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SHSS Alum earns Faculty position at the University of Rhode Island

Jacqueline Sparks, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is now an associate professor of Family Therapy in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Sparks is the…


NSU Alumnus J.D. Martinez Called Up to the Houston Astros

Nova Southeastern alumnus J.D. Martinez has been called up to play for Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros, as announced by the organization late Friday evening. Martinez, the 2010 Astros Minor League Player of the Year, has been proving his worth while playing at Double-A Corpus Christi this season. Before being…


SHSS Alum serves as Chief Clinical Officer at Gratitude House

Kaisha A. Thomas, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is the Chief Clinical Officer at Gratitude House in West Palm Beach. Gratitude House was founded in 1968 and is a fully accredited Level…


Three Nova Alumni Recognized at 40 Under 40 Event

The South Florida Business Journal held their annual “40 Under 40” awards on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the historic Pier 66 hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. Greg Forbes Siegman, the real-life subject of The Silhouette Man by Jillip Paxson, was the keynote speaker. George Hanbury II, Ph.D., provided the opening…


Real Estate Development Alumni YOLO it up!

The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s M.S. in Real Estate Development (MSRED) alumni association formed last year to provide a network for both current students and alumni. They are tracking where students get hired as well as accomplishments in the industry. On July 12, they held their…


SHSS Alum Appointed Faculty at University of Wisconsin

Michael Fonkem, Ph.D., graduate of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been appointed an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Services division at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.


Alumni enjoy 2nd Annual Network in the Northeast

The NSU Alumni Association recently hosted the 2nd Annual Network in the Northeast at the W Hoboken. Alumni and friends gathered for an evening of networking and camaraderie. On hand to greet attendees were New Jersey Alumni Chapter president Gene Costa, Ed.D., and Eastern New York Alumni Chapter president Gail…


SHSS Alum Publishes Journal Article

Kathleen Harmon, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has written an article published in the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. Harmon’s article is entitled: “To…


Alumni Reception at the Aventura’s Fairmont Turnberry

On Thursday, May 26, the NSU Alumni Association hosted a reception at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura. Alumni and friends gathered for an evening of networking and camaraderie and a special presentation featuring Gayle Carson, Ed.D., a graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. Carson is…


Alumni Night at the Florida Marlins

NSU alumni, family and friends gathered on Saturday, May 21 at SunLife Stadium for Alumni Night at the Florida Marlins. Attendees watched the Florida Marlins vs. the Tampa Bay Rays and enjoyed a performance from the Beach Boys and special guest John Stamos following the game. The NSU Alumni Association…


M.B.A. Alumnus Named Management Instructor at VCU, Completes Certificate Program

Otis Jarvis, an M.B.A. graduate from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was recently appointed to be an adjunct instructor of management at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Business. He teaches courses in strategic management and organizational behavior. Additionally, in May 2011, Otis was awarded a…


NSU Alumni Association Host an Networking Event at VIBE

The NSU Alumni Association recently hosted Visit @ VIBE, one of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s hottest places to network and mingle. On hand to greet attendees were Phil Schlissel, NSU’s Broward County Alumni Chapter President and Joanne Ferchland-Parella, NSU’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, who shared the latest updates from NSU….


New England Alumni Chapter’s Lounge at Boston’s Liberty Hotel

On Wednesday, April 27, NSU’s New England Alumni Chapter hosted Lounge at the Liberty, located at Boston’s historic Liberty Hotel on Beacon Hill. Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of networking and camaraderie while they learned the latest updates from NSU. On hand to greet attendees was John Flores, Ph.D.,…


Computer Sciences School Alumnus Speaks at Conference for Chief Security Officers

Mauricio Angée, an alumnus of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, was the guest speaker during the CSO (Chief Security Officer) Perspectives Conference held April 5-7 in Naples, Fla. Angée’s presentation was on “Total Intrusion Protection: A Holistic Approach for Protecting Information Assets.” During the session, security professionals…


Fischler School Alumna Included on Honor Roll of Exemplary Female Leaders

NSU alumna Yseult Charles, site administrator for the Juvenile Justice Center School in Miami, was recently honored by the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and added to the group’s Honor Roll of exemplary female leaders.  The Haitian-born educational leader has been a staunch supporter of children at risk…


Computer Sciences School Alumnus Receives Appointment at National Science Foundation

Dedric Carter, Ph.D., a graduate of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), was appointed Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in January 2011.  Prior to this appointment, Carter served as Assistant Dean of Engineering for Development and Strategic Initiatives at the Massachusetts…


SHSS Alum Invited to Speak at Wellesley College

Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), was invited to speak at Wellesley College to train students preparing for a service trip to Barbados to be effective trainers in a…


Alumni Night at the Jacksonville Suns

NSU alumni and friends gathered at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Apr. 8 for Alumni Night at the Jacksonville Suns. Now an annual tradition, guests networked and mingled at the NSU Alumni Association’s prestigious SkyDeck Party before watching the Jacksonville Suns take on the Huntsville Stars. On hand to…


Alumni Dinner at J.W. Marriott LA Live

NSU alumni, friends, and prospective students gathered at the J.W. Marriott LA LIVE on Apr. 5 for a special presentation. Rich Goudis, M.B.A., COO of Herbalife, shared how he applied the skills and knowledge that he gained from his NSU experience and helped his organization to succeed.  On hand to…


CPS Alum Accepts Position as Executive Director

Center for Psychological Studies alumna Sue Warshal (Ph.D. 1999) recently accepted a position as Executive Director at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy located in New York, NY, where she will supervise the provision of post-graduate training as well as mental health treatment to the community.


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