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GCU Online Professor to Attend President Obama’s Inaugural Ball

January 18, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Scalpers have no chance of prying two tickets to the Inaugural Ball from the hands of GCU Professor Shica Little, who will be attending the event Monday night in Washington, D.C.

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Honors Symposium Hears From Three on Topic of Diversity

December 05, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Speakers were Dr. Brian Smith, director of the Colangelo School of Sports Business; Mary Ponce, an adjunct online instructor; and Dr. Tim Larkin, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Phoenix PD Helps Save Christmas for Online Student’s Sick Child

December 04, 2012 / by / 6 Comments

Linzy Hoffmann, the 5-year-old daughter of GCU online student Jessica Smith, is struggling with a rare disease and is given little chance of surviving the medical challenges ahead of her. So when the family recently had their Christmas lights and decorations stolen, the Phoenix Police Department came to the rescue to save a big part of their Christmas.

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Making Time for Online: A Newbie Learns a New Way to Learn — and Likes It

November 29, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

GCU News Bureau Senior Writer Michael Ferraresi is also a first-time online student at GCU. He shares his experiences being part of the online classroom as he juggles work, family, classes and bad posture.

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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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