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Antelope Intros: Kate Flavell, Teresa Ribbe and Nizhoni Smocks

December 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Antelope Intros, we feature the mother of a former GCU basketball player, a past resident of Guam and someone who lived on the Navajo Reservation and would like to travel into space.

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Students Discover How to Learn, Advance With Help From GCU Tutors

December 06, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Center for Learning and Advancement helps hundreds of students at all levels of University studies to excel on their selection academic paths. With 25 tutors, the CLA has grown since its 2009 inception.

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1 Darn Cool School: Michael Borum Brings Love, Hope to Children in Hospital Setting

November 30, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Michael Borum wants each day to be special at 1 Darn Cool School inside Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Antelope Intros: Stevie Kamp, Ross Kirby and Marty Smith

November 21, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

In our Antelope Intros this week, you’ll meet a former GCU basketball player, someone born with 12 fingers (he’s kidding, we think) and a NASCAR/Cardinals/Oregano’s fan.

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Antelope Intros: Vicki Cox, Ingrid Bayer, Cammie Bjarnsan

November 14, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

In our Antelope Intros this week, you’ll meet someone who lost her 9-year-old son to cancer, an employee born in Austria and someone who traded up in their school of choice.

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Antelope Intros: Cash Hart, Erin Riffel and Matt Rosenkilde

October 22, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Our Antelope Intros this week bring you another member of the band Halocene, the power of purple, and a competitive karaoke singer who channels “Ol’ Blue Eyes” himself.

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Antelope Intros: Sommer Bell, Michele Eckert, Brett Schnebelt

October 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Antelope Intros is a new GCU Today feature. Because the University is growing so fast with so many new faces, we wanted to introduce some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is both fun and informative. We’ve created these Q&As to tell you a little about the new people sharing your office space. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation. SOMMER BELL Job title:  Outside Admissions Rep Job location: California What attracted you to GCU?  The spiritual balance and support from a Christian perspective. What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? Have dinner with friends, read books, go bowling, cooking, working out. What are you passionate about? Extremely passionate about reaching our youth and encouraging them to use education as a stepping stone for their future. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know:  Youngest and first of five children to graduate high school, go to college and attain both bachelor’s and master’s. What are you most proud of?  My sister passed away during the start of my master’s program and I had the opportunity to either quit or keep going.  I made the decision […]

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Antelope Intros: Joshua Kutchinski, Howell Rucker Sr.

October 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The latest installment of a feature designed to introduce you to new employees at the University.

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Antelope Intros: Adrienne Bottcher, Krystal Ballinger, Seka Nelson

October 01, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Antelope Intros is a new GCU Today feature. Because the University is growing so fast with so many new faces, we wanted to introduce some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is both fun and informative. We’ve created these Q&As to tell you a little about the new people sharing your office space. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation. ADRIENNE BOTTCHER Job title:  Finance Counselor for KBCOB/CAS Job location: Peoria What attracted you to GCU?  My guitarist previously worked here and said nothing but great things about it. What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I sing for a band called Halocene with a fellow co-worker, Cash Hart. We have opened up for bands like Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World, and have a pretty big following on Youtube and Facebook. What are you passionate about? Music! What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit?  I love to go to local shows all around the Valley and support my fellow musicians. What are you most proud of?  I’m most proud of my accomplishments with music, but […]

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Alumni: Mikel Longman Returns to Arizona as Top Cop for Community Colleges

August 14, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll  GCU News Bureau Imagine being police chief of a city of 275,000. Pretty big job, right? Now imagine that those people aren’t all in one place. In fact, they’re scattered in nearly a dozen locations over 9,000 square miles. But you’re still responsible for their safety. The scenario describes what Mikel Longman does every day. As chief of police and director of public safety for the Maricopa Community Colleges in metropolitan Phoenix, he oversees 10 campuses populated by 265,000 students and more than 10,000 employees. Longman, 58, a graduate of GCU with a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration, has been on the job since January of 2012. Although he served for 34 years in a variety of police positions in Arizona, it was a two-year stint as police chief for the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., that best prepared him for his current post. “Collegiate policing is a unique discipline,” says Longman, a Tempe native who couldn’t pass up a chance to move home with his wife and be closer to their seven grandchildren. “With this, a community policing orientation is your bread and butter, and a college or university is a community unto […]

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