By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College
In December of 2017, we watched with pride as the first IT graduates from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology walked across the stage, diplomas in hand. Developing and maturing along with the program, our first four grads had the privilege of being the trailblazers of a new program.
By Neal Adam, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of my students. Rachel Kawakami was a student in my BIO-182 (Intro Biology) and BIO-365 (Biostatistics) classes. She is from Ka’a’awa, Oahu, and is a senior here at GCU, majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine. She had the opportunity to participate in a summer research internship. This is what Rachel has to say about her 2017 summer research internship:
Morgan Melton is junior at Grand Canyon University and studying information technology with an emphasis in cyber security. Morgan’s favorite memory since being a GCU student takes us back to his freshman year: He had just transferred into his first computer class and knew nothing about the subject. He went to his professor’s office and told him, “I know nothing special about computers, but teach me everything you possibly can.”
Tristen Fergus is a sophomore studying biology for secondary education at Grand Canyon University. In this video, Tristen shares her experience as a student at GCU, including how she plans to make a difference in the Arizona education system after earning her degree.
Mary Mkrtchyan is a Grand Canyon University student studying biomedical engineering. Thanks to advanced technology labs, the dedication of her professors and the support that she receives from the university’s advisors and faculty, Mary is certain that GCU is preparing her for the next chapter of her life.
Laura Lozoya thinks her pre-med program at Grand Canyon University is fabulous! She enjoys the advanced and innovative classes because she believes they will help her get into a competitive dental hygienist program.
Laura chose to enroll at GCU because she could tell that GCU really cared about her and wanted to invest in her future success.
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.