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NSU Alumni Spotlight

Retired Police Officer uses Psychology Training

NSU alumnus Howard Rudolph didn’t realize when he received his degree in Mental Health Counseling at NSU, that his psychology training would be put to the test in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. At the time, Rudolph was a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy who had earned…


NSU Alumnus, Santiago Gomez, Competes in U.S. Amateur

Nova Southeastern University men’s golf alumnus Santiago Gomez is currently representing his native country, Columbia, in the 2016 U.S. Amateur held at Oakland Hills Country Club. In the stroke-play portion of the tournament, Gomez finished even with a final total of 140 (69-71), good enough to grab the 36th seed heading…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE Alumnus Named President at Paul D. Camp Community College

Daniel Lufkin, Ed.D., graduate of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education joined Paul D. Camp Community College earlier last month as its next President. Since 2013, Lufkin has served as vice president for student affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Prior to, he was dean of…


NSU Alumna Creates Military-themed Gym

In 2011, Kelsey DeSantis made waves on the internet when she created a video asking pop star Justin Timberlake to be her date to the annual U.S. Marine Corps birthday ball. Now, the veteran and Nova Southeastern University alum is focusing her efforts on a military-themed gym and cafe. Opened…


Sharks In The Pros: Midseason Update

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball players are excelling at the game’s highest level. Read up on each player below: J.D. Martinez – Detroit Tigers Martinez has continued producing in the heart of the Tigers’ lineup, carrying over the success he experienced in his first two years with the organization. Martinez…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: FCE alumnus named the 2016-2017 Chair of the American Association of Community Colleges

George Knox, Ed.D. (’96) graduate of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) has been named the 2016-2017 American Association Of Community Colleges (AACC) Chair. George will succeed the 2015-2016 chair, FCE alumnus, Will Austin Ed.D. (‘00). The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges….


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…


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