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Introduction
The Mentoring Issue

The principals of mentorship guide the educational experience of each and every student at Northcentral University. Through our unique one-to-one teaching and learning model, faculty members are mentors and students become mentees in each and every course. It is through this model that our faculty members have the honor of impacting the academic, personal and professional lives of each of their students.

In this issue of Higher Degrees, we celebrate the mentors, the mentees and the positive impact of this unique bond. We spoke to MEd student Jenifer Evans, who overcame personal obstacles through the help of a mentor and now mentors young children in Hawaii; MAMFT student Scott Simpson, who dedicates his life to mentoring through pastoral ministry and fondly remembers one of his favorite experiences; PhD in MFT candidate Chaplain (Major) Michael Baumann, who encourages others through mentorship in the US Army; and finally MAPsy student Monika Kobylarz, who relates her personal experience with mentoring via Higher Degrees’ first video interview.

We hope you enjoy this issue! As always, please send your feedback and news to share in the next issue of Higher Degrees to HigherDegrees@ncu.edu.


Northcentral University educates professionals throughout the world and provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree. Northcentral mentors students one-to-one with highly credentialed faculty via advanced delivery modalities. Northcentral commits to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800.612.7440), www.ncahlc.org. Northcentral University strives to enable students to make informed choices about their academic program selection by making disclosures to prospective students in a clear, timely and meaningful way. Visit www.ncu.edu/GE for more information. Northcentral University is located at 8667 E. Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255.