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Day 2: GCU Commencement Blog

May 04, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Doug Carroll, Michael Ferraresi and Bob Romantic of the GCU News Bureau are blogging from commencement on campus. Here are some of their stories and observations from Friday’s ceremonies for the Colleges of Nursing, Education and Doctoral Studies.

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Slideshow From Day 1 of Commencement at Arena

May 04, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Thursday’s graduation ceremonies at GCU Arena included the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Christian Studies, Fine Arts and Production, and Business.

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For GCU’s CEO and Class of 2012, Arena Makes All the Difference

May 04, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Past graduations for GCU had been held at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix and at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, with one large 5- to 6-hour ceremony for everyone at the University. Smaller college convocations were held at large churches near campus.

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Day 1: GCU Commencement Blog

May 03, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Read about the Class of 2012 and commencement ceremonies Thursday from GCU Arena in our blog, compiled by Doug Carroll, Michael Ferraresi and Bob Romantic of the GCU News Bureau.

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Class of 2012: 84-Year-Old, Daughter to Receive Master’s Degrees Together

April 23, 2012 / by / 13 Comments

“If you go to college, I’ll go with you,” Leola Mayes of Livonia, Mich., told her daughter Beverly. That was 10 years ago, and next week the two of them — separated in age by 37 years — will graduate as online students of GCU. They’re planning to come to campus for the occasion.

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Peoria Enrollment Counselor, a Leukemia Survivor, Becomes Blood-Drive Ambassador

April 11, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Kate Condie-Clarke, now a testimonial speaker for United Blood Services, says the only thing she knew about leukemia was that it was some kind of blood disorder “and everybody I knew that had either leukemia or lymphoma had all passed on.” She was nearly among that group.

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First Deadline Approaches for Canyon Challenge Business Plans

March 15, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant Professor Tim Kelley says he has fielded at least 80 inquiries, most of them online, about the challenge, which will award a first prize of $3,500 to the best plan for a start-up business. Cash prizes also will be given for second and third places.

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GCU Professor, Club Launch Major Business-Plan Competition

February 23, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Challenge will involve three phases. A two-page executive summary of a business plan will be due on March 23. Two weeks later, select candidates will be asked to submit a full business plan and a PowerPoint presentation. Then five finalists will present their plans before a panel of judges and an audience.

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Christian Studies Dean Outlines Long-Range Plans for College

February 22, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Steve Gerali says respect has been slow in coming for youth ministry, but that’s changing and an opportunity awaits a well-rounded curriculum at GCU.

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Team of Two Takes GCU to Christian Music Fans Again

January 25, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Faith Based Marketing Specialist Spencer Fehrenbacher is hitting the road for another Rock and Worship Roadshow, only this time he’s got a new travel partner in Stephanie Cashin — and the effort will be bigger and better. “It’s all about the power of the sun and our beautiful campus,” says Cashin, who will be with Fehrenbacher on a seven-week, 26-city tour covering 17,000 miles, starting Thursday in Biloxi, Miss. “We want to show prospective students how nice it is here (in Phoenix). While students in Chicago and Spokane are freezing in January and February, we have a beautiful, sunny campus to offer them.”

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