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🌍✨ Hey , did you know we have incredible study abroad opportunities for our MHA, MPH, and DNAP program students? ✈️ Our study abroad programs offer hands-on experience, cultural immersion, and the chance to make lifelong memories. 🌟

“The ISU study abroad program was an incredibly enriching experience! It broadened my knowledge of international healthcare systems and enhanced my leadership skills and sociocultural competence. Through the ISU, I also expanded my network and connected with amazing people from across the globe!” - John S., MPH Study Abroad Program

Start planning your adventure now! Explore all the amazing opportunities available through our School of Health Professions and find more info here:


📸 NU Foundation Gala 2024 Sponsor Spotlight: We’d like to shout out one of our accomplished partners and TAKE FLIGHT-level sponsors— Betheny L. Reid & Associates, LLC. Betheny Reid, is a global consulting group with more than twenty-five years as a recognized expert in Strategic Guidance for Higher Educational Institutions and in Leadership and Management Development.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the launch of the National University Foundation. Your generosity opens pathways to possibilities for our students. 💜


The sun keeps shining, and the goals keep coming. What’re you doing to make your mark this summer, ? Let us know! Don’t forget to stop and take a moment to enjoy the sunny weather now and then. Relaxation is just as important — ideally, without sunburns. 😉


"Legacy is all tied to purpose. It's about how you impact people while you are here, and what you have left behind." – Dr. Glyne A. Griffith II, DBA, Class of '21.

Dr. Griffith, a distinguished National University doctoral alumnus, embodies the intersection of arts, business, and leadership. His journey underscores the transformative power of education and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Celebrate Dr. Griffith's legacy and learn how his NU experience shaped his path towards making a meaningful impact in his community and beyond. Watch the full mini-doc here:


📸 NUFoundationGala2024 Sponsor Spotlight: We want to give a huge shoutout to our partner and NAVIGATOR-level sponsor, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Rady provides the highest quality care, the latest technology, and innovative research to patient care, changing the future of how we care for children, one patient at a time.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the launch of the National University Foundation. Your generosity ignites the success of our grads.


Are you ready to break the stigma, ? Let’s talk mental health in honor of and . We’re here to remind you that help is available through our resources like TimelyCare, and we encourage you to seek what you need to be the best version of yourself. You’re never alone. ❤️


Time to get your American flag party pants on! 🇺🇸 We hope you all have a safe and fun Independence Day. What’re you doing to celebrate, ? Feel free to share yummy grill recipes. 🤤


📸 NU Foundation Gala 2024 Sponsor Spotlight: We want to shout out our NAVIGATOR-level sponsor, Refuel Agency. Refuel Agency is the largest provider of media and marketing services specializing in and reaching select niche audiences, including higher education student targeting, authentically reaching military, teens, college students, and multicultural markets through an omnichannel approach.

Thank you for helping us open pathways to possibility for our students, and helping us celebrate the launch of the National University Foundation.


"Completing the program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree is a goal that I will finally meet and show my children to never give up on a goal, even if there are bumps in the road and years before finishing your goal. It means I will finally have my own classroom as a teacher." - Micki P., Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education student

Micki, a determined student and mother, paused her education to raise her children, but now she's back to achieve her dream of having her own classroom.

"Never give up! Set a goal and work hard to get there. If you can set aside 30 minutes to an hour a day, you can accomplish the week's worth of coursework.”

Keep going, Micki! Your perseverance is an inspiration. 🎓💪


And it probably looked rough, honestly. Celebrate by dropping your favorite student jokes below! We’re always ready for a laugh. ⬇️


📸 Foundation Gala 2024 Sponsor Spotlight: We’re proud to highlight one of our partners and TAKE FLIGHT-level sponsors— MNTN. MNTN is one of the hardest working software brands in TV, bringing unrivaled performance and simplicity to Connected TV advertising. In addition to partnering with NU, MNTN is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2023 and was recently named one of Ad Age’s Best Places To Work in 2024.

Thank you for your continued support, and for helping us celebrate the launch of the National University Foundation. Together we’ll make higher education accessible to all.


Despite it being something that makes the world go round, money is hard to navigate. Scholarship forms, tax breaks, financial aid — it’s a lot to deal with. Don’t get discouraged, though! We’re here to help. We can help you find financial aid, score a scholarship, and offer some financial insight to help you become even more financially literate. It’s time to save money and ensure you get the most bang for your buck. 💵


"I just want to return all the love I have received in my life." - Yvette C. 💙

Meet Yvette C., a beacon of determination and resilience. At 26 years old, Yvette embarked on her college journey, overcoming fears of cost and uncertainty. With outstanding support and a scholarship, she's now pursuing her BS in Sociology, driven by a passion to become a social worker and support children and families. Yvette's dedication is not only for herself but also for her two sons and the promise she made to her late grandfather. Despite facing challenges like dropping out of high school at 16 and battling a life-threatening pregnancy complication, Yvette remains strong in her pursuit of education and service to others. As she awaits the arrival of her third child, Yvette's commitment to making a difference shines brightly. Let's cheer her on as she continues to inspire us all! 🎓✨


Ready to take the next step in your career but unsure how? Whether your interview skills are rusty or you’re itching to make connections, our Career Services department can help you with career development workshops. Check out our calendar and attend one that can level you up! ➡️


We wish a happy birthday to some of the most dependable folks we know: the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary! Thank you for your assistance on land and sea. Your hard work helps save lives. 🇺🇸


“National University’s format of learning made me feel like going back to school was possible. I cannot be more grateful for National University and my generous scholarship.” -Cynthia N., BSN

Join us in guiding students toward a brighter future and creating a lasting legacy. Together, we can transform lives and communities. 💙 Donate today and become a founding member:


"Being part of the community, I know what it's like to not feel welcomed." Professor Gary Walker-Roberts, PhD (they/them/theirs) opens up about the personal drive behind their commitment to inclusivity in education. They're turning their experiences into actionable changes, particularly in the digital classroom where inclusivity can sometimes feel like an afterthought.

In their white paper, Dr. Gary provides straightforward advice for making everyone feel welcome: "One thing that I teach first - how to implement and input your gender pronouns next to your name on Zoom so everyone can address you appropriately.” It’s a simple step, but it’s about setting the tone for respect and recognition from the get-go.

Let’s get inspired by Dr. Gary's approach and push for educational environments that champion curiosity, growth, and understanding. Because when we make education inclusive, we ensure every student feels seen, heard, and valued.


Freedom should be celebrated, advocated for, and made the norm. On June 19, 1865, the news of emancipation finally reached Galveston, Texas, informing enslaved people that, legally, slavery had ended—2.5 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth commemorates this pivotal moment in American history.

Let’s remember the truth that Black history is American history. We are honored to stand by you.


Today’s for the birds. No, really — it’s ! One year ago, we shared our beloved Navi with the world, and we love that he spreads his can-do attitude to the . We’re proud to be NU Navigators. Wings up!


Sports fan. Hobbyist. Car guy. Whichever dad persona your pop embodies, he’s worthy of celebration! Happy to all fathers and father figures in our . Give your dad some extra love today — or at least take one of his jokes in stride. It’s the least you can do. 💙


🎓 "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." - B.B. King

To all those on the brink of graduation: as you stand on the threshold of new beginnings, remember the invaluable gift of knowledge you've acquired. Your journey doesn't end here; it's a stepping stone to even greater achievements. Keep learning, keep growing, and keep striving for excellence! 🌟


“I hope to take my experience as a cancer patient and the knowledge I have gained from NU to make big changes in the healthcare industry. Patient centered care is on the rise and with the knowledge, both public and private, from NU, I hope to break into the industry with a leadership career in order to positively impact the patient experience.”

Alumni April L. is a remarkable individual whose journey embodies resilience while navigating the challenges of a late-stage cancer diagnosis and disability. She not only overcame her health obstacles but also excelled academically, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Healthcare Administration last June.

April is also a legacy student! "My father graduated from NU back when I was a little girl. He studied there after completing his service in the Marines. I decided to attend NU amidst the pandemic because it was one of the only schools with the flexibility to study remotely and get a great education."

April's journey is a powerful example of how dedication and support can lead to success, no matter the challenges. We are honored to have her as part of our . 💙


It can be difficult to keep going. Life’s full of distractions and setbacks, but let’s celebrate wins today. What keeps you going? How do you get out of a “stuck” phase? We’re rooting for you and know you can find your inspiration. Keep going! 👣


Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for an inspiring session with Brook Sims, Director, Business Development/Strategy at Wells Fargo. Gain invaluable insights and practical tips to excel in your career journey and navigate transitions with confidence and clarity.
🗓️ Date: June 11
🕒 Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
📍 Location:

Make sure to mark your calendar and be there for this empowering event!


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Today’s one of our favorites of the year! We love providing higher education to students — and seeing how they grow. This , we want to hear from you. How has higher education impacted your life? From job opportunities to things you learned along the way — let’s hear it! 👇


Savanna M. - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at National University. "When I found out that I was one of the recipients of this scholarship, I almost started crying. Receiving this scholarship means everything to me because it is going to help me finish the degree that I’ve dreamt of."

Currently, Savanna works as a peer support specialist, using their lived experience with mental health to offer hope to those struggling.

As a first-generation college student, military spouse, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Savanna has overcome significant challenges. "I spent years in what felt like a constant war with myself. I’m thankful that I am in a better place mentally to where I can go to college and help others learn that they can get better like I did."

Join us in celebrating Savanna's inspiring journey! 🎉


🌈📚 Celebrate Pride Month with our NU Library! 📚🌈
In honor of Pride Month, our Library has curated a special collection of reading and viewing selections that celebrate and highlight LGBTQIAA+ voices and stories. Check it out here:

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About National University

National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Chigos. As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, our mission is to provide accessible, achievable and relevant higher education to a diverse group of adult learners. A pioneer in the digital space, we’ve offered online classes for more than 20 years.

For more information, visit us at

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