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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…


College of Pharmacy Alum Named 2013 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D., C.Ph., Class of 2000, was named a 2013 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Fellow under ASHP’s Practitioner Recognition Program. The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program is intended to recognize excellence in pharmacy practice and promote public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in practice. Brown…


SHSS Alumna Publishes Book Chapter on Mediation Programs; Receives Grant from Creighton University

Jacqueline Font-Guzman, J.D., Ph.D., doctoral graduate of NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has written a chapter on court-annexed mediation programs in Puerto Rico and the US in the book, Mediación y Resolución de Conflictos: Técnicas y Ámbitos, eds. Soleto-Muñoz, Carretero-Morales, and Ruiz-López. The book received the 2012…


SHSS Alum Leads Students, Teachers and Rites of Passage Inductees on Historic Scholarship Tour

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D., a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), led a group of thirty-six students and seven teachers from Carol City Elementary School and Miami Carol Senior High School on a…


NSU Alumnus Finishes in Top 10 in Latest LPGA Tour Event

Former NSU women’s golfer Sandra Changkija earned her highest career finish on the LPGA tour with a ninth-place showing at the Safeway Classic over the Labor Day weekend. Playing at Columbia Edgewater, Changkija had rounds of 68, 66, 69 and 73 to finish with a 12-under-par score of 276. That…


SHSS Alum Publishes Book, Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Tradition

Margaret Mitchell Armand, Ph.D., LMHC, a doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has written a book entitled, Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Tradition published by Lexington Books and based on her dissertation research. It is…


SHSS Alum Appointed to the MSFT Faculty at Friends University in Kansas

Edrica D. Richardson, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has been appointed as an assistant professor in the M.S. in Family Therapy Program at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from…


SHSS Faculty and Alum Publish Article on Relational Identities

Christopher Burnett, Psy.D., associate professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has co-authored an article with DFT doctoral alum, Celia Quintas, Ph.D., entitled, “Relational Identities: Reclaiming Ourselves through Recreating Each Other in Collaborative Conversations in Group Therapy Work.” The…


Boudreau a Top-30 Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

NSU’s rowing alumna Lauren Boudreau has been named one of 30 nominees for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award, as announced by the NCAA. “It is such an honor to be among these nominees,” said Boudreau. “There are former NCAA athletes that have gone on to be Olympians and accomplished…


SHSS Alum Named Chief Financial Officer at Santa Fe Community College

Brian Ziemer, Ph.D., a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe Community College serves more…


NSU Alum Collins Wins Big Break Mexico

NSU’s alumna Taylor Collins won the Golf Channel’s hit reality competition Big Break Mexico. Collins won $50,000 in cash plus another $50,000 in prizes and receives an exemption to compete on the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November. Complete Release  


NSU Alum named Interim Superintendent of Port Arthur Independent School District

Mark L. Porterie, Ed. D., who received his doctorate from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, has recently been named Interim Superintendent of Port Arthur Independent School District in Port Arthur, Texas. Porterie has been an educator in the Port Arthur Independent School District for 21 years.  During his…


NSU Alum Collins Advances to Finals on Reality Competition: Big Break Mexico

NSU Alumna Taylor Collins  will compete in the final episode on the Golf Channel’s hit reality competition “Big Break Mexico.” Collins, the final female remaining on the program, is competing for an exemption to compete on the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Jalisco….


SHSS Alum Named First Student Conduct Coordinator in Student Housing at University of Mississippi

Patience Bryant, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of  the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named the first Student Conduct Coordinator in the Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi. Bryant also received her Graduate Certificate in College…


NSU Medical School Alumnus Named Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year

Ronald Renuart, D.O., a 1990 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and three-term Florida House of Representatives member, was presented with the 2013 Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year Award at the Florida National DentalConvention held June 13-15 in Kissimmee, Florida. Renuart practices internal medicine…


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