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Announcing the October NCU 20th Anniversary Grant Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of an October NCU 20th Anniversary Grant. Twenty new students pursuing master’s or doctoral degree programs* in Business, Education or Psychology were selected to receive a grant valued at $2,000. 

The NCU 20th Anniversary Grant recipients by School and program are:

School of Business and Technology Management: 

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patrick McNamara

Dr. Patrick McNamara is a Dissertation Chair and Professor with NCU's School of Business and Technology Management but has been with NCU in the former graduate school since 2012.

Dr. McNamara obtained his Ph.D. from Boston University in Behavioral Neuroscience in 1991. He has worked in research and development in both the public and private sectors throughout the 90s and 2000s.

NCU Grad Aims to Pay It Forward As a Mentor for Students

What goes around really does come around, as Dr. Regena Weatherford, PhD in Psychology, found after pursuing her doctorate at NCU. One of NCU's strengths is its one-to-one learning model. Having experienced how much that personalized support contributed to her own education, Weatherford wants to "pay it forward" as a mentor for other students.

Delta Mu Delta Announces Recipients of the 2016 Lambda Eta Chapter’s “Author Excellence Award”

Northcentral University’s Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) International Honor Society in Business has selected the recipients of the 2016 Author Excellence Award.  The award is designed to recognize DMD Lambda Eta Chapter members who have made significant contributions to the business discipline through outstanding authorship.   Awards were presented in one of three categories: Student Author Excellence, Publishing Author Excellence, and Presenting Author Excellence.  The deadline fo

NCU Graduate Found His True Calling Marriage and Family Therapy

A rabbi and a therapist walk into a classroom ... No, this isn't the start of a joke. It was, in fact, the start of Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch's journey to find his true calling.

Schonbuch was always interested in psychology, but with a large family and professional obligations demanding his attention, he didn't have the luxury of pursuing his passion as a traditional student. He researched online programs and found NCU.

 

 

Graduate Chose NCU for the 100% Online Flexibility

As a young man just out of high school and entering the Air Force, Dr. Bobby Martin didn't see the value of continued education.  He spent his free time at parties instead of libraries.  When he left the military after four years, he was faced with the reality that no one would hire him.  He was married, with a child and doing odd jobs.  He decided to return to the military, but with a different mindset.

"I had experienced what it was like to be under-educated, so I figured let's see what it's like to be educated," Martin said.

NCU Provost Featured on Lifetime Television's The Balancing Act

Northcentral University Provost, Dr. David Harpool, shared what makes NCU unique for graduate education on “The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television®.”

Dr. Harpool discussed why Northcentral is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education. He highlighted NCU’s unique one-to-one learning model, and discussed how an online education provides flexible access to students no matter where they live.

NCU’s School of Education Announces New Specializations to Help Expand Valued Skills

With insightful feedback from our students, and rigorous research on emerging trends in the field by Northcentral University’s faculty and curriculum experts, NCU’s School of Education is launching new in-demand education specializations today:

Announcing the NCU Marriage and Family Sciences Community Hope Scholarship

Marriage and family therapy gives hope to many. To celebrate its important role in today’s society, Northcentral University is pleased to announce two full tuition scholarships for new students starting a master’s or doctoral program* in the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences.

NCU August Back to School Scholarship Recipient: Kessiah Young

Kessiah Young researched doctoral programs for three years, and talked with nearly 12 universities, but none were a good fit. That all changed when Young spoke with Mary Patterson, an executive enrollment specialist at NCU.

“Mary had a certain gift for connecting with me and was genuinely interested in my background, interests, and motives for pursuing a PhD. This allowed her to make the appropriate recommendations,” said Young. “This is definitely a community of which I wanted to be a member. I am ecstatic that I now belong!”

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