reaches Sweet 16

December 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The six members of GCU’s eSports Overwatch varsity team met in January, but a striking synergy helped meld six minds into one Cinderalla team that made it to the Sweet 16 out of 220 teams and was the only Arizona team to make it to this far.

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Slideshow: Saturday commencement ceremonies

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Nontraditional (online) students from the Colangelo College of Business, the College of Theology, the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Production received their diplomas Saturday at Grand Canyon University fall commencement.    

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Slideshow: Friday commencement ceremonies

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Nontraditional (online) students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and the College of Doctoral Studies received their diplomas Friday at Grand Canyon University fall commencement.    

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At crunch time, grads showed what makes them tick

October 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Graduates juggle raising children and balancing jobs with their studies. GCU Today talked to several graduates about the road to receiving their degrees during fall commencement Friday.

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Online graduates are saluted at commencement

October 13, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The first of four online commencement ceremonies convened Friday morning in GCU Arena, and Pam Aydelott sure stood out — she was wearing a 1940s-era nursing outfit. It took her nearly a year to put it together.

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Dedicating degree to memory of her heroic son

October 11, 2017 / by / 8 Comments

Meloney Jefferson always wanted to be a teacher, but she knew the path to getting her online degree from Grand Canyon University would be difficult. Then her son, Jace, got cancer and died. But at Jace’s insistence, Meloney persevered, and she will graduate Friday with the memory of Jace in her heart.

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Shot of hope: Nurse has heart for helping people

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nurse Carma Erickson-Hurt, a GCU online faculty member, recently returned from the Houston area, where she gave more than 200 tetanus shots to those who needed it. But traveling to disaster areas is more than just giving shots, she said. It’s connecting with people.

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Students help elders refresh the fount of knowledge

May 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the unique features of Grand Canyon University’s online program is the fact that students — many of them in their 40s and 50s — can get academic help from learning advocates (LEADs) less than half their age. A great example is the story of how Felicia Roberts, 20, aided 58-year-old Sheila Miller. “I get emotional talking about GCU and Felicia,” Miller said. “They are like family to me.”

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Free-wheeling: How a graduate kept going forward

April 29, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Ryan Pinney rolled his wheelchair onstage Saturday at spring commencement with the same force he has used to overcome the bicycling injury that paralyzed him. But the Air Force veteran is philosophical about getting his Sports Management degree and the other accomplishments he has achieved in his journey.

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