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Dental Student Speaks at NSU's 1964 Society Annual Luncheon

My name is Divya Puri, and I am graduating with a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from NSU. The last leg of my academic journey is a pediatric dental residency. I doubt my parents ever thought their daughter would one day be able to say those words. My parents worked their entire lives, emigrated from India to Denmark and started a family in a foreign Scandinavian country. They raised my brother and me, and ensured that their children received the best education possible. At age 17, I graduated high school and moved from Denmark to the United States with dreams of becoming a dentist. After three years of college, I received a...


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Realizing Potential: Parental Wisdom

Some of Kevin Dibert’s family trips started as typical vacations. A trip to Florida included spending a day at the beach, for example. But family members slept in disaster relief volunteer bunkers. And teen outings included stripping wet carpet from hurricane-damaged homes. The following year, the family returned to help rebuild. "As a family, we would do all the fun tours. Other days, we worked with Habitat for Humanity, or at a soup kitchen,” Dibert said. “My parents wanted to show us different states and expose us to all the great things our country has to offer.” Doing so helped us realize...


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Donor Ingenuity

What is the connection between a stable of horses, an organic garden, and a jet engine? Donor ingenuity and NSU. The Massachusetts-based Quell Foundation CEO traveled to Florida to meet an NSU professor and her doctoral interns. After learning the benefits of NSU’s equine-assisted therapy, his foundation pledged $50,000 to fund scholarships. Why? To help fill the mental health field with graduates trained in innovative therapy techniques. Ms. Mary Short is keeping her friend’s memory alive through the laughter and curiosity of children. The Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust Playground and Organic Garden will bloom at...


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Realizing Potential Memorialized

It was the short life of Wade Jones and the pursuit of his dream to become a nurse that inspired Edward Franco to create a memorial scholarship in Jones’ name–and leave a NSU legacy gift to help future nursing students. Jones–a promising NSU nursing student in Fort Myers who “found a way” to go to college despite the obstacles against him–was murdered outside his family’s home in Miami-Dade County in March 2013. Franco, M.B.A., assistant director at NSU’s Fort Myers campus, met Jones in 2012 when he enrolled in the nursing program in Fort Myers (there were...


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Strong Links

One great way to link generations is through a legacy of philanthropy. Building upon three generations of support, NSU Trustee Douglas Donn and his wife, Alice, recently made a $1 million bequest to endow a new scholarship fund. Inspired by NSU’s interdisciplinary approach to teaching and core value of community, another trustee, Mitchell Berger and his wife funded the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law to provide direct legal services to nonprofit organizations, innovators, and NSU students and researchers to help ensure the future vitality of business in South...


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Pharm.D. and M.B.A. Student Offers Testimonial at NSU's Big Thank You

Good afternoon NSU friends, faculty, staff and fellow students. My name is Yana Vorontsova and I am a Doctor of Pharmacy and M.B.A. student. Some of you are probably guessing now where my accent is from. Those of you who are thinking Russia are correct. To be more precise – I was born in Siberia, in a very small rural village in the south of Siberia. I was growing up in a post-Soviet Russia; it was a very difficult time. Our family, just like many others, survived off what was growing in the backyard, preserved for the winter, and kept in the barn. My mom and grandma, sewed and knitted sweaters, socks, and what’s not,...


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Bergers Establish Entrepreneur Law Clinic

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced that the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic is being established at its Shepard Broad College of Law. The clinic is made possible thanks to funds donated by NSU Trustee Mitchell Berger and his wife Sharon. Berger According to NSU College of Law dean Jon M. Garon, the clinic will enable NSU to provide direct legal service to nonprofit organizations, NSU students, and researchers associated with the new NSU Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), as well as innovators in technology, life sciences, and in the creative communities. The gift was donated as part of Realizing...


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Driving Forward

Franklin Roosevelt said “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” NSU, like Roosevelt, reflects relentless pursuit of a vision and exemplifies perpetual motion. The driving force is a cooperative enterprise dedicated to equipping students for the future and, as NSU President Dr. George Hanbury says, “making the world a better place for people to live, and for society, in general, to be better off than they were before those individuals participated.” Our new year began by celebrating NSU Trustee Rick Case and his wife Rita, and members of NSU Art Museum Fort...


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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Three NSU Programs Among the Nation’s Best

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report of college and university online programs are out, and NSU is proud to announce that three online programs have been honored. NSU’s Criminal Justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its Education graduate program was 84th out of approximately 200 (up 11 spots from 2016); and its Nursing graduate program was 47th out of more than 100 ranked programs (up two spots from 2016.) “These rankings show that NSU continues moving in the right direction, and as part of our Vision 2020, that we're recognized as a premier, private, not-for-profit university of...


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NSU and Cornell University Researchers Explore if Sharks May Hold Secrets to Cancer Resistance

A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators.  This research brings us a few steps closer to understanding, from a genetic sense, why sharks exhibit some characteristics that are highly desirable by humans. White Shark S. Africa -MScholl - White Shark TrustSharks and rays are well known to be highly efficient wound healers, and suspected to show a greater resistance to cancers, though this needs further study. These...


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NSU Employee is Good Samaritan After Tragic Airport Incident

Friday, January 6, 2017 turned tragic when a lone gunman shot at innocent people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, leaving several people dead or wounded. The incident displaced thousands of people, many of whom were separated from their belongings in a foreign city. Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences, followed the news and wanted to help. While driving near her home, the Fort Lauderdale-resident encountered countless people waiting in lines to get inside the Broward County Convention Center...


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2016 A Record Season for Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program

The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. “We saw the most nests ever in the history of the program, so we don’t mind being busy,” said Derek Burkholder, the Principle Investigator and Director of the program. For more than a quarter century, NSU has been working with Broward County to administer the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Burkholder, who is a research scientist at NSU’s Halmos...


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NSU University School Grand Opening and Dedication of Noël P. Brown Sports Center Expansion

NSU recently celebrated the grand opening and dedication ceremony of the newly expanded Noël P. Brown Sports Center. Located next to the Aquatics Complex on NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, the anticipated Gold LEED certified building addition spans 59,000-square-feet and includes state-of-the-art training and fitness rooms for student-athletes participating in 15 different sports; a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and other activities; a general purpose activity room for use by students as young as junior kindergarten; offices for athletic department staff; and locker room facilities for aquatics and visiting...


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Five NSU Researchers Present at World Stem Cell Summit

The World Stem Cell Summit & RegMed Capital Conference invited five faculty members from the NSU Cell Therapy Institute to present on their research related to advancing new approaches to cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine at the organization’s 12th annual meeting. The summit is the largest interdisciplinary stem cell meeting in the world, featuring more than 250 prominent scientists, business leaders, investors, philanthropists, regulators, policy-makers, economic development officers, patient advocates and experts in law and ethics, presenting the latest scientific discoveries, commercial and innovation...


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Interim College of Education Dean Named

NSU President Dr. George Hanbury has named Dr. Kimberly Durham Interim Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education.  Dr. Durham is Chair of the Department of Justice and Human Services in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, where she holds a faculty appointment as Professor.  U.S. News & World Report recently recognized NSU’s Department of Justice and Human Services as one of the nation’s premier online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs. Previously, Dr. Durham was Dean of the Institute for the Study of Human Services, Health, and Justice and has served in various...


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Faculty and Students Highlight NSU's Areas of Research

Video Link | NSU has surpassed the $150 million benchmark of the largest philanthropic campaign in the history of the university and Broward County. NSU also has surpassed the halfway point for each of its three campaign priorities -- $125 million for our students, $75 million for our faculty and $50 million for 21st century education. Research is integral in all three.  The faculty and student researchers showcased in NSU's latest Realizing Potential video highlight areas of university research and the current and potential impact both locally and globally. 


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NSU Welcomes 12 Donors into "Shark Circle"

This year, at NSU's 19th annual Celebration of Excellence, President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. recognized 12 donors whose cumulative giving to NSU reached $1 million or more. Each of these benefactors is welcomed into the NSU Fellows Society “Shark Circle” and receives a limited edition maquette replica of the Kent Ullberg specially commissioned mako shark statue located in front of the Don Taft University Center. New Shark Circle members recognized at the signature event included: Annie E. Casey Foundation Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. Sharon Berger Mrs. Rita and Mr. Rick Case R. Douglas and Alice Donn Mr. Arthur J....


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Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Honored for Excellence in Community Service

Video Link | Each year Dr. George Hanbury presents the President's Award of Excellence in Community Service to an individual, group, or family whose good works are making the world a better place for people to live. The 2017 honorees are Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman. "Dr. and Mrs. Goodman have been instrumental leaders in the community, not just giving back with their time, talent, and treasures, but in broadening our museum's world class, permanent art collection and encouraging individuals to engage in the research and study of art and culture," said Dr. George, L. Hanbury, NSU President. Retired cardiologist Stanley...


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NSU Names Arena After Rick Case

Gallery Link | NSU officially named its arena in honor of community leader and automobile dealer, Rick Case at a special ceremony on January 19, 2017. The arena is located at the Don Taft University Center, an active multipurpose facility focused on student programs and services, located in the heart of NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. “For more than 15 years, NSU has benefited from the organizational and entrepreneurial skills of Rita and Rick Case,” said President Hanbury. “It is only fitting that a university started by South Florida entrepreneurs continues to flourish thanks to the time,...


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Each Gift Makes a Difference

Karen Grosby Ed.D., grew up around children with special needs and their families. Thus, she became familiar with the major challenges they faced personally and in accessing education and employment. At the time, many were marginalized in their communities.  Research and services were sorely needed then and the need continues to this day. “I learned that to effect change, we need to “roll up our sleeves” and make change happen. Impacting change sometimes meant personal giving. Even smaller gifts over time can have an impact,” she said. She came to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 1986...


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It’s Never Too Early to Give

Yong X. Tao, Ph.D., has been recognized as a leader in international collaborations in academic and research initiatives in student and faculty exchange, joint workshops, research forums, and mutual delegation visits to countries around the world. As former Chair of the Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) Department at the University of North Texas (UNT), he led the impressive growth of MEE programs – climbing enrollment fourfold to approximately 750 undergraduate students and 80 M.S. and Ph.D. students in just five years.  He is a well-known researcher in thermal engineering with more than $15M external research...


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Now Open: Marine Environmental Education Center

Announcement Video | News Video | Plan Your Visit | Thanks to a partnership between NSU and Broward County Parks and Recreation, the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) was born. The facility is located on the historic grounds of the Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach. The venture builds upon a partnership spanning more than 25 years.   NSU alumnus and City of Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy was among the guest speakers at the center's opening ceremony. Although education will be the focus at this new center, a very large draw will be the center’s ability to care for a rehabilitated sea turtle. Captain, a green...


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NSU Underwater Coral Nursery Initiative

OVERVIEW: NSU OC coral nursery is fostering re-growth and increased abundance of the threatened staghorn coral species, Acropora cervicornis, which is likely to be soon listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The nursery project offers hope for species recovery and for coral reef restoration. OPPORTUNITY: The Coral Nursery Initiative provides a tool for recovery. Coral reefs represent an extremely valuable resource for Broward County. An economic study has shown that the various uses of coral reefs contributes more than $2 billion to the County’s annual economy and creates more than 36,000 jobs! The coral...


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Every Day Is a Gift

Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH was recruited to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) as dean of the College of Dental Medicine in October of 2013. At the time, she was working as the chief clinical officer for a dental manufacturing company in York, Pennsylvania. Prior to that position, she had served as professor at Baylor College of Dentistry (now the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry) and a hospital dentist. Upon her arrival at NSU, Linda immediately began to get involved in the dental student life on campus by attending student government meetings and listening to their needs and concerns. She wanted to help the students she...


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From Scholarship to Legacy

Jennifer Ramos grew up in an athletic family.  As the eighth child in a family of nine, she became involved in sports at a young age and knew athletics would always be an important part of her life. Jennifer was recruited to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) with a full paid athletic scholarship in 1993 and received her B.S. in Psychology in 1995. She was on the volleyball team for her junior and senior years.   While working towards her master’s degree, Jennifer began a work study program in NSU’s financial aid department. After earning her M.S. in Elementary in Education, Jennifer was named the...


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NSU Researcher Invents Alternative to EpiPen®

The debate over the expense associated with the EpiPen® may be coming to a halt, thanks to pharmaceutical researcher and Associate Professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B. Pharm. (Hon.), Ph.D. Popular Science featured Rawas-Qalaji’s new oral method for patients to receive epinephrine. Generally, the benefits of the drug aren’t seen when ingested, which is why most patients carry around the pen; however, Rawas-Qalaji developed a tablet that will allow the drug to work quickly and effectively. The sublingual epinephrine tablet represents potentially...


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NSU Inducts 2016 Honorees to Athletics Hall of Fame

Gala attendees lauded two former student-athletes and a coach during their induction into the NSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016:   Sandra Changkija, Golf (2007-2011) Sandra Changkija completed her four-year golfing career at NSU as one of the most decorated student-athletes not only in NSU Athletics, but NCAA history. She is the only NCAA DI, DII or DIII golfer to earn four straight outright National Player of the Year honors, recognized with this prestigious honor by PING/WGCA each of her four years with the program (2008-2011) and was the WGCA National Freshman of the Year in 2008. She was also a four-time WGCA First...


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Always Believe

How would you complete the following sentence? Always believe ____________. To me, this prompt is infinitely full of promise, even as a statement unto itself. Novelist Anatole France once expressed, "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." In this issue of Donor Connection, scholarship recipient Karena Washington inspires us with a beautiful tribute to those who acted to ease her transition from high school to college and help her realize her leadership potential. Faculty member Dr. Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji presents a breakthrough alternative to the Epi-Pen. And Paula...


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Leaving a Legacy at a Young Age

When 32-year-old Natalia Ochoa began working at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) back in 2010, she knew she was going to accomplish great things. She had always been driven by her passions and focused on her goals; after all—perseverance and ambition runs in her family.  Her father is an engineer and former politician. One sister is an occupational therapist and a captain in the U.S. Army. Her other sister served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, Africa and is now in medical school. She was raised in a family where hard work and determination were the norm. These same values she now passes on to her 12 year old son,...


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Student Testimonial: Karena Washington

Excerpts from Karena's 2016 Fellows Society Celebration Good Evening to you all! I am Karena Washington. I am from Watkinsville, Georgia, and I am a student at Nova Southeastern University studying music. I am currently a member of The Riff Tides, NSU’s only a cappella group; the Mako Band and NSU Pep Band; NSU MAKO Rangers; and NSU’s American Association of University Women; also known as AAUW. I also am the campus ambassador for The Recording Academy’s program, GrammyU, an Admissions Ambassador, and a member of President’s 64. Most importantly, I am a member of the Razor’s Edge Zeta...


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1964 Society Founding Members List

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NSU "Inside Out" Portraits

NSU students, faculty and staff members participated in the global art project — Inside Out. Designed to offer the world a platform to express themselves, and as part of the Broward 100 celebration, an open call was made to have black and white photographs taken. The resulting portraits were pasted on public spaces throughout campus, and across Broward County, Florida. Here is a sample of NSU portraits.


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Serving the Health Needs of Those Who Served

Video Link | In honoring our veterans on November 11, it is appropriate to remember the long-lasting health effects soldiers experience not only from bullets or bombs, but from exposure to unexplained pesticides, radiation or other toxins during their time in the service. At least a quarter of the 700,000 soldiers who fought in the 1991 Gulf War suffer from a debilitating disease called Gulf War illness (GWI). GWI is a medical condition that affects both men and women and is associated with symptoms including fatigue, chronic headaches, memory problems, muscle and joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, neurological problems, respiratory...


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NSU Executive Named 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year

Video Link | NSU's Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., was named 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Lauderdale/Broward as part of the group's National Philanthropy Day celebration.     Dr. O’Flannery Anderson joined NSU on August 1, 2013 from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where she was Vice President for Community Engagement and Executive Director of the FAU Foundation.  Previously, she was President and CEO of the United Way of Broward County. She...


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2016 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipients include an entrepreneur who travels globally coaching CEOs; a young English major whose Student Government activity fueled a quick succession of appointments and positions in government affairs and public policy; the chief of applied architecture for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration; the managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; the founder and CEO of SMP Pharmacy Solutions whose annual sales exceed $78 million; and seven other individuals worthy of NSU’s highest honor bestowed on an alumni base that is now 177,000 strong.Join us in...


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The Chrysalis

A caterpillar’s chrysalis activates imaginal cells stowed away in the creature’s skin. As these cells develop, the chrysalis conceals a monumental transformation, making the emergence of a butterfly appear all the more magical. This month, NSU underwent its own transformation, being named one of the "Top 20 Global Universities that Could Challenge the Elite by 2030," as published by Times Higher Education. A week later, NSU celebrated the opening of its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), Florida’s newest hub for scientific and biomedical advancement. None of this would be possible...


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President's Vision for Collaborative Research

VIDEO LINK | NSU research center will tackle diseases | By NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. As published by Sun-Sentinel | Nova Southeastern University, a knowledge-based industry with a $3.2 billion economic impact on the state of Florida, officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), this week. The CCR is one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. From cancer to cardiovascular disease to chronic fatigue syndrome, this new facility will help us tackle diseases head on—through collaboration—as the name implies. The CCR reflects an investment of nearly $100...


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NSU Opens Florida’s Newest Hub for Scientific and Biomedical Advancement

VIDEO LINK | NSU has officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. “NSU is a knowledge-based industry with a $3.2 billion economic impact in the state of Florida,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “The CCR is purposely designed for researchers, students and industry to come together, pool resources and develop effective and innovative solutions in health care, bioinformatics, technology, cybersecurity and business. This is a key part of achieving a larger vision to further integrate higher education research, business...


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AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson Drives Home Reasons for Supporting Cancer Research

VIDEO LINK | NSU has officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. As part of the ceremony on September 21, NSU announced a gift from AutoNation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within the CCR. The Institute is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment to ultimately eradicate cancer. The gift to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute brings the company’s cumulative giving to NSU to more than $10 million. “We are extremely...


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Racing Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay Reveals Personal Source of Inspiration

Excerpts from Miami Herald story by Cresonia Hsieh | When Ryan Hunter-Reay’s mother received her cancer diagnosis, the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner said they didn’t know what to do, where to go or who could help. “We basically found ourselves in a black hole — no road map,” he said. His mother died of colon cancer in 2010. At a ceremony held September 21, he and others welcomed South Florida’s newest weapon against cancer and other diseases: NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research. Link to Full Story


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Dr. Temple Introduces NSU’s Vision for its Center for Collaborative Research

VIDEO LINK | The following video by H. Thomas Temple, M.D. an orthopedic surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal oncology and Senior V.P. for Translational Research and Economic Development at NSU, provides an informative introduction into the core of NSU’s vision for the CCR – moving bench research to bedside patient application.


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NSU Ranked Among Top 20 Global Universities That Could “Challenge the Elite” by 2030

Times Higher Education ranked NSU as one of 20 universities in the world and one of only nine universities in the U.S. that “could challenge the elite” universities and become globally renowned by the year 2030. Firetail, a higher education strategy consulting firm, identified these 20 institutions out of 346 originally considered that have an opportunity to become a new generation of “challenger” universities that will be quick to rise in rankings globally during the next 10 to 20 years. The rise will be partly due to the institutions’ long-term visions and short term execution...


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Jack-in-The-Box Chairman and CEO and NSU Alumnus Provides Rousing Huizenga College Commencement Address

VIDEO LINK | Jack-in-the-Box Chairman and CEO Lenard A. Comma, M.B.A. (’97) shared three personal stories that impacted his life and key life lessons with M.B.A. and M.I.B.A. candidates during the 2016 H. Wayne College of Business and Entrepreneurship commencement. Excerpts: “Picture a vehicle you design. Who holds the keys? How far can it go and in what direction are we going? The last question is: Did you have any idea how to recharge this vehicle when it is running out of energy? In my experience, if you can answer these three questions, you can not only survive, you can thrive.” “…When...


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Conni Gordon Supports Education Series at NSU Art Museum

At age 93, Conni Gordon shows no signs of slowing down or retiring.  Her love of art is contagious and she has no qualms about giving art lessons on the spot.   Conni’s most recent venture will create through a bequest the Conni Gordon Education Series at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.  Conni’s legacy gift to NSU will help realize her philanthropic goal of educating people within the South Florida community through the NSU Art Museum.   Conni says her vision of teaching art and creative thinking through her “TILS” Technique (Think-it, Ink-it, Link-it...


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Susie and Alan B. Levan Create Endowed Scholarship for NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Susie and Alan B. Levan, longtime supporters of NSU, have established the “Susie and Alan B. Levan Endowed Scholarship Fund” to help students in NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship pursue a master’s degree in real estate development or a bachelor’s degree in finance. This financial gift from Susie and Alan B. Levan advances Realizing Potential, NSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The philanthropic campaign goal is $250 million, with $125 million of that total to be directed towards students, $75 million for faculty and $50 million designated for...


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NSU Faculty Member and Former Dean Dedicates Gift to Fellow Faculty

Robert A. Uchin, D.D.S. is not only former dean of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine and current faculty member in the Department of Endodontics, he is also one of the college’s most ardent philanthropic supporters.  Dr. Uchin and his wife Marlene recently made a generous gift to establish the Dr. Robert and Marlene Uchin Faculty Development Fund to support dental faculty development.  The couple intend for this new fund to serve as an additional financial resource beyond resources provided by NSU as part of the annual board approved budget process to enhance educational leadership experience and...


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NSU Holds Grand Opening and Dedication of Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room

NSU’s new Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room, made possible by a generous donation by Craig and Barbara Weiner, is set to hold its official grand opening and dedication ceremony on Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m. Judy Paul, the mayor of Davie, is expected to be in attendance as well as several Holocaust survivors along with other local dignitaries. The room is located on the second floor of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. This new facility is the first of its kind on any university campus in South Florida. The room will offer NSU students and the general public a place to learn about, and to contemplate the...


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Farquhar Honors Students Make a Difference at NSU's Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research

Zara Khan was still in high school when she started volunteering at events directed toward raising money for cancer research. Just a few years later, Khan is conducting research experiments herself at NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research (RGICR). Khan, a senior biology major, is one of seven students in the Undergraduate Honors Program participating in research at the RGICR, which began offering undergraduate opportunities in 2008 under the leadership of executive director Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean at NSU’s College of Pharmacy. “Now that I’m here, directly in the lab...


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Shark On! Moment - Father/Daughter Duo Graduate Together

All dads deserve to be rewarded for all they do on Father’s Day, but Univision highlighted one dad who received the best reward this year. Simon Ramos, a 74-year-old Ph.D. in Education student, graduated alongside his daughter Rossi, 42, on Father’s Day weekend. The two entered NSU’s program together at NSU’s Tampa campus, both attending the same conferences and taking the same courses together. Click HERE to read Univision’s full story (in Spanish), that was posted on June 21.


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Sharks United!

The first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks, once said: “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” This wise observation lives at NSU through our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors. And it is my privilege to see this observation come to life every day. In our labs, our conference rooms, our classrooms, and campuses, we are constantly reminded that it is the culmination of everyone’s unique perspectives, experiences, investigations, and contributions that allow knowledge and people to...


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NSU President Hanbury FY16 Highlights Report

Dear friends of NSU, Each year, the momentum continues to build as we make progress toward achieving NSU’s Vision 2020. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, we launched the university’s largest-ever external funding campaign, which by 2020 will raise $250 million in philanthropic support for our students, our faculty, and 21st century education.  In addition, we will raise another $300 million in sponsored research, service, and training projects. I am happy to report that we have surpassed the halfway point in both of these monumental campaigns. This spring, HCA East Florida gained approval from the state to...


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Entrepreneur Hall of Famer Answers Challenge Grant Call

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic community resource that marks the center point of the South Florida art coast from Miami to the Palm Beaches. The ability to maximize its potential, however, depends upon philanthropic support of general operating as well as programming expenses.   To provide an incentive for supporting the “Art at the Core” priority, the David and Francie Horvitz Foundation made a $1 million challenge grant that matches all new gifts to the museum of $10,000 - $50,000 for the next three years.   Recent Huizenga College Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee, Steven W....


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Anonymous Gift Funds Undergraduate Scholarships

The latest gift by a long-time NSU supporter will help fund an endowed scholarship for H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship undergraduate students with financial need. One of this scholarship fund’s recipients recently wrote: I want to take the time to thank you for awarding me again such a generous scholarship. This is a major contribution to my education that will help me tremendously. As a student, paying for tuition is not an easy task, and to be given this scholarship is not only a help for my costs, but an honor as well. This is my final year as an NSU student, and this brings me closer to...


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Nobel Biocare Enhances Student Training Experience

Founded in 1997, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine has the distinction of being the first private dental college established in the state of Florida, and the first College of Dental Medicine established in partnership with a College of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States. The high level of training provided depends upon the philanthropy of companies like Nobel Biocare, a pioneer in the field of implant-based dental restorations. Nobel Biocare recently provided $150,000 in addition to in-kind support, bringing their lifetime giving to NSU to nearly $1.5 million. “The NSU College of Dental Medicine...


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Florida Blue Broadens Support to Include Research Initiative

A $100,000 donation by Florida Blue will help NSU College of Dental Medicine faculty and student researchers advance discoveries to repair cleft palates by regenerating bone in the hard palate region with stem cells.   Florida Blue has supported scholarships in the past, but added the research initiative to go beyond helping people today by building a stronger future in the community.   “The research that is being done creates better outcomes and protects quality of life,” explained Penny Shaffer, Florida Blue marketing president for South Florida. “These are the hallmarks of the things...


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NSU's Dr. Jose Rocca Champions Fellows Society Level Gift for College of Pharmacy

Solara, Inc., a Miami-based narmaceutical manufacturer and research company, recently made a $50,000 gift to support the Dean’s Excellence Fund at NSU College of Pharmacy (NSU-COP). The company president and CEO is Jose “Pepe” G. Rocca, R.Ph., Ph.D., who has also served as a faculty member of the college since the days of Southeastern University. Today, Dr. Rocca serves as a professor of pharmaceutics, where he has helped develop and establish a focused drug delivery research group, as well as provide advice for the formation of a graduate research program. Solara, Inc. specializes in the development of...


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NSU Ambassadors Board Member Pledges Support for Three NSU Colleges

Through his 44 years in the practice of law, Gordon James III has mentored younger lawyers and held an interest in education and what it can do for people. Now, through a bequest, he has decided to support future students and endeavors at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law (SBCOL), NSU Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship (HCBE), and Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO). James first became aware of NSU while serving in an early leadership role with the Florida Defense Lawyers. He and Michael Richmond, a professor of law at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law (SBCOL), collaborated on a project, and James...


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Faculty & Staff Annual Giving Participation Doubles in Two Years

Thanks to our committed Shark family, NSU’s faculty and staff annual giving participation has DOUBLED in just two years! One factor included departments and colleges working directly with the Annual Fund team to promote the more than 200 gift designations from which all employees may choose. From the university-operated Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program to the Pediatric Dentistry Fund, NSU community members can find one or more causes to care about at one or more of NSU’s campuses. The Annual Fund team thanks everyone who contributed, including the following units that reached or exceeded FY16...


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Empowering Young People through Spoken Word and Written Word Programs

Legendary Miami Dolphins Defensive End Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need. The foundation focuses on improved health care, education, and quality of life.   Most recently Taylor joined the Campaign Leadership Cabinet for Realizing Potential – The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University.  His foundation’s latest gift, together with support by Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation, supports the Young Authors Summer Series at NSU’s...


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NSU's Unicorn Clinics at Mailman Segal Center Changing Lives (ABC 10 Feature)

When do a child’s eating patterns need special attention? WPLG (ABC 10) shared the story of Ricardo, a five-year-old boy, who came to the Unicorn Feeding Clinic at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for some much needed help. Click HERE to read his story.


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Students Get Hands-On Experience at NSU Medical School Camp

Excerpt NSU is running a camp called AIM High, which stands for "achieve in medicine." They’ve recruited kids who are interested in becoming physicians, and they’ve got doctors and medical students showing them what it takes to get there. "It makes me feel like I want to be a doctor more, much more,” said Robert Randylans, who came from Haiti to attend the residential camp. Click HERE for full story and video segment.


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#NSUinthePros: NSU Baseball - 2016 National Champions + 12 Former Players Excelling in the Pros

After being released from the Houston Astros in the spring of 2014, the Detroit Tigers jumped at the opportunity to have J.D. Martinez as part of their organization, signing him immediately following his release from the Astros. Since being with the Tigers, Martinez has launched 23 and 38 home runs in 2014 and 2015, propelling himself into the top-10 outfielders in the game conversation. Digital Media and Graphic Design Coordinator Michael Callahan sat down with Martinez when he was in Miami for Opening Day. Martinez opened up about the changes he made, hitting behind Miguel Cabrera, his path to NSU and how NSU molded him into the...


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Nursing Program Graduates in High Demand

Which Southwest Florida occupation has the largest gap between the number of workers demanded by employers and the available supply in the labor market? The answer is nursing, according to a recent study by Workforce Now. Click here to read the article, which includes a video featuring Susan Holland, M.S.N., N.Ed., R.N., program director of the Entry-Level B.S.N. Program at NSU’s Fort Myers Campus, speaking about the success of the nursing programs at NSU.


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Department of Interior Awards Grant to NSU for Coral Reef Initiatives

Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced $1,094,205 in grant assistance to address the impacts of climate change and other threats to coral reefs in the U.S. territories and freely associated states. The grants are part of the Coral Reef Initiative Program in the Office of Insular Affairs. “I am pleased to support these coral reef projects that focus on understanding and reducing the effects of climate change on coral reef ecosystems,” said Kia’aina. “These grants are especially timely as we witness the devastating effects on our coral reefs from...


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Are We Patient Enough to Build a Culture of Research and Scholarship?

The president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association recently published an article on the need for academic dental institutions to pursue research and scholarship. The article quotes Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, and showcases how NSU is building a culture on campus that fosters research in diverse areas. Click here to read the article.


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Chronic Fatigue Patients Take to the Streets: Global Protest Highlights Demands for More Research, Physician Education

According to a recent article published by MedPage Today, “the chronic fatigue syndrome community demanded stronger investment in scientific research, and greater accountability from public agencies to address their illness, at the recent ‘Millions Missing: A Global Day of Protest for ME/CFS.’ Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), and the protesters emphasized that their community has been ignored for decades.” The article includes reactions from experts, including Nancy Klimas, M.D., director of NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine,...


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NSU Hosts Interprofessional Zika Panel

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus an international health threat. Florida residents have the highest risk of being infected out of the 50 states due to the state’s location and tropical climate. NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice hosted an interprofessional panel discussion to educate and prepare the NSU community on issues surrounding Zika. This panel discussion on the “The Urbanized Mosquito – Looking at the Zika Virus with Interprofessional...


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Shark Genetics Research by NSU’s GHRI Featured By Media

For Dr. Mahmood Shivji, sharks are wondrous animals that deserve to be revered and not feared. As the director of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute, he’s one the world’s foremost experts in shark research. To that end, Dr. Shivji participated in media stories about sharks, their genetics and DNA and what it may  mean for humans in the years to come. You can see the media stories below: Forbes Magazine "When Sharks Attack Cancer – And More Science That’s Not on Shark Week" The Sun-Sentinel "Sharks Could Hold Key to Solving Human Health Woes"


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NSU Optometry Students Win Project Foresight for Third Year In a Row

For the third straight year, two NSU College of Optometry students won a national competition for developing an idea for an optometry practice of the future. Fourth year students, Samantha Kayser and Heather Gauger, won the Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness Project Foresight scholarship competition, which awarded them a $15,000 scholarship and traveling trophy. This year’s theme was “It’s Your Practice, Your Community and Your Success!” The NSU students’ plan was to create an interprofessional practice focused on the care of patients with traumatic brain...


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NSU University School Students Win Company of the Year for “Kar Kit”

Cell phones are one of the most dangerous and tempting distractions to teen drivers—often leading to deadly accidents that could have been avoided. As part of an 18-week Junior Achievement (JA) Fellows Program, a group of students from the NSU University School developed a “kar kit” to help reduce the incidents of texting while driving. They presented this product at the JA Fellows annual competition and received the top award: South Florida Company of the Year. The winning group included students Andrew Hurowitz, Alexis Bogomolni, Cole Becker, Alexander Shuster, Evan Gutkin, Matthew Steiner, Julian...


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NSU University School Seniors Honored with Prestigious Silver Knight Awards

For the last 58 years, the Silver Knight Awards have honored outstanding high school seniors in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Awarded by the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, these prizes celebrate “a rare blend of stellar grades, selfless service, and superior talent.” So, it should come as no surprise that three students from the NSU University School were recognized at the 2016 award ceremony held in the James L. Knight Center in Miami this May. Selected from hundreds of nominees, Rachel Bomser received an Honorable Mention in World Languages; Michelle Langone received an Honorable Mention in Drama; and Sophie...


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NSU Sharks Baseball Wins College World Series

[UPDATED ARTICLE. Videos are of win that sent the team to the championship match.] For the first time in program history, the Nova Southeastern University baseball team (44-16, 18-6 SSC) has won the NCAA Division II National Championship after defeating the Millersville University Marauders (52-7, 25-3 PSAC) by a score of 8-6. "It's been a lot of hard work, dedication and support to get to this moment," said head coach Greg Brown. "We've focused on the vision of being here and being prepared to win a championship." No stranger to adversity, the Sharks found themselves in a 3-0 hole after the first inning,...


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SUMMER RECHARGE

As you reflect, rest, and recharge this summer, consider NSU's mantra for students:  When you play to your strengths, you only get stronger.   The subject of our first spotlight this month is Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D. ('99), president of retail and pharmacy operations for Walgreens. Richard represents the combined strength of NSU alumni, donors, volunteer advisers, and corporate and community leaders to power an unprecedented campaign for our university's present and future endeavors. NSU President Dr. George Hanbury’s vision is possible thanks to Richard, NSU faculty and staff members, and...


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Student Focus |Bridget Guerrero, B.A. ('13), M.B.A. ('16)

Peers from across the university recently honored Bridget Guerrero with the 2016 Student Life Achievement Award (STUEY) for Overall Student of the Year. In June, she will recieve her second degree from NSU. The first was a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her second is a master's degree in Marketing from H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. But for Guerrero, the connection with NSU will continue long after she crosses the stage and recieves her new diploma. In her words: “I’m helping create a business...


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Alumni/Donor/Volunteer | Richard Ashworth, President Pharmacy and Retail Operations for Walgreens

"When I started pharmacy school, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was Southeastern College of Pharmacy.  They merged with Nova and we moved from the old campus in Miami Beach up to Ft. Lauderdale to a larger campus as NSU. From the start though, there was something special about the faculty, the environment and the curriculum that made me feel that this was the perfect fit for me. NSU has always presented itself as a very progressive place. They didn’t follow the rules all the time, especially for pharmacy school. They went beyond the typical ‘this is the way things are historically...


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Taft Foundation Awards $450,000 to Mailman Segal Center

The Developmental Assessment Clinic at the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinics at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center is expanding to provide comprehensive assessment and intervention services. Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an epidemic level, with current CDC estimates identifying 1 out of 68 children (1 out of 42 boys; 1 out of 189 girls) with ASD. Children with ASD struggle with social communication and repetitive and restrictive behaviors leading to strained relationships with peers and family members in addition to decreased independent functioning throughout school and adulthood. Across the...


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Walgreens Fills Prescription for Scholarships

Walgreens recently named three $100,000 endowed scholarship funds supplemented by a spendable gift so that students can immediately benefit. Walgreens Richard Ashworth Endowed Community Scholarship Fund Walgreens Roy Ripak and Georgia Lehoczky Endowed Community Scholarship Fund Walgreens Nivia Santiago and Georgia Lehoczky Endowed Community Scholarship Fund News of the decision was delivered by Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D., Walgreens President, Pharmacy and Retail Operations and proud alumnus from the doctoral class of 1999. “Our goal at Walgreens is to help support worthy students who plan to pursue a career in community...


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Campaign Leadership Cabinet Member Announces $1 Million Challenge Grant for Museum

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale announced it has received a $1 million challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. This donation will support exhibitions, programming and operations. It will match gifts of $10,000 to $50,000 per donor, per year (three-year maximum per donor of $150,000) to NSU Art Museum from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019. The Horvitz Family Foundation is a leading benefactor of NSU Art Museum. This latest gift follows NSU Art Museum’s successful fulfillment of the foundation’s $1.5 million challenge grant announced in 2013 that coincided with Bonnie Clearwater’s...


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Campaign Leadership Cabinet Members Help Establish New Program and Scholarships

James and Cathy Donnelly surprised attendees at NSU’s 2016 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction with news of a $250,000 gift to Realizing Potential—The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University. James Donnelly, a 2014 Hall of Fame honoree and founder and chief executive officer of Castle Group, closed the event by announcing the gift will establish a new minor in property management as well as provide scholarships for undergraduates enrolling in the program at H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. With their more than 40 years of combined experience running Castle Group (Cathy serves as director...


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Holocaust History to Be Preserved Through Reflection and Resource Room at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library

As decades pass since the Holocaust, it is critical that we, as humanity, maintain the historical record of the largest genocide in world history and to honor those who perished, while preserving the memories of those who lived through it. “We must strive to provide opportunities for our current generation and those of tomorrow to reflect on the horrific events of the Holocaust and the lessons to be learned from it,” said Craig Weiner, president of the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.   For Craig and Barbara Weiner, their dream of creating a space in South Florida dedicated to these goals led...


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Donor Places NSU on Philanthropic Itinerary

Retired from Eastern Airlines, Jo Ann Cremata knows how to turn connections into meaningful destinations. Her journey with NSU began when a long-time friend brought her to tour NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in 2011. Cremata then extended her exploration to include an Alvin Sherman Library Circle of Friends author luncheon, a Women in Power luncheon at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and later a tour of the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. The combination of preserving natural resources and expanding marine science education proved to be the perfect landing point for Cremata’s philanthropy. Cremata made her...


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NSU Student Overcomes Tumor Diagnosis and Earns Doctorate in Pharmacy

On May 20, 2016, Crislus Paulino celebrated her triumph over a brain tumor by graduating from NSU’s College of Pharmacy. In February 2012, only one year into her doctoral program, Paulino was having trouble concentrating and was experiencing regular headaches. She went to a neurologist who recommended an MRI. When the results came in, the news was dismal. Paulino was diagnosed with stage-2 glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. Paulino started to have seizures and had to withdraw from classes at NSU that spring. Her doctors said the tumor was too small to operate at the time. They continued to monitor Paulino and cleared her...


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Athletic and Academic Success Celebrated at Annual Banquet

NSU’s athletic department held their annual Athletics Banquet, commemorating the 2015-16 season and commending student-athletes for their academic and athletic prowess in a ceremony held at the Don Taft University Center and presented by Rob Lambdin's University Dodge Ram.   The night was emceed by master of ceremonies Jeff Winter, with introductory speeches by George Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU president, and Michael Mominey, NSU director of Athletics. Track and field athlete Benjamin Manuel (junior from Willemstad, Curacao) gave the invocation, and this year's Senior Speech was presented by volleyball player...


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NSU’s Nancy Klimas, M.D. Named World Class Faculty Award Recipient

Nancy Klimas, M.D., is internationally recognized for her research and clinical efforts in multi-symptom disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, Gulf War illness, Parkinson’s disease, and fibromyalgia. She also has recruited some of the brightest minds in research to Broward County, ranging from immunologists and microbiologists to neurosurgeons and physicists, who collaborate in an effort to find better treatments and cures for diseases that often do not receive the attention they deserve. Under her leadership, NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine was established and has grown to more than...


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NSU Hosts 2016 President’s Associates Reception

A year into his presidency, Abraham S. Fischler, Ed.D., founded the President’s Associates at NSU to recognize donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to NSU. Dr. Fischler realized that ongoing success depends upon a strong annual giving campaign. Since then, the threshold for being considered a President’s Associate has remained the same to encourage new donations and annual giving. This year, donors and NSU representatives gathered for the reception at Grande Oaks Golf Club on May 3. Speakers included Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist, president of Show Management and NSU donor, who founded Active...


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Business Leaders Inducted Into NSU’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship inducted three well-known business leaders—Angelo Elia, Steven W. Hudson, and Roger Penske—into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at its 27th annual event held recently at the Signature Grand in Davie. Jones congratulated the 2016 Hall of Fame honorees, calling their entrepreneurial spirit “inspiring.”  He said, “Each honoree is exceptional in their respective fields, and it is my privilege to know them.” The honorees were: Angelo Elia is an acclaimed Italian-born chef/restaurateur whose...


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NSU Shepard Broad College of Law is Second for Florida Bar Passage Rate

The Florida Bar passage rate for first-time test takers was announced on April 11, 2016, and NSU's Shepard Broad College of Law (SBCL) graduates came in second in the state for the February 2016 test. NSU’s pass rate was 75 percent, placing the college just behind Florida International University and far ahead of the 58.4 percent state average for the exam. More than 40 SBCL students who passed the Florida Bar exam—both first time and second time testers—participated in a swearing-in ceremony at the NSU Panza Maurer Law Library. “We are very proud of the success of our...


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NSU University School Student Builds Robots and a Bright Future for Herself

With art, writing, and theatre crew in the forefront, swimming and cheer coaching as pastimes, and architecture as a passion, 11th grader Sierra Callwood is a well-rounded, all-star student at NSU University School (USchool). But it’s her growing interest in robotics that has recently garnered national attention. When Sierra was in sixth grade, she began experimenting with gears, robots, and the like on her own. Once she entered USchool’s Upper School, she joined the Robotics Program and advanced her skills. She quickly mastered simple task projects and programming, and eventually built competition robots for the...


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NSU Dental Program Receives Statewide Award

The NSU College of Dental Medicine’s Smiles Across Miami program was named a Sapphire Awards recipient and earned a $20,000 grant for its efforts to bring quality oral health services to underserved and primarily uninsured school children in Miami-Dade County. Accepting the award was Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., associate dean of research of NSU's College of Dental Medicine. The awards, presented by the Florida Blue Foundation and totaling $350,000, honor outstanding work by individuals, programs, and nonprofit organizations in community healthcare, or healthcare-related fields, distinguished by...


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NSU University School Names New Upper School Director

NSU University School, a JK through grade 12 college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Scott Fech, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Upper School, effective July 1, 2016. Fech was offered the position after a comprehensive search process, which included parent surveys; committee meetings; faculty, staff, and student input; interviews; and candidate feedback. “I truly believe that Scott is a great fit for our community, and I have full confidence in his ability to lead the Upper School into the future and to continue to expand the quality of our academic programs,” said William Kopas, M.Ed.,...


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Ryan Hunter-Reay and AutoNation Pledge to Help Drive Out Cancer

Racing champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will suit up for his ninth Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29, but he’s got more riding on this race than ever before. Alongside AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer, Hunter-Reay is pledging to spread awareness about the importance of raising funds to accelerate the race to find a cure for cancer. Since 2013, AutoNation and Hunter-Reay, through his non-profit Racing for Cancer, Inc., have generated more than $6 million to fund cancer research. And now, just in time for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, NSU, AutoNation, and Hunter-Reay will mark the event in a unique...


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NSU Names Kyle Fisher VP of Public Relations and Marketing Communications

George Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU president, announced the appointment of Kyle Fisher, B.A., to vice president for public relations and marketing communications, effective July 11. She will report directly to President Hanbury. In this newly created position, Fisher will provide strategic and integrated public relations leadership in the areas of advertising, marketing, social media, internal communications, advancement communications, and public relations. She will be responsible for the university’s efforts to position the NSU brand to internal and external audiences, and to advance the university’s mission and vision....


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Potential. Realized. Marie Ang

The move from Toronto, Canada to South Florida to attend NSU has proven to be “the best decision,” says Marie Ang, an M.B.A. student at the NSU H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. One factor that helped pave the way for her transition from a city known for multiculturalism was NSU’s diversity. “I can feel right at home at NSU,” said Ang, who adds that South Florida’s outdoor life helps her enter the classroom feeling reenergized. “I really love NSU. I really love the energy. I love the people,” adds Ang. “NSU has helped give...


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Campaign Leadership Cabinet - Quarterly Report

We are four months into the public launch of Realizing Potential – The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University!  Below is a brief quarterly report. We have had some nice successes already, and with your assistance, I know that we can look forward to many more. Three things that you, as Campaign Leadership Cabinet members, can do to help us realize tremendous potential are 1) facilitate an introductory meeting with a new lead, 2) suggest a person you can bring along for a campus tour or to an NSU event, and 3) provide a date(s) when you would be willing to host a small gathering in your home, a local...


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President Hanbury Wins Excalibur Award

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently won the Excalibur Award for Broward Business Leader of the Year and is featured in the Sun Sentinel newspaper. The Excalibur Award is presented by Sun Sentinel Company, LLC to business leaders in South Florida, recognizing their success within the business community and their commitment to the values of innovation, company growth and community contribution. Recipients were selected by a panel of past winners and Sun Sentinel Company, LLC senior management, and featured in the Sun Sentinel and honored at a private reception held on April 14, 2016. To qualify for nomination, a candidate...


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$1 Million Taft Foundation Grant Will Create Innovative Law Clinic

NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law received a $1 million grant from The Taft Foundation to establish an innovative clinical program to address the legal needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (AIDD) and their families. The NSU AIDD Law Clinic will be launched in the fall of 2016 and will begin enrolling third-year students to staff it by January 2017. “Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a myriad of legal issues that can impede their independence and infringe on their individual rights,” said Jon Garon, J.D., dean of NSU’s Shepard Broad...


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NSU Names Founding Dean of College of Allopathic Medicine

NSU President Dr. George Hanbury announced the appointment of Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., FACS, as founding dean of NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine. The first class of M.D. candidates could be welcomed in 2018, subject to achieving accreditation. Vieweg joins NSU from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, where he served as the Wayne and Marti Huizenga Endowed Research Scholar’s Chair, director of the UF Prostate Disease Center, and chairman of the Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council. “Dr. Vieweg has a stellar reputation as a physician leader and researcher, and with his guidance,...


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HCA East Florida Receives State Approval for New Hospital to be Built on an NSU Campus

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration submitted its final approval for HCA East Florida to relocate Plantation General Hospital to NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. “This will propel us toward achieving NSU’s Vision 2020, providing the highest quality health care to our community, and open the doors for countless teaching and research opportunities,” said George Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU president. HCA East Florida will construct a new state-of-the-art hospital focusing on technology and treatment and work with NSU to integrate research, clinical trials, and education. Consistent...


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A National Volunteer Week Salute to Our Campaign Leadership Cabinet

National Volunteer Week offers the perfect opportunity to make a surprise phone call, send a thank you note, post a special message, or allow yourself to reflect back on the lives you have changed by freely offering your time and talent. Here at NSU, we are grateful for all the volunteers performing good works on and beyond the university’s campuses. Our student volunteers perform approximately 12,000 hours of community service each year with the guidance of dedicated faculty and staff members. NSU’s 28 Trustees and 4 ex officio members voluntarily oversee the overall direction and management of our university. Hundreds...


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Campaign Priorities by NSU College/Center

A campaign requires vision and direction as well as priorities that spark conversation so together, we can formulate plans to realize tremendous potential. Our campaign is also university-wide. That is why every NSU college and center has a case for support specific to its needs. But cumulatively, all priorities roll up into one of three main priorities:  Our Students, Our Faculty, and 21st Century Education. NSU Overall Case Statement Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Technology Center College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D.) - Coming Soon College of Arts, Humanities, and Social...


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Halmos College Faculty Member and Scientist Provides Mentorship to NSU University School Sophomore

Cultivating her passion for marine biology, Marlee Lewin, a sophomore at NSU University School, has elevated her learning through the Independent Research Study (IRS). This unique program gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with university professors and conduct extensive, graduate-level research. Marlee is currently being mentored by world-renowned marine scientist, Dr. Alexander Soloviev, who is faculty at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. As a self-assured, fearless freshman, Marlee dove into accumulating as many science and biology courses at NSU University School, until seizing the...


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REALIZING POTENTIAL

YOU helped publicly launch the largest fundraising effort in the history of NSU and Broward County! On January 31st at NSU's Celebration of Excellence, Dr. Hanbury announced that we surpassed the midpoint of our goal to raise $250 million through philanthropy by 2020! This is part of Dr. Hanbury's Vision 2020 goal of raising more than half a billion dollars in external support for NSU–$250 million in philanthropy and $300 million in sponsored research, service, and training projects. We also honored the Miniaci Family (Rose, Dominick and Meike, and Albert and Beatriz) for excellence in community service and recognized...


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Alumni Focus: Nilda Banchs, Pharm.D. (’01), Farmacia el Tuque

“I started my own pharmacy with a friend in 1990. Now the pharmacy is 28 years old. And it has been 25 years since I graduated from NSU. People told me I did not need a Pharm.D. degree, but to have [a pharmacy school] so near to my house and my work, I said I should give myself the opportunity. It’s a very nice history because it was a great adventure. “Around 1995 we heard about the new Pharm.D. that was going to be integrated into a school in Puerto Rico. We got together with other pharmacists around the area and invited Dr. Andres Malave and Dr. Hanbury to the second conversation. They fell in love with...


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Student Focus: Brielle Rassler (’13), Psy.D. Student

A recipient of the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Endowment Scholarship, NSU Bright Futures Scholarship, and a NSU PVA Grant Scholarship addresses community leaders at NSU’s 2016 Celebration of Excellence. “Good evening. I am excited and honored to be able to speak to you all tonight about my experience as an NSU student, the opportunities I have had as a result of your generous contributions, and what I plan to do with my multiple degrees from NSU after I graduate.   “I have been an NSU student on and off for 24 years. Please, allow me to explain. My first experience in the world of academia was as a...


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Hanbury Bestows President's Award for Excellence in Community Services to Miniaci Family

The Miniaci family story began in the 1940s when two Italian immigrants met and fell in love in the Bronx, New York. Rose and Alfred were married and had two sons, Dominick and Albert. Together, they started with little, but never shied from helping others in their community. From simply offering a meal to a hungry neighbor, their generosity grew as hard work and dedication led to success. After selling one of their businesses in 1969, the couple started the Alfred and Rose Miniaci Foundation to provide assistance to individuals, medical facilities, and philanthropic institutions. In addition, the Miniacis established a Boys Town in Rose...


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NSU Honors Shark Circle Members at 2016 Celebration of Excellence

NSU recognizes donors whose cumulative giving to the university exceeds $1 million each year at the university's signature event, Celebration of Excellence. In recognition of their generosity, President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. presents new Shark Circle members with a limited edition, Marquette replica of the specially commissioned Kent Ulberg mako shark statue located in front of the Don Taft University Center on NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. NSU's Shark Circle is the highest level of our Fellows Society. 2016 honorees: The Alters Family Bonnie Laitman Eletz and the William & Mildred Lasdon...


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Alumna Proves an Education Can Last Beyond a Lifetime

NSU Fischler College of Education alumna Bonnie Tryon, Ed.D. earned her Doctor of Education degree in 2012. She became a member of the NSU 1964 Society and NSU Fellows Society in December by making a planned gift to support scholarships for graduate students in the Fischler doctoral program.   Dr. Tryon, who has been an educator in New York for many years, and has held positions including school principal and a district administrator for instructional support, decided to apply to NSU when one of her two grown sons started working on his M.B.A. at SUNY IT Utica.  She and her husband have already endowed a scholarship in...


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Founding Members of NSU’s 1964 Society Demonstrate the Will to Believe in NSU

Last week, NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. and Health Professions Chancellor Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D. addressed more than 50 founding members of NSU’s 1964 Society, a group of donors who have included NSU in their estate plan, including wills or financial accounts. Legacy gifts help the university meet the challenges of tomorrow by leaving a legacy for future generations of students and scholars. Today, the 1964 Society connects individuals with the university and establishes a meaningful and lasting relationship with donors and their families. You can support excellence and innovations in teaching,...


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Donors Augment Broward County Arts Education through NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

NSU Art Museum’s Museum on the Move program supplements the arts education offered in Broward County Schools with engaging and stimulating tours of the museum’s exhibitions and collections, and hands-on art activities based on principles of STEAM and 21st Century learning skills. Major funding for Museum on the Move is provided by the Amaturo Family Foundation, Lillian S. Wells Foundation, Inc., Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward, Charles F. and Esther M. Frye Foundation, and PNC Foundation. Recognition for those supporting this valuable initiative include: Name recognition...


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NSU and Standard Process Partner to Promote Health and Wellness

What began many years ago as a relationship between Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., a faculty member in the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Integrative Health and Wellness, and Charles DuBois, owner of the Wisconsin-based corporation Standard Process, has grown into a very robust partnership between NSU and the company known for selling whole food nutrient solutions through health care professionals.  Following their generous gift of $50,000 for wellness programming, a wellness initiative, and curriculum development, several executives from Standard Process spent two days with NSU faculty at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie...


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NSU Promotes Student Giving with First FINlanthropy Event

To encourage graduating students to be active alumni and donate back to NSU, NSU’s Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations hosted FINlantrhopy from March 8 to 10 on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. The event aims to push seniors to become active alumni. “We want seniors to be encouraged to go to some of the alumni events, which are really well done,” said Laura Garrido, assistant director of the Office of Annual Fund. “They have anywhere from professional development events to networking events.” During the three-day event, each day represents a particular mission of the week: to...


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NSU's Bond Rating Raised by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor’s announced that it has raised NSU’s ratings two notches to an “A-” based on S&P’s methodology, citing a diverse program mix, stabilizing enrollment, steady student demand, and improving student quality. “We continue to work hard toward achieving Vision 2020, and a major part of those efforts is fiscal responsibility,” said Jacqueline Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, NSU’s executive vice president and COO. “Having our ratings raised by Standard & Poor’s is evidence of our commitment to making Vision 2020 a reality, and...


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Dean Yong X. Tao Is New Dean of College of Engineering and Computing

NSU President and CEO George Hanbury II, Ph.D. announced the appointment of Yong X. Tao, Ph.D., as founding dean of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC). Dr. Tao will join the NSU family on July 1, 2016. Dr. Tao joins NSU from the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, where he served as founding chair of the Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) Department, UNT endowed PACCAR professor of engineering, UNT distinguished research professor, and director of UNT’s PACCAR Technology Institute. There, he led the impressive growth of MEE programs – the enrollment climbed to approximately 750...


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NSU to Host Inaugural Conference on Child Abuse, Neglect, and Human Trafficking

They are America’s most precious resource – our children. Unfortunately, too often our children suffer abuse, neglect or, even worse, they are the victims of human trafficking. In recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention month, NSU is bringing the community together to discuss the issue of Child Protection. NSU’s Department of Justice and Human Services in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers a robust master’s program in child protection, will host the Inaugural Conference on Child Abuse, Neglect and Human Trafficking. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m....


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NSU Researchers Secure $2.75 Million from NIH for Health Literacy

Health literacy is a critically important ability that allows people to become active participants in their health care. Yet, one in three Americans have little to no health literacy skills (National Center for Educations Statistics). Further, 24 percent of Blacks (9.5 million), 41 percent of Hispanics (21 million), and 29 percent of people 65 or older (12.5 million) have below basic levels of health literacy. This suggests these individuals may be unable to use health information for even the most basic tasks such as following directions on how to take a medicine. An NSU research team led by Raymond L. Ownby, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.,...


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NSU Adds Family Nurse Practitioner Program for Tampa

NSU is responding to the increasing demand for primary health care providers. The university is adding a Family Nurse Practitioner program with a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree on NSU’s Tampa Campus. The program is set to begin this fall. This new option for nurses looking to advance their careers comes at a time when the demand for advanced practice nurses (APN) is expected to rise by 31 percent through 2024. The median salary of an APN is $102,650, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The FNP program is typically eight semesters and will be delivered in a hybrid format, with the first three...


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NSU Now Offers B.A. in Criminal Justice Fully Online

NSU is pleased to announce that it is now offering its bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice fully online. The program itself is not changing; however, the delivery method is so it can reach an even wider potential group of students looking for a challenging career in this field. “What we’re doing is allowing those individuals who have challenging schedules – or who may not be near one of NSU’s campuses – the chance to partake of our outstanding criminal justice program,” said Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., department chair of the Department of Justice and Human...


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Vitually Explore NSU Campuses Via YouVisit

While visiting a college or university campus is the best way to get a feel for the school, how students “visit” a school is quickly changing. Thanks to evolving technology, today’s students can visit college campuses across the state, nation and world from the comfort of their own home or anywhere with their smart phones or tablets. And now NSU is joining that club – providing students virtual tours of three of its campuses. Thanks to YouVisit, anyone interested in seeing NSU’s beautiful campus locations can do so via Google Play or the App Store. You can access NSU’s virtual...


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Athletics Highlight | Swimming and Diving (March 2016)

NSU's swimming and diving program continues to grow after another successful competition at the 2016 NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships. The Sharks won three national titles and earned 21 All-American honors.   "The characteristics that made the most difference this year was the integrity that each swimmer exhibited at the NCAA Championships," said head coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron. "There was a sense of willingness to compete to everyone's potential for the team. I am very proud of how this team performed from start to finish. We certainly had our hiccups, but this team was able to rebound...


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Ambassador Focus | William Scott Parker, Jr., M.B.A. ('06), The Parker-Harrigan Group

"I look at where I am in my career, and to be honest I wouldn't have my current job if I didn't get my M.B.A. from NSU. I’m an alumnus and my family resides in Fort Lauderdale. We plan on giving to NSU well beyond my company match for the Veterans Resource Center, and the planned gift that my wife and I recently undertook. We committed to the planned gift that will support The NSU Fund, because it’s the most impactful way that we can support the Realizing Potential campaign at this point in time. As our careers progress, we're hopeful it will allow us to continue supporting NSU well into the future....


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Miami Foundation Gift to Help Uninsured Children in North Miami Beach

NSU’s College of Dental Medicine provides diagnostic, preventive, education, and treatment services to underserved and uninsured children in elementary, middle, and high schools primarily in the North Miami Beach Clinic’s catchment area through its Oral Health Service Program. Those efforts received a recent boost thanks to a $25,000 gift made through The Miami Foundation. NSU’s Division of Clinical Operations oversees the administration and oversight of the university's 20 different health care centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. NSU’s centers offer health care services to the community...


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NSU Unveils New Resource Center and Student Orientation for Veterans

Armed with a $25,000 grant from The Veterans Trust, NSU established a Veterans Resource Center earlier this year that offers a place to gather as well as a “one stop shop” where student veterans can access myriad services and resources. The center is located at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in the Rosenthal Building in Room 218. The room is now open from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. “We want to be able to provide a place where our student veterans feel comfortable and can get help during their time at NSU,” said Kimberly Durham, Ph.D., Chair of NSU’s...


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Amaturo Family Creates Jeanne Pohlman Awards as Memorial

A new endowment to award scholarships will honor the memory of Jeanne Pohlman,the beloved wife of Dr. Randy Pohlman, former dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. In creating “The Jeanne Pohlman Award,” Joseph Amaturo wrote: “With Jeanne always at his side, Randy helped to establish this school and make it a truly outstanding part of NSU. We also are aware that Jeanne worked at NSU and undoubtedly did well by her students.” Jeanne taught for many years at NSU University School. She also was a committed volunteer, an accomplished golfer, and a beloved wife, mother, and...


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Bulgari Is Presenting Sponsor for Upcoming Bellissima Exhibition

The exhibition Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968, was organized by MAXXI, Rome, and underscores NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s special focus on the years following World War II, and explores the fertile period that saw the rapid rise of Italian high fashion. In an effort to restore and stabilize the Italian post-World War II economy, the United States infused essential support to revitalize the Italian fashion industry. Italian designers helped reactivate textiles and silk factories and provided jobs for skilled craftsmen. Drawing on a rich artistic and cultural history that was part of their everyday life,...


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Suzanne Hersey Continues Legacy of Paul "Doc" Hersey

Almost two years after the death of her husband, Suzanne Hersey continues to add to the legacy of Paul “Doc” Hersey, Ph.D., through support to NSU. Her latest gift to NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship will be known as the Hersey/McCartney Endowed Faculty Support Fund. Doc Hersey, as he was affectionately called, was internationally recognized as a leading authority on training and development in leadership and management. He founded The Center for Leadership Studies. The Situational Leadership® Model he developed has been used to train more than 14 million managers in thousands...


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National Science Foundation Funds $1.1 Million Grant

Studying coral reefs and how we can help protect and save these maritime wonders is something to which Nicole Fogarty, Ph.D., has dedicated her life. As a researcher at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Fogarty and her collaborators at Penn State University have received nearly $1.1 million via a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The team will study why hybrid corals are thriving when their parental species remain threatened. Research has shown that the once dominant staghorn and elkhorn corals have declined more than 90 percent since the 1980s,...


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NSU to Receive up to $4.3 Million for Marine Industry Safety Training

The Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on April 20, 2010, was the largest disaster of its kind in history. Its negative impact on the economy ran in the tens of billions of dollars and caused irreversible damage to the environment. To help preventable disasters like this from occurring again, the Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine created Project SEAMIST (South East Area Marine Industry Safety Training) in 2010, which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health. “Project SEAMIST provides training...


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Student Profile | Kenneth Persaud ('18)

As a College of Health Care Sciences freshman, Kenneth Persaud spoke to NSU donors at the 2015 annual Big Thank You luncheon. Kenneth is majoring in athletic training and is a recipient of a Hand Up Scholarship, President's Scholarship, and Dean's Scholarship. Here is his speech: "Good afternoon everyone! Thank you, Dr. Anderson, for inviting me to share my story. "My name is Ken Persaud, and I would like to begin by thanking all the donors here today. I especially want  to thank Mr. Keith Brown for giving me the Hand Up Scholarship, and truly giving me a hand up, helping to get me closer to my ...


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Alumnus Profile | Harold Henke, Ph.D.

“Even though I considered myself rather poor, I considered myself fortunate,” says the NSU College of Engineering and Computing alumnus who used a grant, work study, and later tuition reimbursement opportunities to earn three degrees free of debt. Harold Henke, Ph.D. admits, however, that today’s student would have to find eight times the amount of financial sources he had to procure. That is one reason he funds scholarships, including an endowed scholarship named in honor of one of his NSU professors. Henke established the Dr. Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor his professor and dissertation...


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Faculty Focus | Jan Faust, Ph.D.

What do you do when a child is traumatized by nightly gunfire? Or a parent punishes a child by telling him that the scar on his abdomen is where snakes can come out of his body? If you are NSU's Jan Faust, Ph.D., or one of her students, you address a person's primary need to feel safe first, within each situation's parameters. Faust describes what this means. "You have to work with what those families need," Faust said. "You try to help them get out of the traumatic situation, but there is no guarantee because there are no financial resources. And there are limited options of where they can go and who they can...


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Student Profile | Robert Willis, III ('17)

A sophomore at NSU's Huizenga College of Business, Robert Willis is also a member of President's 64, and a recipient of the Super Sharks Scholarship. While pursuing a double major in business and finance, not to mention a minor in economics, Willis took the time to address NSU Ambassadors Board members and their annual recognition dinner. "It’s so inspiring to know that I go to a school where I feel that I am valued, not just in the classroom but standing here in front of some of the most influential people at NSU and in the community." “All of the [growth and change] is very exciting...


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Alumnus Profile | Randall K. Williams, M.P.A. ('14)

Randall K. Williams was named NSU's 2015 Alumni of the Year by his peers at the 2015 Student Lifetime Achievement Awards, just one year after graduating from the master's in public administration program at Huizenga College of Business.  "Once upon a time there were four of us trying to make it in a one-bedroom apartment. When I told my mom I had actually been accepted for a White House internship, she was in tears.  When they called my name [for Student Life Alumnus of the Year] there was this huge gasp, and I realized it was me," said Williams. BEING A TRAILBLAZER “My mom is a very...


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Faculty Focus | Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D.

Directed by Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., NSU's Community Resolution Services (CRS) provides services to NSU and local communities including workshops and training; VOICES family programs; and conflict coaching. CRS also coordinates Peace Place for the Broward County Library system. McKay also provides training and interactive exercises for local law enforcement, and she has been trained as a facilitator by the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice. More personally, McKay donates to every school she has ever attended, starting with high school and including NSU and three other universities. (She only handwrites...


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Student Profile | Bairon A. Madrigal-Mieles (’16)

“I credit my Latin roots, culture, and values for my morals and work ethic," said Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography senior Bairon A. Madrigal-Mieles, who is majoring in biology and marine biology. “My father is from Colombia, and my mother is from Ecuador, so I feel that I was raised very deeply in Latin culture. When I walked outside of our family house, I was in America. But when I came home, I was in South America. “I was always taught to work very hard and diligently. We come from humble beginnings, and my parents have shown me through their lives what they had to go through in South...


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Alumna Profile | Loretta Neff, B.S. ('85), M.B.A. ('88)

H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Loretta Neff earned her undergraduate degree and M.B.A. while flying around the country helping companies install and maintain some of the nation's first computer systems for accounting and banking.  Attending college would not have been possible, she said, had it not been for NSU's night and weekend program. "My boss was in Atlanta,” she said. “I remember a lot of times, I would leave the meeting at 2:30 p.m., go to the Atlanta airport, arrive in Fort Lauderdale by 6 p.m., and go to class." Neff thrived in the high-pressure...


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Faculty Focus | Timothy Arcaro, J.D.

Timothy Arcaro, J.D., professor and associate dean for AAMPLE® and Online Programs in law, shared that the American Bar Association just approved NSU's plan to develop a new series of online Master of Science degrees in Law and Policy.The expansion follows 12 years of success in pioneering online law education and 200% enrollment growth during the last three years. By studying how law intersects with their professions, students are able to reach new career heights in the fields of health care, human relations, and education. Now, NSU plans to do the same for people in fields that face data security regulation, and much...


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Parent Profile | Jesus Gil

Jesus Gil is president of Gil Pharmaceutical Corporation. His son, Armando, is an NSU Shark who shares his father’s love of science and dreams of designing and producing proprietary medical products like his dad. Only a year after Armando started the pharmacy doctoral program at NSU Palm Beach, the Gil family has become dedicated supporters, active recruiters, and endowment donors. Why is the president of Puerto Rico’s top pharmaceutical company, Jesus Gil, taking time out of his busy schedule to encourage families to send their children to NSU? And why has he established an endowed scholarship fund for students...


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Student Profile | Timothy M. Chamberlain (’16)

“I remember I was in high school getting ready for classes and 9/11 hit. Within that next week, I was in the recruiter’s office talking to him, ‘How can I get in and serve my country? Tell me the steps'," said Halmos College biology major Timothy M. Chamberlain about enlisting in the United States Army. My grandfather was in WWII in the marines and my uncle was also in the air force for 20+ years, but [what drew me in] was really 9/11. I remember I was in high school getting ready for classes and 9/11 hit. Within that next week, I was in the recruiter’s office. I was 17 so my mom and dad...


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Faculty Focus | Carlos Montero

“If students find science boring it is because you are not letting them be owners of their knowledge,” said NSU University School Science Department Chair Carlos Montero. Montero is an AP chemistry teach, an executive board member of the American Modeling Teachers Association, and most recently a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. And his chemistry class is noisy. Small groups of students huddle around white boards. They take nothing at face value. A model explaining how rust forms is sketched. Different scenarios are tested. They observe. They debate. They ask each...


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