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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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(800) 541-6682 x25353
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NSU Honors its 2016 Distinguished Alumni

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Standing: Armando Bardisa; Stuart Kaplan; Avi Stein; William Hanney; Brad Donohue; Alan Koenigsber Sitting: Sheela VanHoose; Rose Allen; Gayle Carson; Summer Robertson; Laura Downey

Standing: Armando Bardisa; Stuart Kaplan; Avi Stein; William Hanney; Brad Donohue; Alan Koenigsber
Sitting: Sheela VanHoose; Rose Allen; Gayle Carson; Summer Robertson; Laura Downey

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) saluted outstanding graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony held at NSU’s Grande Oaks Golf Club on November 10 in Davie.  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 cause.

This year’s award recipients include an entrepreneur who travels globally coaching CEOs; a young English major whose Student Government activity fueled a quick succession of appointments and positions in government affairs and public policy; the chief of applied architecture for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration; the managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; the founder and CEO of SMP Pharmacy Solutions whose annual sales exceed $78 million; and seven other individuals worthy of NSU’s highest honor bestowed on an alumni base that is now 177,000 strong.

“There are many ways to determine the value of a university,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President and CEO of Nova Southeastern University. “These honorees make us proud by what they have brought to communities across the country and around the world after graduating from NSU.”

The 2016 award winners and their respective colleges are:

Gayle Carson, Ed.D. ’82, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education

Laura Downey, Ph.D. ’15, College of Engineering and Computing

William Hanney, Ph.D. ’12, College of Health Care Sciences

Sheela VanHoose, BA ’09, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Rose Allen, DNP ’15, College of Nursing

Stuart Kaplan, BS ’99, O.D. ’01, College of Optometry

Armando Bardisa, Pharm. D. ’97, College of Pharmacy

Brad Donohue, Ph.D. ’95, College of Psychology

Alan Koenigsberg, BS ’92, MBA ’94,   H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Theodore Chamberlain, BS ’07, DMD ’10, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

Summer Robertson (Hackley), BS ’97, JD ’00, Shepard Broad College of Law

Avi Stein ’95, NSU University School

For bios on all the award recipients, please visit https://realizingpotential.nova.edu/stories/2016/all_dc11_daa2016.html

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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 www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

November 29, 2016

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