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Best Buddies International, a global nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is collaborating with the private, nonprofit National University to integrate Sanford Harmony, an innovative social emotional learning program that helps reinforce positive peer interactions among children through easy-to-use activity and lesson plans.
The Sanford Harmony program, a research-based social emotional learning program, has reached a significant milestone with district-wide implementation taking place in PreK-5 throughout Nevada’s Clark County School District - the fifth largest school district in the country. Since its nationwide launch two years ago, Sanford Harmony, which is based on the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford, has expanded to thousands of schools in more than 20 states. The effort is being led by National University, a California-based private nonprofit university with among the top ten largest schools of education in the country.
Dr. Gloria McNeal, dean of the School of Health and Human Services at National University, has been honored by the San Diego Business Journal with its 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award spotlighting leaders who are breaking new ground in contributing to their profession and to their community. Dr. McNeal received the award at a November 9 luncheon in San Diego.
National University nursing students and faculty received a wide array of recognitions and accolades at the annual convention of the California Nursing Student Association this fall in Visalia. The awards reflect the dedication to excellence and community service that is a hallmark of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which is part of the School of Health and Human Services.