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ALUMNI Fall Festival
Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations


Alumni Hall of Fame nominations are now being accepted! The Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves since graduation and exemplify the Grand Canyon University spirit. Nominations can be submitted here by Dec. 31, 2014. Alumni can nominate themselves or other GCU graduates. The Office of Alumni Relations will be announcing the inductees at the Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony on Feb. 14, 2015 during the annual Homecoming event.

Fall Festival is Thursday, Oct. 30


The annual Fall Festival is a Grand Canyon University tradition that brings more than 5,000 community members to campus and provides a safe place for local children to trick-or-treat. GCU employees and students come together to volunteer at the festival, donate candy for trick-or-treating and more. Interested in volunteering or attending this family-friendly event? Learn more.

Alumni Spotlight Video Alumni Feature
Alumni Spotlight: Gustavo Anton

Alumni Spotlight Video

Gustavo Anton, B.S. in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine, ’12 was a hard-working student during his time here at Grand Canyon University and has proved that you can do anything you set your mind to. After graduating from GCU with a 3.9 GPA, Anton was accepted into Midwestern University’s medical program where he continues to shine in his role as a Work-Study student. Watch to see how this GCU alumnus has overcome dyslexia and is working toward his dream of becoming a doctor.

Alumnus Gets a Great Lesson in Colombia

Jim Mostofo and English class in Colombia

Jim Mostofo, B.A. in History, ’91 volunteered for two months as an English teacher at two universities in Medellin, Colombia this past April. He had such a great experience that he applied for a Fullbright Scholarship, which would allow him to spend a whole semester in Colombia, where he is hoping to teach English. Read more about Mostofo’s experience.

GCU Partnerships Career Corner
GCU Partners with Midwestern University

GCU Science Students in Class

Grand Canyon University has partnered with Midwestern University to reserve dozens of seats in medical school and other health care graduate programs for some of GCU’s top graduates. Midwestern receives a stream of well-trained future doctors and other health care professionals from GCU, which has continued to offer undergraduate biology programs that help prepare students for rigorous graduate program admissions requirements. Read more about this exciting partnership!

Communication Styles in the Office

Career Services provides some great advice on how to better understand your co-workers’ communication styles as well as your own, in order to work more collaboratively with each other and improve the overall effectiveness of your organization. Learn more about the significant differences in communication styles and personality traits as well as how to improve your self-awareness in the workplace.

Volunteer Opportunities University Accolades
Lopes Give Hope

Feed My Starving Children organization in Tempe

Alumni volunteers are needed on Friday, Nov. 7 to help pack nutritious meals for those in need. There are two available shifts: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Feed My Starving Children in Tempe, AZ, a non-profit Christian organization that provides hand-packed meals formulated for malnourished children. Join GCU alumni and students on this community outreach project to help those in need. For more information and to RSVP click here. Please indicate desired shift in email.

Colangelo College of Business Unveiled

Colangelo College of Business

Jerry Colangelo has long been a nationally renowned leader in sports. He is easily one of the most influential business and community icons in the Valley and a valued adviser for Grand Canyon University. His integrity and expertise will command an even larger presence at GCU now that his name will be on the business college as the Colangelo College of Business. Read more about the announcement here.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

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