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SHSS Alum Authors Article on Multilayered Chronological Charts in Biographical Studies

Patrick Hiller, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has had an article accepted for publication in The Qualitative Report. The article is entitled, “Visualizing the intersection of the personal and the social – the…


Computer Science School Graduate Receives Prestigious Appointment as Ambassador for Education Technology Group

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recently selected NSU Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences alumnus Mahmud Shihab, Ph.D., DCTE, to be one of five ISTE Ambassadors worldwide. Shihab’s appointment is based upon his contributions to the group’s international committee last year. Shihab is a 2008 NSU…


Computer Science School Graduate Co-Authors Book on Project Management

An alumnus of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences recently co-authored a book, One Stop Project Management. Archie Addois, who received his Ph.D. in Computer Information System (CIS) in 1999, wrote the book with co-authors Ken Agar, Muthu Shanmugam, and Srini Centhala. One Stop Project Management is a…


NSU Presents the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards at the Annual Celebration of Excellence

During the University’s Celebration of Excellence, the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards were presented to graduates of the university’s schools, colleges and centers. To view photos, visit www.facebook.com/nsualumni. Honorees were: David Barclay, J.D., 1990 (Shepard Broad Law Center) As principal for B4 Capital, L.L.C. , Barclay serves his clients through…


SHSS Alum Publishes in International Journal of Business and Social Science

Thomas Matyok, 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), co-authored an article in the International Journal of Business and Social Science entitled, “A Story to Tell: The Cost of Bullying and Mobbing…


Computer Sciences Alum Presents Paper at International Conference on System Sciences

James Brady, Ph.D., a 2010  graduate of the information systems program at NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, recently presented a paper entitled, “Securing Health Care: Assessing Factors that Affect HIPAA Security Compliance in Academic Medical Centers” during the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Kauai, Hawaii….


SHSS Alum Holds Leadership Role in state NASPA

Jacob Shilts, M.S., alumnus of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), is a state association officer for the Florida National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Shilts is the Knowledge Community Chair for the Administrators in Graduate/Professional Student Services. Shilts is also the Practicum Coordinator for the Department of…


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”…


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….


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…


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;…


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…


‘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,…


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…


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