News & Events
Emily Stone was just months away from completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at National University, looking forward to helping others, when she found the tables drastically turned. She was no longer just a nurse in training, but also a patient diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her doctors told her she would require an immediate course of chemotherapy treatments and numerous hospital stays over the coming months.
As teacher shortages continue to be a topic of concern nationwide, Teach For America-San Diego and National University are launching a new partnership to prepare teachers and leaders in San Diego. The two nonprofit educational institutions will work together to credential a diverse corps of new teachers who will make an initial two-year commitment to serve in low-income schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. The accelerated pathway program allows corps members to serve as a teacher while earning a preliminary teaching credential, and includes the option of earning a master’s degree.
National University, a private, nonprofit university that is a leader in adult education, is partnering with one of the top universities in Mexico, Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS), to offer students in Mexico the chance to benefit from National University’s faculty subject expertise in the specialty areas of sustainability management, autism education, and information technology.
National University’s Southern California Commencement Ceremony June 11 will feature keynote speaker Wes Moore, a best-selling author, Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Army veteran, and education leader. The University’s commencement exercises will bring together thousands of students and their families and friends to hear Mr. Moore’s speech and celebrate graduation at Petco Park, marking the first time the University has hosted the venue at the iconic San Diego location.
Sanford Harmony, an innovative social-emotional learning program that reinforces positive peer interactions among children, will soon expand to Los Angeles after school programs run by LA’s BEST, an organization that provides safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation programs. The agreement with California-based National University, which is leading the program’s expansion, means that LA's Best will ultimately integrate the PreK-6 Sanford Harmony program at nearly 200 school sites serving 25,000 children.
National University Nurse-Managed Clinic uses telehealth technologies and provides an inter-professional, community-based approach to address health needs in Watts; Project is being done in partnership with UCLA and community groups
The first graduating class of the Fundraising Academy through the recently-established partnership between The San Diego Foundation and National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is being recognized this month at a special ceremony.
In recognition of the region’s exceptional PreK-12 teachers, National University joins the San Diego Padres in honoring San Diego County teachers as the presenting partner of the Padres’ Annual Teacher Appreciation Night at their May 6 game against the New York Mets at Petco Park.
The College of Letters and Sciences at National University recently hosted the Third Annual Book Author’s Dinner at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego to honor the College’s faculty who published books over the past year. The event was hosted by Dr. Carol Richardson, Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, and was attended by National University President David Andrews and Provost Gangram Singh.
Keflezighi, the only athlete to win the New York Marathon, Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal, makes history again as the oldest U.S. Olympic runner when he competes in this year’s international games