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Webinar Videos

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

2017 Alumni Webinar Series: Webinars for and by National American University Alumni Coming Up: September 26, 2017: The Importance of Public Speaking, by Becky Drury November 14, 2017: Building a Successful Office Ergonomics Program, by Keith Osborne (Details coming soon) NAU Match!, the Alumni Mentoring Program – An Overview (date pending) NAU Alumni and Foundation Services – An Overview (date pending) 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 support you in reaching your life goals.” Related link: Powerpoint Presentation (upon request: thopp@national.edu) May 23, 2017: Understanding Social Media Kassandra Cross, NAU’s Content Marketing Specialist, shares how you can utilize social media for networking purposes or running a business. She discusses the differences between the various social media channels and offers tips on best practices for social and professional use. Kassandra received her Master’s Degree in Management from National American University in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from University of West Georgia.  Related link: Powerpoint presentation April 18, 2017: Networking and Being Involved In Your Community (how it’s a win win for everyone) Andy Bartling, a NAU Alumnus, and Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen of America, speaks about the value of networking and volunteering in your community. Networking and volunteering helps one develop critical skills, meet new people, build credibility, and build awareness for your business. “Your comfort zone is the most dangerous place to be,” advises Andy in this webinar. He offers up great advice on how to get involved in your community to give back and get ahead. March 27, 2017: The Value of Online Portfolios and Persistence Scott Dahl, a multi-disciplinary designer with more than 12 years of higher education teaching, discusses the value of online portfolios for students, new graduates and others seeking career opportunities. He shares tips for a well-designed, effective and professional portfolio and free resources to create one. Related link: Powerpoint Presentation February 2017: Promoting Thyself – Finding, and Succeeding on, Your Career Path Dr. Linda Woodard, NAU alumna and experienced workforce education and career development professional, presents “Promote Thyself.” Learn how to successfully promote yourself throughout your career journey using online tools and other tips. For more information about Dr. Woodard, visit the LDW Group, a business dedicated to providing career and workforce development advice. Related link: Powerpoint presentation January 2017: SCORE Business Mentoring Daren Anderson,...

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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 For updates and a full calendar of events, visit NAU Connect Events.  Upcoming Webinars September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm MST: The Importance of Public Speaking Skills, presented by Becky Drury October 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm MST: NAU’s Alumni and Foundation Services – Overview, presented by Tamie Hopp (details coming soon) November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm MST: Building a Successful Workplace Ergonomics Program,  presented by Keith Osborne (details coming soon) Archived Webinars:  Watch all past webinar videos here. 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: Spring 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 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) 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) 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) 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)...

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