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NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Recipient Pursues General Family Therapy

Michelle Weiler, one of the nine recipients of an NCU Trailblazer scholarship, is pursuing a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus on General Family Therapy.

How to Write a Life Plan

Most of us, especially graduate business students, know the importance of a business plan. We’re told without it, our entrepreneurial idea will never take flight. But how many of us have a business plan for our lives?

Tips for Reigniting Your Career


We all get to that point in our career where we think, “Is this all there is?” If you’ve reached this stage, it’s time to take stock and learn how to reignite your current career or determine it’s time for a change.

Corey Carpenter, Associate Director for Legal Affairs at NCU and a student at the university pursuing his doctorate in business administration, gives us his Top 10 Tips for Reenergizing Your Career:

NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctor of Education

Tammy Cagle was recently notified that she is a recipient of an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship. She is pursuing a Doctor of Education at NCU to allow her to continue mentoring and guiding students in their academic pursuits. Recognizing her potential to encourage and train others, Tammy made the transition from healthcare administration to her current career at the University of Phoenix as a Campus College Chair over the College of Health Professions.

Top 10 Tips to Raise Stress-Free Kids

Remember childhood, that idyllic time when you didn’t have a care in the world? Well, the scenario has changed for our kids. According to a 2014 survey by the American Psychological Association, teens reported more stress than adults! More than 30 percent of kids said that stress caused them to feel depressed, overwhelmed and tired. Even children as young as age eight are reporting stress over schoolwork, grades and social situations.

NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Winners Announced





Northcentral University is pleased to announce the nine recipients of an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship. These selected scholars’ essays on what trails they hope to blaze with an NCU degree scored the highest by the university’s scholarship selection committee.

The NCU Trailblazer Scholarship recipients by category and degree are:

Top 5 Ways to Deal with a Military Deployment

The holidays are always hard when we’re apart from family and that is the case with so many of our military families. With more than two million troops deployed since 9/11, many service people and their families have had to cope with long and frequent deployments. NCU’s master’s and doctoral Marriage and Family Therapy programs include specializations in therapy for military families.

Seven Steps to Being Happier in Life, Love and Work

According to Kelley Chappell, PhD, NCU professor and Dissertation Chair, people who are happy are healthier, live longer, and often are more successful. While we often strive for money, success, and other external things, research shows that those things don’t make us happy. In fact, it is often the other way around. Being happy is what leads to success in life and the external things that people want.

How to Find The Right Mental Health Professional

There used to be a stigma about seeing a “shrink” but today, it’s hard to find someone who isn’t seeing a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or life coach. If you’re struggling with issues, how do you know if you should seek help and what kind of help do you need?

Is it PTSD?

Over the last decade, nearly three million American service people have been deployed. According to a study by the RAND Corporation, more than 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression issues. Some military counselors suspect that the number is actually much higher than that.

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