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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
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NSU Employee Earns Governor’s Hurricane Conference Student Scholarship

NSU’s Coordinator of Enrollment and Degree Verification, and SHSS National Security Affairs graduate student, Nyoka Robinson, has been named as one of eight statewide recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Hurricane Conference Student Scholarship. The 27th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference ® will take place May 5-10 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

To qualify for the conference scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education and have taken or are taking emergency management-related courses as part of their academic program. Mrs. Robinson, a member of the Office of the University Registrar staff, is currently working toward her Master of Science degree in National Security Affairs with an expected graduation date of August 2013.

While at the conference, scholarship recipients will participate in courses and workshops, a roundtable discussion where they will hear from professionals in the field of emergency management, and have the opportunity to be mentored by a professional emergency manager. A special reception, open to members of the media, will be held in honor of the scholarship students during conference week.


Nyoka Robinson


This year’s conference will focus on the challenges and emergency responses to 2012 storms Debby, Isaac, and Sandy. These natural disasters forced Florida’s emergency management system to repeatedly be tested both at home and by helping other regions serve their citizens in times of need.

Emergency managers and personnel, first responders, state and federal, volunteer agencies, business and industry representatives, along with health and medical professionals from around the state, nation, and world will converge on Fort Lauderdale to train and learn from one another during the week’s many activities, hosted by Florida Governor, Rick Scott.