Congrats to the Grads! Profiles in Success—2015

Peter Collins: From playing football to finding new perspective

Peter2Honor student and track and field athlete Peter Collins is definitely a guy’s guy. In his GCU School of Business classes, at NCAA national gatherings, and during Georgian Court Board of Trustee meetings where he has served as a student representative, Peter’s natural ability to lead and still listen to others is evident. In GCU’s all-you-can-eat dining hall, the former football player folds his 6’2” frame into seating from a time when students were much smaller and comfortably shares a few laughs with friends. And whether the muscle-bound thrower is at a meet or simply meeting GCU trainers for a 7 p.m. ice bath, he is at once affable and competitive, easy-going and serious about what he wants to accomplish.

Peter1“I hope to work in college athletics and eventually become an athletic director,” says Peter, a Columbia, Md., native and business administrator major who transferred to GCU in 2013. After graduation, he will begin work on his MBA at Georgian Court. “GCU has provided me with opportunities that before I only could have dreamed of,” says Peter. “Last summer I represented GCU at the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. I flew to the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis where I networked with professionals in college athletics.”

Academically, professors challenged him in the classroom and supported him in scheduling classes, finding an internship, and organizing a sports management forum. In the GCU Department of Athletics, coaches, trainers and other staffers became his family.

“GCU has given so much to me and I can only hope to give a portion of it back because I will never be able to repay the amount that it has given,” says Peter. “The experiences I gained will only help me as I continue on in my life…I can truly say that choosing to attend GCU was the best decision I have made in my life.”

Next: Amanda Keefe gets to the substance of the matter

 



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Peter Collins: From playing football to finding new perspective

Peter2Honor student and track and field athlete Peter Collins is definitely a guy’s guy. In his GCU School of Business classes, at NCAA national gatherings, and during Georgian Court Board of Trustee meetings where he has served as a student representative, Peter’s natural ability to lead and still listen to others is evident. In GCU’s all-you-can-eat dining hall, the former football player folds his 6’2” frame into seating from a time when students were much smaller and comfortably shares a few laughs with friends. And whether the muscle-bound thrower is at a meet or simply meeting GCU trainers for a 7 p.m. ice bath, he is at once affable and competitive, easy-going and serious about what he wants to accomplish.

Peter1“I hope to work in college athletics and eventually become an athletic director,” says Peter, a Columbia, Md., native and business administrator major who transferred to GCU in 2013. After graduation, he will begin work on his MBA at Georgian Court. “GCU has provided me with opportunities that before I only could have dreamed of,” says Peter. “Last summer I represented GCU at the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. I flew to the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis where I networked with professionals in college athletics.”

Academically, professors challenged him in the classroom and supported him in scheduling classes, finding an internship, and organizing a sports management forum. In the GCU Department of Athletics, coaches, trainers and other staffers became his family.

“GCU has given so much to me and I can only hope to give a portion of it back because I will never be able to repay the amount that it has given,” says Peter. “The experiences I gained will only help me as I continue on in my life…I can truly say that choosing to attend GCU was the best decision I have made in my life.”

Next: Amanda Keefe gets to the substance of the matter

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 

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