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NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alum is Associate Director of Career Services at Carnegie Mellon University

Jessica Budik Slotcavitch, M.S., graduate of the College Student Affairs program in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is the Associate Director of Career Services at the Information Networking Institute, College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In her position, Slotcavitch leads career services activities, builds and…


CAHSS Doctoral Alum Joins the Faculty at Huaiyin Normal University in China

Jenny Chang, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has joined the faculty in the Department of Social Work, School of History, Culture, and Tourism at Huaiyin Normal University in…


Halmos Faculty Member Selected As Outstanding Alumnus in China

Matthew He, Ph.D., professor, and assistant dean at the NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, was selected as one of the outstanding alumni by Shanxi Normal University where he received his B.S. Degree in Mathematics in 1982. He was invited to attend the university’s 60th anniversary celebration (1958-2018)…


FCE Graduate Named Teacher of the Year at Van Wert Elementary School

Rebecca Shelton, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been named the 2018 Teacher of the Year at Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart, Georgia. Rebecca is a veteran school teacher of fifteen years, and is currently teaching fourth grade. She has previously taught second grade and…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum is Associate Director of Student Transition Programs at John Jay College (CUNY)

Jazmin Letamendi, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the master’s program in College Student Affairs in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is the Associate Director of Student Transition Programs at John Jay College (CUNY). Letamendi is an experienced student affairs…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Graduate is the New Executive Director of Beltraide

NSU graduate, Dr. Leroy Almendarez, M.B.A, was recently appointed as the new Executive Director of Beltraide. Beltraide said that Dr. Almendarez’s commitment to economic development and his professional experience makes him an ideal match for the position. Dr. Dr. Leroy Almendarez, M.B.A, received his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler…


CAHSS Doctoral Alum writes Book for men: Brothers, (You Can) Get It Right: An Intimate Conversation with Men about Marriage

Clyde Bailey, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has written a book specifically for men about marriage, entitled, Brothers, (You Can) Get It Right: An Intimate Conversation with Men about Marriage. In addition…


CAHSS Alumnus Publishes Article in Construction Briefings on “Cumulative Impact Claims”

Kathleen Harmon, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has written an article published in Construction Briefings.  The article, entitled, “Cumulative Impact Claims-Methods of Calculating and Proving Damages,” was co-authored with Bradley Cole,…


FCE Alum Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Elected to the American Heart Association Board of Directors

Jeff Eakins, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been elected to serve as a board member on the 2018-2019 American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. The board services, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Eakins is the superintendent of…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumna Appointed a Seat in an Early Learning Coalition

According to the Early Coalition of Osceola County, their mission is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services which includes linkages to health care and parenting supports. Governor Rick Scott declared seven reappointments and five appointments to a handful of…


CAHSS Alum Receives SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award For Documentary Film, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support

Anita Holsapple, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has received the SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award for her documentary, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support. SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…


Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College

Lester Sandres Rápalo, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been appointed Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College. His previous appointments include Dean of the Social Sciences, Business and History Division at Union County College in 2015, and Interim Dean of Elizabeth Campus. Rápalo…


CAHSS Alum Presents at 2018 Hwa Kang International Conference at Chinese Culture University

Jenny Chang, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented at the 2018 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature organized by Chinese Culture University. Chang’s presentation was entitled, “Teaching ESP Course…


An Alumni Experience

After finishing my associate’s degree in respiratory therapy, my desire was to move forward with a bachelor’s degree, as I knew that is what many fields, such as management, sales, or furthering medical careers, require. However, I needed to support my children. I waited almost six years to start the…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Named Director of Clayton County DFCS in Georgia

Nia Imani Cantey, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has been named the Director for Clayton County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Georgia. Cantey has extensive experience with DFCS including…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Anniversary Highlights An Alumna Experience

After finishing my associate’s degree in respiratory therapy, my desire was to move forward with a bachelor’s degree, as I knew that is what many fields, such as management, sales, or furthering medical careers, require. However, I needed to support my children. I waited almost six years to start the…


CAHSS Alum Presents at AFTA Conference in Austin, TX

Marcela Polanco, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a presenter at the 2018 American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on June 21-24, 2018. The…


Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 3: Alumni Traditions

New Traditions One of the latest alumni traditions within the PCHCS is joining our fellow NSU alumni at the NSU Takeover Night with the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. With more than 300 alumni and guests in attendance, this year’s Takeover Night featured an all-you-can-eat buffet in…


International Association of Women Honors FCE Alum as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

T. Sharis Robinson, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, was named a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year by the International Association of Women (IAW). Ms. Robinson is currently the Dependency Director at the Children’s Home Society of Florida.  She works repeatedly to improve the lives of children and…


Recent NSU Alumnus Accepts Position at Google

NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is proud to announce that recent alumnus, Everone Graham, has accepted the position of Information Technology Resident at Google in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica, and a master’s degree in…


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