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Building an Online Learning Community through Cruising and Other Innovative Approaches

A challenge with online learning is ensuring you build a community for student-to-student and student-to-faculty engagement. By design, our 1-to-1 “Teaching Through Engagement (TTE)” model promotes faculty-to-student community. To build student-to-student and student-to-alumni community among all constituencies requires additional approaches.

Take a Moment with NCU Alumni Dr. Frank Acosta Jr., PhD-BA, Class of 2019

Previous education and degrees earned: Bachelor’s and Master’s

My previous degrees were a BA in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. I also completed various military schools while serving in the U.S. Army.

Why did you choose to go back to school and pursue your doctorate degree?

Take a Moment with NCU Alumni, David Berner, EdD

David Berner, who recently completed his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University took a moment to talk with us about his journey to earning his EdD. Dr. Berner was only two courses away from completing his doctorate when his previous university, Argosy, suddenly closed its doors, bringing his journey to a screeching halt. That is, until he found Northcentral University. We took a moment with Dr. Berner to talk about his journey to earning his EdD:

Previous Education and Degrees

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.

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