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NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Georgia Superintendent of the Year

Steve Barker, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) has been named the 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the year by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association. Barker is a veteran educator who since 2011, has served as the Superintendent of Coweta County School System, a school district…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Alumnus Named Principal of Fairfield College Preparatory School

Thomas de Quesada, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) has been named Principal of Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is currently the Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami. In addition to his administrator role, de Quesada teaches Latin…


FCE Graduate Named Board Chair of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Susan May, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been named Board Chair of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. She is the president of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, a position…


FCE Alum Uses Hip Hop Song and Comic Book to Teach Punctuation to Kids

Beryl Irene Bailey, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) in 2003, created The Punctuation Posse Patrol, a new program which teaches basic punctuation to children ages 6-12, through a unique combination of original animated characters and an accompanying rap song. The Punctuation Posse Patrol (Patsy Period, Aaron Apostrophe, the…


CAHSS Alum Named Coordinator of Employer Relations

Kamla Billings, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in College Student Affairs (CSA) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was named the Coordinator of Employer Relations at Valencia College in Orlando. Billings, a 2014 NSU graduate, started working at Valencia College in 2014 as a career advisor….


FCE Alum Named the 2017-2018 Principal of the Year by the School District of Palm Beach County

Sandra Edwards, Ed.S., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, has been named the 2017-2018 Principal of the Year by the School District of Palm Beach County. Since 2012, Edwards has been the principal at Washington Elementary, a title I school located in Rivera Beach. In her first four years…


FCE’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner is Noris Price

NSU’s Fischler College of Education 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner is Noris Price, Ed.D. Price serves as the Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools (Georgia), a position she has held since 2014. Under her leadership, the Baldwin County School District has implemented instructional initiatives and strategies that have resulted in improved…


CAHSS Alum and Veteran is the Housing Coordinator at New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Charles Barnes, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in College Student Affairs in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has been named the new Housing Coordinator at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Barnes, originally from Jamaica, served in…


CAHSS 2017 Distinguished Alum Presents on her Work and Community Engagement

Jacqueline Font- Guzmán, J.D., Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was the featured speaker at the CAHSS Distinguished Alumni Roundtable held on November 10. Font- Guzmán discussed her current research and community…


Alumni Receives Award from the Aultman Health Foundation

Matthew Mercer, DNP, CRNA  delivered a poster board presentation on, “Nursing Assessment and Management of Pregnant Women at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, at the Aultman Health Foundation, Spirit of Inquiry, Magnet research day in Canton, Ohio. Mercer’s research project and presentation were selected for the “Spirit of Inquiry -Best…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Joins University of Mississippi as an Instructional Designer and Training Specialist

Deborah Seepersaud, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of education recently joined the University of Mississippi as an Instructional Designer and Training Specialist. Prior to joining Ole Miss, she was the Manager of Training at Nova Southeastern University and at Barry University. Last month Seepersaud collaborated with FCE faculty members…


Three Time Graduate Receives Halmos College Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

As part of the NSU Homecoming, Halmos Alumnus Vincent Richards (BS ’01, MS ’06, Ph.D. ’10) received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates. The program recognizes alumni who have realized their potential around the world by demonstrating a record…


FCE Graduate Joining Wakefield School as Head of School

Ashley Harper, graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, is joining Wakefield School in July 2018 as their Head of School. Harper, who currently serves as director of advancement at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, will relocate to The Plains, Virginia to join Wakefield School in time for the start of the next academic year, along with her husband and son. Wakefield School is…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU’s Fischler College of Education Graduate President of Warren Community College Earns National CEO Award

William Austin, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, was recently named the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) 2017 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. For the past 12 years, Austin has been the President of Warren County Community College (WCCC). Under his leadership, WCCC doubled the credit enrollment, doubled the non-credit enrollment, and increased…


NSU CONNECT: Linking Alumni with Continuing Education, Networking, and Employment Opportunities

The recently launched NSU Connect platform (nsuconnect.net) is quickly becoming a one-stop resource for alumni. Described by R.J. Stamper, director of alumni relations, as a “combination of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter,” the newly designed site is more than a social network, although being able to unite with former classmates is…


CAHSS Alum Presents at the 2017 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

Sharon McIntyre, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration held in Hollywood, October 4-7, 2017. The theme of the conference…


FCE Graduate Selected for the 2018 Cohort of the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship

Joe Underwood, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) has been nominated as one of 48 public school educators selected for the 2018 cohort of the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship. The Fellowship offers educators 12 months of professional development focused on global competencies. Over the…


Optometry Alumna Awarded Armed Forces Optometric Society Junior Optometrist of the Year

Ruth Hyatt (Smith), O.D., FAAO (’12) was selected as the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) Junior Optometrist of the Year for 2017. The award was presented at the Federal Service Optometry Meeting in Chicago held prior to the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting in October. AFOS is committed to…


CAHSS Hosts Their First Virtual Alumni Event

The NSU Alumni Association offers a free series of virtual networking events for alumni every month and October’s chat was designated exclusively for College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni. This event provided the college with an opportunity to reconnect and engage with their alumni around the world. On…


Halmos College Sponsors 3 in 1 Medical Workshop with Alumni

On October 14, Halmos faculty members Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M. and Mark Jaffe, D.P.M. hosted a three in one medical workshop. Undergraduate students learned about prescription writing, vital signs, and how to take a medical history. Alumni and students from the College of Pharmacy and the College of Osteopathic Medicine assisted…


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