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Meeting With President Reflects GCU Professor’s Drive, Passion

November 20, 2012 / by / 6 Comments

Shica Little has done a lot of things in her life, including an appearance in a national TV commercial and competing on a televised cooking show. But her meeting with President Obama is what she considers “my bragging rights.”

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GCU Nursing Graduate Follows Her Heart and Brings Others Along

October 11, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

Melanie Glaze, who earned a master’s degree from GCU in 2009, went from cleaning offices to a career in nursing and even persuaded her mother, then in her late 40s, to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

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Enthusiastic Nursing Grad Holds Her Own Commencement

August 16, 2012 / by / 22 Comments

There are enthusiastic graduates from GCU — and then there is Marian Barry. The College of Nursing grad took commencement ceremonies to a whole new level on a blistering, 112-degree day in Mesa, accepting her master’s degree in an unusual way.

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A Life Redeemed: Online Student From Texas Credits GCU’s care, concern

August 14, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau Forger, thief, prostitute, drug addict and now … GCU online student. “God can do anything,” says LaTwan Gibbs, who is on track against all odds to graduate in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in counseling that would make her the first in her family to graduate from college. A conversation with Gibbs, 40, who lives in the town of Center, Texas, less than 20 miles from the Louisiana border, provides ample material for a book or made-for-TV movie. Three stints in the state penitentiary and dozens of trips to jail. At least six tries at drug rehab. In short, a series of serious problems. “I was a beast,” she says, and the unsavory details of a 13-year stretch of her life do little to dispel the notion. “There’s nothing I didn’t do.” The trouble began in August of 1995, when she witnessed the fatal shooting of her husband, a drug dealer. That began a swift downward spiral, which saw her habit reach $3,000 a day and her actions do anything to support it. She says she was run over twice and had guns pulled on her, acknowledging that she “should have been dead a long […]

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Former Basketball All-American Returns to GCU as Doctoral Learner

July 19, 2012 / by / 4 Comments

David Everett has fond memories of the 1974-75 NAIA national championship team, and he’s just as excited about what lies ahead for his alma mater. He’s pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership with a K-12 emphasis.

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Waldo Fire hits close to home for GCU instructor

July 03, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

With flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado rushing down a nearby mountain and pre-evacuation plans seemingly imminent, GCU instructor Michelle Post leaned on her faith to get through a difficult week.

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Through the Tears, a Major Triumph for Online Student From Illinois

May 07, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Carrie Thouvenot was diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune cells attack the bile ducts of the liver – at about the same time that she decided to take online classes at GCU. She drew inspiration to complete her studies from her 6-year-old daughter, who was adopted from China.

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Slideshow From Day 2 (Afternoon) of Commencement

May 06, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Last Friday afternoon’s graduation ceremonies at GCU Arena included the Colleges of Education and Doctoral Studies.

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Slideshow of Artist Erik Wahl at Work

May 06, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Performance artist Erik Wahl entertained and inspired commencement audiences last week at GCU Arena with his unique works of portraiture, which included history makers Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Bono, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe.

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Slideshow From Day 2 (Morning) of Commencement at Arena

May 04, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Friday’s graduation ceremonies at GCU Arena included the Colleges of Nursing, Education and Doctoral Studies.

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