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NCU Professor Shares Innovations in Education Technology

Technology has changed learning in the 21st Century, and NCU is a perfect example since the university offers 100 percent online coursework with no physical residency requirements. Throughout this industry, innovators are leveraging new tools to enhance learning and change how people think about education. One of those thought leaders is NCU’s Dr. William Smith, a professor in the School of Education. We recently caught up with Dr.

The Benefits of the NCU Global Training and Development Specialization

Today, business is global thanks to technology. To meet the demands of companies broadening their reach internationally, NCU recently added a master’s and doctoral degree specialization in global training and development. Dr.

Northcentral University to Kick-Start Graduates' Careers with Grants

Eight NCU Students Will Receive $20,000 Grants Upon Degree Completion

Northcentral University will award eight $20,000 NCU Kick-Starter Grants to new students who have applied and started an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program on or before March 28, 2016. The eight scholars selected will attend NCU to the completion of their chosen master’s or doctoral degree and, upon graduation, NCU will present a $20,000 check to be utilized by the recipients in pursuit of kick-starting their dreams.

Latest Edition of NCU's Higher Degrees Available Online

The latest edition of Higher Degrees is now available for viewing online. Highlights of this issue include:

NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Recipient Pursues Master of Education in International Education

For Sarah Kelley, a recent trailblazer scholarship recipient, the road to attaining her Master of Education degree at NCU is a personal one. A single mom of a four-year-old boy, Sarah is an English Language Learner (ELL) professional pursuing NCU’s International Education specialization.

NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Recipient Pursues MBA in Health Care Administration

Colonel Kevin J. Murphy, of the United States Air Force, is a recent NCU Trailblazer scholarship winner pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in health care administration.

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.

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.

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:

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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