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Bishop State and Grand Canyon University Sign Alliance Agreement

Bishop State and Grand Canyon University sign alliance agreement 


MOBILE, Ala., June 30, 2023 - Bishop State Community College has signed an agreement with Grand Canyon University to create scholarships for Bishop State employees, faculty, and graduates pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs at GCU.  

The educational alliance participant agreement provides a 10 percent discount on GCU tuition prices. GCU will also provide marketing literature and informational sessions to Bishop State’s employees, faculty, and graduates and provide a local university development counselor (Ms. Diva C. Hall) as a primary contact and resource.  

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian college based in Phoenix, Arizona, which offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It offers more than 295 academic programs across nine colleges, including online, evening, and campus degree programs.  

The agreement was signed Thursday by Bishop State Community College President Olivier Charles and witnessed by Jason Anthony, Senior University Development Manager with Grand Canyon University. 

“We have been partners for many years already, as GCU has been supportive of us, our faculty, and our students,” President Charles said. “With this agreement, our students will continue to benefit from this partnership for years to come.” 

Anthony noted that Bishop State’s graduates pursuing business, early childhood education and nursing will particularly reap benefits as jobs in those industries are in high demand.  

“Today we celebrate the fact that we can help Bishop State graduates move forward in their respective professions,” Anthony said.  


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