Dr. Dana Drew Shaw, Director of Government Relations, Grand Canyon University: How Can Education Work as a Force to Create Change in Culture?
Dr. Shaw didn't see it playing out this way. But, God did. And, she wouldn't change a thing.
As an accomplished and legitimate college and professional basketball star (a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame!), Dana Drew Shaw imagined her life going in a different direction, perhaps something on the athletic side. But, God used a happenstance conversation with her uncle while in high school to start her gears turning: how could a career in law and policy be used to shape culture in a God-honoring way?
Today, with a husband who played in the NBA and a brother who coached Baylor University to a national championship, Dr. Shaw is the tip-of-the-spear: working to create impact by playing point guard in Grand Canyon University's public policy, government, and community efforts.
In today's episode, she discusses a staggering statistic: the fact that this year's freshman class at GCU features 20% of students who are the first to attend university within their family of origin, a reality that is literally transforming the community around the school. She also discusses a unique partnership with CityServe--another community-transforming effort.
After listening to today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, you'll have a fuller confidence that God uses the little things within our daily lives to direct our lives in big ways!
To find out how GCU is transforming communities in helping first generation university students to affordably earn the first college degree in their families, please link here.
To read about GCU's exciting venture with CityServe, please click here.
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