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Category: Honors College
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By Selena Nguyen
Student, Honors College

Just like many commuters, I vividly remember my first day of school, nearly a year ago now. I woke up that morning and put on my dramatic glasses – I’m a bit of a fantasizer. I like to think that life looks more beautiful when I see things through these lenses. I asked my mom to take me to school and picked out the outfit that best described my personality. It was something like a lady bug-printed dress, matching colors and all.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

The key step in landing any job is gaining the interview skills needed to convince the employer that you’re the right fit. For in-depth advice on interviewing, resume building and professional development, consider looking into the Honors College’s six-week program, the Personal, Academic and Career (P.A.C.) Boot Camp. With a strong academic background from Grand Canyon University’s Honors College and well-practiced interview skills, you’re well on your way to the top!

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By Madison Nelson
Student, Honors College

The Honors College is full of brilliant students, and Catherine Xiong is no exception. Catherine is an international student from Guangzhou, China who recently graduated with a degree in finance and economics. Catherine not only studied in the states for college, she also attended high school in Greely, Colorado. Her favorite part about the Honors College here at GCU was her lovely co-workers. Her favorite memories for her time with the Honors College came from “the leadership retreat, because it’s such a different experience every year with different people!”

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By Maria Gonzalez
Student, Honors College

College is a time for students to immerse themselves in their studies and chase their dreams. It is the time to discover what drives them to succeed, but where does one even begin? There are so many paths to choose from that oftentimes it ends up making students feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, GCU offers helpful programs that provide guidance for students and offer help with the first steps to a successful college life.

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By Angela Bratt
Student, Honors College

The Honors College is a place for students to be challenged, meet new people and make a difference. One notable instance of this, Honors V.O.I.C.E.S. is an initiative and organization that provides students with the ability to make a difference in the world we live in. Standing for vision, outreach, international, community, education and service, this organization is action-minded and is meant to inform and encourage members to be a voice and a solution to the many problems that exist within the world.

In today’s world there are a lot of people who are underprivileged and underrepresented. Therefore, while Honors V.O.I.C.E.S. exists to shed light on all of such related issues, the primary focus is on human trafficking. Unfortunately, the world has seen a major increase in human trafficking.

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By Morgan Lentz
Student, Honors College

NSCS stands for National Society for Collegiate Scholars, a national organization that represents scholarship, leadership and service. Our NSCS chapter at Grand Canyon University is currently the largest chapter in the nation, and we were recently rewarded with Platinum Status, one of the most prestigious levels a chapter can achieve.

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By Madison Nelson
Student, Honors College

Did you miss out on your chance to join the Honors College as an incoming freshman? Are you transferring to Grand Canyon University and looking for an academic challenge? I know what you may be thinking: “It’s going to be too much work,” or “I’m not going to know anyone,” or “Is this actually benefiting me?” Those were my thoughts. I am currently entering my junior year here at Grand Canyon University as a transfer student in the Honors College. I missed out on my chance to join my freshman year, and here’s why.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

Here at Grand Canyon University, we value a well-rounded education. It’s always important to try to find time for both academics and fun. With all of the clubs and organizations on campus, it’s easy for everyone to get involved and ensure they’re getting the most out of their college experience.

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By Morgan Lentz
Student, Honors College

I have had the privilege of sitting down and talking about life after graduation with a former honors student and co-worker of mine, Emily Ghena. In her time at Grand Canyon University, Emily went above and beyond in her studies as a biology major while balancing being a student leader and worker. Between working 20 hours a week, attending class for 10 and studying for up to 15, there was hardly ever enough time in the day!

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By Morgan Lentz
Student, Honors College

Academic institution or matchmaker? According to Faith Andersen, the Honors College at Grand Canyon University is both!

College is often an opportunity for students to make relationships that last a lifetime– and sometimes get married! Faith Andersen, a recent Honors College Alum, met her now-fiancé Thomas Beatty at the honors orientation and began a relationship with him by the end of the first semester.

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By Madison Nelson
Student, Honors College

Here at the Honors College at Grand Canyon University we have created an environment filled with excellence. Our students truly embrace the challenge in order to enrich their futures and Alyssa Walker is no exception. She began her career in the Honors College because she was drawn to the unique travel and mission trip opportunities. Alyssa said, “My favorite part about being in the Honors College has been the connections I’ve made, not just with my fellow Honors Lopes, but also with the faculty, even beyond the classroom.” Alyssa is a Hospitality Management major and is already turning what she’s learned in the classroom into action.

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