Encouraging Students to Travel and Explore

NSU's Farquhar Honors College Dean Don Rosenblum

As dean of NSU’s Farquhar Honors College, Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. empowers high-achieving, talented, and motivated students who enroll in unique honors courses, participate in substantive research, and engage in an array of faculty-led workshops and other opportunities. The Farquhar Honors College was established by NSU in 2015 to elevate the honors program to a multidisciplinary college.

“The Honors College is a reflection of the vision of the university and its leadership,” Rosenblum said. “It draws the best and brightest students to NSU, and creates a community among creative and focused students and faculty members.”

Part of the mission of the Honors College is to foster an inclusive, multidisciplinary environment focusing on academic and cultural enrichment. In keeping with that, Rosenblum has made a personal pledge to help students by providing scholarships and opportunities for travel and exploration. “I am inviting donors to join me in a commitment to fund supplemental experiences for students who may need financial support,” Rosenblum said.

This support would help students cover the costs of attending scholarly meetings and present research. In addition, “we have many honors students who have never been out of this country,” Rosenblum said. “For these students and future leaders, it is important to experience diverse cultures and viewpoints through travel study, which is often hosted by NSU faculty members. The more these young adults go out into the world, the smaller the world becomes.”

Even a small award can help, Rosenblum said. “A few hundred dollars can make a big difference. The ultimate goal is for these experiences to enrich the students so that they can return and make a difference in their community."

For more information about creating a legacy gift, please contact Andrea Darlow, senior director of development for legacy gifts at (954) 262-2135 or at adarlow@nova.edu.