Move-In day can be one of wildly different emotions. Brendan Quinn said that waiting in the car line with his parents was like going up the start of a rollercoaster. Some fears. And so many thrills ahead entering GCU as a freshman. Brendan's parents Corey and Danielle had their own emotions as they said goodbye to their last son. “It’s a little tough to let go sometimes, I’m not going to lie,” Danielle said. More than 7,500 newcomers were moved in this week, and the Quinns showed us what it was it was like.
Melissa Davis has overcome an abusive childhood and young adulthood marked by drug abuse and crime to become a scholar and a model for her children. She works overnight jobs in Fresno, Calif., so that during the day she can home-school three of her eight children and study online for her master’s degree in English at GCU.
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.”
Dr. Julie Nelson of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is a passionate teacher of psychology and is delighted with how students tend to view her courses. And when she's not in the classroom, she also takes delight in a game the whole family can enjoy -- even though it gets pretty competitive.
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.