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Decorated Runner and Olympic Medalist Joins National University to Promote Heart Health at the American Heart Association San Diego Heart and Stroke Walk September 21

National University has teamed up with decorated runner, Olympian, and marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and the American Heart Association (AHA)—San Diego Chapter to raise awareness of heart health. Meb will be participating in the 2019 San Diego Heart and Stroke Walk on Saturday, September 21 in Balboa Park alongside National University System Chancellor and AHA …

Thomas Whisinnand of Nebraska Named National Winner of the 1st Annual Sanford Teacher Award and Honored with a $50,000 Grand Prize for Inspirational Teaching

Whisinnand was selected from more than 50 finalists recognized by the National University System-Sanford Programs. The 2020 Awards cycle for nominations is now open for Pre-K-12 teachers nationwide. September 4, 2019 – Omaha, Nebraska – In recognition of inspirational teachers who motivate students to achieve their highest potential, Thomas Whisinnand, a fourth-grade teacher at Ronald W. …

Congressman Scott Peters to Deliver Keynote Address at National University Southern California Commencement

Accomplished member of the United States House of Representatives to speak at the June 30 graduation ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA—June 17, 2019—Today, National University, which is among the largest accredited private, nonprofit universities in California, announced Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will deliver the 47th keynote address at the Southern …

TEDxKidsChulaVista Event Celebrates Sanford Harmony Principles

Each year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) hosts a district-wide speech competition aimed at fine-tuning their students’ public speaking skills and giving them the opportunity to share their personal life experiences in a public forum—and for the past two years, that public forum has been the TEDxKidsChulaVista stage. This year, more than 12,000 …

Dr. Glenn Sewell and Cassie Chavez Named Keynote Speakers for National University’s Northern California Commencement on May 19

San Jose, Calif. – May 14, 2019 – National University’s Dr. Glenn Sewell, assistant professor in the Sanford College of Education, and National University Scholar Cassie Chavez will deliver keynote addresses at the May 19 Northern California Commencement Ceremony for National University, which is among the largest private, nonprofit universities in California. Dr. Sewell is …

National University Launches Teacher Pathway Inclusion Program to Address a Nationwide Demand for Educators of Diverse Backgrounds to Serve High-Need Areas

Starting in San Diego, National University’s Sanford College of Education is collaborating with Gompers Preparatory Academy, San Diego Unified School District, and the San Diego Community College District to strengthen educator degree pathways; Funding provided by Stephen Cushman of the Cushman Foundation and Peter Ellsworth of the Legler Benbough Foundation SAN DIEGO, CA—April 24, 2019—The …

Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman Joins National University

San Diego, CA – February 12, 2019 – Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, has been named a Chancellor appointee serving in the capacity of a public safety and leadership consultant for the private, nonprofit National University. In her new role, Zimmerman will guest lecture on leadership topics, collaborate …