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Letter from the Editor
The Service Issue

Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of Higher Degrees, which is my last as Senior Editor. After much deliberation I have accepted a position outside of higher education - although, I’m not leaving the NCU community entirely. Hopefully my concept paper will be approved shortly, and I look forward to when I, too, can call myself an NCU alumna!

My successor and your new Senior Editor of Higher Degrees is already an NCU alumna! Alexis Castorina, MBA (2014), will be taking over as Senior Editor, beginning with the Summer 2015 issue of Higher Degrees. Alexis has a bachelor’s in journalism and is Associate Director of Marketing Communications for Northcentral University's marketing communications team. Alexis has been writing for Higher Degrees since 2012 and has written a number of profile and feature stories.

Please join me in congratulating Alexis on being named the new Senior Editor, and I look forward to meeting some of you at the graduation ceremony in July!

Best wishes,

Alanna Vitucci, MBA, ABC


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