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Family Dinner by Rachel Heater, MS

Poll results about the family table provide varied results, with some reporting shared family meals still at a high rate (Ferdman, 2014), while others indicate dinnertime is rapidly becoming a dying tradition (Delistraty, 2014). One thing, however, is a certainty: modern families have a litany of hurdles to overcome when it comes to banding together to eat. Factors related to resources such as household income, employment, and the increase in two-parent working families have negatively impacted the family dinner.

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?

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.

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.

TAKE 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni,Dr. Ellie Abdi

Dr. Ellie Abdi, an internationally recognized expert in education with extensive experience in physical education and research, earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from NCU in 2017. Dr.

TAKE FIVE. A MOMENT WITH OUR ALUMNI – Dr. Irene Williams

Dr. Irene A. Williams is a Senior Contributing Faculty member for Walden University, College of Management and Technology, DBA program. She enjoys teaching and mentoring doctoral business students from around the world. Since 2000, Dr. Williams has worked in various roles in higher education related to academic affairs, institutional effectiveness and research, strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation in higher education.

Driven to Serve -- Working Mom Goes from Associate Degree to PhD

What fuels the desire to earn a terminal degree? The act of discovery? Developing the ability to innovate… to serve?

There are many motivations, as is the case with Dr. Barbara Schmidtman. As a loving parent, she and her husband, and a 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration NCU graduate, she wanted to show their three children, ages 21, 9 and 5, the power of education.

Thrive With NCU - New research outlines the positive outcomes of an NCU degree

“Part of the potential of online learning is the way it makes education more accessible,” says Dr. J. Robert Sapp, Founding Dean of NCU’s School of Technology. “Diverse students, with their own goals and commitments to balance, can study in a more individualized, flexible educational system.”

Take Five. A Moment with Our Alumni – Dr. Douglas Brown

Dr. Douglas A. Brown, a 2017 Doctor of Business Administration graduate with an emphasis in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy, teaches emergency management and homeland security courses at Annamaria College Online.

How You Can Turn Your MBA into Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship is the personification of the spirit of America. Aspiring entrepreneurs all start with an idea and thirst for innovation, building their once small businesses into billion-dollar corporations known and admired across the globe. Becoming your own boss is a mixture of excitement and dread, transforming into a sense of accomplishment in “having made it.”

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