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Nova Southeastern University
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Nova Southeastern University Names State-of-the-Art Research Facility in Honor of Guy Harvey

Nearly 300 Students, Faculty, Staff & Guests Attended Unveiling Ceremony

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NSU Pres. / CEO George L. Hanbury, II, Ph.D. and Guy Harvey, Ph.D. at Name Unveiling Ceremony

 

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – With the sun on their shoulders and their faces kissed by a warm ocean breeze, nearly 300 Nova Southeastern University students, faculty, staff and invited guests came together to honor one of the university’s long-time supporters, Dr. Guy Harvey.

“Dr. Harvey is one of us,” said Richard Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center. “He’s a scientist, conservationist, scholar, educator, artist, diver and fisherman. We’re thrilled that our relationship with Dr. Harvey will continue to benefit NSU and, most importantly, our students for many more years to come.”

Thanks to Harvey’s generosity, NSU named its state-of-the-art research facility the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. Along with the physical manifestation of his name on the side and top of the building, even more important is that NSU is able to establish an endowment that supports undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students to become the next generation of ocean managers, researchers and conservationists.

“We couldn’t have named this facility for anyone more fitting than Dr. Guy Harvey,” said NSU’s President and CEO George L. Hanbury, II, Ph.D. “He’s a researcher, a conservationist and is passionate about the world’s oceans – he really is a perfect fit with NSU.”

After the tarp camDCIM100MEDIADJI_0011.JPGe down from the side of the building revealing the new name, Harvey made his way inside to the auditorium along with NSU’s President & CEO George L. Hanbury, II, Ph.D., to sign a mural he painted when the building first opened. Along with his name appearing on the side of the building, Harvey’s easily recognizable signature, along with the NSU and City of Hollywood name will adorn the roof of the building.

For a full overview on the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center, please visit us online at www.nova.edu/ghoc

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional degrees levels.  An independent, not-for-profit institution with approximately 25,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as  San Juan, Puerto Rico and 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 one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu

About NSU’s Oceanographic Center: The Oceanographic Center provides high-quality graduate education programs (i.e. master’s, doctoral, certificate) in a broad range of marine science disciplines. Center researchers carry out innovative, basic and applied marine and research programs in coral reel biology, ecology, and geology; fish biology, ecology, and conservation; shark and billfish ecology; fisheries science; deep sea organismal biology and ecology; invertebrate and vertebrate genomics, genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution; microbiology; biodiversity; observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, and ocean atmosphere coupling; benthic habitat mapping; biodiversity; histology; and calcification. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean

About NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute: Established in 1999, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is a collaboration between the renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, and Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve, and effectively manage the world’s marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI is one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity. The research, education and outreach activities of the GHRI are supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc., extramural research grants, philanthropic donations by private businesses and individuals, and NSU. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ghri/index.html

About Guy Harvey, Ph.D.: A marine wildlife artist and conservationist, Guy Harvey earned a Ph.D. in fisheries biology from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. His depictions of marine life, especially sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives. Pease visit www.guyharvey.com

 

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