For Jamaica native and now North Carolina resident Garfield Hyman, getting his bachelor's degree in Applied Management always has been about making his journey worthwhile. He said his GCU instructors helped him on his online journey: "I found support, making the experience a really good one.”
Dominique Adkins' research looking at the factors that influence forgiveness within the African American community has been shared in a long list of presentations at major conferences across the country and overseas. Not only is she an Online Full Time Faculty member in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences -- she also works in the College of Doctoral Studies and has done lots of other amazing things in her life.
Kirk Cameron's Fall Commencement keynote address underlines the importance of perseverance. The former "Growing Pains" star and now prominent Christian actor addressed GCU's most recent group of graduates with congratulations and a powerful message of overcoming fear, fulfilling their mission and finishing the race. “This was really exciting,” Cameron said. “I was a little nervous, I’ve never done it before … I knew with all these Christian families, it was just really a special blessing to be part of this day that they’ll remember for their whole life.”
Donald Trump Jr. came out firing at opponents Monday night in the "Culture War" event by Turning Point USA at Antelope Gymnasium, and an enthusiastic crowd cheered his message of less government and more free markets. Some GCU students who didn't agree with his message still came to listen, but most appeared to be enthusiastic supporters who wanted to selfies afterwards with Trump Jr. and Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point. It was billed as the largest crowd for a campus event for the organization, drawing 1,300.
For Master Sgt. Avery Cunningham, Sept. 11, 2001, was a pivotal day in his life. He remembers being in statistics class when a plane hit the second tower of the World Trade Center. "I’m from St. Louis (Mo.), so it didn’t directly hit home but seeing the aftermath -- our country as we know it changed. That’s why I decided to join and have been doing this for 16 years," said Cunningham, who is a senior instructor for GCU's Army ROTC. He was one of about 90 in the ROTC program who planted thousands of hand-held flags on the Quad this morning that spell out "Never Forget" to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.