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Former Shark Promoted to Orlando Pride Soccer Team Active Roster

Former Nova Southeastern University women’s soccer star Sierra Lelii has been promoted to the active roster of the professional Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League. Ahead of Sunday, July 10 win over the Boston Breakers, Lelii was added along with three other players to help offset the temporary…


Alumni Spotlight: Former Shark Carlos Asuaje Selected to Play in MLB’s Futures Game

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball player Carlos Asuaje has been selected to play in Major League Baseball’s Futures Game on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. This will be Asuaje’s first Futures Game and the first time any former Sharks baseball player will play in the Futures…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Distinguished Alum Invited to White House Roundtable on Criminal Justice Reform

Tony Gaskew, 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), was invited to the White House to participate in a roundtable on Criminal Justice Reform. Gaskew was one of 10…


Alumni Spotlight: Talkin’ Baseball With Former Shark J.D. Martinez

After being released from the Houston Astros in the spring of 2014, the Detroit Tigers jumped at the opportunity to have J.D. Martinez as part of their organization, signing him immediately following his release from the Astros. Since being with the Tigers, Martinez has launched 23 and 38 home runs…


NSU Alumnus and Health Policy Expert Discusses the Historical Context and Impact of ObamaCare

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., a NSU alumnus, author, and health policy director who played a role in the development of the Affordable Care Act, spoke to the NSU community at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series hosted…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Doctoral Alum inducted into Palo Alto Network’s Cybersecurity Canon

Jack Freund, Ph.D., a graduate of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (class of 2012), was recently inducted into Palo Alto Network’s Cybersecurity Canon for the book he coauthored, Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach on cyber risk quantification. The goal of the Cybersecurity Canon Project is to…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CEC alumna receives Association of Florida College’s 2015 Leadership Excellence of the Year Award

Patricia Profeta, Ph.D., a class of 2006 alumna of the College of Engineering and Computing, was recognized with the Association of Florida College’s 2015 Leadership Excellence of the Year Award. The Association represents the 28 public institutions within the Florida College System. Patricia is the Dean of Learning Resources at…


Alumni Spotlight: Sharks In The Pros: Opening Day 2016

Baseball is back and the boys of summer take center stage. Eight former Sharks highlight this addition of “Sharks In The Pros,” led by the “fab” four in J.D. Martinez, Mike Fiers, Miles Mikolas and Carlos Asuaje. J.D. Martinez – Detroit Tigers J.D. Martinez opened his third year with the…


Former Shark Star Lelii Vying for Pro Roster Spot with Pride

  Former Nova Southeastern University women’s soccer player Sierra Lelii is in camp with the Orlando Pride ahead of their inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season. Lelii is a “trialist,” one of eight players invited to be a part of the Pride preseason roster, among 28 competing to be a…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Named Clinical Director of The Bougainvilla House

Jenna Wilson, Ph.D., LMFT, graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Family Therapy in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was named the Clinical Director of The Bougainvilla House (TBH) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TBH is an outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse…


Alumni Spotlight: Former Shark Miles Mikolas Featured In NSU’s Realizing Potential Campaign

Former Shark Miles Mikolas was recently featured in Nova Southeastern University’s “Realizing Potential” campaign. Mikolas talks about the culture of NSU and how it propelled him to the next level. The 6’5″ right-handed pitcher played for three years under former head coach and current Director of Athletics, Mike Mominey. Mikolas…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: 1990 Alumnus Honored with Morton Morris Award

Ronald J. Renuart, Sr., D.O., FACP (’90), FOMA president-elect and Florida House of Representatives member, was awarded the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine’s Morton Morris Award. The accolade is presented annually to osteopathic physicians, non-osteopathic physicians, or entities that have demonstrated dedication, integrity, and commitment to improving health care for…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Halmos College Alumna Publishes Study in Journal of Water and Health

Diana Aranda, M.S., alumna of the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, has published her thesis in the Journal of Water and Health. Aranda, who graduated in April 2013 with an M.S. in Coastal Zone Management, was the lead author of “Using Probabilities of Enterococci Exceedance and Logistic Regression…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Named to Editorial Board of INSIGHT Into Diversity

Lisa McBride, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been named to the editorial board of INSIGHT Into Diversity. INSIGHT Into Diversity connects potential employees with institutions and businesses seeking a workforce more reflective of the community. It is the oldest and largest…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU’s Bryan Cook ’08 Selected for SSC Hall of Fame

The Sunshine State Conference announced the 2016 SSC Hall of Fame Class on Monday, Feb. 8 with former Nova Southeastern baseball star Bryan Cook ’08 among those being chosen, becoming the first ever inductee from NSU Athletics. Cook will be one of the hall’s nine newest members, to be be…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: GEICO ALUMNI ATHLETE OF THE MONTH- Marquise Kiffin

  Former Nova Southeastern University men’s basketball player and current assistant coach Marquise Kiffin is February’s Geico Alumni Athlete of the Month. Kiffin has been a part of the men’s basketball staff since 2002, immediately after completing his four-year career with the Sharks. He has already received both his undergraduate…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Marine Biology Alumna Publishes Article in Scientific Reports – Nature

NSU alumna Naoko Kurata (M.S., Marine Biology, 2013; B.S., Marine Biology, 2008), has published a paper in the January 2016 edition of Scientific Reports/Nature. Kurata was the lead author of “Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean,” a paper based on her thesis project titled “Sea Surface Microlayer…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Publishes Article in Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Marcelle E. DuPraw, Ph.D., doctoral graduate in conflict analysis and resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was the lead author in an article published in the journal, Conflict Resolution Quarterly. DuPraw’s article was titled, “From Personality-Driven to Institutionally Driven Collaboration by the U.S. Forest Service.”…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CEC Alum Receives Robert M. Gagne Award for Graduate Student Research in Instructional Design

Manon Maitland Schladen, Ph.D., alumna of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing, was the recipient of the Robert M. Gagne Award for Graduate Student Research in Instructional Design for her dissertation research titled, “Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention…


Sharks In The Pros: End-Of-Year Update

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball players are excelling at the games highest level. Read about each player below: J.D. Martinez – Detroit Tigers Martinez continued the breakout success that he carried over from his 2014 season, excelling both at the plate and in the field. Martinez finished the season with career…


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