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Homecoming: Canyon Day Alumni Tailgate
Celebrate Homecoming with Love

cheerleaderThis year, Homecoming falls on Valentine’s Day. We’re celebrating the holiday of love with an evening performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and a special Alumni Sweetheart Reunion to recognize couples who met each other here at GCU. If you or someone you know met here at GCU, please click here to submit the love story. Homecoming is also a time to recognize alums in the Alumni Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate someone, please click here.
Join Fellow Alumni for a Holiday Tailgate

Thunder Lopes UpThe Office of Alumni Relations invites you to be a part of our GCU Alumni Christmas Video! Filming will take place during the Alumni Tailgate before GCU takes on Buffalo on Tuesday, Nov. 25. If you are interested in being featured on camera, please come prepared wearing your holiday gear. Alumni will be featured as a large group saying, "Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!" For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 602-639-6415 or click here.
Alumni Feature Canyon Corridor
GCU Alumna Reunited with Mentor

friendsJoanna Simpson, M.A. in Teaching, ’06 and Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Instructional Leadership, ’13, recently joined the GCU College of Education as one of three program directors working towards furthering the development of curriculum for future educators graduating from GCU. She also has a longtime connection with College of Education Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, who was her high school teacher and mentor at Alhambra High School. Read more about Joanna’s story here.
Help Revitalize the Canyon Corridor

manual laborGCU and the residents of the surrounding Canyon Corridor community are building the foundation for what is becoming one of the most successful neighborhood revitalization efforts the country has ever seen. Be a part of the transformation that will create jobs, revitalize the Canyon Corridor and provide tremendous benefits to the neighborhood and the City of Phoenix. Join other supporters today by contacting the Phoenix City Council to encourage them to approve GCU's zoning application.
Library Access Career Corner
Alumni Library Resources Guide

girl in libraryThe GCU Library has created an Alumni Library Resources Guide with links to four alumni edition databases. This guide allows alumni to perform academic-based research, read summaries of top business books from the past two decades, access business magazines and journals and explore nursing and health care books and other materials. Additionally, the site also has links to Internet resources that provide free access to online academic content on a variety of subjects. Access the site here.
Resumes that Make the Phone Ring

student and counsellorAfter almost a decade of experience working as a recruiter and now career adviser, Dave Stakebake has seen his fair share of resumés. Many job seekers may spend hours on their resume, but still do not attract interview offers. Dave Stakebake shares his top five tips that will get you on the right track and keep your phone ringing.
Read Dave's tips here.
Volunteer Opportunities University Accolades
Participate in Lopes Leap to Teach

Lopes Leat to TeachCome learn how GCU’s Lopes Leap to Teach program can assist in making meaningful connections between aspiring teachers and Arizona school districts. Lopes Leap to Teach is being launched to strengthen the efforts of GCU’s College of Education in support of future educators. Career fairs will be held throughout the year, with the first on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact
GCU Announces the new Vice President of Athletics

Mike VaughtGrand Canyon University has named Mike Vaught the new vice president of athletics as the school continues its transition to NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate athletics. Vaught brings a wealth of Division I experience to GCU as an administrator, fundraiser and coach. He formerly served as deputy athletic director at SMU and assistant athletic director at Rice University. Read more about Vaught’s professional background and his commitment to our student-athletes.

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