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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…


NSU Alum Appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Park University

    Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A., who earned his doctorate at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship, been appointed to the position of associate vice president for academic affairs at Park University. Christopher previously served the University as the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and…


NSU Medical School Alumnus to Practice in His Hometown

    Woodwin Weeks, D.O., a 2010 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, joined the medical staff of Colquitt Regional Medical Center in his native Moultrie, Georgia in July. He plans to practice family medicine at the Kirk Clinic.


SHSS Alum Named Department Chair at Salisbury University

Soossailillai I. Keethaponcalan, 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 Chair of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University in Maryland. Prior to joining Salisbury University, Keethaponcalan was…


Clements Signs with Houston

NSU alumnus Brett Clements will continue his professional career with the Houston Astros, after signing a contract with the club this week. Clements, who started for NSU behind the plate for two seasons, has reported to the Gulf Coast League Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. He’ll be one of four catchers…


Distinguished Alumni Attains Fellowship Status

College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni, Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D., C.Ph. (’00), Attains Fellowship Status under American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Practitioner Recognition Program at the 2013 ASHP Summer Meeting in Minneapolis. http://pharmacy.nova.edu/pub/#DBrown


NSU Alum Helps Nursing Student Through Common Knowledge Scholarship

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) nursing student Jonathan Aguiriano recently became the first Tuition Back Scholarship winner when he won the Sandra Brown Award. The award, funded by NSU alumna Sandra Brown, J.D., was created to reward the highest scoring NSU participant in the national Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF), Nursing…


SHSS Alum Promoted to Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Thomas Matyok, Ph.D., 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 promoted to Associate Professor in the Conflict and Peace Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Maytok has…


SHSS Alumna Named One of the “Top 100 Most Outstanding Women in Broward County”

Kate Campbell, Ph.D., graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named one of the “Top 100 Most Outstanding Women in Broward County,” by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County….


SHSS Alum Named President of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Stanley Zamor, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named President of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (FAPM). In this position Zamor has achieved several “firsts.” He is the…


NSU Alumna Accepted into Prestigious Teach for America Program

As an undergraduate biology major at NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Nancy Sarmiento spent time in the local community showcasing science to young minds. Now, as an NSU alumna, Sarmiento will teach biology to secondary-school students in Baltimore, Maryland through the Teach for America program. Over the next…


MPA Alumnus Named Pompano Beach Fire Chief

John Jurgle, a 2010 master of science in public administration graduate from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was recently promoted to Fire Rescue Chief for Pompano Beach, FL. Formerly the assistant chief and the following retirement of former Chief Harry Small after 12 years of service….


Medical School Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award

Michael MacDonald, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAOCOPM, a 1990 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a board-certified and residency-trained occupational medicine physician in Melbourne Florida, was named the United States Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2012. He currently serves as a captain in the Navy Reserves and…


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