Alumni of the Year Award

Northcentral University recognizes its alumni contributions by honoring graduates who have imparted lasting change in their community or organization with their NCU degree. In 2017, NCU initiated an award for Alumni of the Year, honoring outstanding NCU graduates who have imparted positive lasting change in their community or organization through the use of their Northcentral degree.

2019 NCU Alumni of the Year Award

All students who have successfully completed their NCU degree by January 1 of the previous graduation year (i.e. if celebration year is July, 2019, then the graduate must have completed their degree before January 1, 2018) are eligible for the AOY award. Please review and download the 2019 AOY Award Handbook and sample entry form and submit to The deadline for nomination submissions is May 15, 2019.

2018 NCU Alumni of the Year - Kirby Reutter, PhD in Psychology, 2012

Alumni of the Year - Kirby ReutterSince graduating from NCU, Dr. Kirby Reutter has been creating lasting change not only in the Texas and Ohio communities where he practices as a licensed clinical psychologist, but around the world. Bilingual in Spanish and English, this year’s recipient of the top honor for Alumni of the Year, is focused on providing psychological evaluations to facilitate international adoptions and on treating traumatized youth, especially survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Dr. Reutter earned his doctoral degree from the Department of Psychology in NCU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2012. Driven by his Christian faith and his belief in redemption and transformation, he completed his dissertation on spiritual coping. Reutter’s international research on this topic has now been featured in multiple publications.

When he is not serving clients, Dr. Reutter may be found giving a TEDx Talk on the effects of human trafficking on both the brain and society or working on his self-help PTSD workbook, which will be published by New Harbinger in 2019. In just the past few years, Reutter has spoken at the International Conference on Human Trafficking, provided training for the US Military Behavioral Health Branch and made four live appearances on Spanish radio.

“What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people improve their lives,” says Reutter. “I would encourage all of this year’s NCU graduates to use the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired here to serve others and make a difference in our society.”

Dr. Reutter currently lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife and three rambunctious children.


NCU Alumni Tuition Rate

As a graduate of NCU, you are entitled to a preferred tuition rate that can save you 15% off our published tuition rate for future degrees and certificates. This alumni preferred tuition rate can save you money as you seek another higher degree.

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Friends & Family Tuition Rate

Friends and family members of NCU graduates are entitled to a preferred tuition rate that can save them 10% off our published tuition rate for degrees or certificates in the program of their choice.

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Higher Degrees

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NCU Store

Are you interested in showing your Northcentral University pride?
Check out the NCU Store where you can see the latest in NCU logo wear, special alumni offerings, as well as graduation videos and other items.

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The Whether – Job Search

A new mobile job search service available to NCU grads, this innovative job-matching technology pairs you with positions that not only fit your education level, interests and skills, but are also compatible with your workplace cultural preferences.

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Student ID Discounts

You’ll find a large variety of discounts on items such as computers, software and wireless service, 15% off and more at fashion retailers and entertainment venues. Access this web site at to take advantage of these opportunities.

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NCU Library

Northcentral University is proud to offer our alumni continued access to the NCU Library! As an NCU alumnus, you have access to a number of journals and databases. To access the NCU Library, visit this site to access the Alumni Library Resources and Services.

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Taylor Study Method (TSM)

TSM is offering NCU alumni a special membership rate for as long as you need to access their licensing preparation materials. To take advantage of this offer, please email or call 877-510-5445.

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