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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Honor Outstanding Educational Leaders & Students at NSU’s Sixth Annual Carrie P. Meek Awards

Annual Black History Month event will recognize those who positively impact the lives of tri-county African-Americans, and benefit scholarship fund

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The Black Heritage Council of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Fischler School of Education and Human Services will celebrate Black History Month with the Sixth Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Award Ceremony. The event is a salute to exemplary community members who continuously and positively impact the lives of African-Americans in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

The awards ceremony will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. This event is held in honor of former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek’s work as a lifelong educator and public servant, and draws hundreds of educators, government officials and community leaders from the tri-county area each year.

This year, local community activist Rodney Baltimore of HOT 105 will be the evening’s emcee. Special guests also include Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, and educator and gospel music mogul Dr. Bobby Jones. Entertainment will be provided by the University School of NSU Jazz Band, led by David Walker, and sponsored by Congressman Alcee Hastings. The event will also feature a silent auction, with proceeds from pieces donated by local African-American artists benefiting the Black Heritage Council and its scholarship fund.

This year, educational innovator and NSU’s President Emeritus Abraham Fischler will serve as keynote for the fundraising event. A visionary leader, Fischler served as NSU’s second president for 22 years from 1970 to 1992, and helped shape the modern idea of distance education.

During the early days of what was then known as Nova University, Fischler used his entrepreneurial instincts to help the university mature and grow into what is now a thriving academic hub with more than 29,000 students. NSU is also now the seventh largest independent institution of higher education nationally.

After his retirement as president of NSU, the educator served on the Broward County School Board from 1994 to 1998. He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, to various State Departments of Education, and to school districts in a number of states. He has also authored many articles and publications dealing with science education and advanced teaching methods, and writes a blog, www.thestudentistheclass.com.

Tickets to the Sixth Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Award Ceremony are $50 per person, or $500 per table. Proceeds benefit the NSU Fischler School’s Black Heritage Council Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets, please visit www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/bhc.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 (cell), andrali@nova.edu