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Clark County Teacher Alvin Dizon Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

To celebrate the Sanford Teacher Award launch, Dizon was surprised with a $10,000 cash award after being recognized as representing the key characteristics of inspiring teaching that are central to the Sanford Teacher Award. Surprise celebrations were previously held in honor of the other inaugural award recipients in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego, and the final inaugural award recipient will be honored in New York City next week. As an inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipient, Dizon was chosen for his dedication to creating a supportive classroom culture for students by emphasizing mutual respect and acceptance through engaging social emotional learning curriculum.

National University Named a Sharp HealthCare Preferred Higher Education Partner

The private, nonprofit National University and Sharp HealthCare have announced a new scholarship program for Sharp HealthCare employees that will expand their community of professionals trained in skills and specialties that align with the needs of San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. Sharp HealthCare is among the Top Five employers of National University alumni, and the agreement builds on that strong connection by offering a 25 percent scholarship for all qualified employees. With National University designated as a Sharp HealthCare preferred higher education partner, the two institutional powerhouses will collaborate even more closely to strengthen regional workforce skills that benefit and improve health care for the region’s population.

San Diego County Teacher Angela Karem Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has launched the first annual Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation's top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. Angela Karem, a transitional kindergarten teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in San Diego County’s Chula Vista Elementary School District, is among five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The Sanford Teacher Award will award the top inspirational teacher in each state with $10,000, with the exception of one top teacher who will be named a national winner and receive a grand award of $50,000.

Texas Teacher Shannon Kline Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has launched the first annual Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation's top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. Shannon Kline, a 2nd grade teacher at Anson Jones Elementary School with the Dallas Independent School District, is among five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.

National University System Launches Search for Nation's 50 Top Inspiring Teachers Through the $500,000 Sanford Teacher Awards

In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University Systemhas launched the Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation's top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. The first-of-its-kind Sanford Teacher Award seeks to recognize the value of inspiring teachers nationwide by recognizing educators for their dedication to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The Sanford Teacher Award will award the top inspirational teacher in each state with $10,000, with the exception of one top teacher who will be named a national winner and receive a grand award of $50,000.

National University Research Project Secures National Science Foundation Research Grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions

A team of researchers led by two National University professors has secured a National Science Foundation grant to boost involvement of undergraduate students investigating the environmental impacts of plastic waste flowing into the oceans. Theirs was among a select group of projects awarded a total of approximately $45 million to bolster STEM education among Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) such as National University by involving students in cutting-edge research.

National University System Advances Efforts to Increase Access to a Quality, Affordable College Degree for $8,500 a Year with the Launch of JFKu Online Powered by FlexCourse℠

Expanding on its mission to offer a quality, affordable online education for lifelong learners, the private nonprofit National University System (NUS), which includes three affiliate universities and serves more than 35,000 students, announces its latest investment in the future of higher education through the introduction of FlexCourse℠, a teaching and learning platform that offers faculty-supported, self-paced online degree programs at an affordable price point of $8,500 annual tuition.

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $100 Million to the National University System to Promote and Advance the Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning Program Worldwide

In support of the well-being of future generations, South Dakotan and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, one of the country's most generous philanthropists, is donating an unprecedented $100 million to the private, nonprofit National University System to make social emotional learning available to every child nationwide in the PreK-6 grades. The funding allows the System to dramatically expand the Sanford Harmony social emotional learning program, which is based on the vision of Mr. Sanford and offers a comprehensive toolkit of life-transforming lessons and strategies emphasizing diversity and inclusion; empathy and critical thinking; communication; problem-solving; and peer relationships.

Peter Seidler to Deliver Keynote Address at National University Southern California Commencement

Peter Seidler, General Partner of the San Diego Padres, will be the keynote speaker at the May 19 Southern California Commencement of National University. Seidler, a leader in the San Diego community whose philanthropic efforts focus on helping the most vulnerable segments of the homeless population, will address approximately 20,000 attendees including graduates, their families and guests at Petco Park, which is the home of the Padres.

National University Scholarship Program Launched to Honor the Nation's Diverse Student Population and Adult Learners

With adult learners becoming a significant part of the nation’s higher education population, National University is pleased to announce the expansion of the National University Scholars Program that aims to recognize 100 students through a comprehensive scholarship and educational support program. The scholarship, offered by the private, nonprofit University, is now open to California community college transfer students, and it covers the cost of degree completion for qualifying students who agree to participate in the selective program’s co-curricular activities and leadership development component.

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