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College of Nursing Alumni Spotlight Video
New GCU Nursing College Dean Comes Full Circle

Dr. Melanie LogueThe new dean of GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has four degrees and an impressive 20-year nursing career. But there is something more to Dr. Melanie D. Logue: She is GCU. She grew up in this neighborhood, earned her first degree at GCU, taught at the university and is proud to now take the helm of the nursing school. Read more about Dr. Logue here!
GCU Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Erica Wadas

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTGCU Alumna Dr. Erica Wadas, a resident physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, credits GCU for her admission into medical school. Originally a pre-nursing major, Dr. Wadas switched to medicine and earned her biology degree from GCU. She’s now pursuing internal medicine with the goal to become a primary care physician. Watch Erica share her journey at GCU and offer advice here!
University Accolades Campus Growth
A Year to Remember: GCU’s Top 10 Stories of 2014-15

University AccoladesGCU welcomed a record 6,200 students in 2014-15, bringing total ground enrollment to more than 10,600 students. The university built three dorms, a new classroom building, more campus eateries and a second parking garage. Construction began on four six-story residence halls, an engineering building and a third parking garage. Read more about these stories showcasing GCU’s exciting growth.
Expansion Will Construct an Even Greater Sense of Community at GCU

Campus GrowthOver the summer, food outlets and eating areas along Lopes Way, a new soccer stadium next to Antelope Gym, a four-story office building in a central location and a student entertainment center in Thunder Alley are scheduled to be built. By the end of 2015, GCU will have grown from 900 to 15,000 students and from 100 to 240 acres in just seven years. Read more about the expansion here.
Phoenix Lopes Event Volunteer Opportunities
Phoenix Lopes Mixer

Phoenix Lopes EventThe Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter invites you out for a mixer at Culinary Dropout at The Yard in Tempe. Get to know your local Phoenix Lopes over a round of cornhole and reminisce about the good times! (Don't forget a few dollars for drinks and food. We hear the soft pretzels and provolone fondue is to die for!) Make sure to RSVP here. We look forward to spending time with you all!
Summer Community Outreach

Volunteer OpportunitiesThis summer, GCU and Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian housing ministry, are partnering together to create community outreach projects. These projects serve as a way for alumni and students to get involved in the local community and help revitalize GCU’s surrounding neighborhoods. For a list of available dates and more information, please click here. Use the join code to register: GCUGen.
Career Corner College of Theology
Limiting Cell Phone Use in the Workplace

Career CornerSome would say that current technology has become an extension of who we are. The ability to check emails, order lunch and monitor bank statements are just a few taps away. Many rely on digital devices to resolve the issues affecting daily life. Yet, using personal electronic devices can distract and interfere with productivity. Career Services explains why it’s important to unplug while at work.
Dr. Baird Retiring After Decades of Changing Students’ Lives

Dr. Michael BairdDr. Michael Baird of the College of Theology is retiring after 36 years with Grand Canyon University. As the longest-tenured employee at GCU, Dr. Baird is also a scholar, beacon of light and representation of the high standards in the College of Theology. He’s helped many freshmen discover their future by teaching God’s word and inspiring students in his Biblical classes. Read more about his legacy at GCU.


"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV)

Click here to see previous Alumni newsletters.

Grand Canyon University

Click here to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter and stay up to date on alumni news and events.

GCU Office of Alumni Relations: Contact UsUpdate Your InfoAlumni
Alumni News facebook linkedin twitter google YouTube
ALUMNI EVENTS CAMPUS EVENTS CHAPTERS GCU NEWS CAREER SERVICES
Colllege of Nursing Alumni Spotlight Video
New GCU Nursing College Dean Comes Full Circle

Dr. Melanie LogueThe new dean of GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has four degrees and an impressive 20-year nursing career. But there is something more to Dr. Melanie D. Logue: She is GCU. She grew up in this neighborhood, earned her first degree at GCU, taught at the university and is proud to now take the helm of the nursing school. Read more about Dr. Logue here!
GCU Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Erica Wadas

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTGCU Alumna Dr. Erica Wadas, a resident physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, credits GCU for her admission into medical school. Originally a pre-nursing major, Dr. Wadas switched to medicine and earned her biology degree from GCU. She’s now pursuing internal medicine with the goal to become a primary care physician. Watch Erica share her journey at GCU and offer advice here!
University Accolades Campus Growth
A Year to Remember: GCU’s Top 10 Stories of 2014-15

University AccoladesGCU welcomed a record 6,200 students in 2014-15, bringing total ground enrollment to more than 10,600 students. The university built three dorms, a new classroom building, more campus eateries and a second parking garage. Construction began on four six-story residence halls, an engineering building and a third parking garage. Read more about these stories showcasing GCU’s exciting growth.
Expansion Will Construct an Even Greater Sense of Community at GCU

Campus GrowthOver the summer, food outlets and eating areas along Lopes Way, a new soccer stadium next to Antelope Gym, a four-story office building in a central location and a student entertainment center in Thunder Alley are scheduled to be built. By the end of 2015, GCU will have grown from 900 to 15,000 students and from 100 to 240 acres in just seven years. Read more about the expansion here.
College of Education Regional Spotlight
Teaching in Purple

COE Teaching in PurpleJoin us on Teaching in Purple to find your purpose and passion in the field of education. This teaching blog by the College of Education shares inspirational stories from future teachers, faculty, staff and alumni from Grand Canyon University. Visit Teaching in Purple to peek inside the classrooms of today to shape your classroom of tomorrow. You will look great in purple!
GCU Alumni Chapters

GraduatesStart connecting with local alumni! Alumni chapters in the Phoenix, Seattle and Houston areas strive to create a community reflective of GCU spirit through social activities, community outreach projects and networking events. Learn more about starting an alumni chapter in your area by filling out our chapter interest form. Make sure to indicate the area where you’d like to start a new chapter.
Career Corner College of Theology
Limiting Cell Phone Use in the Workplace

Career CornerSome would say that current technology has become an extension of who we are. The ability to check emails, order lunch and monitor bank statements are just a few taps away. Many rely on digital devices to resolve the issues affecting daily life. Yet, using personal electronic devices can distract and interfere with productivity. Career Services explains why it’s important to unplug while at work.
Dr. Baird Retiring After Decades of Changing Students’ Lives

Dr. Michael BairdDr. Michael Baird of the College of Theology is retiring after 36 years with Grand Canyon University. As the longest-tenured employee at GCU, Dr. Baird is also a scholar, beacon of light and representation of the high standards in the College of Theology. He’s helped many freshmen discover their future by teaching God’s word and inspiring students in his Biblical classes. Read more about his legacy at GCU.


"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV)

Click here to see previous Alumni newsletters.