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GCU, Chicanos por la Causa host inaugural Students Inspiring Students Golf Classic

November 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University, in partnership with Chicanos por la Causa, will host the inaugural Students Inspiring Students Golf Classic at the Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course on Thursday, November 18. Presented by Pacific Office Automation, the Golf Classic is expected to raise more than $300,000 for GCU’s Students Inspiring Students (SIS) scholarship fund.

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GCU showcased in new Amazon Prime Video series

November 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is featured as the first episode in Season 2 of “The College Tour,” an Amazon Prime Video streaming series that offers viewers an inside look at what life is truly like on campus.

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GCU refinances partial loan held by Grand Canyon Education

October 29, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

(October 29, 2021) – Earlier today, Grand Canyon University (GCU) refinanced $500 million of the secured note held by Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (GCE). The note was issued in 2018 as part of the University’s transition back to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit status and allowed the University to purchase all of the tangible and intangible assets comprising the University’s campus from GCE. The refinancing allows GCU to capitalize on today’s low interest rate environment and realize significant interest cost savings. The ability to refinance the note is a reflection of the University’s strong growth and solid financial performance in the three years since reverting to its historical nonprofit status. Recent audited financial highlights include: From the closing of the acquisition on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021, GCU has generated $341 million in cash from operations. GCU has increased its net assets to $443 million as of June 30, 2021. GCU closed fiscal year 2021 with over $407 million cash on hand. With its strong financial position, GCU has been able to continue to invest in its students, employees and community: From the closing of the acquisition on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021, the University has reinvested $368 […]

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GCU honors four in 2nd annual Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards

October 12, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards were presented Tuesday morning to four leaders who have followed in the footsteps of Arizona business and sports icon Jerry Colangelo. David Adame is President and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, Bridget Binsbacher is Executive Director of the Cactus League and a member of the Peoria City Council, Dave Donaldson is the co-founder and Chairman of CityServe and Barry Meguiar is President of Ignite America.

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Another GCU engineering program earns ABET accreditation

September 01, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

(Sept. 1, 2021) − Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor’s degree program in Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.   ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. “We are very excited to receive this acknowledgment from ABET for the bachelor of science in engineering, which also includes an emphasis in robotics, in its first year of eligibility,” said GCU President Brian Mueller. “This program joins the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering programs in this recognition. These innovative, interdisciplinary, project-based programs continue to meet the high standards that GCU academics are known for.” Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation […]

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GCU welcomes largest incoming class in its history

August 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will begin the 2021-22 academic year with the largest incoming class in its history, three new apartment-style residence halls, additional classroom space and students anxious to return to the community atmosphere the university is known for. It expects 9,000 new students when the fall semester begins Sept. 7, bringing total campus-based enrollment to approximately 23,500.

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GCU, CityServe creating major distribution HUB

May 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

  (May 10, 2021) – Grand Canyon University and CityServe are partnering to create a major distribution HUB on the GCU campus that will provide thousands of household goods to needy families in Arizona. GCU is creating a 35,000-square-foot warehouse on campus that will house products such as clothing, heaters, fans, blankets, furniture, mattresses, food boxes and other essential items provided by major retailers through CityServe. The GCU HUB – powered mostly by volunteers – will provide the items to PODs, or points of distribution, such as churches, schools and social service organizations that will then distribute them directly to families in need. GCU has already identified 40 community partners that will serve as PODs and plans to connect to more than 100 eventually. “This partnership with CityServe is a natural extension of our broader outreach efforts and our five-point plan to transform our surrounding community,” GCU President Brian Mueller said. “CityServe is making a significant impact across the country by empowering local churches and service organizations to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help those in need. Their mission aligns perfectly with GCU and we look forward to not only partnering with them to provide essential household […]

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GCU site set to surpass 50,000 COVID vaccinations

March 11, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Point of Dispensing (POD) site for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is set to reach a milestone that reflects the POD’s importance and growth. It will pass the 50,000 mark in vaccinations Thursday afternoon. It is averaging more than 1,300 vaccines per day and has regularly exceeded 1,700 per day during the past two weeks, including a new daily high of 1,968 on Wednesday.

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Colangelo College of Business creates Charles Schwab Foundation Learning Center

February 16, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

(Feb. 16, 2021) – GCU’s Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) has received a multiyear grant from Schwab Advisor Services, in partnership with the Charles Schwab Foundation, to create the Charles Schwab Foundation Learning Center and expand the college’s financial planning offerings. The new center will be built in CCOB’s existing 150,000-square-foot, four-story building, serving as a resource center for students and encouraging growth in the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) industry. The center will also serve as a finance classroom and event/guest speaker space.  “GCU and the Colangelo College of Business are so appreciative of our relationship with Charles Schwab and we are grateful to the Charles Schwab Foundation for this funding to create a learning center,” said CCOB Dean Dr. Randy Gibb. “Financial wellness is vital to our society, so we are so proud of our students for taking an interest in finance and demonstrating their competence to find success with the help and support of Charles Schwab.” CCOB has been working with Charles Schwab since 2018 when the multinational financial services company partnered with GCU to help students prepare for the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam.   “We are excited to expand on our work with Grand Canyon University […]

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GCU statement on Department of Education

January 14, 2021 / by / 2 Comments

GCU is reluctantly filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education due to that agency’s continued refusal to acknowledge the university’s nonprofit status for Title IV, HEA purposes. GCU became an Arizona nonprofit institution on July 1, 2018 and is recognized as such by the IRS, the State of Arizona, the Higher Learning Commission and every other regulatory body that governs the University. The Department of Education, 30 months after that transaction, still refuses to recognize GCU’s nonprofit status.

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