Home of Everyday Heroes

For 50 years, National University has been home to the brave men and women who build, serve, and support our communities. From teachers and nurses to business leaders and first responders, our students and alumni strive to make an impact in their lives and the lives of those around them each and every day. We set out to celebrate a few of these everyday heroes by learning about the causes they champion and the difference they hope to make in the world. Read their stories and share yours with us on Facebook or Instagram

Asya W., Class of 2009
Asya W., Class of 2009

Meet Asya, who has a career span of 20 years as an in-demand expert in the project management industry…

Balkis N., Class of 2019
Balkis N., Class of 2019

Meet Balkis, a cybersecurity professional and NU Scholar who earned her bachelor’s in cybersecurity degree from National University…

Brad R., Class of 2018
Brad R., Class of 2018

Meet Brad, an Oklahoma native who earned his MBA while serving in the military on the West Coast. After five years…

Daniel S., Class of 2019
Daniel S., Class of 2019

Meet Daniel, a California firefighter who earned his Master of Arts in Education from National University in 2019. Six years ago…

Jackson M., Class of 2021
Jackson M., Class of 2021

Meet Jackson, a military veteran who is earning a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management…

Jeannine J., Class of 2009
Jeannine J., Class of 2009

Meet Jeannine, a police detective who earned her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership…

“In the face of challenges, I stay motivated by learning to give myself grace, understanding that I can get through anything. I’ve overcome challenges before, and I remind myself with each challenge that I will come out a conqueror.”

Asya W., Class of 2009
Kristian E., Class of 2018
Kristian E., Class of 2018

Meet Kristian, a military veteran, father of five daughters, and health care administrator who completed his…

Kyle W., Class of 2018
Kyle W., Class of 2018

Meet Kyle, an ICU trauma nurse who graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018 from National University…

Lorena S., Class of 2016
Lorena S., Class of 2016

Meet Lorena, a critical care nurse who loves being in the outdoors, traveling, and cooking…

Nicole E., Class of 2018
Nicole E., Class of 2018

Meet Nicole, who earned her associate degree, bachelor’s in health care administration, and master’s in…

Prince M., Class of 2016
Prince M., Class of 2016

Meet Prince, a director of curriculum and instruction for a California school district. He earned his Master of Science…

Abigail J., Class of 2017
Abigail J., Class of 2017

Meet Abigail, a mother and elementary school teacher who earned her master’s in teaching with a specialization in education technology…

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve my community. Knowing that on their worst day they look to us for comfort and make things a little better by providing them medical care or protecting their property.”

Daniel S., Class of 2019
Crystal G., Class of 2020
Crystal G., Class of 2020

Meet Crystal, a preventive medicine chief at an East Coast military base. She’s a mom of two who’s been serving in the military…

Francisco R., Class of 2016
Francisco R., Class of 2016

Meet Francisco, a veteran and entrepreneur who earned his Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Mobile Marketing…

Heather P., Class of 2008
Heather P., Class of 2008

Meet Heather, a mother of three and a first-generation college student who earned her Master of Education in Cross Cultural Teaching…