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NCU Announces Kick-Starter Grant Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the names of eight new students who were chosen as recipients of a $20,000 NCU Kick-Starter Grant to launch their dreams upon completion of their NCU master’s or doctoral degree program.

Grant recipients were selected on their essay submissions which described the purpose and motivations behind their dream goal and how the grant would help them achieve it. Students from all of NCU’s three Schools - Business and Technology Management, Education, and Social and Behavioral Sciences - submitted essay entries.

NCU Announces Kick-Starter Grant Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the names of eight new students who were chosen as recipients of a $20,000 NCU Kick-Starter Grant to launch their dreams upon completion of their NCU master’s or doctoral degree program.

Grant recipients were selected on their essay submissions which described the purpose and motivations behind their dream goal and how the grant would help them achieve it. Students from all of NCU’s three Schools - Business and Technology Management, Education, and Social and Behavioral Sciences - submitted essay entries.

NCU MEd Graduate, Alana Jackson, Makes a Habit of Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone

If attitude determines altitude, then the sky is the limit for Alana Jackson of San Antonio, Texas.

NCU Graduate, Gary Sytsma, Fulfills Lifelong Dream as a Family Therapist

Usually the caregiver helps the patient, but in the case of Gary Sytsma, a 34-year veteran respiratory therapist, it was the mother of one of his pediatric patients who helped him chart a whole new career. 

Using Psychology Principles to Motivate Your Students

Savvy teachers today make use of psychology to increase learning in the classroom. The American Psychological Association and the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education recently undertook a study to identify psychological principles that would be most beneficial in the PK-12 classroom.

Tips on Transitioning from Professor to Educational Consultant

Teaching is a rewarding profession, yet some educators may also have an interest in exploring opportunities outside the classroom. While administration is an obvious choice, another path for those with an entrepreneurial spirit might be educational consulting. We recently caught up with Dr.

NCU Alum Returns to Homeland to Run Local School and Launch Mayoral Campaign

For some students, an NCU degree can change their life. For others, the educational experience can change a country. This is the case for Dr. Desmond Bikoko, a 2007 NCU graduate with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in international business.

This year, Dr. Bikoko plans to run for the mayor of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. As the current Councilor for the city, he is launching a second campaign for mayor after losing in a tight election in 2014.

Want to Add Seven Years to Your Life? Start Walking!

A small study presented at the European Society of Cardiology found that subjects who engaged in a brisk walk experienced anti-aging benefits and saw a three to seven year increase in lifespan.

NCU Enrollment Advisor Pursues Her Own PhD in Education

For the past six years, Gloria Turner has been an NCU Enrollment Advisor, but soon the PhD in Education candidate hopes to be an NCU professor.

Turner, who has her MBA and will graduate in July 2016 with her doctorate degree, was encouraged by the students she advises and other NCU professors to pursue her own PhD.

“NCU professors told me that once I had my PhD, I would be surprised at the opportunities that would open up,” said Turner.

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