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NSU Alumni Spotlight

NSU Alumni Association’s 2nd Annual Family Day at the Men’s Soccer Game

Over 70 NSU alumni and friends cheered the NSU Sharks to a 3-0 victory on Sept. 10 in their home opener against Florida Memorial College. Later, at the Don Taft University Center, attendees enjoyed great food, drinks, and the chance to reconnect at the after-party in the Flight Deck. Don’t…


Gov. Crist Appoints Law Alumnus to Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court

Judge James Martz II, an alumnus of NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court on Sept. 14. “Judge Martz’s experience as a law enforcement officer has given him an advantageous legal perspective, which has allowed him to serve the people…


Orlando Alumni Chapter’s Family Day at Pie-Fection

On Sept. 12, NSU’s Orlando Alumni Chapter hosted an afternoon of family, football and fun at Pie-Fection. Eric Ackerman, Ph.D., Assistant Dean/Director of Graduate Programs for NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, was on hand to greet alumni and friends while they enjoyed pizzas, pastas and salad and…


Pharmacy Alumni Receives Award for Innovative Pharmacy Practice

Allen Nichol, R.Ph., Pharm.D., NSU College of Pharmacy alumni (Class of 1993) is the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) recipient of the 2010 Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. This award honors pharmacists who have demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care by providing effective patient counseling.  Nichol has been recognized…


SHSS Alum Addresses the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Charmaine Borda, Ph.D., a master’s and doctoral graduate of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was the featured presenter for the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy on Sept. 17. Borda’s workshop was entitled: “Family Dilemmas: Dynamic, On-demand Education…


Optometry graduate among recipients of Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Awards

NSU College of Optometry graduate Nicole Psaltis (2010), was among the three optometry students to be recognized by the South East Council of Optometry (SECO) International. Psaltis received the  2010 Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Award, which recognizes academic achievements by students from SECO-affiliated colleges. Psaltis received the award…


Optometry graduate among recipients of Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Awards

NSU College of Optometry graduate Nicole Psaltis (2010), was among the tree optometry students to be recognized by the South East Council of Optometry (SECO) International. Psaltis received the 2010 Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Award, which recognizes academic achievements by students from SECO-affiliated colleges. Psaltis received the award…


SHSS Alum Presents at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Patrick Hiller, Ph.D. Patrick Hiller, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was an invited speaker at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Hiller’s presentation was entitled, “Procesos de trayectorias hacia identidades no violentas,” and…


Atlanta Alumni Chapter’s Dancing With the Sharks

NSU Alumni and friends put on their dancing shoes on Aug. 28 for a night of unforgettable entertainment at the Academy Ballroom Cumberland. Attendees learned the foxtrot, swing, and salsa dances with a private instructor. An anniversary party followed featuring a two-act professional dance show.


M.B.A. Graduate’s New Company Featured in Palm Beach Post

Salvatore Cavalieri, a 2001 graduate from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship with an MBA, was recently featured in the Palm Beach Post for his new company called Energy Sheriffs.  Cavlieri founded Energy Sheriffs eight months ago, and the company works to make homes more energy efficient…


Boston Alumni Chapter’s Mingle at the Mandarin

NSU Alumni and friends gathered on Aug. 27 for an evening of networking and camaraderie at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. Joanne Ferchland-Parella, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, was on hand to greet attendees.


Business School Alumnus’ Skin Care Business Featured in Miami Herald

Brigitte Brown, a 2003 alumna of the Master of International Business Administration program at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was featured in the Miami Herald on Aug. 16 about a line of all-natural skin-care products she developed. Called Brown Olive, the skin care products, including a…


Law Alumni Named as Board Members of Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association

Nine alumni from the Shepard Broad Law Center have been installed as officers or board members of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association for 2010-11. They are: Luba Zeldis, ’98 (President) Temple Kearns, ’00 (Vice-President) Julie Hough, ’04 (Secretary) Magistrate Giuseppina Miranda, ’99 Cheryl Bucker, ’97 Jennifer Erdelyi, ’05 Jamie…


SHSS Alum Joins the Faculty at Creighton University

Robert Witheridge, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed to the faculty of the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Witheridge has held several…


Law Center Graduate Earns Award for Paper

Steven Zakharyayev, a 2010 graduate of NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center and former junior editor of NSU’s ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, was the recipient of The Attorney Title Fund Services 2009 Law Student Awards Program. Zakharyayev’s paper, “Public Funds and Private Investors: The Public Private Investment Program,”…


Computer Sciences School Alum Speaks at CIO Council

Mauricio Angee, an alumnus of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, was the guest speaker during the CIO Council Session on Aug. 25, which was offered by the South Florida CIO Council through the Internet Coast (iCoast.) Angee discussed best practices in securing company data, navigating operational nightmares,…


Law Center Graduate Honored at Hispanic Women of Distinction Awards

Carmen J. Cuetos, a 2002 graduate from NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was honored at the 9th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Awards luncheon held at the Signature Grand in Davie on Aug. 13. The annual event recognizes Hispanic women who have excelled in their careers while giving back to…


NJ Alumni Chapter River Cruise and Brunch Aboard the Lady Belle

The NJ Alumni Chapter hosted an afternoon in beautiful Point Pleasant on the Lady Belle on Sunday, August 8. Over 30 alumni and friends sailed down the Manasquan River and enjoyed great food, drinks, and the chance to reconnect. At the conclusion of the event, Regina Postogna was presented with…


NSU College of Pharmacy Alumna Named Pharmacist of the Year

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D. C.Ph. The Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) named Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D. C.Ph., NSU College of Pharmacy alumni, Class of 2000, as the Florida pharmacist of the year at the society’s 44th annual meeting in Orlando in July. Brown was awarded the “2010 Pharmacist of…


CPS Alumna Receives Appointment at Yale

Jessica J. Ruiz, Psy.D. (2009) has accepted an appointment for a clinical faculty position at Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.  Ruiz completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral training at Yale University and was the 2009 receipt of the Center for Psychological Studies Robert D. Weitz Psychology Student…


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