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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…


Alumni Spotlight: NSU Pharmacy Alumnus Achieves Success

Bryan Ciervo, Pharm.D., Class of 2002, is a proud NSU College of Pharmacy alumni and preceptor who after graduation, worked for Publix as a Pharmacy Manager for 6 years, having spent 16 years in total with Publix (from bagger to pharmacist!) Currently, Ciervo is a Pharmacy Manager for Target in…


Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Wounded Warrior Alum Joins the IRS as Investigative Analyst

Andre Sinclair, M.S., graduate of the National Security Affairs master’s program in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has joined the federal government’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an investigative analyst. The IRS has been working in conjunction with the Veterans Affairs Administration Office to form an…


Alumni Spotlight: Wilkins Earns Internship with NACWAA

Former Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball star Jasmine Wilkins has been chosen as one of just two Membership Services interns with the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators, based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Wilkins with start her one-year, full-time paid internship with NACWAA in December, and will also…


Alumni Spotlight: Former Shark Mike Fiers Throws No Hitter

Former NSU baseball player Mike Fiers (2009) threw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday evening in Minute Maid Park. Fiers is the first NSU alum to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball.  “I was a little shaky in the first three innings, but…


CAHSS Alum Publishes Book on International Conflict Analysis in South Asia

Safeer Bhatti, Ph.D., doctoral graduate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has written a book entitled: International Conflict Analysis in South Asia: A Study of Sectarian Violence in Pakistan. The book, to be published this fall by Rowan and Littlefield, provides…


GEICO Alumni of the Month: Matthew Parry

Former Nova Southeastern University men’s soccer player and hall of famer Matthew Parry is one of the program’s all-time greats, both on and off the field. He graduated in 2005 as the all-time leader in assists and was also the program’s first All-American in the NCAA era. After his playing…


Alumni Spotlight: NSU Student/Alumna Appointed to American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) medical student Carisa Champion-Lippmann, J.D., was named to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees as its sole student representative at the AOA 95th Annual House of Delegates meeting held July 17-19 in Chicago. Champion-Lippmann is a sixth-year osteopathic medical student and master of public…


CHASS Doctoral Defense Uses GoToMeeting

Julia Foster Beeman, M.S., doctoral candidate in the Department of Justice and Human Services in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), recently defended her dissertation using GoToMeeting. This was the first time GoToMeeting was used to conduct the entire defense. During the defense Beeman was in North…


CHASS Alumna Named Administrative Officer with U.S. Department of State

Sherika Hornes, M.S., alumna of the NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) has been named an Administrative Officer with the Office of Foreign Missions with the U.S. Department of State in Los Angeles, CA. Hornes is a graduate of the master’s program in National Security Affairs. Hornes…


Alumni Spotlight: College of Pharmacy Alumni Appointed as Vice President of Pharmacy for Univita Health

Univita Health, the leader in post-acute and home healthcare solutions, has recently appointed NSU”s College of Pharmacy alumni, David Ballesteros, (’99) PharmD, MBA, as Vice President of Pharmacy for its home infusion pharmacy operations. Ballesteros brings more than 15 years of pharmacy management experience to Univita. “David’s experience in hospital…


CHASS Alum Publishes Book, Nationalism and Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World

Michael Fonkem, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), has written a book titled, Nationalism and Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World, published by Lexington Books, August 2015. Fonkem also recently published an article titled,…


Alumni Spotlight: J.D. Martinez Named AL All-Star and AL Player of the Week; Will Play in Major League’s All Star Game

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball standout J.D. Martinez has been named an American League All-Star and the AL Player of the Week, as recently announced by Major League Baseball. The MLB All-Star Game will take place on June 14 in Cincinnati. The game will be televised live from Great American…


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