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President Obama Names Law Center Alumnus to Serve as US Marshal

President Obama nominated William Benedict Berger Sr. for United States Marshal for the Middle District of Florida. “These dedicated public servants have shown an unwavering commitment to public service,” said President Obama. “I am pleased to nominate them to serve and protect the American people as U.S. Marshals.” William “Bill”…


SHSS Alum Helps Start Amis d’Haiti

Valerie Cochrane, M.S., a recent graduate of the master’s program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is a founder of the not-for-profit group, Amis d’Haiti – meaning Friends of Haiti. Members of the group traveled to Haiti to provide…


Fischler School Alumni is Finalist for Florida’s Principal of the Year

NSU Fischler School of Education and Human Services alumni James Griffin, who is principal of Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, is one of three finalists for Florida Principal of the year. He is currently Broward County Principal of the Year, and received his M.S. in Educational Leadership from NSU’s Fischler School….


Law Center Alumni Association Celebrate the Holidays

Law Center faculty, staff, friends and alumni gathered together at the Law Center on Dec. 2 to celebrate the holidays. More than 100 friends and alumni attended and reconnected with colleagues, faculty and staff.


Alumnus Named 2010 South Florida Business Leader Mover and Shaker by Business Leader Magazine

Douglas M. McIntosh, Esq., ’81, president of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya, P.A., has been selected as a 2010 South Florida Business Leader Mover and Shaker by Business Leader Magazine. McIntosh was named in recognition of his proactive, professional accomplishments, strong leadership and commitment to making a difference in the community….


Tampa and Orlando Alumni Chapters host Holiday Party at Ocean Prime

 The NSU Tampa and Orlando alumni chapters hosted a holiday party on Dec. 3 where alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of networking, fun, and the chance to reconnect. Sara DuCuennois, director of NSU’s Alumni Association, shared updates about the main campus.  Alphonso Fontaine, D.H.Sc., NSU’s Tampa alumni chapter president,…


Atlanta Alumni Chapter’s Holiday Party at Ten Pin Alley

Alumni and friends from NSU’s Atlanta alumni chapter met on Dec. 2 for an unforgettable evening of bowling, networking, camaraderie and holiday cheer at Ten Pin Alley. Jamie Rosenberg, assistant director of the NSU Alumni Association, shared updates about NSU’s main campus.  Tamara Henson, Atlanta alumni chapter president, also greeted…


SHSS Alums Work to Help Abused and Neglected Children

Mark Mayers, M.S., LMFT, CAP and his wife Darlene Depkin Mayers, M.S., LMFT, both graduates of the master’s program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) are staff at the Real Life Children’s Ranch in Okeechobee, Fla. Mark is the…


NSU Alumni Association “Catches up” at L.A.’s Ketchup

The NSU SoCal Alumni Chapter hosted an unforgettable evening of networking and camaraderie on Nov. 19 at Ketchup in Los Angeles. Joanne Ferchland-Parella, Vice President of NSU’s Institutional Advancement, and Sara DuCuennois, Director of NSU’s Alumni Association, shared updates from the main campus. Dan Carter, M.S., NSU’s SoCal alumni chapter president,…


Manhattan Alumni Chapter Hosts Breakfast at the 21 Club

The NSU Alumni Association hosted over 70 alumni and friends on Nov. 9 at the 21 Club in New York City. Presenting “From Wall Street to Your Living Room,” the breakfast featured special guests Adrian Muller, strategic editor of Dow Jones Mega Trends and Principal/CEO of Time Leverage Capital Corp;…


‘Socialize in Scottsdale’ proves a Successful Event in Arizona!

On Nov. 5, the Southwest alumni chapter hosted “Socialize in Scottsdale” at the W Hotel in Scottsdale Ariz. Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, camaraderie, and the chance to reconnect. On hand to share updates from the main campus were Anthony J. DeNapoli, Ed.D., NSU’s Executive Director of International Affairs,…


GCIS Alumnus Co-authors Paper with Professor

Sayyed G. Maisikeli, Ph.D., an alumnus of the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences,  has co-authored a paper with Professor Frank Mitropoulos.  The paper, titled “Aspect Mining Using Self-Organizing Maps With Method-level Software Metrics as Input Vectors,” was presented at the 2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and…


SHSS Alum Joins the Broward Coalition for the Homeless

Adawna Bell, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in the Department of Family Therapy at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has joined the staff of the Broward Coalition for the Homeless as a family therapist. The Coalition serves as an advocacy agency for homeless individuals and service…


SHSS Alum Receives Grant from Biosophical Institute

Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D., a graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and the founder and president of The Multicultural Village is the recipient of a grant from the Biosophical Institute. Annually, the Biosophical Institute offers a project…


Fischler School Alumna Appointed Senior Vice President of Administration at Berkeley College

NSU Fischler School of Education and Human Services alumna Beth Coyle, Ed.D., was recently appointed Senior Vice President of Administration at Berkeley College. In this role, Coyle will oversee the Campus Operating Officers and Operations, providing leadership for campus administrative functions, buildings and grounds management, and safety and security for…


SHSS Alum is named Assistant Provost at Stetson University

Lua Hancock, Ed.D., was named the Assistant Provost for Student Success at Stetson University in Deland, Fla. Hancock is a graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). Prior to joining Stetson in September 2010, Hancock held various…


NSU’s Toronto Alumni Chapter Hosts Brunch

On Sunday, October 24, NSU’s Toronto Alumni Chapter hosted a brunch at the Academy of Spherical Arts. On hand to greet guests and share updates from the campus was Dr. John E. Lewis, Professor, Director of Academic Affairs, and Interim Dean for NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies. NSU has more…


NSU College of Dental Medicine Celebrates Ten Year Alumni Weekend

Approximately 75 NSU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) alumni and friends gathered at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale on the evening of Sept. 24 to kick-off the CDM 10 year alumni weekend. Nearly 50 percent of the class of 2000 attended Friday’s event. The welcoming faculty, who taught…


MBA Graduate Launches Fine Art Business

Since graduating from NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship in early 2010, Holly A. Jones has been utilizing the skills learned in the MBA in Entrepreneurship program to promote herself as a fine art watercolor artist in Miami. Six months ago, Jones launched Fine Art By: Holly…


Medical School Alumna Receives $100,000 Hope Grant

Jacqueline M. Kraveka, D.O., a 1994 NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine alumna, who serves as assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina/Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, recently received a $100,000 Hope Grant from Hyundai to help fund her research efforts in pediatric neuroblastoma.


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