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NSU Alumni Spotlight

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…


CAHSS Alum is 1st in her Law Class After Winter Term

Veronika Balbuzanova, B.S., graduate of the Legal Studies Program in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was ranked at the top of her class at the end of the Winter 2017. Balbuzanova is a student in NSU’s Shepard Broad…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: International Halmos Alumna Continues Marine Research in Madagascar

After coming to NSU on a Fullbright Scholarship, M.S. in Coastal Zone Management alumna Vola Ramahery returned to her home country of Madagascar after graduating in 2006. Since then she has been working with NGOs in marine conservation. She specializes in community-based fisheries management, coastal and marine habitats survey, marine…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Publishes Article in Alternative and Complementary Therapies on T’ai Chi Chih

Marilyn Anita Vestal, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has published an article in the journal, Alternative and Complementary Therapies (August 2017). Vestal’s article is entitled, “T’ai Chi Chih, An Evidence-Based Mindfulness Practice: Literature Review.” The…


CAHSS Alum Works with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Egypt

Careen Hutchinson, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is currently in Cairo, Egypt working with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS). StARS has served refugees since 1979 and they strive to enhance the quality of life…


FCE Graduate Receives National Award from the National Education Association

Tia Mills, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, received the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Tia has spent 11 years in the classroom and the past 5 years as president of the East Baton Rouge Parish Association of Educators (EBRPAE), the local affiliate of the National Education Association…


CAHSS Alum is Vice President at Stetson University

Lua Hancock, Ed.D., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is Vice President for Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University. In this position, Hancock oversees areas such as Academic Success, Career and Professional Development, Center…


Halmos College Alumnae Selected to Explore the Ocean with Famed Explorer Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus

Halmos alumnae Elizabeth Fahy (MS ’03) has been selected as a 2017 Lead Science Communication Fellow and will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during its 2017 expedition. Mrs. Fahy will join the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus in October and November as they explore the Gulf of California…


FCE Graduate Named Norwalk, Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year

Robert Seferian, graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, was selected as Norwalk, Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year. He is a special education teacher at Roton Middle School. Robert has worked with special needs students throughout his 30 year tenure with Norwalk Public Schools. Additionally, he was part of a…


CAHSS Alums Found Ology Research Group

Carl Letamendi, Ph.D., Kacey Shapp, Ph.D., and Jazmin Letamendi, Ph.D., are founders of Ology Research Group. All three are doctoral graduates in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Jazmin Letamendi also earned her M.S. in College Student Affairs at CAHSS. While at…


FCE Graduate Launches Diversity Telehealth’s Pediatric Telebehavioral Health Pilot

Shelley J. Cooper, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, founded Diversity Telehealth in 2014, a telemedicine consulting firm that specializes in bringing healthcare to underserved populations in diverse communities. She recently launched her first pediatric telebehavioral health pilot this past Spring at Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of…


Fischler College of Education Alumna Receives Appointment at Miami Dade College

Claudia Bonilla, Ed.D., a graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) was appointed Chairperson of the Mathematics Department at Miami Dade College (North Campus). Prior to this appointment, Bonilla worked in the Office of Information and Innovation Technology as the Manager of Client Support Services.  Bonilla has more than…


NSU Alumna Installed as Florida Pharmacy Association President Elect

Angela S. Garcia, Pharm.D. (’05), M.P.H. (’13), was named Florida Pharmacy Association President Elect. Following graduation from NSU COP in 2005, Garcia completed a Drug Information Residency and obtained her Master of Public Health degree. Working as an assistant professor at NSU, Garcia also served on international and interprofessional medical…


FCE Graduate Featured on Local 10 for his Foster Work

William Preswood, a graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education was recently featured on Local 10’s story about the Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a web-based, museum-quality exhibit featuring portraits of children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system who are eligible for adoption. William…


CAHSS Alum is Named Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas

Cristine Busser, Ph.D., graduate of the M.A. in Writing in the Department of Writing and Communication, in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has been hired for the fall as an assistant professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to her master’s degree from…


CAHSS Alum is Traffic Coordinator for the Nissan Division of Zimmerman Advertising

Tiara Baldoni, B.A., 2016 graduate of the B.A. in Communication from the Department of Writing and Communication (DWC) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was recently hired by Zimmerman Advertising as a traffic coordinator for its Nissan Division. In this role, Baldoni is responsible for ensuring…


BBC Films Halmos Research Scientist at Key Largo Talk for Documentary

On May 9, 2017 Halmos Research Scientist and NSU alumnus Matthew Johnston, Ph.D. presented an hour long talk about using a 3D computer model to forecast the dispersal of non-native fishes in their invaded regions. This talk, held at the Reef Environmental Education Foundation in Key Largo, Florida, discussed how…


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