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NSU Alumni Spotlight

Geico Alumni Athlete of the Month: Michael Wilson

Former Nova Southeastern University track and field runner Michael Wilson competed recently in the Central American and Caribbean Games, which ran from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30 in Veracruz, Mexico. Wilson was one of 11 athletes representing Grenada, his father’s home country. Participating in the men’s 100-meter semifinals on Nov….


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Forrest

Passion for a subject can take a person to unexpected places – just ask Jeff Forrest.  A former commercial pilot flying “traffic watch” for a radio station, Forrest’s passion has taken him beyond aviation into the realm of aerospace, and into academia. He has piloted glider, seaplane, and corporate jets. He…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Haliburton

Born and raised in southern New Jersey, studying at Nova’s Fort Lauderdale main campus was attractive to Gabrielle Haliburton (M.S. ’05) for a number of reasons. “I enjoy the diversity of South Florida, and Nova reflects that. It’s like a melting pot.” Also, as a working professional, Haliburton needed a…


NSU Alum Wilson to Run in CAC Games

Former Nova Southeastern University track and field runner Michael Wilson will be competing in the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games, representing Grenada, beginning Nov. 15 in Veracruz, Mexico. Complete Release


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Onica Charles

Born and raised in Guyana, South America, Onica Charles faced many disadvantages still experienced by its citizens today. When she was twelve years old, her parents brought her to the United States “to give me a chance at a good education.” Charles had no idea that one day, that opportunity…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Elise J. Zahn, D.O.

Medical School alumna, Elise J. Zahn, D.O., M.B.A., FACEOP-D (’96) was named as a National Hockey League team physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Zahn completed her medical education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at St. John Oakland Hospital in Detroit,…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Neal Sklar

  Neal Sklar (’93), certified construction law attorney at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., was included in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America, published by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal field.


Alumni Spotlight: Carrie Sarver

After advising the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Public Works department for eight years, Carrie L. Sarver, Law (‘05) moved into the Deputy General Counsel position at Toho Water Authority. Sarver now handles the day-to-day legal operations of the public utility charged with providing regional stewardship over water resources in Osceola…


NSU College of Pharmacy Hosts Annual Distinguished Alumni Forum

The NSU College of Pharmacy (COP) proudly celebrates American Pharmacist Month (APM) during October. One of the premier events during APM is the College’s annual Distinguished Alumni Forum. The Forum provides alumni, students, and faculty the opportunity to engage in an informal presentation and discussion whereby the alumni presenters share…


Medical School Alumnus Named Associate Dean of Med School in North Carolina

Robert Hasty, D.O., FACOI, FACP, a class of 2000 College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus received the 2014 American College of Osteopathic Internists’ (ACOI) Teacher of the Year Award. He has been appointed as associate dean for postgraduate affairs for Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: David S. Metcalf II, M.S.

David S. Metcalf II, M.S. (’96) and Ph.D. (’98), is the director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida, where he is responsible for mobile, simulation, game, and IT enterprise systems development. Metcalf is the president of…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: D. Duane Mohon, O.D.

D. Duane Mohon, O.D. (’98), is the owner, president, and solo optometrist of Eye Care Alabama, Inc., a two-office private practice providing primary eye health and vision services in northeast Alabama for the past 15 years. He is the eye services provider for two nursing homes. Mohon also provides free…


Two Sharks Serve as Major Players in Hunt for MLB Playoffs

The 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs are only weeks away, and for the first time two NSU baseball alumni are serving as major players in the hunt for a spot in the postseason. J.D. Martinez has been a power source in the Detroit Tigers lineup, and his play has led…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Ann Forgione, M.S.N

Ann Forgione, B.S.N. ’08 and M.S.N. ’11, is the director of nursing for the General Surgery/ Trauma Unit and Transportation Department at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. She oversees a $2.7-million budget and the day- to-day operations of a 30-bed nursing unit with 54 employees. Forgione was a…


SHSS Alum Named Dean of Early College & Special Programs at Greenville Technical College

Erin Smith, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in College Student Affairs (CSA) at NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named the Dean of Early College and Special Programs at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC. Greenville Technical College offers over 100 programs. Smith has been…


NSU Alum from ACR featured in City and Shore magazine

City and Shore magazine was interested in highlighting some of our international students/alumni that had exceptional stories about coming to the U.S to further their education. Associate Director of Public Affairs Vera Mandilovitch worked with several international students from NSU to submit their personal stories, including the Division of Advancement…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Karen McKenzie, D.M.D.

Karen McKenzie, D.M.D. (’08), is the director of dental services at Central Florida Health Care, Inc., in Sunrise, Florida. She is responsible for administering, maintaining, and expanding the program of primary, secondary, and preventive dental care in a community health center setting. McKenzie supervises the dental staff of the community…


NSU Pharmacy Graduate Named President of Walgreens

NSU College of Pharmacy alumnus Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D., (c/o 1999) has been named president of retail and pharmacy operations for Walgreens Co. as part of a revised operational structure. He will assume the new post on Sept. 1 and will oversee the field organization to implement a single customer plan…


SHSS Alum Presents at the American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference in San Diego

Linda Maurice, M.A., graduate of the Master of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies (MACS) program in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), presented at the American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Aging in America 2014. The conference was held in San Diego,…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: T. Patrick Quinn, Ph.D.

T. Patrick Quinn, M.S. (’96) and Ph.D. (’10), is a natural resource specialist III for Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Marine Resources Section, where he is responsible for the management of Broward County’s Manatee Protection Plan and Sea Turtle Conservation Program International Coastal Cleanup. He is also…


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