Graduation 2012

Congratulations Northcentral University Class of 2012!

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, members of the Class of 2012 walked across the stage in Prescott Valley, Arizona, and received their hard-earned degrees. In total, 221 Doctoral, 403 Master's and 112 Bachelor's degrees were awarded to graduates who traveled from all over the globe.

We would like to thank all of our graduates and their families, as well as those who witnessed this joyous occasion online during our live streaming broadcast, for making this year’s graduation an event to remember. This momentous ending means you’re now just beginning your life as a proud member of NCU’s alumni. We encourage you to go out and achieve your dreams and make an impact on your communities and within your profession.

Our keynote speaker, Chris Gardner, whose remarkable life story inspired the Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness, delivered a brilliant address, bravely soldiering on the same day that marked the passing of his mother some 20 years ago. Gardner’s mother was a positive influence in his life and always encouraged him to follow his dreams: “You can do anything you want to do in life – you can be anyone who you want to be.” That seed of truth never left him, and Gardner reminded us to NEVER let anyone steal our dreams. He also reminded us to thank the people who always believed in us for helping us achieve our goals. (And to those who didn’t think they were going to make it, just sing the song: “How do you like me, now?!!!”).

Watch the 2012 Graduation montage

 

Videos:

Graduation 2012 in it's entirety
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Graduation 2012 Photo Montage
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Dr. Milton Kabia, 2012 Dissertation of the Year Award Winner
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Alexander Ruiz, Master of Arts in Psychology
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Sigrid Kulkowitz, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
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Patrick Clarkston, Master of Education in Athletic Administration
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Dr. LaTonya Brown, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
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What's Next for our Students?
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