Today we celebrate National Teacher Day. While many of us can recall that one favorite teacher from grade school or college, we've also heard countless stories about teachers who have gone the extra mile to make a real difference in their students’ lives and inspire them to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible.
At Northcentral University, we are proud to have a fantastic group of faculty, both adjuncts teaching from around the world, and our ever-growing number of full-time faculty who serve as curriculum developers, foundations faculty, research specialists and dissertation chairs. Our faculty come from all corners of academia and professional practice, and are united by two simple things: a sincere passion for student success and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Today, we honor our faculty and say thank you for all of your hard work. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with such an incredible team of educators and administrators, and each of you plays an invaluable role in helping us fulfill our mission of educating professionals throughout the world, and mentoring students one-to-one to help them achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.
And to all of our students and alumni, if you haven’t already, we encourage you to take this opportunity to thank those faculty members who have made a positive difference in your NCU journey. Perhaps he/she was your dissertation chair and never wavered in his or her support, perhaps he/she encouraged you when you really needed it, or maybe he/she gave you some tough love on your writing with the goal of making you a better writer. Whatever it is, today is the perfect opportunity to #ThankATeacher, and we hope you’ll join us in saying thank you to all of the NCU faculty.
Finally, to those of our students and alumni who are teachers as well, we thank you for your service. As poet William Butler Yeats once wrote, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Thank you for being torchbearers for your students in their pursuit of knowledge.