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NSU Alumni Spotlight

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,…


NSU Alumna and Faculty Member Named Florida Pharmacist of the Year

NSU alumna Angela Garcia, Pharm.D., M.P.H., C.Ph., was named the 2015 recipient of the James H. Beal Award – “Pharmacist of the Year” during the Florida Pharmacy Association’s 125th Annual Meeting & Convention held June 24-28, 2015 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Johns County, Florida….


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…


Fischler Alumnus Named Leader of AACC

Will Austin, Ed.D., a graduate of the Higher Education Leadership program at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, and current president of Warren County Community College, has been named the Chairman of the American Association of Community College’s President’s Academy. The Academy, the leading national organization for established and new community…


NSU College of Pharmacy Alumna Receives Distinguished Award

Kalumi Ayala Rivera, Pharm.D., (’05), has been selected by the Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Pharmacist Association), as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. This award acknowledges young pharmacists for their individual excellence and outstanding contributions to the pharmacy association and the community. The annual accolade is presented by…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: HASS Alum is Named Vice President Public Systems at ICF International

Randy Rutledge, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), has been named the Vice President of Public Health Systems, ICF International, Atlanta. ICF International provides professional services and technology solutions in thirteen markets, including health. Prior…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Alumnus Builds Success from Opportunities in Environmental Science/Studies Program

When Brandon Fuld was an environmental science/studies major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, he sought opportunity and found inspiration—from a travel study course in Ecuador to a senior-year internship with a consulting engineering firm in New York. When Fuld graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science…


SHSS Alumna Named Professor, Awarded Tenure, and Publishes Book

Jacqueline Font-Guzman, J.D., Ph.D., doctoral graduate of NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been awarded tenure and promoted to full professor in the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the School of Law at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition, she recently published…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Matt Dane Baker, DHSc

Source: PR Newswire NSU alumni Matt Dane Baker, DHSc, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, will become provost at Philadelphia University effective June 1. Baker has served as executive dean since 2011 and was dean of the School of Science and Health prior to…


SHSS Alum Presents at Cross-disciplinary Conference at Fu-Jen University

Jenny Hsiu-Ying Chang, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS,) was a presenter at the cross-disciplinary conference, “6th Social thoughts and 1st International Conference of Applied Psychology for Chinese Societies.” The conference was held at…


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