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Nova Southeastern University Receives International Award for Innovative Alumni Program


2017 CASE Circle of Excellence AwardFORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – An initiative at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) that helped measure the engagement of NSU alumni recently received international recognition.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), headquartered in Washington, D.C., with members around the world, recently named NSU a bronze award winner of its 2017 Circle of Excellence awards program. NSU was recognized for its innovative program to measure alumni engagement.

NSU-AlumniAssociation2“There are many ways alumni engage with their alma mater and show pride or affinity,” said RJ Stamper, Director of Alumni Relations at NSU. “The NSUAA Alumni Engagement Index is a university-wide program to identify all the ways around campus alumni give back to NSU.  Identifying and measuring these volunteer, event attendance and philanthropic engagements will help us better serve our alumni in the future and guide alumni programming.”

A panel of experts selected the institution’s entry in the Innovative Alumni Programs category from among 42 entries. In 2017, more than 715 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 3,364 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories. Judges gave 366 awards. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,670 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 82 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): 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, 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.



June 30, 2017

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