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CTL: CTL Navigators


The University Alumni Navigators are here to assist scholars with any questions or concerns on how to navigate their way around NCU. The Navigators will assist, and support you with the following:

  • Finding balance
  • Understanding feedback
  • Breaking down the assignment prompt
  • Matching resources
  • Kaltura
  • TurnItIn
  • APA 7 basics and resources
  • Finding NCU provided software
  • Dissertation Template
  • Webinars
  • and much more 

They are READY to SERVE you!!! 


Upcoming Navigator Events

The Commons Calendar

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Use The Commons calendar to find information on upcoming CTL webinars and other events.

Group Sessions

There is No Place Like Home every other Wednesday

Join a member of the CTL for a 2-hour navigational workshop on all of the exciting resources that are just a click or two away from the NCUone homepage.


Power Hour Sessions every Wednesday, and Sunday.

Dr. Galvao and Dr. Wright lead study sessions for support, guidance, and accountability to complete your assignment or reading! This is an open Zoom session that you can come and complete your coursework without interruption with an accountability buddy, or two!


Cooking with Dr. Beck every Tuesday.

Dr. Beck helps connect current and alumni students to discuss tips and provide suggestions to assist on your educational journey. Bonus, a yummy meal is cooked!


Military Power Hour Sessions every 4th Sunday.

Dr. Gardner leads a study session for support, guidance, and accountability to complete your assignment or reading!

Meet your University Alumni Navigators

Dr. Angela Beck

Dr.  Beck is a 2020 graduate from the NCU Doctoral program with my degree in Educational Leadership.  The title to her dissertation is “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Louisiana College Students’ Perceptions of Past Elementary or High School Teachers.” Dr. Beck has been in the education field for the last 23 years. Most importantly, she is an NCU Alumni Navigator here to serve. She is interested in screenplay writing, and her hobbies are pickleball, softball, and getting her 10,000 steps a day. 

Dr. Samira Galvao

Dr. Galvao, has been an educator for over 20 years. She started with NCU in July of 2017. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood, an M.A. in Curriculum, and Instructions, and received her EDS in Leadership from NCU in August of 2018. Dr. Galvao successfully defended her dissertation on June 9th, 2020. The title of her dissertation is "Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners at the Secondary Level: A Qualitative Single-Case Study." She loves to travel with her family, and her favorite destination is Disney World. They go every year, and they are proud to be called Disney fanatics. “If you can Dream it, You can Do it!” -Walt Disney 

Dr. Calvin Gardner

Dr. Gardner, is a native of Detroit, MI. He has been married for 34 years. He is the father of four adult children, and a grandfather of eight. He has spent the last 36 years in Active-Duty Service (21, as a U.S. Marine Corps; 15, as a Navy Chaplain Corps). Interesting facts about Dr. Gardner, as a lifelong learner, he has earned seven undergraduate/graduate degrees. His last earned degree was his Ph.D. in Psychology. The title of his dissertation is “A Quantitative Correlational Study: Exploring the Relationship Between Religiosity, Humility and Dispositional Forgiveness.” As a hobby he enjoys educational coaching, and mentoring. Dr. Gardner is interested in researching the following: Disposition Forgiveness, Humility, Religiosity, Spirituality, Leadership, Implicit Bias, and Neuropsychology. He enjoys reading and writing about bridge builder between Theology, and Psychology communities. 

Get Connected

Start a chat or submit a ticket to get connected with a Navigator. Alumni Navigators are all recent NCU graduates and can use their experience as students to support you in your educational journey. 

Ask the CTL Navigators

We apologize if a Navigator is not available during regular chat hours, we are currently backfilling positions. Please submit your question using the online form and we will get back to you.

Chat Hours

Sunday 10AM - 7PM


Tuesday 3PM - 5PM

Wednesday 3PM - 6PM

Thursday 4PM - 7PM


Saturday 8AM - 2PM

Chat hours are in Arizona time.