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NSU Alumni Spotlight

FCE Graduate Honored by the Concordia Historical Institute

Robert A. Stevens, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), was honored with the 2018 Award of Commendation from Concordia Historical Institute on November 8, 2018 in recognition of his excellent publication entitled: Anticipation Exceeded Realization: Saga of an Antebellum College. The Story of the Original…


CAHSS Alum is a Director at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Wade Evans, M.S, a graduate of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, ands Social Sciences (CAHSS) is the Director, Planning and Program Design at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. There he leads a team responsible for the development and Congressional Notification of $1.4B in Department of Defense Building Partner Capacity programs….


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Elected to the Anderson County School District Two Board of Trustees

Julia Barnes, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fichler College of Education (FCE)  was elected to serve on the Anderson County School District Two Board of Trustees (South Carolina). Barnes retired from School District Two and continues to keep her teaching credential updated.  As a member of the National Association…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Publishes Article on “Conflict and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region” and Book Chapter

Michael Fonkem, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), has written an article, “Conflict and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region,” available in E-International Relations available here.  He also wrote a book chapter,…


FCE Distinguished Alum, Veteran and Author Hosts Book Signing

Jeffrey Scarpiello, M.S. is the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. On November, 5 he presented and held a book signing on his book, The 10 “C” Leadership Principles of Excellence – Working Toward the Benefit of the Team, at the Don Taft University…


CAHSS Alum Credits Internship and Study Abroad at NSU for launching Academic and Career Interests

Victoria Jones, B.A., graduate of the bachelor’s program in History in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), credits a 2015 internship at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale with exposing her to museum studies. “I discovered my passion…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Graduate Named Principal at MAST Academy

Derick McKoy, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education has been named Principal at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy commonly referred to as MAST Academy located on Key Biscayne. Derick has over thirty years in education, starting his career as a middle school science teacher. Additionally, he has…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumnus Launches Oral Care Subscription Business

Great ideas can be born under the most mundane circumstances. NSU alumnus Alexander Lafortune got the idea for his new business while a student at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Alone in his dorm room one evening, Lafortune accidentally knocked his toothbrush into the toilet. Frustrated…


FCE Alum Co-Authors Book

Amy Tepper, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, recently co-authored the book, Feedback to Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning. Tepper has over 23 years in education, having served as a teacher, administrator, program director and developer in various educational start-ups. She held the position of Executive…


CAHSS Alum is a Broward County Freedom Fellow

Cindy Mahendar, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is a Broward County Freedom Fellow. This fellowship is a collaboration between social justice organizations Dream Defenders, the Florida…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum is the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies in the Philippines

Ronald Allen Mabunga, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Philippine Normal University, National Capital Region. Mabunga has been a Professor in Peace Education and the…


FCE Distinguished Alum, Veteran and Author to Present during Homecoming Week

Jeffrey “Jeff” Scarpiello, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, will be presenting his recently published book, The 10 “C” Leadership Principles of Excellence – Working Toward the Benefit of the Team on Tuesday, November 6th. Scarpiello is a medically retired, service-disabled Air Force Veteran, with over 20…


CAHSS Distinguished Alum to Present a Workshop The Circle Way- Using Indigenous Methodologies to Transform Conflict.

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., Dean of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to invite you to a workshop facilitated by the 2018 CAHSS Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D. Cromwell’s workshop, entitled, “The Circle Way- Using Indigenous Methodologies to Transform Conflict,” will be presented on Thursday, Nov…


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…


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