Faculty Spotlight: Meet Online Early Childhood Education Instructor Kellie Alston
Kellie Alston is a native of Durham, N.C. She has been teaching Early Childhood Education courses for both on-campus and online students at North Carolina Central University since 2004. She teaches a wide range of online courses, which include, Introduction to the Education of the Young Child; Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development; Typical and Atypical Preschool Development; and Guiding Behavior in Young Children.
NCCU Online Earns Top Ranking
Even before its official launch in 2017, NCCU Online has been consistently top-ranked in offering distance learning education to students. College Choice, an independent online publication for college-bound students, has named North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as one of the top 15 best universities for online education in the state of North Carolina.
Introducing the 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University
Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., was elected as the 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) on June 26, 2017. He was appointed Interim Chancellor in January 2017 after serving in the role of Acting Chancellor since August 2016. In these positions, Dr. Akinleye worked to expand the university’s academic partnerships, including new agreements with community colleges, as well as introduced to the campus a robust online, distance-education program, NCCU Online. He also created K-12 initiatives and implemented a security strategy to increase safety for campus constituents.
NCCU Criminal Justice Online Program Ranked Among Best
The Criminal Justice Online Program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is listed as 13th out of 30 by collegevaluesonline.com, which ranked the programs based on quality and value. To determine the rankings, the organization examined graduation data and tuition rates using information gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database.
Why NCCU Online
Choosing NCCU Online means that you can earn your degree in a way that fits your life.
Earn a degree to advance your future.
Ensure your success with exceptional and supportive faculty.
Access exclusive internships, jobs, and learning opportunities.
Advance your career without compromising your life or your budget.
“The most beneficial part of the program has definitely been the flexibility. I’m already into a career right now. I’m working towards the Counseling career, but I’ve been teaching and that’s very demanding of my time. So, being able to complete the program online has definitely been beneficial for me.” - Brittany Davis (Student, Online Career Counselor Program)
“The online Criminal Justice program at NCCU allowed me to continue working full-time and spend quality time with my family.” – Sandra McKenney (mother, grandmother, full-time employee, student)
Meet our Faculty
“Students can expect the same high-quality of instruction, learning, and enthusiasm as in a face-to-face course. Our online students can expect to feel comfortable in knowing that we do our best to ensure they do not feel like they are out there in the virtual world by themselves.” – Dr. Cheresa D. Simmons, Assistant Professor