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Alumni Spotlight: Zixin Xiong


By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Zixin Xiong grew up in Greeley, Colorado, but was originally from Wuhan, China. She recently graduated from the Colangelo College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics. With a diverse range of elective courses under her belt and a long list of clubs and achievements, Zixin is a great example of how far a GCU student can reach if they put their mind and hearts to it.

Clubs and Classes

Zixin was the president of Colangelo Scholars, where she built community among the honors students studying within the Colangelo College of Business. She also was the president of the International Club, which encourages interaction and involvement among international students and the student body. As well as president of the IDEA Club, which encourages students to create, evaluate and implement their ideas. To top it all off, Zixin was treasurer of the PM Club, member and treasurer of Alpha Chi and a Delta Mu Delta member.

She also had quite a diverse list of elective classes. From music appreciation to differential equations for science and engineering to physics, Zixin explored her passions and took classes that would no doubt help her with her future endeavors.

Notable Achievements

Zixin took on a number of things during her time at Grand Canyon University. She volunteered at Grand Part, as a math tutor for local high school students and Canyon Kids. She also was a part of an economic and fiscal impact study for GCU property on 27 Ave and was a member of the Canyon Angels, a GCU entrepreneur program and investment growth opportunities.

An even more impressive feat is that Zixin Xiong had a job locked in prior to graduating from Grand Canyon University. She is working for Naya Energy, a company that was part of Canyon Angels. She is also currently on The Colangelo College of Business Advisory Board. The Colangelo College of Business is proud of her achievements and are excited about her future.

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About Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lily Cooper is a senior at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in marketing. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the publishing industry. In her free time, you can find her updating her blog, keeping up with her Instagram aesthetic and water coloring in her Bible. She believes that anything can be solved with a Taylor Swift lyric.

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