I know you have been getting a lot of flak lately for the for-profit structure of our school. And as a student of Grand Canyon University, I say "Thank You"
Thank you for sticking to your faith, your convictions, and loving the students at GCU unconditionally. Yes, we complain about parking (sorry about that). And Yes when we don't have our coffee, we get kinda crabby (sorry about that too).
But this is what I would like to say to any of the people who opposed GCU's business structure: Without GCU's business structure, there wouldn't be as many scholarships available. Without those scholarships, I wouldn't be at college.
So thank you for the shareholders, and thus the scholarship that was awarded to me, because without them I would not be able to have a college education. Without them I would not have made the best friends I have ever had. Without them I would not have been able to grow in Christ. I would not have been able to discover my passion for the world. Without GCU I would not be the person I am today, and I would not be the same.
Even though, we also have a narrow minded view of 'my education' and what can I get out of this. You lead our school with a bigger vision. You lead us to be Kingdom minded for the community we live in, and therefore give us education to do the same.
So thank you President Mueller,
--A Grateful GCU Student