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The Sanford Teacher Award competition, which concludes Nov. 1, 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. As part of the outreach activities, kindergarten teacher Nicole Lopez, of P.S. 282 in Brooklyn, was recognized today for being one of five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients identified for their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The private, nonprofit National University is among the top colleges and universities in the United States for adult learners, according to an exhaustive new report by Washington Monthly, a nonprofit magazine that is known for its annual rankings of higher education systems in the country. The rankings use a range of attributes to assess the impact of institutions to the public good in categories of social mobility, research and service.
Dr. Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Scientist of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, will present Nov. 30 on the topic of “Creating a Data Science Ecosystem for Scientific, Societal and Educational Impact,” as part of the Precision Institute at National University Distinguished Speakers Series.
Planetree International announced today that the National University School of Health and Human Services, based in San Diego, California, has been awarded Planetree Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Person-Centered Care. As the first academic institution in the world to achieve Planetree Recognition, the private, nonprofit National University will be positioned to train a new generation of healthcare providers in principles aimed at advancing the highest standards of person-centered healthcare.
San Diego Police Department Dispatch Supervisor Danielle Schule, who in her capacity has worked to support public safety for the past 15 years, has been named the 2017 City of San Diego/National University Professional Development Scholarship recipient. The scholarship will enable Ms. Schule to complete her studies at National University, and it is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort which three years ago led to National University becoming the City of San Diego’s designated Preferred Employee Education Program Partner.
When National University alumnus Brent Reel saw the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey—the wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history, dumping more than 40 inches of rain on eastern Texas—he knew he had to help. Reel (BSN, 2016), a senior clinical nurse consultant for Cardinal Health, used his own vacation time and frequent flyer miles to get to Houston where he volunteered four days as a disaster relief nurse.
National University, a member of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), was selected to be the site of this year’s Youth Leadership Development Leadership Forum for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The forum provides middle and high school students with varying levels of exposure to STEM fields an opportunity to learn about academic and career pathways in these areas.
The Dean of National University’s School of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gloria McNeal, will lead a presentation at an international conference this month on the topic of how academic institutions can better prepare health care professionals in exceptional patient-centered in coordination with Planetree, Inc., which is a mission-based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations. The presentation is one among several involving National University faculty at the annual Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care Oct. 15-18 in Baltimore.
One of the country’s largest school districts, Los Angeles Unified School District, is expanding a research-based social emotional learning program, Sanford Harmony, this 2017-2018 school year following its initial introduction to the District’s early childhood centers. The Sanford Harmony program promotes positive peer interactions and relationships among students through easily-integrated lesson plans and activities that emphasize communication, empathy, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills.
National University, which is among the largest private, nonprofit universities in California, and John F. Kennedy University, which has been serving the East Bay community for more than 50 years, are pleased to announce the launch of the East Bay NU campus in Pleasant Hill. The introduction of NU East Bay will significantly expand academic offerings in the region, providing access to more than 120 programs through National University.
National University is proud to participate in Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a nationwide effort during the month of October that is promoted by the Department of Homeland Security to highlight the importance of cybersecurity in our communities and provide tools and resources to stay safe online.
Dr. James Stigler, who is widely recognized for his research into teaching and learning methodologies and is considered a leading authority on K-12 comparative math teaching and learning globally, has been named the first fellow of the Precision Institute at National University. In his role as an Institute fellow, Professor Stigler will contribute to developing and sharing research that aligns with the Institute’s mission of expanding data-driven approaches to identifying and applying effective personalized learning methodologies in higher education.
Xavier University of Louisiana is pleased to announce it is joining the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy network by opening its own affiliated Institute dedicated to helping nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and positive impact in Southeast Louisiana.