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NSU Alumni Spotlight

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…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 2

Alumni and Students: Partnership Opportunities What was your most memorable learning experience at NSU? For many of our current students, it is participating in medical outreach trips. Recent trips have brought our students to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other countries. “Every summer, our program travels with 40…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 1

25th Anniversary Celebration and CEU/CME Events  We cordially invite you to attend the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences’ (PCHCS) 25th Anniversary Celebration and Continuing Medical Education Unit (CEU/CME) and  events on November 9–10, 2018. Some of the CEU topics include “Mental Health First Aid,” “Crises Management Using…


Halmos Alumna Works with Navy Marine Mammal Program

Halmos College Alumna Cristie Ledon (B.S. ‘06 , M.S. ’16) is now working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Part of her work is with the Navy Marine Mammal Program. “Wish I could have included photos of my dolphins but those boys are classified and I’m not…


CAHSS Alum Named Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at FIU

Anthony DeSantis, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was appointed the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus. He is responsible for campus life, orientation, wellness and recreation, student media,…


Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Department Chair at Virginia Union University

Monekka Munroe, Ed.D., graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education was appointed Department Chair of Virginia Union University’s Criminal Justice Program. Munroe has been teaching criminal justice courses for 10 years and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform, specifically for female inmates. She was selected as a…


Halmos Alumni Now Assistant Professor at University of Tampa

This spring, Halmos College alumna Jenna Lash Polizzi (BS 2006, MS 2010) has earned the position of Assistant Professor of First-Year Studies at the University of Tampa. She will be assisting students in developing effective self-management strategies and study skills by facilitating increased self-awareness, critical thinking and an understanding of…


CAHSS Alum is the Award-winning Director of Student Inclusion at Jacksonville University

Patrice Abner, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in College Student Affairs (CSA) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is the Director of Student Inclusion at Jacksonville University. This was a new position and Abner has been able to create the vision and direction of the…


FCE Alum Named Assistant Dean at the College of Education at Montclair State University

Christopher Conzen, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been named Assistant Dean for Student Services and Administrative Affairs at the College of Education at Montclair State University. Conzen has worked in higher education for 17 years, with stops at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, Suffolk…


Halmos College Biology Students Meet Alumni at National Conference

This April, a group of Halmos College Biology students and Halmos faculty member Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. went to the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA. There they met three Halmos College alumnae. 2003 alumna Veronica Akle, Ph.D. is now a faculty member at Universidad de Los Andes….


CAHSS Alum is Vice-Mayor of Miami Gardens

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D., a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is the Vice-Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens. The Vice-Mayor is a Councilmember selected by the City Council to serve in this…


Optometry Alumni Aims to Assist Soldiers

Andrew S. Morgenstern, O.D., FAAO (Dipl.) (’99) co-authored an article in Military Medicine titled “Simplified Method for Rapid Field Assessment of Visual Acuity by First Responders After Ocular Injury.” The idea highlighted in the article was originated by Morgenstern in 2013 while working as an Optometric Subject Matter Expert at…


FCE Graduate Receives 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Golden Apple Award

Liz Moehr, M.A., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) is a 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Golden Apple Award Winner.  She has been teaching Family and Consumer Science at Pulaski High School since 2002. Mrs. Moehr teaches Foods for Life, Baking & Pastry Arts, Tastes of Culture, Food Science, Culinary Arts…


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