School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

NCC Connect - October 2015

Student Highlight: Taylor Washington

Student Highlight: Taylor Washington

Taylor Washington will never forget the moment in August 2012 when he was diagnosed with dyslexia. After wondering for so long why he always had so much trouble in school, “and thinking I was stupid,” the diagnosis was unburdening and empowering.

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Faculty Highlight: Kristin Scott

Faculty Highlight: Kristin Scott

With extensive training across diverse media and disciplines, New Century College Professor Kristin Scott brings an unusual approach to her teaching and research. Scott helps her students to understand the complex fields of digital media and visual studies while challenging them to take risks and find unexpected angles and areas of inquiry.

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Alumni Highlight: Jasmine Young

Alumni Highlight: Jasmine Young

When Jasmine Young (BAIS '14, Legal Studies) graduated from New Century College in May 2014 she was juggling more than a few things. She worked on campus as a resident advisor and at the university information desk. She was a full-time student with a 3.6 grade point average preparing for law school. She was a successful competitor in state and national level pageants. And, her mother was battling breast cancer and passed two months before graduation.

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Making Strides

Making Strides

Students in Professor Kristen Vlaun’s course NCLC 410: Contemporary Health Issues study everything from nutrition to fitness to domestic and international health care policy. To help students understand the different aspects of health care initiatives, Vlaun has added another component to the course: advocacy.

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