The Virtual Spring Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 AM. Registration will open mid-March 2021. The virtual ceremony gives you the chance to mark this milestone in your life and celebrate with family and friends from afar.
Fall Commencement will be held at in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 18. To check your eligibility please refer to the NCU catalog or reach out to your AFA. 2020 graduates are invited to participate in 2021 in-person ceremonies. Registration will open in early 2021.
"Congratulations on a job well done!! Upward and onward Dr.Howell! I only wish you the best in all of your future endeavors!!"
Dr. Marsha Tongel
"To my amazing daughter Maretta, Even from Heaven I am so proud of you! Love Always Mom! P.A."
"Yay n congratulations Nita from the Taufa n the Valele All the way from California. To God be the glory. ‘Ofa atu!"
"Congratulations Nel!!!! It’s been a long journey but you did it and I’m so proud of you sis!!!! I love you very much!!!! ❤️"
"You will never know just how much of an inspiration you are to me. Congratulations again, Dr. Hill-E Your friend, Anthony"
"Congratulations on receiving your doctorate degree!! It is so great that we get to graduate in the same year!!! I love you, pops!!!!"
Dr. Gigliello graduated in 2018 with a PhD in Psychology specializing in gender diversity, and a certificate in LGBTQ couple and family therapy. Dr. Gigliello used his dissertation research on HIV-positive gay men, stigma and resilience as a catalyst to get others to see HIV stigma in new and different ways. He serves on several boards in Florida, helping state government and various organizations reduce stigma around HIV and fairly present public information related to HIV. He is also working with Trevor Project to help LGBTQ youth in crises.
Dr. Maher's dissertation, titles Improving Academic Achievement among Native America Studies in South Dakota through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Phenomenological Study, was driven by a passion for education equity and appropriate pedagogy for Native American Children. Dr. Maher's finders address the infusion of culturally responsive pedagogy in schools that serve Native American children.
Dr. Belcher’s poster is titled Perceptions of High School Mathematics Teachers on Situated Learning and Authentic Assessment: A Case Study. The Poster of the Year Committee chose her poster based on its relevance, methodology, scholarly contribution and visual appeal.
*Please contact your academic advisor regarding eligibility.
Invitations are made based on academic performance, but each honor society has different requirements. Visit our Honor Societies page to learn more. If you have any questions about the qualifications, please utilize the contact information below.
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Yes, many schools and honor societies are hosting their own virtual after parties after Commencement. You should have received information from school leadership – please reach out to your dean or assistant dean with any questions.
Regalia is not required for virtual ceremony participation. If you would like to purchase or rent for future ceremonies please use the link above to connect to the Balfour site.
Stay tuned for more information about how to access both the Commencement ceremony and congratulations video after the event.
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NCU colors are maroon and gold (royal blue and gold are also appropriate). NCU hoods are lined with gold (the part that is exposed). Trim colors for the hood are different according to the branch of learning/degree. The colors associated with NCU's degrees are drab (School of Business and School of Technology), light blue (School of Education) and golden yellow (School of Social and Behavioral Sciences). Keep this in mind when renting or ordering your regalia. Balfour is extremely helpful and will be happy to answer any of your regalia questions. You can email Tony Harvey at Balfour at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NCU is planning to host at least one in-person ceremony for 2021 graduates and those 2020 graduates who would like to participate. Spring Commencement, May 22, will be virtual and Fall Commencement will be in-person, held in Nashville, TN in September. Be sure your contact info with NCU is up to date, and consider downloading the NCU app so you won’t miss the news (Apple Store / Google Play).
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As a student completing their studies with NCU, you must apply for degree conferral in order to become a “graduate.” This process involves working with your Academic and Finance Advisor and the Registrar immediately following the completion of your coursework. Commencement is the formal ceremony held annually for NCU graduates. This is an optional activity and requires an RSVP. For further clarification and information, please contact email@example.com or your Academic and Finance Advisor.