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.

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?

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. Both organizations have looked at how to put psychological science to work in education for more than a decade.

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.

Dr. Bennett Boccuzzi Discusses How His Dream Job Was Only Possible with a PhD from NCU

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.

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.