20th Annual Celebration of Excellence

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Don Taft University Center Arena
Dinner and Program: Immediately following reception                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cocktail Attire


Celebration of Excellence

Celebration of Excellence (COE) is Nova Southeastern University's annual signature event hosted by the university president.  It provides the president with an opportunity to showcase the university, share NSU achievements with the community, and discuss the future vision of the university.

This event also provides the university with an opportunity to present the President's Excellence in Community Service Award, which recognizes superior professional engagement activities in the community. The award encourages the ongoing pursuit of community service and represents Nova Southeastern University's "community" core value. 

Through this award, NSU proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its constituents (alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff and students) in the community. The award is conferred upon individuals who demonstrate significant contributions to the community while exemplifying all eight of NSU's core values.

View 2017 COE Gallery




Previous Community Service Award Winners

  • 2017: Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman
  • 2016: The Miniaci Family - Rose, Dominick and Meike, Albert and Beatriz
  • 2015: Judy and Barry Silverman
  • 2014: Winifred and Joseph C. Amaturo
  • 2013: Guy Harvey
  • 2012: Ron and Kathy Assaf
  • 2011: Mike Jackson and David Horvitz & Francie Bishop Good
  • 2010: John C. Johnson and Don Taft
  • 2009: I. Lorraine Thomas
  • 2008: Claire and Dan Marino
  • 2007: Frank Till, Jr. Ed.D. and David H. Rush
  • 2006: Alvin Sherman, August Urbanek
  • 2005: Wayne and Marti Huizenga
  • 2004: August & Toni Paoli, Morton & Geraldine Terry
  • 2003: Jim and Jan Moran
  • 2000: Robert and Millicent Steele
  • 1999: William and Norma Horvitz
  • 1998: Leo Goodwin, Sr.
  • 1997: Abraham L. Mailman