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GCU Basketball Season Kick-Off

Dr. Melanie LogueThe 2015-16 basketball season kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 5! You can purchase your single game tickets here. Don’t forget to stop by the GCU Arena lawn for a FREE alumni tailgate to experience all the excitement before the game. Alumni and guests will enjoy BBQ, entertainment and games for the whole family. Can’t make the game? Join Lope Nation and watch all home games on Cox7 or stream online at gcu.edu/gameday
Save the Date for Homecoming 2016

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTHomecoming is a day packed with fun events and activities that give alumni a glimpse of campus life and chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. This year, we will host a special Young Alumni Reunion and ASGCU Reunion on Friday, Feb. 19. Homecoming kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 20. Check out the events schedule for featured events celebrating all of our Lopes back on campus.
University Accolades Campus Growth
Alumna Elevates Career with GCU Education

University AccoladesMelissa Holdaway received her EMBA degree from GCU in 2008, was inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013 and serves on the GCU Colangelo College of Business Advisory Board. In our alumni spotlight video, Melissa, chief executive officer at Arizona Charter Academy, shares how access to high-level leaders and a focus on leadership in her program at GCU helped enhance her leadership skills, strengths and career.
Grand Canyon University Jobs

Campus GrowthAt GCU, we help alumni find careers with purpose. Career Connections is a one-stop shop for connecting alumni and employers to job opportunities. Alumni can build their resumes, apply for jobs and refine their interview skills. Employers can post jobs and connect with the GCU community. Many employers are seeking to hire GCU graduates across the country! Check the career services job board for new opportunities.
Phoenix Lopes Event Volunteer Opportunities
Business Buzz: New CCOB Blog

COE Teaching in PurpleCheck out the new blog from the Colangelo College of Business! This blog features stories on remarkable alumni, students and faculty, as well as updates on initiatives, events and other happenings within the college. Learn about the modern business landscape. See how business today continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of organizations and consumers in the 21st century. Start reading today!

GCU Freezes Ground Tuition for Eighth Straight Year

Volunteer OpportunitiesAt other universities, growth in facilities and degree programs is balanced on the backs of students. Not at GCU. For the eighth straight year, GCU has frozen tuition on its west Phoenix campus for 2016-17. Tuition will remain at $16,500 for current and incoming students, a figure that has not changed since 2009. Read more about GCU’s low tuition and housing costs, as well as the continual growth of GCU.

Career Corner College of Theology
Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Event

Career CornerJoin the Phoenix Lopes to help pack nutritious meals for those in need. Volunteers will meet in Mesa at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization that provides hand-packed meals formulated for malnourished children. Friends and family are welcome to volunteer. Please note, the minimum age to volunteer is 5 years old and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP here.
Volunteers Needed for “Fuel for Finals”

Dr. Michael BairdFuel for Finals, a GCU tradition, is held the Wednesday before finals to give our students a pick-me-up. This year, we need volunteers to help bake a variety of cookies (packaged or homemade) and help pass out cookies to students on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Cookies will be labeled with a Bible verse of encouragement and packaged the night before during a Packing Party. Please RSVP online to volunteer!


"I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing." (Ezekiel 34:26 NIV)

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Nominations Now Open for Alumni Hall of Fame Candidates

AlumniDo you know a GCU graduate whose life reflects GCU Christian ideals, whose career has been distinguished and whose contributions to GCU and the community have been outstanding? Nominate him or her for the Alumni Hall of Fame! Submit names here by Nov. 1. Inductees will be announced Feb. 20, 2016, at a ceremony during Homecoming.
Save the Date for Homecoming 2016

Alumni Lopes UpReconnect with fellow Lopes and check out campus life at Home-
coming – two days packed with fun events and activities. This year we will host a special Young Alumni reunion and ASGCU reunion on Friday, Feb. 19. Homecoming kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 20. Featured events will celebrate our Lopes back on campus. Check out the event schedule!
Alumni Spotlight Video Career Corner
Flatz Twins Cast as Thing 1 and Thing 2

Flatz TwinsClaire and Joy Flatz graduated in 2015 from the College of Fine Arts and Production. After earning their theatre degrees, these 22-year-old sisters were cast in their biggest roles yet—as Thing 1 and Thing 2 in the beloved “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss. Read more about how the talented twins joined the professional theatre company Childsplay!
Five Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Discover five scientifically proven ways you can start working smarter, instead of harder! Tips like take more breaks, spend time in nature and even take naps can help you improve work productivity, efficiency and performance. Learn how to work smarter, sharpen the saw and relax the mind by reading the full article on Inc.com
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Alumnus Makes a Difference in Ukraine

Igor KutovoyWhen Igor Kutovoy was a GCU student in the late 1990s, he was struck by the way GCU strives to make a difference, both on campus and in the community. Rooted in that spirit, Kutovoy returned to Ukraine to make a difference, using his passion for agriculture and his native country. Learn more about how Kutovoy makes an impact!

Stay Updated with GCU Athletics Teams

Basketball PlayersWant more info about our GCU athletics teams? GCU Athletics has recently launched a weekly newsletter and a redesigned website, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest games, stats, news and events! If you are the ultimate GCU sports fan, sign up to receive the newsletter by subscribing here and check out the new home of GCU Athletics!

Phoenix Lopes Event Connect
Phoenix Lopes Country Night Out

Lopes EvenThrow on your cowboy boots and hat, and join the Phoenix Lopes for a country night out! Enjoy watching live bull riding, get down with country dancing and hang out with other GCU alumni. Friends and family are welcome to attend! For more information and to RSVP, click here!
Join Your Alumni Community on LinkedIn

CubiclesStay connected to your professional network of GCU alumni! Become a member of the GCU Alumni Group on LinkedIn and stay in contact with fellow grads. Once you are a member, you will have access to the group’s discussion posts, job opportunities, networking and more. We look forward to connecting with you!


"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV)

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A Grand Canyon Christmas Concert

Dr. Melanie LogueThe College of Fine Arts and Production is hosting a Christmas Special on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm in the GCU Arena. You are cordially invited to the featured holiday concert as GCU’s talented ensembles ring in the spirit of Christmas with festive music. Discounted tickets are available to you and your guests! Please click here and enter passcode “GCU49” or call 602-639-8979 to receive your discounted tickets.
Save the Date for Homecoming 2016

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTHomecoming is a day packed with fun events and activities that give alumni a glimpse of campus life and chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. This year, we will host a special Young Alumni Reunion and ASGCU Reunion on Friday, Feb. 19. Homecoming kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 20. Check out the events schedule for featured events celebrating all of our Lopes back on campus.
University Accolades Campus Growth
GCU’s Vision Inspires Campus Transformation

University AccoladesAs GCU continues to be a leader in online and traditional education, the campus has undergone significant changes in recent years. This trend of “new-and-improved” shows no signs of slowing down for the university. In this GCU video, President Brian Mueller highlights new amenities like the four new residence halls, STEM classroom building, soccer stadium, golf course and clubhouse, hotel and restaurant, and much more!
The Secret to Great Interviews

Campus GrowthWith job hunting comes interviews. First, you have to face endless job applications and then long periods of nervous waiting. Finally, you receive responses and hordes of interviews. Your initial exhilaration is quickly replaced by mounting panic—you have a limited amount of time to prepare for what seems like the most important moment of your life. Ace your next interview with these tips on pace, impact and more.
Phoenix Lopes Event Volunteer Opportunities
Lopes Nation

COE Teaching in PurpleLopes Up! Share your game day photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LopesNation during the next men’s basketball game. Your photo could be featured on live TV! One lucky winner of the #LopesNation Appreciation Contest will also receive free GCU swag. Next time you’re at the game or watching from home, start snapping pics. You could be selected as a lucky Lopes Nation Winner!

2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year

Volunteer OpportunitiesGCU alumna Christine Marsh, ’15, a Scottsdale teacher, was named the 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Marsh is revered by her high school English students for her exceptional teaching of classic literature and is making a mark on education outside the four walls of her classroom. The two runner ups for Teacher of the Year were also GCU alums. Click here to read more.

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GCU Community Blogs

Career CornerConnect with the colleges of Grand Canyon University through the GCU Community page Overherd. Enjoy a collection of the latest news, events and hot topics prepared by GCU’s deans, faculty, staff, alumni and students. You will find an assortment of topics assembled on this community page (an aggregate of college blogs). Check out Overherd presented by Grand Canyon University and get lost in the engaging content!
Phoenix Lopes Volunteer Event

Dr. Michael BairdJoin the Phoenix Lopes to volunteer with the Phoenix Dream Center on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The Phoenix Dream Center is a nonprofit organization serving low-income and homeless individuals and families. Volunteer opportunities include beautification services or outreach projects. A luncheon, silent auction and micro-fundraiser will follow. Learn more and RSVP here.


"Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ." (Romans 8:16-17 NIV)

JANUARY 2016
             
   
Read the story of five recent COFAP alumni and their early career prominence, from musicians and actors working onstage and backstage to film students making a difference in journalism.

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The New York Times featured GCU graphic designer and alumna, Jessica Foncannon (’12), for her poster design promoting the spring production of “All My Sons.” Read more about how Foncannon creatively conveyed the vision of Dean Claude Pensis.

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Thinking about your New Year’s resolution? Career Services encourages you to set S.M.A.R.T. goals that
lead to career success. Learn more about how you can create (and achieve!) your own S.M.A.R.T. goals.

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GCU Homecoming – Celebrating 100,000 Alumni

Homecoming, a day packed with fun events and activities, gives alumni a glimpse of current campus life and chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. This year, the Office of Alumni Relations is featuring several special events to celebrate all of our Lopes back on campus and reaching 100,000 alumni!

Featured events include a Young Alumni reunion happy hour, 9-hole shotgun golf outing, brunch at the new GCU Golf Course clubhouse, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, alumni basketball tailgate and more! Visit the event page for a schedule, details and to RSVP!
  JAN
7
  Alumni Tailgate
GCU vs. Texas Rio Grande
Valley at 5 pm
  JAN
15
  Justification by Faith Alone and Why It Matters
Ethington Theater, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
 
                 
  JAN
9
  Alumni Tailgate
GCU vs. New Mexico
State at 5 pm
  FEB
12-14
  All My Sons Theatre Production
Feb. 12-14 & 19-21
 
                 
  JAN
10
  Saints and Sinners Winter 2016 Tour
with Matt Maher at 6:30 pm
  FEB
19-20
  Homecoming
Celebrating 100,000 Alumni!
 
 
             
   
From high-tech classrooms and laboratories to new housing options, find out how Grand Canyon University plans $400
million in construction projects in four years.

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The 2015 Businessperson
of the Year by the Phoenix Business Journal is none other than GCU President Brian Mueller who won by a wide margin with 34 percent of the votes. Read more about Mueller’s vision and achievements for GCU.

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The GCU Today article “Antelope-ology: No one can steal our Thunder” outlines the historic origin and evolution of the GCU antelope mascot Thunder. Check out the backstory on all things Lopes!

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Men’s Basketball

Four men’s basketball home games will air on KTVK and azfamily.com

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Athletic Community

GCU Hosts Canyon Cares Christmas

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Wrestling

Chayse Jackson Path to Graduation

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Golf

New GCU Golf Course Good for GCU, Golfers and Community

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Bible verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!”
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February 2016 GCU alumni news. View in browser.

FEBRUARY 2016
             
   
GCU’s Winter Commencement Ceremony showcased the diversity and perseverance of the newest Lope graduates. Deven Anderson, a 32-year-old who earned his Christian Studies degree in December, has a story you have to see to believe. Watch the video of Anderson’s testimony and road to GCU and read the stories of other recent grads.

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Stanley Fred Hawkins, a Grand Canyon University alumnus of 1956 and self-taught artificer, has chiseled his way into NFL notoriety. At the request of the NFL, Hawkins crafted a leather cover for a book of records honoring one of his favorite players and Denver Broncos star quarterback, Peyton Manning.

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Whether you’re an alum looking for a new position or your company is hiring, Career Services can help. The annual Job/Internship fair is Thursday, March 3. Don’t miss this opportunity for students, recent grads and employers to connect and network. Find information about the fair and tips on how to make a strong impression.

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GCU Homecoming – Celebrating 100,000 Alumni

Homecoming is a day packed with fun events and activities that give alumni a glimpse of current campus life and chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. This year, the Office of Alumni Relations is featuring several special events to celebrate having all of our Lopes back on campus and reaching 100,000 alumni!

Featured events include a Young Alumni reunion happy hour, 9-hole shotgun golf outing, brunch at the new GCU Golf Course clubhouse, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, alumni basketball tailgate and more! Visit the event page for a schedule, details and to RSVP!
  FEB
9
  Alumni Tailgate
v. Benedictine (Ariz.)
5 pm
  FEB
19
  Young Alumni Reunion
Young Alumni Reunion Happy Hour
6:30 pm
 
                 
  FEB
12-14
  All My Sons
Ethington Theatre Production (opening weekend)
  FEB
19-20
  Homecoming
Celebrating 100,000 Alumni
 
                 
  FEB
18
  Alumni Tailgate
v. Missouri-Kansas City
5 pm
  MAR
12
  Run to Fight Children’s Cancer
Grand Canyon University
7 am
 
 
             
   
Run to Fight Children’s Cancer features a 10K run, 5K run/walk and a quarter-mile Cancer Survivors Walk on March12. All proceeds from the race directly benefit nonprofit organizations that serve in the fight against childhood cancer.

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It was a great year for GCU, but the best could be yet to come! Check out big accomplishments of the past year and get an inside look at GCU’s projected growth and goals for 2016.

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GCU’s thriving afterschool tutoring program, the Learning Lounge, and the GCU Scholarship Foundation have created a pay-it-forward scholarship plan to inspire future grads. Learn more about the university’s goal to raise $1 million this year.

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Golf

GCU Golf Course Grand Opening

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Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Releases Schedule

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Baseball

Baseball Hosts Alumni Game Feb. 13

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Women's Volleyball

Tim Nollan Named Volleyball’s Head Coach

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"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has
been born of God and knows God."
(1 John 4:7 NIV)
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March 2016 GCU alumni news. View in browser.

MARCH 2016
             
   
GCU alumna and staffer Marissa Rutherford was determined to make a difference for kids battling cancer this Valentine's Day. Rutherford and her three young daughters came up with a charitable donation campaign called Cupids for Kids! Students across the valley made valentines and sold them to raise funds benefiting the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Professionalism in the workplace is essential for job success and advancement. GCU’s Career Services department wants to make you aware of the rules of professionalism for the workplace, both written and unwritten. Check out a few simple tips on how to apply professionalism to every work environment.

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The Grand Canyon University Alumni Hall of Fame has welcomed in its 2016 class of inductees! Six of GCU’s most distinguished graduates accepted their induction with compelling speeches that gave testimony to the spirit of GCU and its ability to carry out its mission for students, alumni and the community.

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GCU Homecoming – Alumni by the Decades

Grand Canyon University has realized greatness because of its students, both past and present. As part of celebrating Homecoming and reaching 100,000 alumni, we caught up with graduates from each of the past seven decades to hear their compelling stories of student life during their time on campus. Take a jog down memory lane and see what GCU and its students were like throughout the decades.
  MAR
8
  Gifted and Talented Kids
Social and Emotional Challenges of Gifted Learners at 5:30 pm
  MAR
24
  Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter Happy Hour - 4 – 6 pm  
                 
  MAR
9-10
  Spring Dance Concert
at 7:30 pm
  MAR
31
  Higher Learning Tour
Lecrae with Liz Vice
at 6:30 pm
 
                 
  MAR
12
  Run to Fight Children’s Cancer
7 am
  APR
13
  Fuel for Finals
8 am
 
 
             
   
Construction on the campus of GCU is nothing new to students, faculty and staff. Reflecting our fast-growing enrollment, alumni and community involvement, there are 12 projects currently scheduled to be completed in 2016. Watch some of the progress and get updates on the continuing GCU campus expansion.

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Fuel for Finals is a long-standing tradition at GCU. Each year, students receive a much-needed pick-me-up package just in time for finals. We need volunteers to donate a variety of cookies, packaged or homemade, for this year’s packages. Cookies can be brought to campus at the Packing Party on April 12, or dropped off at the Alumni office in Cypress Hall, Suite 119. Sign up now to give our hard-working students an encouraging boost!

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Meet this year’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer official Race Starter, 11-year-old Emma Kerr. Emma was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in November 2014 and has since continued to embody the spirit of perseverance and determination. Read Emma’s story and join the run to support research at Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer gets its leader

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Student Athletes

GCU hosts student-athlete Life After College Conference

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Make-A-Wish

Lopes Baseball helps Make-A-Wish Arizona send young fan to Disneyland

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Baseball Alumni

Baseball welcomes back former players in annual alumni game

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“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” (Isaiah 61:11, NIV)
Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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April 2016 GCU alumni news. View in browser.

APRIL 2016
             
   
GCU alumnus and former College of Theology Professor Dr. Mike Baird has been named the 17th professor emeritus in the history of GCU! Read more on Dr. Baird’s far-reaching impact on the university through his 36 years of involvement.

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Have you spent hours updating your resume yet find yourself still waiting for an interview call? Dave Stakebake of GCU Career Services wants to help! Find out five critical points of improvement to your resume that will make the phone ring.

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GCU’s alumni community has exceeded 100,000 strong! None could imagine their alma mater would ever mark such an occasion, one that speaks volumes about seven decades of hard work, tough decisions and an unwavering love for and trust in God.

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Dr. Brian Bucina
College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Class of 1998.

Dr. Bucina is Chairperson of the Department of Surgery at Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow, Arizona, where he is also the founder and medical director for the center's Wound Care Clinic. Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Bucina serves as Clinical Faculty at Midwestern University, A.T. Still University, Michigan State University and the University of Arizona. Prior to beginning his decorated career, Dr. Bucina graduated summa cum laude from GCU in 1998 and went to attend the medical school of Midwestern University. While attending GCU, he served as president of the Pre-Medical Club while also working in the campus health clinic.
  APR
6
  Verdi Requiem
Wed., April 6
Symphony Hall
  APR
13
  Fuel for Finals
Wed., April 13
Alumni Mall
 
                 
  APR
8
  Men’s Track & Field
Fri., April 8 - Mesa Classic
Mesa Community College
  APR
15-16
  Spring Dance Concert
April 15-16
Ethington Theatre
 
                 
  APR
13
  Canyon Challenge
Wed., April 13
GCU Arena
  APR
22-25
  Spring Commencement 2016
April 22-25, Various Times
GCU Arena
 
 
             
   
The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body for Grand Canyon University, has voted not to approve GCU’s conversion to a nonprofit entity. As a result of that decision, GCU’s current efforts to transition to not-for-profit status have come to an end.

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Fuel for Finals is a long-standing tradition at GCU that is held annually the week before finals to give our students a little pick-me-up. We are seeking volunteers to donate a variety of packaged or homemade cookies for these special care packages. Cookies can be brought to campus at the Packing Party on Tuesday, April 12 or dropped off at our office on campus  in Cypress Hall (Suite 119) between 9 am and 5 pm. Sign up to give our hard-working students a much-needed boost in encouragement!

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On March 12, the Grand Canyon University Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Hundreds of community members, students, alumni, family and friends gathered in support of funding research for childhood cancer. Watch and read what the run means to participants and, most importantly, those who benefit from the cause.

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Men’s Basketball

Ex-Havoc Estelle has earned the cheers

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Athletes in the Community

GCU hosts sixth annual Run to Fight Cancer

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Student Athletes

GCU student-athletes attend MLB Diversity Business Summit

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Men’s Soccer

Men's soccer brings smiles at Foster Carnival

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“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, NIV)
Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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May 2016 GCU alumni news. View in browser.

MAY 2016
             
   
GCU College of Education graduate Anthony Perez, a RODEL scholar and second grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School in Glendale, is one of 100 winners of the 2016 Winter Engineering Elementary Teacher Scholarship award. He is also invited to a prestigious development seminar in Boston.

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Are you starting a new job, changing departments or hiring new staff? Aysha Bell from GCU Career Services wants you to learn how to build rapport and develop camaraderie with new co-workers. Click below to find the three crucial steps for thriving in a new position.

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The Office of Alumni Relations teamed up with Athletics to unite Lopes fans at GCU basketball and baseball games around the country! Read how the “Lopes on the Road” campaign is expanding and how the GCU community shows nationwide support in the newest issue of GCU Today Magazine!

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Pastor Dionne Arceneaux
Colangelo College of Business, Classes of 2006 and 2008

Pastor Dionne N. Arceneaux, affectionately called Pastor Di’ (dee) is an ordained pastor at The Living Word Bible Church. Dionne has served in ministry for over 20 years. She serves as a Senior Manager and Project Manager and currently oversees over 10 areas of ministry. Pastor Dionne’s teaching style is sharp, funny, witty and authentic. Whenever she teaches, she always ask attendees “did you learn somethin’ and did you have a good time?” She graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Organizational Sociology and received her EMBA in 2008 from Grand Canyon University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Colangelo College of Business.
  MAY
13-15
  Baseball
v. Sacramento State
Brazell Stadium
  JUN
13-17
  Think Big Summer Math Institute
GCU
 
                 
  MAY
25-29
  Baseball
WAC Tournament
Hohokam Stadium, Mesa
  JUN
13-17
  STEM Summer Camps
GCU
 
                 
  JUNE   Lopes Men’s Basketball Camps
GCU
  JUNE
JULY
  Lopes Men’s Soccer Camps
GCU
 
 
             
   
There were significant messages amid the tears of joy as spring commencement began April 22. GCU Arena hosted six ceremonies over four days to celebrate the graduates in the Class of 2016! Find interesting stories of the newest Lope Alumni from each graduation day including the traditional campus ceremonies and days two and three of non-traditional campus graduates.

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Students from all colleges flexed their innovative minds at the fifth annual Canyon Challenge. This competition awards the best business for innovation, development and entrepreneurism. Click to read about the winner whose business model redefines the raffle business and fundraising efforts of philanthropic organizations and nonprofits.

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The first full album by the Center for Worship Arts has ben released on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody! The album contains the three songs from last year’s EP, plus seven new songs. “Some of the best songs I’ve ever heard are on this album,” said Dr. John Frederick, the CWA manager. Read more about the writing and producing experience!

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Student Athlete Academics

GCU receives annual Academic Progress Rate figures

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Men’s Basketball

Glaze receives Riley Wallace Award: Named nation's top transfer

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Women’s Track & Field

Two more records fall as Lopes wrap up Mt. Sac Relays and Beach Invite

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Men’s Tennis

Schueller caps off career with win at Ojai Tournament

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"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14 NIV)
Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
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June 2016 GCU alumni news. View in browser.

JUNE 2016
             
   

Don't miss out on your opportunity to purchase season tickets for GCU men's basketball and soccer. Men's basketball takes on iconic Louisville and SDSU at home in the Arena. Men's soccer kicks off their inaugural season at the brand-new soccer stadium! As a valued season ticket holder, you can take advantage of perks like alumni tailgates, swag, a personal season ticket concierge and more!

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Hiring new staff this summer? Changing organizational roles? Similar to the stress a new hire feels when entering a workplace, a hiring manager can also feel overwhelmed when an employee joins an organization. Check out three useful steps for integrating a new employee.

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Brittany Holen had passion and determination to play golf when she arrived to campus in 2012. A member of the Honors College, Delta Mu Delta and a leader in the women's golf team — Holen accomplished that and more. It was no surprise she was named one of nine Outstanding Senior award recipients for the graduating class of 2016.

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Pastor Dionne Arceneaux
Colangelo College of Business, Classes of 2006 and 2008

Pastor Dionne N. Arceneaux, affectionately called Pastor Di’ (dee) is an ordained pastor at The Living Word Bible Church. Dionne has served in ministry for over 20 years. She serves as a Senior Manager and Project Manager and currently oversees over 10 areas of ministry. Pastor Dionne’s teaching style is sharp, funny, witty and authentic. Whenever she teaches, she always ask attendees “did you learn somethin’ and did you have a good time?” She graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Organizational Sociology and received her EMBA in 2008 from Grand Canyon University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Colangelo College of Business.
  JUNE
13-17
  STEM Summer Camps
GCU
  JULY
  Dance Intensive Camps
GCU
 
                 
  JUNE   Lopes Men’s Basketball Camps
GCU
  JUN
13-17
  Think Big Summer Math Institute
GCU
 
                 
  JUNE
JULY
  Lopes Men’s Soccer Camps
GCU
  JULY 13   Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter Bowling
Thunder Alley at GCU
 
 
             
   
Karina Sahagun and her sisters were adrift after tragedy struck their family, but GCU’s Donate to Elevate program helped fund high school tuition and provide stability. This year, GCU employees pledged a record of more than $1.5 million to Donate to Elevate, which will in turn help even more families like the Sahaguns.

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GCU has provided full-tuition scholarships to 100 qualifying incoming freshmen as part of its new, pay-it-forward initiative called Students Inspiring Students. The mission of the initiative is to promote students helping students and the impact it can have in inner-city schools in Arizona.

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The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16. These were just part of GCU’s community revitalization though. Rapid growth on campus continued too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of growth and impact for the academic year.

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Men's Basketball

Coach Majerle announces 2016 signing class

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Men's Track & Field

Lopes sweep team titles at WAC Outdoor Championships

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Summer Camps

Majerle Hoops Camps set for June

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Men's Soccer

Montalvo helps U.S. Soccer claim Slovakia Cup

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"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him." (Nahum 1:7 NIV)
Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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July 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

JULY 2016
             
   

GCU graduate Amber Loyd gives back to the high school she once attended by implementing a new way of teaching mathematics to a class of 60 students. One year after joining the school's STEM program, she says her experience at Metro Tech High School helps her promote excellence and increase creativity in the classroom.

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Congratulations to Yusef Lopez, our 2016 Baby Lopes contest winner! Yusef was born on Nov. 9, 2014 and looks forward to becoming a future Lope alum just like his Mami. Click to view the other adorable participants!

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Have you recently been laid off, struggling to find work or know someone who is actively job searching? Read from GCU Career Services about three huge tips for bouncing back from unexpected loss of employment. Learn how to connect with others, build a support system and remain positive.

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FEATURED VIDEO

The only NCAA D1 men's soccer team in Arizona will dominate the field at our brand-new, state-of-the-art, 6,000-seat soccer stadium. Former MLS coach of the year, head soccer coach Schellas Hyndman leads this all-star squad. Don't miss out on the action, buy your season tickets today!
  JULY
8-12
  Women's Volleyball Camps
Antelope Gymnasium
  JULY 13
  Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter Bowling Event
GCU Thunder Alley
 
                 
  JULY   Lopes Men’s Soccer Camps
GCU
  AUG. 20   Positive Hits Tour
GCU Arena
 
                 
  JULY   Summer Dance Intensive
GCU
  AUG. 26   Men's Soccer Season Opener
GCU Soccer Stadium
 
 
             
   
GCU's Colangelo College of Business has launched a new Small Business Consulting Center. The center helps students, alumni and neighborhood businesses develop entrepreneurial ideas and also gives students real-world consulting work. Its manager, Eduardo Borquez, is the perfect leader to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit.

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The Lopes are back for their fourth season in NCAA Division I and the Western Athletic Conference. Get your season tickets for our rockin' home basketball games and receive two-for-one season tickets to GCU soccer games with your purchase! Don't miss your chance to select prime seats in the new state-of-the-art GCU Soccer Stadium. Use promo code "lopes49" for the alumni discount. Go Lopes!

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GCU was honored with the Corazon Award at Valle Del Sol's "Totally Awesome Leadership 2016" event at Phoenix College. The award recognizes GCU's outstanding revitalization work in the west Valley. As the "heart and soul" of the community, according to the nomination, GCU has added thousands of jobs, improved safety and home values, and provided invaluable tutoring and mentoring to high school students.

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Men's Soccer

Men's soccer unveils 2016 schedule

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GCU & AYSA

GCU partners with Arizona Youth Soccer Association on After-School Program

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Women's Soccer

Women's soccer to host Oklahoma in 2016 slate of matches

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GCU Havocs

GCU Havocs attend NCSSA Convention

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"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Third Party Comments
Grand Canyon University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission. The University will host a visit November 14-15, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation.

Grand Canyon University has been accredited by the Commission since 1968. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University:

Third-Party Comment on Grand Canyon University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission's Web site.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. Complaints will not be considered as comments. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals, whether faculty, students, or others.

All comments must be received by October 13, 2016.

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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August 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

AUGUST 2016
             
   

Dr. Melanie Logue, '93, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, has been named to AZ BIG Media magazine's list of Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016! The women are selected for their hard-earned track records of professional excellence, leadership, innovation and community impact.

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The Lopes are back for their fourth season in NCAA Division I and the Western Athletic Conference. Get your season tickets for our rockin' home basketball games and receive two-for-one season tickets to GCU soccer games with your purchase. Don't miss your chance to select seats in the new GCU soccer stadium.

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Are you starting a new job or changing departments? Whether you're a recent grad entering the work force for the first time or a seasoned professional changing departments or positions, don't forget the Four P's for workplace success. Click to find out what they are and how you can set yourself up for workplace success.

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FEATURED VIDEO

Don't miss any of the action during the 2016-17 GCU men's basketball season. This is your chance to be a part of the excitement! Head coach Dan Majerle will lead the Lopes to victory and HAVOCS and fans always bring the thunder. Score your season tickets to secure the best spots and cheer on the Lopes against top competition, including Louisville, San Diego State and conference rival New Mexico State. Click here to see ticket pricing and buy yours today! Games will sell out.
  AUG. 20   Postive Hits Tour
GCU Arena
  AUG. 26
  D-backs Faith & Family Night
Chase Field
 
                 
  AUG.
22-29
  Welcome Week
GCU
  AUG. 27   Alumni Soccer Game
GCU Soccer Stadium
 
                 
  AUG. 26   Men's Soccer Season Opener
GCU Soccer Stadium
  AUG. 29   Community Fair
GCU
 
             
   
Grand Canyon Theological Seminary at Grand Canyon University is an Associate Member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). While associate membership is a non-accredited status, the school is taking the first steps in the process of seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.

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Megan Smith, the U.S. Chief Technology officer and adviser to the President, traveled to Grand Canyon University to meet some of the 200 Chief Science Officers (CSOs) attending a three-day training institute. Smith praised them for their roles as pioneers in a program that she hopes spreads from Arizona to every state in the nation. She hopes they spread creativity, collaboration and caring.

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The memory of Kayla Castro, the GCU freshman who died in April while rock climbing at Camelback Mountain, lives on in "Dancing by Your Side (Home Now)," a touching song written by Worship Arts students Kristyn Roberts and Josh Wathen. Roberts was one of Castro's roommates and talks passionately about her friend who, she says, was always smiling and maintaining a positive outlook on life.

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Division I Transition

GCU advances to fourth year of the reclassification process

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Men's
Basketball

Coach Majerle releases 2016-17 Men's basketball schedule

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Swimming and Diving

Coach Schaffer joins Zambian coaching staff, lands dream

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Men's
Volleyball

Men's volleyball to join MPSF in 2017-2018 academic year

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"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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September 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

SEPTEMBER 2016
             
   

When Jennifer Smestad sings her first single, "It's Only Rain," her voice hints to a backstory that's just as powerful. The 23-year-old GCU alum and former Miss Arizona has overcome Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds. In an ironic twist, Tourette has had a key role in her singing career.

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GCU Alumni now has an official identification card! Use your alumni ID to access exclusive alumni events, GCU Lope Shops, golf course discounts, nationwide retail and service company discounts and much more. Print or screenshot your ID card for an official bring-it-with-you record of your alumni status. Save it to your mobile device for an official bring-with-you record of your alumni status. View a how-to guide here.*Note: If you do not have a student portal login, please contact the Alumni Office: alumni@gcu.edu.

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As a GCU alum, you have a unique perspective that serves as an asset to you as you navigate and pursue your desired career path. Your values-based education allows you to strategically align your faith with the pursuit of ideal employment opportunities. Follow these three steps to help you keep and grow your faith as you grow your career.

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FEATURED VIDEO: Lope Legacy

The basketball legacies of Gary Ernst and J.C. Helton aren't just linked by their coaching statistic, but it's a good place to start. Watch the inside story of two GCU alums who came to GCU by accident in the '60s. Ersnt and Helton came to GCU to look for a basketball scholarship and play for the Lopes. They are now the winningest middle and high school basketball coaches in Arizona history.
  SEP. 9-11   The Mousetrap
Ethington Theatre
  SEP. 27
  Sadie Robertson
GCU Arena
 
                 
  SEP. 19   Ministry Forum: God's Concern for the Poor
Howerton Hall
  SEP. 30   Chris Young Tour
GCU Arena
 
                 
  SEP. 23   Casting Crowns
GCU Arena
 
 
             
   
Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is here! It promises to be a unique experience for students by combining vibrant campus life and the opportunity to work in the community. "In a seminary environment, it's really easy to turn it into a Christian bubble, and we don't really want a Christian bubble here," said Anna Faith Smith, assistant dean of the College of Theology.

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New construction projects as part of Grand Canyon University's $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus. GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. It is a historic time for GCU Athletics as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I.

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Two grand new places to grab a beverage or tasty meal opened their doors at Grand Canyon University: The Grand Canyon Beverage Company (GCBC), located in a copious space of the second-floor of the Student Union, and the Canyon 49 Grill, situated in front of the Grand Canyon University Hotel.

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Season
Tickets

Men's basketball and men's soccer season tickets still available!

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Athletic Facilities

GCU to construct 10 athletic facilities in two years

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Men's
Soccer

Men's soccer home-opener shatters attendance record, defeats UCF

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Women's Basketball

Galligan named director of women's basketball operations

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"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." (Psalm 25:4-5)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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October 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

OCTOBER 2016
             
   

We all know the importance of good leadership, but what about followership? Dr. Rob Koonce, a GCU doctoral graduate, has written a book on the subject. He shared his views recently during residency at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.

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The Alumni Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the accomplishments of our most distinguished graduates. Nominate yourself or someone you know who exemplifies the GCU spirit and meets the Hall of Fame criteria. This is your final opportunity to submit nominations for the Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2017! *Nominations have been extended past Oct. 2, but please make your submission(s) at your earliest convenience.

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Working in a team setting is almost inevitable in today's corporate culture. Therefore, it is incredibly important to understand group dynamics and how your interactions impact the effectiveness of the group. There are steps you can take to improve your own communication and teamwork!

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FEATURED VIDEO: Generation of Lopes

With more than 100,000 alumni, Grand Canyon University is proud to feature outstanding alumni and their children who are now GCU students as well. These featured alumni reflect on their GCU experiences that helped influence their child's decision to attend. See what our freshmen have to say about what drew them to GCU as they open up about our Christian-focused atmosphere, supportive community, beautiful campus and their hope for the future.
  OCT. 6   Masterworks Concert
First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix
  OCT. 6
  Houston Lopes Chapter Event
Dave & Buster's in Houston, TX
 
                 
  OCT. 8   Senior Class/Alumni Night with GCU Soccer
Student Services Lawn
  OCT.
12,13
  Student Spotlight Dance Concert
GCU's Thunderground
 
                 
  OCT. 16   Lopes on the Road in Seattle
Championship Field of Seattle
  OCT. 26   Thrive Conference for Families in Business
GCU Arena
 
 
             
   
It's official: Grand Canyon University has its own independent police department. GCU is in the process of certifying 25 officers with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) as part of its 177-member police force. Not only will it make the campus even safer, but it will also free up the Phoenix Police Department to work more in the surrounding neighborhood.

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More than 1,200 students each month find purpose in local volunteer work by participating in GCU's popular Local Outreach Ministries. From helping the homeless to mentoring middle school students, a few young alumni are leading students to find peace and joy by giving to others.

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If you're part of the GCU community, you'll want to bookmark this site! The slick GCU.TV website is live, and already it's full of videos featuring campus events. It's also the new home for the excellent "Trending Faith" series and "Finding Tatum's Purpose," a new documentary that peeks into behind-the-scenes life at GCU by following freshman Tatum Sorrelman throughout her four years at GCU.

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Men' s Basketball

Former GCU standout and alum Larson signs with Saint Chamond

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Men's
Soccer

German: A Kid from West Phoenix

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Women's Basketball

Lopes teach basketball skills to local families at Christ Church of the Valley

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Baseball

Bull: The Grind

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"And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." (2 John 1:6)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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November 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

NOVEMBER 2016
             
   

One graduate at commencement considered the process of getting a master's degree a walk in the park, compared to what he had to do at a very young age. Bol Bior Kur was one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," but he found his way to America and is making the most of the opportunity.

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Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU's pastor and dean of students, officially received his doctoral degree. It wasn't an ostentatious presentation at commencement. He was merely first in line when diplomas were handed out. He returned to his seat - and that was how he wanted it. His doctoral team, however, did get a little attention.

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Have you taken advantage of your organization's professional development opportunities? Or maybe said, "Someday, when I have time..." Stop! Carve out the time to enhance your own career development. Network with others across the organization, build allies in other departments and learn new skills.

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FEATURED VIDEO:
GCU Alumna Battled Cancer & Earns MBA to Grow Personally and Professionally

Kristina Anderson, MBA, '14, MSA, '16, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, but she didn't let cancer define her. She competed in Miss Arizona USA as a way to heal and co-founded the "Save Her Life" foundation to raise awareness. Empowered to grow, Anderson attended GCU believing that business knowledge leads to success in any field. Watch the video to learn more about Kristina's story and how her GCU experience served as an asset for her personal journey and career.
  NOV. 3   1st Basketball Alumni Tailgate
GCU Arena Quad
  NOV. 16
  Ben and Matt's Million Can Concert
GCU Arena
 
                 
  NOV. 13   Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith
GCU Arena
  NOV. 22   Lopes on the Road in Houston
Rice University
 
                 
  NOV. 15   Free Professional Development
GCU, Building 16-201
  NOV.
18-20
  Our Town
Ethington Theatre
 
 
             
   
The new "Students Inspiring Students" initiative brought together 100 scholarship recipients for an emotional evening to celebrate their many achievements. Here are two of the most inspirational stories.

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A large crowd turned out at Ethington Theatre to hear Dr. Wayne Grudem of Phoenix Seminary share his views on "Faith and Politics." Not only did Grudem urge everyone in the audience to get out and vote, but he encouraged students to run for office if they are motivated to do so.

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Fall commencement for non-traditional campus students was filled with great stories of determination and perseverance. But it's also about tremendous hopes for the future. GCU has the story, which includes advice that graduates have for other online students.

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Alumni & Athletics

Lopes on the Road Returns

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Men's
Basketball

Braun Named WAC Preseason Player of the Year

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Lopes
View

Milstein: Representing My Country

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Women's
Soccer

Benedetti Ranks Atop Top Drawer Soccer Conference Rankings

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"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
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December 2016 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

DECEMBER 2016
             
   

Led by GCU alumnus Luke Amargo, Storage Together was named the overall champion and "Best Solution" at the Smart City App Hack international finals competition in Barcelona. The innovative self-storage app concept took top honors among 10 competing business ideas from around the world.

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Alumni benefits include access to a variety of campus and GCU resources, including discounts at the Lope Shop and access to the GCU Golf Course and GCU Hotel. Plus, you can receive special alumni discounts on a number of retailers and service companies, as well as exclusive scholarship opportunities.

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How many times have you taken advantage of your organization's professional development opportunities? Or maybe said "someday, when I have time..." Stop! Carve out some time to contribute to your own career development.

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  DEC. 5   5th Annual Handel's Messiah
GCU Arena // 7 pm
  DEC. 16
  Winter Graduate 2016 Commencement
GCU Arena
 
                 
  DEC. 9-10   Winter Dance Concert
Ethington Theatre
  DEC. 18   A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas
GCU Arena
 
                 
  DEC. 13   K-Love Christmas 2016
GCU Arena // 7 pm
 
   
 
             
   
Grand Canyon University announced that it is extending its tuition freeze for the ninth consecutive year. "Students should not be deterred from higher education simply because of the cost," GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation, GCU President Brian Mueller was named the Business Leader of the Year. Steven Zylstra, president of the Arizona Technology Council, said Mueller's efforts at the university are the talk of the town, but Mueller said it's the result of teamwork and trust in God.

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GCU is in the fourth and final year of the transition to NCAA Division I, but it isn't just about sports. "This is a university process, not just an athletic department process," said Jamie Boggs, deputy athletics director.

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Alumni & Athletics

GCU Student-Athletes Raise the Bar and Improve Graduation Success Rate

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Men's
Soccer

Jackson Named WAC Offensive Player of the Year, Montalvo Named Second Team

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Women's
Soccer

Lopes Land Four on 2016 All-WAC Squad

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Men's
Baseball

Baseball Announces 2017 Recruiting Class

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"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory
of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

(John 1:14)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
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January 2017 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

JANUARY 2017
             
   
Winter commencement at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. It also highlighted what they had done for others: "What I will remember most," President Brian Mueller said, "is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood."

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Connect and network with fellow alumni by joining the official Grand Canyon University LinkedIn Alumni group page. You can also find fellow classmates and make valuable professional connections by visiting the LinkedIn Alumni page for Grand Canyon University. Search by location, class, industry, field and employer to utilize the strength of the global GCU alumni network!

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Imagine how ineffective a team would be if everyone on it thought the exact same way and had the exact same strengths. Nothing would get done! It's time to embrace those with whom you work, even if your personalities are vastly different and sometimes difficult to reconcile.

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  JAN. 12   A Look at Manuscript Evidence
- w/ Dr. Peter Williams

CCOB Lecture Hall // 7 pm
  JAN. 28
  Lopes on the Road - Chicago State
Chicago State University
 
                 
  JAN. 12   Lopes on the Road - NMSU
New Mexico State University
  FEB. 24-25   Homecoming 2017
Grand Canyon University
 
                 
  JAN. 23   Ministry Forum - A Conversation about Immigration and the Church
CCOB Lecture Hall // 5 pm
  MAR. 11   Run to Fight Children's Cancer
Grand Canyon University
 
 
             
   
The GCU Honors College recently celebrated its successful journey of growth and academics with a special event recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation. The event included special honors for the college's 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the college advisory board and team.

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Grand Canyon University students, alumni, fans and employees now have a chance to show their GCU pride with an official Arizona Department of Transportation license plate. The purple plate with a white logo will be available at a fee of $25 annually, with $17 earmarked toward academic scholarships such as the Students Inspiring Students program. Click to order yours!

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Founded by the Grand Canyon University Foundation, the Run to Fight Children's Cancer race is the largest race in Arizona dedicated solely to pediatric cancer. This year's race will be on Saturday, March 11 at Grand Canyon University. You can sign up using coupon code GCUALUMNI2017 at registration to get the alumni discount. Men's Basketball on Jan. 21 is "Run to Fight Night," with a special offer available at tailgate.

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Swimming & Diving

Lopes set seven new records at World Championships

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Men's
Basketball

Russell: Best Performance of My Life

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Men's
Volleyball

Final season in MIVA before move to MPSF

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Women's
Soccer

Season Rewind ¬- A look back at the 2016 campaign

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"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!"

(2 Corinthians 5:17)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
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GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU's Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX.
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February 2017 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.

FEBRUARY 2017
             
   
Not many GCU alumni can say that a president, a governor and a famous singer have asked for their work, but Bob Eckel can. That, however, isn't the only interesting twist to the life of the 82-year-old railroad scene painter.

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Ahmad Saleem and twins Brad and Brian Scruggs won the Canyon Challenge in 2015 with a startup called Joblyt. Thanks to a partnership with the Better Business Bureau, the three GCU alumni launched their company, now called Great Pros.

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From career fairs to networking events and one-on-one coaching, the Career IMPACT Center is a busy hub of opportunity for students and alumni alike. See how this multifaceted team finds prime internships and positions, partners with major organizations and works tirelessly to put Lopes on the path to success.

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FEATURED ARTICLE:
GCU Homecoming is just around the corner!

It's time to get ready for GCU Homecoming! Mark your calendar now for a jam-packed weekend of exciting activities designed to celebrate the one and only home of the Lopes. Officially scheduled for Feb. 24 - 25, 2017, this year's edition is your chance to witness the breathtaking expansion of our campus while enjoying a great time with classmates and friends.

RSVP TODAY
  FEB.
11
  Alumni Baseball Game
GCU Brazell Stadium // 1 pm
  FEB. 24-25
  Homecoming 2017
Grand Canyon University
 
                 
  FEB.
13
  Ministry Forum - A Conversation about
Identity, Sexuality, Gender and the Church

CCOB Lecture Hall // 5 pm
  MAR.
11
  Run to Fight Children's Cancer
Grand Canyon University
Use coupon code GCUALUMNI2017
 
                 
  FEB.
22
  Lopes on the Road - GCU v. Diamondbacks
Salt River Stadium
   
     
 
             
   
Every year, the race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children's Cancer is a superhero who has valiantly fought the disease. This year's starter, 6-year old Jace Hyduchak, is no different. His parents George and Ann have responded heroically, too. Sign up now to join the race using coupon code GCUALUMNI2017 at registration to get the alumni discount.

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Donate to Elevate gives employees the option of allocating some of their state tax dollars to specific programs, such as GCU's alliance with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. The benefits of the campaign can be seen in the gratitude of homeowners such as GCU neighbor Donald Contreras, whose home got new windows and a paint job thanks to the partnership.

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Dr. Peter Williams' brought a different perspective with him from Tyndale House, a biblical research center at the University of Cambridge in England, during his recent visit to Grand Canyon Theological Seminary. This made for a riveting Thursday night presentation on campus.

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Women's
Athletics

Highlighting Grand Canyon Women's Athletics in 2016

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Men's
Athletics

Highlighting Grand Canyon Men's Athletics in 2016

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Baseball
Alumni

Baseball announces details of annual Alumni Game

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Athletics in
Academics

Lopes lead in Academic All-WAC honorees

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ATTENTION ALL 2011, 2013 and 2016 GCU ALUMNI:
In an effort to continuously improve the quality and value of our degree programs, GCU is conducting an alumni survey of 2011, 2013 and 2016 graduates. These alumni classes should have received the survey link in a separate email. If you have not already, please complete the survey and know that your voice counts!



"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."
(Ephesians 4:2)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
Privacy Policy
We will not provide your information to any third party without your consent. For more information, read our Privacy Policy.

GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU's Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX.
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March 2017 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.
MARCH 2017
             
   
The Office of Alumni Relations proudly welcomed new inductees to our Alumni Hall of Fame during Homecoming.

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Sign up for this year's Run to Fight Children's Cancer race! Use coupon code GCUALUMNI2017 for the alumni discount.

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Career Week's annual job fair packs 'em in on Promenade.

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FEATURED VIDEO:
Homecoming 2017 Recap


Home is where the Antelope roam! And at GCU Homecoming 2017, alumni Lopes took over campus for good times with friends and family. We kicked off the party at Canyon 49 Grill and then the festivities began - a 9-hole shotgun golf outing and brunch at the GCU Golf Course, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, BBQ tailgate and derby kart races! Then we rocked the Arena in typical GCU game day style as the Lopes took an 84-77 victory over UMKC.

WATCH RECAP VIDEO
  MARCH
11
  Run to Fight Children's Cancer
Grand Canyon University
Use coupon code GCUALUMNI2017
  MARCH 21
  Lopes on the Road - Baseball v. New Mexico
University of New Mexico
 
                 
  MARCH
14
  Lopes on the Road - Baseball v. UNLV
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  MARCH
22
  The Rock & Worship Roadshow
Grand Canyon University Arena
 
                 
  MARCH
17
  Lopes on the Road - Baseball v. Pepperdine
Pepperdine University
  MARCH
30
  College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Grand Canyon University Arena
 
 
             
   
Dr. Lisa Smith is our new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and shares how faith comes first.

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GCU celebrates our transformation of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road and received high praise for our accomplishments.

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Property values in West Phoenix are on the rise as volunteers work toward the goal of fixing up 700 residences.

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Lopes
Fans

The craziest fans in college basketball

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Beach
Volleyball

Lopes ranked No. 12 in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll

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Baseball
Alumni

Check out highlights from the alumni baseball game with a great turnout!

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Women's
Softball

Softball picked first to win 2017 WAC Title

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"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."
(Psalm 51:10)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
Privacy Policy We will not provide your information to any third party without your consent. For more information, read our Privacy Policy.

GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU's Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX.
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April 2017 GCU Alumni News. View in browser.
APRIL 2017
             
   
GCU alumna Vanessa Ramirez calls herself the Energizer Bunny, but she says, "I love what I do."

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Nearly 2,000 participants took part in GCU's Run to Fight Children's Cancer. Read the inspirational stories!

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Social media plays a daily role in the careers of most professionals. Get tips on building a loyal audience.

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ALUMNI FEATURE:
2017 Alumni Hall of Fame


Five highly successful GCU graduates who give back to the community were inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame.

WATCH RECAP VIDEO
  APRIL
5-8
  2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Game
GCU Arena
  APRIL 22
  MercyMe Lifer Tour
GCU Arena
 
                 
  APRIL
7
  Lopes on the Road - Baseball v. Sacramento State
California State University, Sacremento
  APRIL
27
  Commencement - Traditional Campus
GCU Arena // 9 am & 2 pm
 
                 
  APRIL
21-22
  Ballet to Broadway - Spring Dance Concert
Ethington Theatre
  APRIL
28-29
  Commencement - Online Campus
GCU Arena // Varies Times
 
 
             
   
GCU is investing $1 billion over 10 years in programs, technologies, classrooms and labs.

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GCU's commitment to revitalizing West Phoenix "is a true Arizona success story," said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

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Run to Fight film is filled with motion and emotion.

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Men's
Basketball

Next Year's Cinderella

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Women's
Softball

Nowlin, Wartman named 2017 softball Senior CLASS Award candidates

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Men's
Golf

Both team and individual titles keep coming for GCU

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Men's
Basketball

GCU trio earns All-WAC awards

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"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."

(Psalm 143:8)

Disclosure For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/).
Privacy Policy We will not provide your information to any third party without your consent. For more information, read our Privacy Policy.

GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU's Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX.
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