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Nova Southeastern University Announces 2014 Commencement Schedule

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– April 16, 2014 - 

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce its Spring Commencement schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year. NSU will award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees at its Commencement to students in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, human services, psychology and other social sciences. Commencement Photo

 

 

Over the next few weeks, students, alumni, faculty, staff and guests will hear Commencement addresses from a commercial airline pilot now a news aviation and safety expert, and best-selling author; and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who is now general counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Shepard Broad Law Center Commencement
Saturday, May 10
11 a.m.
BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL.

Commencement speaker:
Will A. Gunn – Will A. Gunn was sworn in as the General Counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs on May 26, 2009. As the Department’s top lawyer, Gunn oversees approximately 450 attorneys within the Office of the General Counsel, which provides proactive legal advice and representation to the Department concerning all aspects of its program and management responsibilities. Gunn is a retired Air Force colonel, having served as a military lawyer in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. In 2003, Gunn was named the first-ever Chief Defense Counsel in the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions where he built a defense team and supervised all defense activities for detainees selected for trial before military commissions—the first proceedings of their kind to be conducted by the United States in over 60 years. Mr. Gunn won acclaim for his principled leadership and commitment to ensuring that detainees received effective representation. In doing so, he set the tone so that the military lawyers under his leadership were able to vigorously defend their clients. Those efforts radically changed public perceptions about military lawyers and raised international attention on the Guantanamo prison camp.

Baccalaureate Commencement
Saturday, May 10
4 p.m.
BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL.

Participants:
Undergraduate candidates from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education; College of Health Care Sciences; College of Nursing; Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship; and Institute of the Study of Human Service, Health, and Justice.

Commencement speaker:
Chesley B. Sullenberger, IIIAfter logging more than 20,000 hours of service in the skies, Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger, III became an international hero on Jan. 15, 2009 when he and the crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 safely guided the plane to an emergency water landing on New York City’s frigid Hudson River. Two of the Airbus A320′s engines lost thrust following a bird strike. Now a New York Times best-selling author of “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters”, Sullenberger is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator, serves as a CBS news aviation and safety expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting.

Commencement speakers for the following ceremonies will be announced in the coming weeks.

Health Professions Division Commencement
Sunday, May 18
1 p.m.
BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL.

Participants:
Candidates from NSU’s Colleges of Dental Medicine, Health Care Sciences’ Physical Therapy Program, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Medical Sciences.

Graduate Commencement
Saturday, June 21
11 a.m
BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL.

Participants:
Graduate candidates from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education and Center for Psychological Studies.

Graduate Commencement
Saturday, June 21
4 p.m.
BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL.

Participants:
Graduate candidates from NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences; H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship; Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice; Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Oceanographic Center.

Health Professions Division Commencement
Saturday, August 23
1 p.m.
Nova Southeastern University | Don Taft University Center

Participants:
Candidates from the College of  Health Care Sciences (except physical therapy) and the College of Nursing .

More information on NSU’s Commencement exercises can be found online at NSU Commencement 2014

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

 

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