Slideshow: Photo highlights from 2013 calendar year

Here are GCU Today's selections for the top Grand Canyon University stories of 2013, plus a slideshow of the year's highlights from campus photographer Darryl Webb:

  • Record enrollment of nearly 8,500 on campus and 47,000 online
  • Plans announced for east Mesa satellite campus
  • GCU named No. 2 small company by Forbes magazine
  • Dan Majerle named men’s basketball head coach as Antelope athletic program begins NCAA Division I era
  • Expanded Student Union (new library, Starbucks)
  • Learning Lounge partnership with Alhambra High School
  • Tuition freeze on traditional campus for sixth successive year
  • Inaugural Community Service Award to senior Jesse Villegas for work in Serrano Village refugee community
  • Announcement of engineering and technology curriculum for 2014-15
  • Second consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for NCAA Division II all-sports excellence
  • Honorable mention: appointment of Dr. Jason Hiles as dean of College of Theology; New Life Singers’ CD recording; Run to Fight Children’s Cancer in Phoenix (March) and San Diego (October); first fall commencement in school history; opening of 27th Avenue Office Center; author Lee Strobel speaks on campus; fast 11-2 start in Division I by women’s basketball team; lifesaving efforts performed on student Logan Romero by public safety officers Martin Alvarez and Pedro Jorge; instrumental music program grows to five bands.

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Bible Verse

(When Daniel was alarmed by his visions of the future, he approached one of those standing by him in his visions. The presence told Daniel:) "But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever — yes, for ever and ever." (Daniel 7:18)

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