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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….


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…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: David Eldred, O.D. (’97)

David Eldred, O.D. (’97), is the owner and president of Advanced Eye Care Clinic in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which he founded in 2010. He enjoys hospital privileges at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, is a recognized speaker for CIBA/ALCON Pharmaceuticals, and serves as Correctional Medical Specialists Optometrist for the Wyoming State Department…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: SHSS Alum’s Dissertation Becomes Part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The dissertation of Joy D. Benjamin, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has become part of the library collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY….


SHSS Alum is Named Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Army War College

Thomas Matyok, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA. In 2013-14, Matyok was a…


NSU Oceanographic Center Alumni Named Sportsman Outreach Coordinator

Twyla Cheatwood, who earned a master’s degree in marine biology from NSU’s Oceanographic Center, is now a staff member of National Wildlife Federation’s Vanishing Paradise as its Sportsman Outreach Coordinator. Based in New Orleans, Cheatwood will work with hunters and anglers in Louisiana and Mississippi to educate and engage them…


Alumni Spotlight: Sharks in the Pros: Baseball’s Opening Week 2015

From Maine to Detroit, west to Milwaukee and all the way across the globe to Tokyo, four former Sharks have opened their 2015 seasons at the professional level. Coming off of a breakout 2014 season, J.D. Martinez has picked up right where he left off, hitting four home runs in…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Sasidhar Nallapati, Postdoctoral Certificate (’06)

Sasidhar Nallapati, Postdoctoral Certificate (’06), earned his dental degree from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Hyderabad, India, before obtaining postgraduate training in the specialty of endodontics from NSU. After graduation, he established a quality-centered endodontic private practice in Kingston, Jamaica. He also leads the course for the predoctoral…


Geico Alumni Athlete of the Month: Miles Mikolas

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball standout, Miles Mikolas, has taken his talents overseas after spending the last three years with the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers. Mikolas joins a storied ball club, the Yomiuri Giants, referred to as the “New York Yankees of Japan.” NSUSharks.com caught up with Mikolas…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Michale F. Gervasi, D.O. (’87)

Michale F. Gervasi, D.O. (’87), is president and CEO for Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., a position that allows him to work with the underserved. In addition to seeing patients, he is responsible for the operations of 11 practice sites and a corporate office, as well as 380 staff members…


NSU Alumnus Endows Scholarship in Honor of Professor at GSCIS

Harold Henke, Ph.D., 2002 alumnus of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, established the Dr. Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor his professor and dissertation chair,  Laurie Dringus, Ph.D. The first recipient of the scholarship will be awarded in 2016. “Even though I considered myself rather poor,…


Computer and Information Sciences Alumnus Publishes Book

NSU alumnus Vern Czelusniak, Ph.D., has  published a biographical book, From GED to PHD: Reaching Higher, that traces his very difficult journey as he overcame educational barriers. Czelusniak completed his dissertation in July 1998 on “Design and Implementation: A Custom Interactive Multimedia CBT for the Blood-Cell Analysis Industry.” He is…


GSCIS Alumni Holds First-Ever TED Talk on Cyberethics for Kids

Ben Halpert, alumni of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), recently presented at TEDxKids@Vilnius, the first-ever TED Talk on Cyberethics for kids. The event hosted a curated audience of 300 educators passionate about discussing what and how to teach future students as well as provided 50 kids…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Joanna Walczak, M.S. (’08)

Joanna Walczak, M.S. (’08), is the Southeast regional administrator for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office. Her responsibilities include oversight of Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, Coral Reef Conservation Program, Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), and Lignumvitae Aquatic Preserve. She works with 28…


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