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By A. Veronica Perez, MPH
Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Shannon Kesey, a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has wanted to be an epidemiologist since she was an undergraduate. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she spent three years with Texas A & M University working in molecular and cellular research.

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

At Grand Canyon University, we offer a variety of degree programs for students interested in pursuing their degree online. If you are curious about this learning environment and the associated tuition rates, we can help you answer, “How much do online degrees cost at GCU?”

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If you are a doctoral learner, attending residency may be a requirement for your degree program. Residency will provide you with the ideal opportunity to advance your skills as you collaborate with faculty, other doctoral learners and your doctoral graduation team in a week-long program. Continue reading to learn about how a doctoral residency at Grand Canyon University can prepare you for a successful future:

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

With a degree in communications from GCU, the possibilities are endless. As you learn about the key facets of contemporary communication, not only can you prepare for an exciting career, but you can also develop a foundation of skills that can help you to live a full and balanced life. Here are three reasons to consider earning a degree in communications:

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At Grand Canyon University, the entrepreneurial spirit flows through every program. As students pursue their degree, they are encouraged to explore their passions and take initiative in their academic journey and career.

Recently, a group of students enrolled in GCU’s computer science and information technology programs have demonstrated what it means to embody this entrepreneurial spirit.

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By Jason Hiles, PhD
Dean, College of Theology

No other environment offers quite the same opportunity to cultivate unity with fellow Christians as the local church. It is easy to speak of unity theoretically and in isolation from others. It is another thing altogether to speak of unity when dealing with real human beings who are working out their salvation in community with others who have not yet been perfected.

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary develops Christian leaders, ministers and scholars in partnership with local churches. This process requires meaningful church involvement on the part of students.

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By Cathleen Daly
Communications Major, Honors College  

It is the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland!

It is a dream to visit, but can you imagine having the opportunity to spend a whole eight months living at the park? This dream came true for Grand Canyon University Honors College students Amy Ortiz and Kendra Ornoski.

The Disney College program is a highly competitive program for college students. They are provided with the opportunity to live, learn and work at the Disney Parks through participating in exclusive mentorship opportunities, college classes and career workshops.

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By Bethany Wilson
Elementary Education (Emphasis in English) Major, College of Education

Last semester, I stepped into an elementary school classroom that was filled with energetic students. These students were actively engaged in the lessons and were collaborating with their fellow classmates and teacher to think critically and problem-solve. It was an amazing opportunity to experience such a positive learning atmosphere where students were thriving from the intake of information and using the tools available to them to succeed.

Obviously, this is the dream classroom. So how can you, as a teacher, ensure that this type of engagement is provided to your students? And how does this type of learning impact students?

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If you are a registered nurse (RN) earning your bachelor’s degree through an RN-BSN program, you know how hard it can be to work full-time while trying to advance your education. An outsider may think it is nearly impossible to have any extra time to enjoy friends, family or relaxation.

If you find yourself swamped with coursework for you BSN program and your job, try these tips to help make your life a little less stressful:

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