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Susie and Alan B. Levan Create Endowed Scholarship for NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Gift to Help Students Pursuing Degrees in Real Estate Development or Finance

Susie and Alan Levan Ambassadors Board

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Trustee Alan (left) and Susie Levan (right) with NSU President and CEO Dr. George Hanbury (center) stand in front of signage for newly named Susie and Alan B. Levan Ambassors Board


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Susie and Alan B. Levan, longtime supporters of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), have once again shown their willingness to further the university’s mission and vision with their latest financial gift.

The Levan’s latest gift will establish the “Susie and Alan B. Levan Endowed Scholarship Fund” that will help students in NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship pursue a master’s degree in real estate development or a bachelor’s degree in finance. This financial gift from Susie and Alan B. Levan advances Realizing Potential, NSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The philanthropic campaign goal is $250 million with $125 million of that total to be directed towards students, $75 million for faculty and $50 million designated for 21st century education initiatives.

This new gift now brings the Levans’ total financial giving to NSU to more than $1 million.

“Helping today’s students achieve their educational dreams is something Susie and I believe in strongly, and how better to help them than by supporting our hometown university NSU,” said Mr. Levan. “We believe in what NSU is doing and the direction it is heading in, and we are fortunate enough that we can provide support for deserving students.”

It’s not just financial support that the Levans have given NSU over the years. In fact, they are the co- founders of NSU’s Fellows Society and co-founders and co-chairs of NSU’s Ambassadors Board. The NSU Fellows Society is the university’s recognition society for donors who have given $50,000 or more to NSU; the NSU Ambassadors Board was created to enlist widespread and active support for the University’s development efforts, promote NSU programs, and be the NSU’s “ambassadors” to communities and constituencies. In recognition of the Scholarship Gift, the NSU Ambassadors Board will be renamed the “Susie and Alan B. Levan NSU Ambassadors Board.”

Alan Levan has been serving on NSU’s Board of Trustees for the past 18 years.  In 2002, he was inducted into NSU’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame which is part of the university’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

“The Levans have been tremendous supporters of NSU and truly believe in what we stand for and what we’re doing for our students,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President of NSU. “Their latest gift will allow students to continue their educational dreams for many years to come – and what better lasting legacy is there than that?”

For more information on NSU’s Realizing Potential campaign, please visit or call 954-262-2109.

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About the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship: Serving more than 4,000 students, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, supply chain management and more. The college is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. Programs are also available at multiple locations and online. For more information, please visit:

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.



Sept. 9, 2016

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