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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, 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.
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.
In recognition of 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 11 game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park.
National University will recognize students at a special Nevada Graduation Celebration on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The private, nonprofit university, which holds commencement ceremonies in Northern and Southern California each year, is thrilled to kick off its inaugural Nevada ceremony that recognizes a diverse student population and includes students completing their degree programs online and at the University’s campus in Henderson, NV.
Stedman Graham, a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker on Identity Leadership, will deliver the keynote address at the April 22nd Northern California Commencement Ceremony for National University, which is among the largest private, nonprofit universities in California.
National University is partnering with the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to launch a regional discussion on increasing upward mobility opportunities through the use of data-driven methods. To initiate the conversation, guest lecturer Dr. Raj Chetty, who has been named one of the top economists in the world by the New York Times and The Economist, will present his research Feb. 27 on “Creating Conditions for Economic Mobility.”
The Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s top evaluator of SEL evidence-based programs; Sanford Harmony is reaching more than 1 million students through a university network led by the private, nonprofit National University System
The private, non-profit National University is collaborating with Institute co-founder and leadership expert Will Marré to offer individuals, businesses and organizations evidence-based principles to advance workforce equity and company performance
The national scholarship, which may go toward supporting 60 scholarships at National University, aims to recognize students who have persevered through adversity and who are dedicated to education and serving their communities.