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SHARKS IN THE PROS: Former NSU Athletes Making Big Impacts

Six former Nova Southeastern University athletes are playing professional baseball and making headlines around the nation. This has become the norm for J.D. Martinez, Mike Fiers, Miles Mikolas, Carlos Asuaje, Nick Avila and Brett Clements. Read the Entire release


Fiers Recalled by Milwaukee Brewers

Nova Southeastern University alumnus Mike Fiers has been recalled to pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers, as announced by the Brewers on Saturday. Fiers has been called up to replace relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg, who was placed in the 15-day DL. The NSU alum has been a phenom for AAA Nashville…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Michele Liscio, D.M.F.T.

Michele Liscio, B.S. ’00, M.S. ’03, and D.M.F.T. ’07, is a marriage and family therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she provides clinical assessment and treatment. This includes individual, couple, and family therapy; crisis intervention; advocacy; and coordination of linkages to other…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Polly Bowes-Howell, Ed.D.

Polly Bowes-Howell, Ed.D. (’00), is the regional dean for the International University of the Caribbean, where she is responsible for coordinating the Early Childhood Diploma program for students, the Bachelor of Education program for primary school teachers, and the Bachelor of  Arts in Counseling for both primary and secondary school…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Mark A. Blais, Psy.D.

Mark A. Blais, Psy.D. (’91), is the associate chief of psychology at Massachusetts General  Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He represents and advocates for psychology/psychological services, directs the Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory, and conducts psychological assessment consultations. Blais is responsible for supervising psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows in personality assessments, providing…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Gail J. Allen, D.B.A.

Gail L. Allen, D. B. A (’02), is deputy chief scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she serves as adviser to the NASA administrator, provides oversight in the areas of life and microgravity science research, and interfaces with Congress and the Office of the President on…


NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship Alumnus to Present at International Conference

Emmanuel Trenche, a 2011 graduate of NSU’s Huizenga Business School, has been selected to speak at the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals’ (SCIP) International Conference in Orlando, FL, on May 5 – 9. Trenche is currently vice president of marketing and communications for clearCi, a competitive intelligence software company that…


SHSS Alum Publishes Second Book on Workplace Aggression and Bullying

Maureen Duffy, Ph.D., graduate of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has co-authored a book on workplace bullying entitled, Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying. This is Duffy’s second book on workplace bullying, both published by Oxford…


NSU Baseball Alum J.D. Martinez Called Up to MLB’s Detroit Tigers

Former NSU baseball player J.D. Martinez’s contract has been purchased by the Detroit Tigers from the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens Monday, April 21. He is expected to join the Tigers before the opener of their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox, which begins Monday, April 28. “JD is certainly…


NSU Alumnus Help Davie United Sharks Win State Championship

The Davie United Sharks, the Town of Davie’s competitive youth soccer program is making waves throughout the state of Florida! The Davie United Sharks U11 Girls team, Coached by NSU alumnus and current PT student, Rachael Reid have been taking large bites out of their opponents all season. The girls…


SHSS Alum is Coordinator for Florida Recruitment at Georgia Southern University

Patricia Beavan, M.S, graduate of the Master’s program in College Student Affairs (CSA) in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is the Coordinator of Florida Recruitment in the Office of Admissions at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In addition she…


SHSS Alum Receives the Commanders Award for Civilian Service from the US Army

Fiona Mosley, M.S., graduate of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was the recipient of the prestigious Commanders Award for Civilian Service, the equivalent of the Army Commendation Medal awarded to active duty soldiers. Mosley received the award for her impressive…


Medical School Alumnus Garners Oliva Scholarship

Matthew L. Duke, D.O., a 2010 alumnus, received a $1,000 FOMA Marcelino Oliva, Jr., D.O., Student Scholarship Award, which honors students who advance and promote the practices and principles of osteopathic medicine, showcase dedication to continuing Marcelino Oliva’s vision, and epitomize the qualities of commitment, passion, and involvement in the…


NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Named Humanitarian of the Year

Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O., R.Ph., FACP, SFHM, a graduate of the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation. Lenchus, who serves as president of the Jackson Health System medical staff, will be honored on April 27 at…


Medical School Alumna Receives Child Advocacy Award

The Pediatrics Club of NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine recently honored Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., CPE, FAAP, with the Arnold Melnick Child Advocacy Award for her contributions to the field of pediatrics. Gwynn is medical director for the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic/Children’s Health Fund South Florida Project and assistant clinical…


College of Pharmacy Alumna Shares Stories from Honduras

Life as a pharmacist can be very challenging, especially when you find yourself in a different country. But no matter where you are, you can always make a difference. NSU College of Pharmacy alumna Laura Chan, Pharm.D. (2010), recently returned from a 2-year trip to Honduras, where she worked as…


SHSS Alum Publishes Book on Innovative Group Psychotherapy Work

Celia Quintas, Ph.D. a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has published her first book on her innovative group psychotherapy work. The book, Ohana and the Creation of a Therapeutic Community, was published as part of…


SHSS Alum Appointed to the Faculty at Regis College

Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D., graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed to the faculty of Regis College in Weston, MA as an Associate Professor of Politics and Social Justice and…


SHSS Alum Appointed Visiting Research Professor at U.S. Army War College

Thomas Matyok, Ph.D., a graduate of NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed visiting Research Professor at the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.  His role will be to undertake high-impact, policy relevant studies regarding the strategic environment, its principle strategic challenges, and…


SHSS Alum Appointed Assistant Director at Bethune-Cookman University

Dorielle Cyprian, M.S., graduate of the M.S. in College Student Affairs (CSA) program in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Student Leadership at Bethune-Cookman University. Bethune-Cookman University, a member of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), is…


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