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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…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Osteopathic Medical School Alumnus Recognized Nationally

Tyler Cymet, D.O., FACP, FACOFP (’88), was a featured expert in the Time magazine article titled “You Asked: Can Stress Cause Gray Hair?” that was published in the November 19 issue. He also appeared in an episode of the new season of “Untold Stories of the ER,” which is broadcast…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Osteopathic Medical School Alumnus Named Founding Dean in Montana

Robert T. Hasty, D.O., FACOI, FACP (’00), who previously served as associate dean for postgraduate affairs at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina, has been named as founding dean and chief academic officer for Montana’s first medical school—the Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine….


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CEC Alum Receives 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 entitled, “Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Geico Alumni Athlete Of the Month – Aly Hassan

  Weston, Florida native and former Nova Southeastern University Shark, Aly Hassan, is October’s Geico Player of the Month. Hassan played for the NSU men’s soccer team from 2007 through the fall of 2010. He was a two-time first-team All-Sunshine State Conference honoree and is historically one of the team’s…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alumnus Receives Puerto Rico Bar Association 2015 Juridical Book of the Year Award

Jacqueline Font-Guzman, J.D., Ph.D., doctoral graduate of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has received the Puerto Rico Bar Association 2015 Juridical Book of the Year Award in the category “Essay Promoting Critical Thinking and Analysis of Juridical and Social Issues.” Her book, Experiencing Puerto Rican Citizenship…


Alumni Night at the NSU Art Museum, Oct. 7

Join the NSU Alumni Association for an evening at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Explore the remarkable life of artist Lee Miller (1907-1977) in a new exhibit, The Indestructible Lee Miller. The exhibition considers Miller’s life from multiple perspectives: as the favored model of leading photographers during the 1920s;…


Alumni Spotlight: Former Shark Star Celia Earns First Pro Tournament Title

Nova Southeastern University men’s golf alum Ricardo Celia won his first professional tournament over the weekend, claiming the All you need is Ecuador Open title. Celia, a three-time NCAA All-American while at NSU, turned pro at this very same event a year ago, and shot under par each of the…


Alumni Spotlight: NSU College of Pharmacy Alumni Recognized by Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Constance Hogrefe, Pharm.D., Class of 2000, Director of Pharmacy at Promise Hospital of Fort Myers, was named the 2015 Pharmacist of the Year by the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The annual award recognizes Hoegrefe’s outstanding performance and achievements during her pharmacy career as well as her substantial involvement as…


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