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Creating Picture Books that Help Children Process Difficult Life Events

NCU Kick-Starter Grant recipient and aspiring author, Jane Symkoviak, was an elementary school teacher for 18 years before deciding to pursue her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree at Northcentral University.

Symkoviak discovered how to fulfill her desire to write while making a difference in the lives of grade school children. “I had the idea to create a series of picture books,” she said.

Helping Released Inmates “Leave the Past in the Past” and Rebuild their Lives

William Hancock, NCU Kick-Starter Grant recipient and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration student, has seen first-hand how difficult it is for former inmates to rebuild their lives.

“I have known several people in my life who have had felonious backgrounds,” he explains. “I have seen them struggle in life more than the average citizen in society.”

The NCU Kick-Starter grant recipient will use the $20,000 grant he will receive upon graduation to establish an organization that will help newly released prisoners reintegrate into society.

Northcentral University Announces New Graduate Programs and Specializations

New NCU FastForward Track Saves Time and Money in Earning a Master’s Degree

Northcentral University (NCU) is launching two new specializations to meet student interest in emerging areas of focus, and a new accelerated track that takes students from associates degree to bachelor’s and master’s concurrently, saving both time and money.

The Heartbeat of a Company

By Tiffany Thomas, NCU student, DBA-Organizational Leadership

As part of our Ghost Program blog series, Tiffany shares what she's learned from her "internship" with Detroit Labs

Enriching the Lives of the Hearing Impaired with Cochlear Implant Resources

Tanisha Smith, NCU Kick-Starter Grant recipient, understands the agony of hearing loss. A Human Resource Officer in the U.S. Army and student in NCU’s Doctor of Business Administration program, Smith has normal hearing but she witnessed the devastating impact hearing loss had on family members.

What Does It Really Take to Start a Business? 3 Tips to Help You Succeed

By Tiffany Thomas, NCU student, DBA-Organizational Leadership

As part of our Ghost Program blog series, Tiffany shares what she's learned from her "internship" with Detroit Labs

Hello, Are You Listening to Me?

By Tiffany Thomas, NCU student, DBA Organizational Leadership

As part of our Ghost Program blog series, Tiffany shares what she's learned from her "internship" with Detroit Labs: 

Are You the Right Fit?

By: Tiffany Thomas, NCU student, DBA-Organizational Leadership

As part of our Ghost Program blog series, Tiffany shares what she's learned from her "internship" with Detroit Labs

The Roles of Skills vs. Personality in Hiring

Developing Systems to Support Post-Incarcerated Women Who Suffer From Mental Illness to Re-Integrate into Society

As an NCU Kick-Starter Grant recipient, Patricia Zimmerman’s success came on the heels of some of the most challenging life circumstances. A former inmate of 17 years, Zimmerman had been imprisoned in three of New York’s toughest prisons for women inmates.

“When I was released from prison I knew that I had been given a gift and opportunity. I spent every day incarcerated helping women like myself who were incapacitated mentally, behaviorally, developmentally and even physically,” explained Zimmerman.

Preparing Your Children for College

Most parents want their children to do better in life than they did. One of the best ways to ensure economic security for our kids is to prepare them for college. The Bureau of Labor Statistics bears this out – the higher your educational attainment, the better your chances of being employed.

Since college is a desired destination for most, how can parents best ensure that their children are ready for the challenge?

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