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CAHSS Alums Found Ology Research Group

Carl Letamendi, Ph.D., Kacey Shapp, Ph.D., and Jazmin Letamendi, Ph.D., are founders of Ology Research Group. All three are doctoral graduates in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Jazmin Letamendi also earned her M.S. in College Student Affairs at CAHSS. While at…


FCE Graduate Launches Diversity Telehealth’s Pediatric Telebehavioral Health Pilot

Shelley J. Cooper, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, founded Diversity Telehealth in 2014, a telemedicine consulting firm that specializes in bringing healthcare to underserved populations in diverse communities. She recently launched her first pediatric telebehavioral health pilot this past Spring at Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of…


Fischler College of Education Alumna Receives Appointment at Miami Dade College

Claudia Bonilla, Ed.D., a graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) was appointed Chairperson of the Mathematics Department at Miami Dade College (North Campus). Prior to this appointment, Bonilla worked in the Office of Information and Innovation Technology as the Manager of Client Support Services.  Bonilla has more than…


NSU Alumna Installed as Florida Pharmacy Association President Elect

Angela S. Garcia, Pharm.D. (’05), M.P.H. (’13), was named Florida Pharmacy Association President Elect. Following graduation from NSU COP in 2005, Garcia completed a Drug Information Residency and obtained her Master of Public Health degree. Working as an assistant professor at NSU, Garcia also served on international and interprofessional medical…


FCE Graduate Featured on Local 10 for his Foster Work

William Preswood, a graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education was recently featured on Local 10’s story about the Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a web-based, museum-quality exhibit featuring portraits of children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system who are eligible for adoption. William…


CAHSS Alum is Named Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas

Cristine Busser, Ph.D., graduate of the M.A. in Writing in the Department of Writing and Communication, in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has been hired for the fall as an assistant professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to her master’s degree from…


CAHSS Alum is Traffic Coordinator for the Nissan Division of Zimmerman Advertising

Tiara Baldoni, B.A., 2016 graduate of the B.A. in Communication from the Department of Writing and Communication (DWC) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was recently hired by Zimmerman Advertising as a traffic coordinator for its Nissan Division. In this role, Baldoni is responsible for ensuring…


BBC Films Halmos Research Scientist at Key Largo Talk for Documentary

On May 9, 2017 Halmos Research Scientist and NSU alumnus Matthew Johnston, Ph.D. presented an hour long talk about using a 3D computer model to forecast the dispersal of non-native fishes in their invaded regions. This talk, held at the Reef Environmental Education Foundation in Key Largo, Florida, discussed how…


Halmos Alumni Represent at FMSEA Annual Conference

This May, the Florida Marine Science Educators Association held its annual conference in St. Augustine, FL. Entitled, “Shining Light on Ocean Literacy”. This conference focused on the Ocean Literacy Principles using current research projects and innovative programming conducted by ocean educators of all levels. Halmos College and Nova Southeastern University…


CAHSS Alum is the Campus Director for Advisement & Career Services at Miami Dade College

Jake Shilts, M.S. a 2009 graduate of the M.S. in College Student Affairs in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is the Director for Advisement and Career Services at Miami Dade College. Upon graduation, Shilts was named the Practicum Advisor…


CAHSS Alum is Honored by U.S. Marine Corps for work as Clinical Specialist

Elissa Crist, M.S., LMFT, a 2003 master’s graduate of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT), in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), received a special commendation from the U.S. Marine Corps. Crist is a clinical specialist at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and…


FCE Graduate Publishes Two Books on her Dissertation Research

Shelly Cameron, Ed.D, a graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, is a published author of works that include Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders in the United States: Why Some Individuals Succeed While Others Don’t and Success Strategies Workbook. Both books reveal the findings of Shelly’s research and dissertation, and…


CAHSS Alum Publishes Article in Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

Kathleen Harmon, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in the NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has published an article in the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. Her article, Loss of Productivity: Using…


CAHSS Alum Publishes Article in Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

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 published an article in the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. Her article, Loss of Productivity: Using the…


Sharks in the Pros: 2017 Edition

With baseball back in full swing, NSUSharks.com takes a glimpse at the bevy of former Sharks players scattered throughout the professional ranks, ranging from MLB All-Star J.D. Martinez to 2016 national champion and Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Year, Alex Mateo. FULL RELEASE


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumna Named Teacher of the Year by Broward County Public Schools

Eleanna Hurst, an alumna from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), was named “Teacher of the Year” by the School Board of Broward County, Florida. The honor was bestowed at the district’s 2017 Caliber Awards ceremony held earlier this month at the Greater Fort Lauderdale…


South Florida Alumni Return to Campus for Mentoring Madness

The NSU Alumni Association hosted the first ever Mentoring Madness on Tuesday, March 28.  Seventeen alumni from various industries held 10-minute speed mentoring sessions to alumni and students in attendance and spent time networking with fellow NSU alumni. One of the attendees commented, “It was an uplifting experience. I gained…


NSU-COM Alumna Earns Honors at FOMA Convention

During the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) annual convention held February 22–26, Diana Johnstone Graves, D.O. (’86) received the Physician of the Year Award. The honor is presented to an osteopathic physician who, during the past year, has made significant and considerable contributions to the osteopathic profession, their patients, and…


NSU Alumnus Elected President of FOMA

Ronald J. Renuart, Sr., D.O., FACP (’90), was elected president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) at its annual convention held February 22–26, 2017, in Weston, Florida. Renuart was former chief of staff at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville Beach and has served in the Florida House of Representatives…


NSU Alumnus Honored with Distinguished Service Award

  NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus Gregory James, D.O., M.P.H., FACOFP dist. (’88) received the FOMA Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in scientific, professional, osteopathic education, or service to the osteopathic profession at a state and national level.


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