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NAU Foundation Brochure

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

NAU Foundation unveils new brochure! Meet student Royce Gay, whose life was changed by NAU and a Foundation scholarship, and learn more about the Foundation programs in our new brochure here.

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Archived Articles

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Articles about and by NAU Alumni: (Looking for something more recent? Click here) Go With the Flow: F.A. Davis Company and the National American University Foundation Host Faculty Development Training Webinar (June 9, 2017) National American University Foundation Awards $80,000 in Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year (June 13, 2o17) Dean of National American University’s College of Health and Sciences Credits Mother and Pays it Forward with Academic Excellence Scholarships (June 5, 2017) National American University Student and Foundation Scholarship Recipient Finally Realizing her American Dream (May 2017) NAU Faculty of the Quarter, Winter 2016 NAU Campus Happenings, March – April 2017 Going the Extra Mile: NAU’s Ellsworth Student Senate (March 27, 2017) Harold Buckingham: “Making college an opportunity for anyone who desired it.” (March 2017)  National American University Foundation Awards First Criminal Justice Scholarship (February 2017) National American University Foundation Awards First Bill Tschetter Paralegal Studies Scholarship (February 2017) Fourth Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship Awarded to National American University Nursing Student (February 22, 2017) Linda D. Woodard, Ph.D., MBM, CPRW, CWDP, GCDF, CDFI: Being Prepared for Change: “Bent Arrow” Journey Leads to Career and Education Success (February 2017) From Cameroon to Bellevue: One Student’s Journey to National American University (December 28, 2016) Fall 2016 Faculty of the Quarter (December 28, 2016) National American University Wichita West Nursing Student Receives Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship (November 29, 2016) Perseverance: One Student’s Journey to National American University (November 2016) NAU Celebrates Alongside With TriOS graduates in Canada (November 11, 2016) NAU Alumnus Named Sioux Falls Chapter Chair for SCORE (October 26, 2016) National American University-Minnetonka Celebrates 75 Years with Ribbon Cutting Events (October 2016) National American University’s Minneapolis-Area Campuses to Host Professional Attire Clothing Drive (October 2016) Introducing National American University’s College of Legal Studies (SD Bar Association Newsletter, October 2016) 1945 Alumna Credits NSB for Giving Her Friendship, Memories and Adventures (October 2016) National American University Announces Its Summer 2016 Faculty of the Quarter (September 27, 2016) NAU Foundation Awards Two Veterinary Technician Scholarships (September 1, 2016) NAU Foundation Announces Second Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship Award(August 26, 2016) The Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship Offers Opportunity for Healing and Legacy (May 26, 2016) NAU Foundation Awards First Maverick Pride Scholarship (August 24, 2016) Mission Accomplished: NAU employee’s trip to Alaska successful (August 18, 2016) NAU Honors Faculty with Winter 2015 and Spring 2016 Faculty of the Quarter Awards (July 22, 2016) NAU Receives Partnership Award from the South Dakota Paralegal Association (July 18, 2016) NAU featured in the July 2016 Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce Investment Report for 75 years of providing higher education in the Rapid City community (July 2016) NAU’s Military Department Adds Divisions to Better Serve Its Military Student Population (July 4, 2016) National American University and the NAU Foundation Team Up to Expand Successful Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (April 2016) NAU Love Connections: Every once in a while, a student leaves NAU with more than a degree, or an employee gains more than a career. In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2016, we are pleased to offer these “heart”-warming stories. NAU-Lewisville Celebrates National Take Your Child to Work Day NAU Employee to Pay it Forward in Alaska: Pilot Derek Leivestad to participate in a service project in Alaska (April 2016) Alumni and Student Spotlights Faculty of the Quarter News – 2015 NAU’s Zona Rosa Campus (KS) Adopts a Student, Keeping Up its Annual Tradition (December 22, 2015) Articles by NAU Mavericks: “A Page or 2,” a column by alumna Sue Elvins: How to create a small business plan in steps (Part 1) / What is a business plan (Part 1)  (July 28, 2016) How to create a business...

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Webinar Videos

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Alumni Webinar Series: Webinars for and by National American University Alumni Coming Up: Lunch & Learn Wellness Webinars (hosted by NAU Alumni for Alumni and Staff) December 5, 2o17: Stress Relief for Overloaded Brains: A Calmer Approach to Managing Change and Achieving New Goals, by Jennifer Utter Other webinars:  December 12, 2017: NAU Alumni and Foundation Services – An Overview (details pending) 2018 Webinar Series: Schedule coming soon November 14, 2017: Building a Successful Office Ergonomics Program, by Keith Osborne In this webinar, Keith Osborne, an Ergonomist for Seattle City Light, discusses strategies for implementing ergonomics and wellness programs in the workplace. Successful ergonomics and wellness initiatives have been shown to decrease workplace injury and absenteeism, and increase worker productivity and morale, all of which can decrease employer costs and increase revenue.  Related: Presentation Office Ergonomics Made Easy (brochure) Mobile Ergonomics Made Easy (brochure) October 24, 2017: Living within your means: Saving, spending, and sharing, by Heidi Bulman In this financial literacy webinar, Heidi Bulman offers practical tips on how to save, spend, and share in a way that better ensures your financial health in the future.   October 10, 2017: Healthy Living – Tips and Tricks by Chace Larsen Chace Larsen, a 2010 graduate of NAU and current NAU Military Enrollment and Staff Training Specialist, shared some Health Living Tips and Tricks with employees and alumni during the first in a series of Lunch & Learn Wellness Webinars. In addition to his current work with NAU, Chace is a Captain in the Army National Guard and previously worked as a personal trainer. In this webinar, he covers myths associated with weight loss and healthy living tips and tricks.  September 26, 2017: The Importance of Public Speaking and the Role of Toastmasters International Becky Drury, NAU alumna, presents on the importance of honing your public speaking skills. Whether you giving a formal presentation or find yourself in impromptu situations, such as job interviews, sales calls, negotiations, or meetings, strong public speaking and communication skills are necessary. Becky draws on her recent successful election campaign for city council and her role as the Toastmasters Ambassador for western South Dakota, to share tips on public speaking and the important role Toastmasters can play in honing public speaking and leadership skills.   August 29, 2017: Memories and Milestones Guy Tillett, who served the university for nearly 50 years, including 15 years as Director of Alumni Services, shared some memories and milestones from his time at NAU. Author of “Milestones: The 70 year progression of National American University,” Guy is uniquely qualified to take us on a walk through time. July 25, 2017: Developing Your Resume for Government Positions Presenter Terry Morgan, NAU alumnus, volunteer, and Foundation donor shares tips and advice on preparing your resume, and applying, for government positions. Government positions are posted on USJOBS.gov. The application process and what to include (or not include) in your resume is quite different than applying for positions with private employers. This webinar will help ensure you get started on the right foot when seeking government positions. Related links: Powerpoint presentation GoGovernment Resource: Create your federal resume June 27, 2017: The Millionaire Mindset Rick Kahler, MSFP, ChFC, CFP, President of Kahler Financial Group, LLC, 2003 NAU Distinguished Service Alumni, and 1992 NAU graduate, presents “The Millionaire Mindset.”  In it, he touches on the psychology of money and spending, and offers tips for thinking about spending and saving differently. A “millionaire mindset” does not mean making wealth a life goal, says Rick. “But thinking like a millionaire will help you build a solid financial foundation to...

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Alumni Spotlights and Testimonials

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Testimonials from NAU Graduates [Read more scholarship student and graduate testimonials here] Share your NAU story by emailing alumni@national.edu. Featured on NAU’s 75th Anniversary Website: Articles Featuring Legacy Alumni – Graduates from 1941- 1950 Alumni Spotlights Congratulations to National American University’s 2017 Distinguished Service Alumni Recipients! Linda D. Woodard, Ph.D., MBM, CPRW, CWDP, GCDF, CDFI: Being Prepared for Change: “Bent Arrow” Journey Leads to Career and Education Success (February 2017) Terry Morgan, MBA, FAC-PPM, SMT (’04, B.S. Applied Management; ’08 Master’s in Business Administration Andy Bartling: National American University Graduate is Making a Positive Impact in His Community and Industry (October 2016) Jim Stalzer, State Representative, South Dakota, ’78 B.S. Business Administration, NAU-Sioux Falls: After a long and successful career, retirement loomed. But not for Jim Stalzer. Instead, Rep. Stalzer is spending his retirement as a state legislator. Read his full story here.  Jason Churchill, ’14 B.S. Information Technology with an Emphasis in Internet Systems Development, NAU-Online Campus: Jason is an out-of-the-box thinker who reinvented himself after 20 years in the military. In addition to his Bachelor’s at NAU, he recently secured a Master’s in Digital Forensic Science. He donates his tech know-how to a mediation center and at the Michigan Paranormal Research Organization. Read his full story here.  Kalpna Pathak: “NAU’s First Canadian Graduate Earns New Career and Pays it Forward” (July 7, 2016) Tiffany St. Peter: NAU Graduate Risks All For Family – Failure Was Not An Option. She handed her last $20 to her name to apply for NAU. Today, just 6 years later, she enjoys a very successful career and security for her family. Read full article here.   Candi Borreco, Division Manager at Sabio Systems,’15, Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems (Albuquerque, NM) Sabrina Kastur, Owner, Skin Deep Face and Body Spa (Sioux Falls, SD) Christopher Nettles, PhD, Project Director at American Psychological Association, ’95 B.S. in Applied Management (Denver) Joyce Engen, ’15 A.A.S. Medical Assisting (Bloomington, MN); Employed at North Memorial: “After spending 21+ years as a transcriptionist, I pretty much just got burned out. I was working from home and felt socially isolated. The Bloomington campus was so very close to where I lived (10-minute drive). . . [Read More]. Allie Munro, ’15, A.A.S. Medical Assisting (Bloomington, MN); Employed at Dermatology Consultants (Woodbury, MN): Her program coordinators remarked, “[Allie set] a prime example of what every externship experience should be. Allie not only was confident but they hired her before the quarter was even over!!!!” [Read More] Sandy Ritchey, ’14, A.A.S. Pharmacy Technician (Roseville, MN); Employed at Wal-Mart as a Certified Pharmacy Technician: “I’ve been married almost 42 years. We have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. We moved to Minnesota in 2007 to be near our youngest son and his family . . . Besides teaching me to how to become a pharmacy technician NAU also taught me I could do and become anything I wanted to be . . .” [Read More] Tammy Thiele, ’15, Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies (Bloomington, MN); Employed at a Law Firm: “I decided to go back to school 5 years ago because I wanted to make more money, however I found that after taking a few paralegal classes, that it was something I wanted to make a career. Both of my children had left home and I was looking for something that I could put all my focus on. I don’t drive so I also needed to make it convenient as well. There were many days of walking through blizzards and rain storms to make it to class. I made school a big priority in my life....

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NAU Alumni Engagement: Publications, Webinars and Mentoring

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Great things happen daily at NAU and the Foundation is pleased to share. Wanted! Articles by NAU Alumni on career, industry, hobbies and life. Share your knowledge with fellow alumni! Email Tamie at alumni@national.edu with questions or to share your article(s) for consideration.   NAU Match! Be a Mentor. Get a Mentor. Introducing NAU Match!, a new mentoring initiative. Participating alumni are matched with fellow alumni and students and/or offered the opportunity to contribute to an online resource, MyMentor, for NAU students. Contact Tamie at alumni@national.edu for more information.  Alumni Webinar Series Upcoming and Archived Webinars For updates and a full calendar of events, visit NAU Connect Events.  Newsletters National News is a quarterly print newsletter published by the NAU Alumni Office and mailed to alumni. It includes updates on NAU, alumni and foundation news. Past issues are available here: Fall 2017 and archived National News The Maverick Way Monthly is sent weekly by email to alumni who have joined NAU Connect, a free NAU alumni online social platform. To receive this free weekly e-publication, sign up at NAU Connect! Items of interest about Mavericks Congrats to Tracy Diefenbach and Robert Asher for being named NAU’s Summer 2017 Faculty of the Quarter Jerry Shoener: 1949 National School of Business Graduate Spends Lifetime “Paying Rent” to Rapid City Community by Giving Back (September 2017) Congratulations to National American University’s 2017 Distinguished Service Alumni Recipients! Alumni and Student Spotlights Getting to Know Pinky: Student Spotlight (October 2017) Foundation Scholarship Recipient with Career Opportunity Never Gave Up (September 2017) National American University Foundation Featured Charity at Sky Sox Baseball; Scholarship Recipient Christopher Roebuck Throws Out First Pitch (September 2, 2017) Zona Rosa Hosts Pinning Ceremony for Medical Assisting Graduates (August 2017) Student’s memory lives on in nursing students and graduates who will pay it forward (August 2017)  Watertown Criminal Justice Student Earns David Donnelly Memorial Scholarship (August 2017) Wichita West Nursing Student Receives Kaitlyn English Memorial Scholarship (August 2017) Spotlight on Travis Toberman- In His Own Words: NAU’s first College of Military Studies Studies Values Family, Appreciates NAU (August 2017) Alumna Dr. Linda Woodard Selected as One Stop Operator for CareerSource Northeast Florida (July 10, 2017) Adam Borton: Focusing on the Finish Line (June 2017) An Alumna’s Journey to Ironman is Just the Beginning: How Karen Brown Continues to Achieve Big Dreams While Helping Others Along the Way (June 2017) Archived...

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