September 2020
UNIVERSITY NEWS
NSU Welcomes Largest Undergraduate Class In History

NSU is bucking the national trend of declining undergraduate enrollment and just welcomed its largest incoming class in its history—during COVID-19! Unlike its counterparts locally and nationally, NSU has seen its undergraduate population increase at unprecedented rates for the past five years with 2,001 new undergraduate students beginning classes just a few weeks ago.

2020 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Applications Launched

NSU salutes outstanding graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement (DAA) Awards ceremony, the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates.

Know a Shark deserving of this honor? Nominate them for the 2020 DAA Awards by October 5 at 4:59 p.m., EDT!

NSU’s Mominey Expands Impact Through New Leadership Roles, Locally and Nationally

As the Sharks begin the 2020-21 academic year, NSU Director of Athletics Michael Mominey has expanded his commitment to providing leadership not only on campus, but at the local, conference and national levels, through three significant organizational governance positions this year.

Cancer Research at NSU: Share Your Story

At NSU, our researchers work collaboratively to help identify new and better ways to prevent, treat, and eradicate cancer.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invite NSU alumni to share why they support cancer research - whether it is a personal experience or in honor of a friend or family member, we know cancer affects everyone.

Email us at alumni@nova.edu to share your story.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS
NSU Distinguished Alumnus from College of Computing and Engineering wins Global Award for his Pioneering Career in Cybersecurity

Dr. John “Jack” Freund ‘12 was recently honored by (ISC)², the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals, at their 2020 (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards. This award recognizes and celebrates the most outstanding achievements by cybersecurity professionals around the world and recognizing only one honoree per region.

NSU Psychology Double Alumnus Shares Suicide Prevention Tips in Coalition with September’s National Suicide Awareness Campaign

From being in the mental health field since his start at NSU, Mark DeSantis, M.S., Psy.D. '01 created his legacy on dealing with situations pertaining to suicide. Dr. DeSantis recently retired from the Office of Veterans Affairs as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator after being a part of the program for 12 years. During his time with the VA, DeSantis was awarded the Secretary of Health Award for Outstanding Community Outreach in 2017. 

NSU Law alumna Yineth Aslan ’16 Shares Her Passion For Community and Diversity.

Yineth Sanchez Aslan graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in the spring of 2016 and continues to fulfill her goals of advocating for victims. She also continues to promote the need for diversity and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in the law.

NSU Education Alumnus, A Leader in South Florida Private School Education, Opens Virtual School

Brent Goldman, Ed.D., a leader in private school education in South Florida since 1996, recently opened a virtual school called Xceed Anywhere. Goldman earned his M.S. in 1994 and his Ed.D. in 1997 from the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice.

"FIN"TASTIC FEATURES
Sneak Peak Of 2020 Sharks Homecoming Week Available in the NSU Alumni App

Get a sneak peak of this year's Homecoming Week fun in the "activities" tab of NSU Alumni App! From a virtual 5K to bingo and trivia night, you can celebrate #SharksHomecoming with fellow alumni anywhere and everywhere!

Students Gain Real-World Business Experience in 17 On-Campus Businesses

Being a student at NSU has afforded 17 undergraduate students a unique opportunity – they have conceptualized, launched, and now operate their on-campus businesses as part of a unique entrepreneurial program supported by a yearly scholarship and a micro loan of up to $5,000.

ONLINE RESOURCES AND WEBINARS
NSU Alvin Sherman Library Presents: YOU GOT THIS! Virtual Workshops 

Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation, these workshops are designed to inspire and educate you to become financially successful.

New Recording Added To Webinar Series

The latest webinar features James Pann, Ph.D., associate professor in the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice on mindfulness to reduce stress.

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