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Samuel Sprague

State and Local Public Policy, ’20, Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Samuel Sprague is a Junior at Grand Canyon University studying State and Local Public Policy with a minor in Philosophy. He hopes to further his education with a Master’s in Public Administration, pursue a career in municipal government and deepen his passion for writing.

Spotlight Questions:

Who am I and how did I get to GCU?

I was born and raised in Mesa, the only Arizonan in a family from upstate New York. Grand Canyon University was not the first school I had considered after finishing high school, but many of the degrees they offered and the supportive community of the Honors College made it a compelling choice.

What do I enjoy most at GCU?

I have loved the diverse opportunities on campus. I enjoy my time alone as an introvert, but I have taken part in some incredible activities and organizations on campus. Having the drive to be my own advocate is definitely something GCU has reinforced in me.

What advice do I have for GCU students?

I would advise GCU students to make the most of their time here. Follow your passions and beat your own drum. If you are a workaholic like me, that might mean stepping outside occasionally to take a break from routine. To the socialite it might mean distancing yourself from old habits and sitting down to for a hard week of study. Do what brings out the best in you, challenge yourself and remember that you are here to find a purpose.