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NCU Hosts Edu-Tourism Trip for Students and Alumni in Cali, Colombia

In August, NCU traveled to Colombia, South America for an Edu-Tourism trip supported by Dr. Erika Prager, Director of Assessment in the School of Education. From learning about professional ethics in the Colombian justice system to visiting a local market in the city of Cali, the group of NCU students and alumni were immersed in the culture of the country from day one.

My Day with Jimmy Carter - By Dr. David Harpool, President, Northcentral University

In 1978 I was a page for President Jimmy Carter, at an event associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, we both left the Southern Baptist Denomination—or more accurately, with a large number of Southern Baptists making an intolerant move to ultra-conservativism and political activism, the denomination left us. I was 17 years old, had just taken my first flight, and was attending this convention in the largest city I had ever visited. I was receiving a National Service Award from the denomination, and President Carter was the Keynote Speaker.

NCU Announces August Lead The Way Scholarship Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of our August Lead The Way Scholarship. All recipients are receiving a full-tuition scholarship. Congratulations to all!

Stacy Banks Houston
Degree Program:  Doctor of Education in Instructional Design

Internship experience elevated NCU alumni’s education

Earning a graduate degree can be one way to gain not only knowledge, but real-world experience in your field. For Selena Marshall, who recently graduated with her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, this was exactly the case thanks to her internship experience.

Fight Mental Illness Stigma for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is a problem faced by millions of Americans. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018. This adds up to 47.6 million people, or 1 in 5 adults.

Graduate receives surprise visit from inspiring professor

An online education doesn’t have to be isolating, especially with NCU’s unique learning model which focuses on one-to-one learning and mentorship. Benita Joy, who recently graduated with her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, spoke with us about her experience as an NCU student. One of the highlights of her time at NCU was the relationship she developed with her professors.

Overcoming the challenges of college as a working professional

More people are making the decision to go to grad school, in fact, current statistics from the United States Census Bureau show that the number of people with master’s degrees has doubled since 2000. The number of people with doctoral degrees has more than doubled, highlighting a strong trend toward obtaining graduate degrees.

NCU Announces July Thrive Scholarship Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of our July Thrive Scholarship. We have two full-tuition scholarship recipients and four $20,000 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to all!

Heather Jenkins Full-Tuition Scholarship Recipient 
Degree Program:  Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Learning and Workforce Education

Exploring the Master of Legal Studies degree program

There is a lot of interest and curiosity about the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program, which is understandable given the versatility of this area of study. Common questions range from wondering if the Master of Legal Studies is worth it, to curiosity about what the program covers and what students can do with an MLS degree once they graduate.

Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni, Dr. Liza Janette Peña

Dr. Peña earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting from Northcentral University in 2018.  She obtained her master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in communications from Texas A&M International University

Dr. Peña shares why she chose to go back to school, her reasons for selecting NCU and her future plans to continue her education. 

Why did you decide to go back to school?

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