Kevin McCausland wrote a text to his friend and swallowed six pills. He thought his life was over after years battling drug and alcohol additions. But he survived to make it through recovery and pray for a new direction that led him to GCU, where he is closing in on his second master's degree.
Amanda Errington is new to the Online Full-Time Faculty in the College of Education, but she isn't new to teaching. In fact, that's what she lives and breathes. She says she's very passionate about quality teacher professional development," and she has shown it time and again during her own experiences in the classroom. Particularly interesting is the time she taught a class even though she was the principal of the school.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone knew why communities need public health professionals. “As a result of the pandemic, more individuals, communities and organizations will be asking, ‘How can we improve? How can we be better prepared?’” said full-time Public Health faculty member Danielle Henderson. “Public health professionals will have the answer.” The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has the answer, too, when it comes to educating the next generation in the field. It recently added its Bachelor of Science in Public Health to its degree offerings, which already included the Master of Public Health.
Paul Danuser is widely known on campus as an exuberant public address announcer for GCU Athletics. But in his other life as an Assistant Professor and student, he was playing the long game of completing his doctoral degree. In August, he finally won. Dr. Paul Danuser shared what the experience was like, the importance of being a lifelong learner and what he hopes to do next.
While quarantining in New York during the height of the pandemic, Associated Students of GCU President Dylan Mahoney said it was easy to look out at the world, see nothing but death and destruction, and grow pessimistic about the school year. But he now knows that God is using this time to isolate His children, teach them and strengthen them for the road ahead.