Letter from the Editor,
I love to travel internationally – to see new places and meet new people - so putting together this, the International issue of Higher Degrees, has been a ton of fun.
As an online-graduate school, our student body, alumni and faculty members are drawn from around the world. And, you have some great stories!
In this issue we talk to Dr. Alice Abboud (2014) who is the principal of the Ahliyya School for Girls in Amman; Dr. Darin King (2002) who is Minister of Education for the Canadian Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador; Dr. Desmond Bikoka (2007) who has been elected mayor of the capital city in Malawi; M.Ed. student Cindy Massey, who is teaching English in Malaysia; DBA student David English who lives and teaches in South Korea; and Dr. Barb D’Elia, Director of Assessment for the School of Psychology, who works for NCU from Dubai.
Higher Degrees writers also explored what the US Higher Education system can learn from other countries, why a US graduate degree is such a valuable asset for foreign citizens, and the 5 things you need to consider if you want to work overseas.
I also recommend reading the excerpt from Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s commencement speech, 7 Things You Should Do Now for Success. What stood out to me were Tips 2 and 7: invest in memories not things, and tell stories. And speaking of Graduation, check out our Behind the Scenes at Graduation 2014 video.
This issue also includes:
- 2014 Alumni Survey results
- Details on NCU’s Legacy Scholarship for friends and family members of NCU alumni
- An overview of The Commons and NCU’s new Academic Success Center
- Interviews with the new Deans and Assistant Deans of the School of Business and Technology Management plus Marriage and Family Sciences
- And of course your accomplishments
I hope you enjoy this issue! As always, please share your feedback, and send me your news to include in the Winter 2014/2015 “Service Issue” of Higher Degrees.
Alanna Vitucci, MBA, ABC
Director, Communications and Alumni Relations