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Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to be Guest Speaker at NSU’s Distinguished Alumni Awards

For Immediate Release



FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will recognize and honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Honorees and enjoy a special evening of conversation with guest speaker Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream. The event will be held on November 9, from 6-8 p.m. at NSU’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.  Following the presentation, guests will enjoy some of Ben & Jerry’s finest flavors while networking with other attendees.

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Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award represents the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates. The program recognizes alumni who have demonstrated impressive success in a particular profession, discipline, organization or community causes.

Bringing his business acumen and passion for creative and responsible business practices to life at the podium, Greenfield’s presentation will deliver an inspiring tribute to America’s entrepreneurial spirit, full of anecdotes and radical business philosophy.

Greenfield and his long-time friend and business partner Ben Cohen are the men behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., Greenfield has helped to build a store-front venture into an ice cream and business phenomenon by making social responsibility and creative management strengths, rather than weaknesses.

This event is $5 for the NSU alumni, students, faculty and staff and $10 for the general public.

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For a full listing of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni awards, please click HERE.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Ranked among US News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa Bay, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.



October 31, 2017

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