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NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alum is 1st in her Law Class After Winter Term

Veronika Balbuzanova, B.S., graduate of the Legal Studies Program in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was ranked at the top of her class at the end of the Winter 2017. Balbuzanova is a student in NSU’s Shepard Broad…


Alumni Spotlight: NSU Teammates Headline DII Baseball Players in the MLB Postseason

Welcome to October. The Major League Baseball postseason is here. Ten teams will play for a chance at World Series glory. There are plenty of collegiate superstars among those postseason rosters. Here are some that hail from DII baseball: Mike Fiers (Houston Astros) and J.D. Martinez (Arizona Diamondbacks), Nova Southeastern…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: International Halmos Alumna Continues Marine Research in Madagascar

After coming to NSU on a Fullbright Scholarship, M.S. in Coastal Zone Management alumna Vola Ramahery returned to her home country of Madagascar after graduating in 2006. Since then she has been working with NGOs in marine conservation. She specializes in community-based fisheries management, coastal and marine habitats survey, marine…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Publishes Article in Alternative and Complementary Therapies on T’ai Chi Chih

Marilyn Anita Vestal, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has published an article in the journal, Alternative and Complementary Therapies (August 2017). Vestal’s article is entitled, “T’ai Chi Chih, An Evidence-Based Mindfulness Practice: Literature Review.” The…


CAHSS Alum Works with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Egypt

Careen Hutchinson, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is currently in Cairo, Egypt working with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS). StARS has served refugees since 1979 and they strive to enhance the quality of life…


FCE Graduate Receives National Award from the National Education Association

Tia Mills, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, received the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Tia has spent 11 years in the classroom and the past 5 years as president of the East Baton Rouge Parish Association of Educators (EBRPAE), the local affiliate of the National Education Association…


CAHSS Alum is Vice President at Stetson University

Lua Hancock, Ed.D., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is Vice President for Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University. In this position, Hancock oversees areas such as Academic Success, Career and Professional Development, Center…


Halmos College Alumnae Selected to Explore the Ocean with Famed Explorer Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus

Halmos alumnae Elizabeth Fahy (MS ’03) has been selected as a 2017 Lead Science Communication Fellow and will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during its 2017 expedition. Mrs. Fahy will join the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus in October and November as they explore the Gulf of California…


FCE Graduate Named Norwalk, Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year

Robert Seferian, graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, was selected as Norwalk, Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year. He is a special education teacher at Roton Middle School. Robert has worked with special needs students throughout his 30 year tenure with Norwalk Public Schools. Additionally, he was part of a…


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…


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