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NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alumnus Publishes Article in Construction Briefings on “Cumulative Impact Claims”

Kathleen Harmon, 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), has written an article published in Construction Briefings.  The article, entitled, “Cumulative Impact Claims-Methods of Calculating and Proving Damages,” was co-authored with Bradley Cole,…


FCE Alum Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Elected to the American Heart Association Board of Directors

Jeff Eakins, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been elected to serve as a board member on the 2018-2019 American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. The board services, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Eakins is the superintendent of…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumna Appointed a Seat in an Early Learning Coalition

According to the Early Coalition of Osceola County, their mission is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services which includes linkages to health care and parenting supports. Governor Rick Scott declared seven reappointments and five appointments to a handful of…


CAHSS Alum Receives SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award For Documentary Film, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support

Anita Holsapple, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has received the SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award for her documentary, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support. SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…


Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College

Lester Sandres Rápalo, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been appointed Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College. His previous appointments include Dean of the Social Sciences, Business and History Division at Union County College in 2015, and Interim Dean of Elizabeth Campus. Rápalo…


CAHSS Alum Presents at 2018 Hwa Kang International Conference at Chinese Culture University

Jenny Chang, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented at the 2018 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature organized by Chinese Culture University. Chang’s presentation was entitled, “Teaching ESP Course…


An Alumni Experience

After finishing my associate’s degree in respiratory therapy, my desire was to move forward with a bachelor’s degree, as I knew that is what many fields, such as management, sales, or furthering medical careers, require. However, I needed to support my children. I waited almost six years to start the…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Named Director of Clayton County DFCS in Georgia

Nia Imani Cantey, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has been named the Director for Clayton County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Georgia. Cantey has extensive experience with DFCS including…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Anniversary Highlights An Alumna Experience

After finishing my associate’s degree in respiratory therapy, my desire was to move forward with a bachelor’s degree, as I knew that is what many fields, such as management, sales, or furthering medical careers, require. However, I needed to support my children. I waited almost six years to start the…


CAHSS Alum Presents at AFTA Conference in Austin, TX

Marcela Polanco, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a presenter at the 2018 American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on June 21-24, 2018. The…


Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 3: Alumni Traditions

New Traditions One of the latest alumni traditions within the PCHCS is joining our fellow NSU alumni at the NSU Takeover Night with the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. With more than 300 alumni and guests in attendance, this year’s Takeover Night featured an all-you-can-eat buffet in…


International Association of Women Honors FCE Alum as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

T. Sharis Robinson, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, was named a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year by the International Association of Women (IAW). Ms. Robinson is currently the Dependency Director at the Children’s Home Society of Florida.  She works repeatedly to improve the lives of children and…


Recent NSU Alumnus Accepts Position at Google

NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is proud to announce that recent alumnus, Everone Graham, has accepted the position of Information Technology Resident at Google in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica, and a master’s degree in…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 2

Alumni and Students: Partnership Opportunities What was your most memorable learning experience at NSU? For many of our current students, it is participating in medical outreach trips. Recent trips have brought our students to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other countries. “Every summer, our program travels with 40…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum is Director of Operations & Outreach -Housing and Residential Education – University of South Florida

Andrew Johnson, Ed.D., graduate of the M.S. in College Student Affairs in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is the Director of Operations and Outreach-Housing and Residential Education at the University of South Florida. Prior to this position, Johnson was the Director of Residence Life at South…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences – Celebrating 25 Years of Alumni: Past, Present, and Future – Week 1

25th Anniversary Celebration and CEU/CME Events  We cordially invite you to attend the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences’ (PCHCS) 25th Anniversary Celebration and Continuing Medical Education Unit (CEU/CME) and  events on November 9–10, 2018. Some of the CEU topics include “Mental Health First Aid,” “Crises Management Using…


Halmos Alumna Works with Navy Marine Mammal Program

Halmos College Alumna Cristie Ledon (B.S. ‘06 , M.S. ’16) is now working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Part of her work is with the Navy Marine Mammal Program. “Wish I could have included photos of my dolphins but those boys are classified and I’m not…


CAHSS Alum Named Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at FIU

Anthony DeSantis, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was appointed the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus. He is responsible for campus life, orientation, wellness and recreation, student media,…


Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Department Chair at Virginia Union University

Monekka Munroe, Ed.D., graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education was appointed Department Chair of Virginia Union University’s Criminal Justice Program. Munroe has been teaching criminal justice courses for 10 years and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform, specifically for female inmates. She was selected as a…


Halmos Alumni Now Assistant Professor at University of Tampa

This spring, Halmos College alumna Jenna Lash Polizzi (BS 2006, MS 2010) has earned the position of Assistant Professor of First-Year Studies at the University of Tampa. She will be assisting students in developing effective self-management strategies and study skills by facilitating increased self-awareness, critical thinking and an understanding of…


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