December 2021 | In This Issue
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month ... Nursing scholarship inspired by a mother's legacy ... Meet the new dean of the College of Optometry ... Tampa Bay Regional Campus pays tribute to the Father of Medicine ... NSU sports teams make impressive showings at NCAA tournaments ... Find important information on 2021 year-end charitable giving and taxes ... Take part in the 2022 NSU Global Day of Service ... 2022 Celebration of Excellence is coming soon
Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking
A form of modern-day slavery, human trafficking is a problem in every state, including Florida. NSU has been at the forefront of addressing this issue through education, research, and services to victims for more than a decade. In recognition of the university’s efforts, and leading up to Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Donor Connection spoke with Fellows Society member Heidi Schaeffer, M.D., a nationally recognized expert in human trafficking awareness and intervention.
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Learn more about CREATE and NSU's efforts to address human trafficking.
A Mother's Legacy
“My mother was a special soul when it came to the impact she had on the hospital and her patients,” Beena Parikh, Ph.D., said. Along with her husband, Amish Parikh, M.D., Beena Parikh established the Alice Sebastian Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Nursing in honor of her late mother, who passed away when she was only 56 years old. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at NSU’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing.
Student Scholarship Recipient Thank You
Kiannah Bonilla is the first recipient of the Alice Sebastian Memorial Endowed Scholarship. She is now in her second year at the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing.
Envisioning the Future
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you’re a leader.”
—John Quincy Adams

Since being named dean of the College of Optometry in July of this year, Linda Rouse, O.D., M.B.A., FAAO, has been working with her administrative team to develop a path for the college to continue to grow and have an even bigger impact on students, the university, and the community. 
College of Optometry Dean Linda Rouse pictured with her husband David and Amber Pearce, a recipient of the Rouse Family Changing Lives Scholarship
Terry Mularkey's
University Advancement Vice President Terry Mularkey is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Getting a “Five by Five” report meant that the signal being used to communicate over two-way radios had excellent strength and perfect clarity. Here are five stories that clearly signal NSU Shark pride.
The Art of Leadership
Congratulations to our president and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., on his recent accolades. He was recently honored for his leadership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Council. His achievements at NSU were also featured in an article by Miami Today.

Sprucing Up the Tampa Bay Regional Campus
At the Tampa Bay Regional Campus, NSU planted a cutting from a descendent of the sycamore tree of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The campus also dedicated the Moss Cafe in honor of Moss Construction, which has played a large role in constructing facilities there.

Excellence in Robotics
Kudos to the NSU University School Robotics teams, which competed in their first tournament and won multiple awards, including tournament champions.

NSU Sharks Savor Tournament Success
For the first time in program history, the men's soccer team made it to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. What an incredible season! The women's volleyball team also had a historic season, making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament and finishing the year with a 25-6 record. Fins Up!
Fort Lauderdale's Best
Who impresses the readers of Fort Lauderdale Magazine? We do! NSU was named the best college/ university and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale was chosen as the best museum. We'd like to thank all those who voted for us.
2021 Year-End Charitable Giving and Tax Information
Upcoming Events
Times for all upcoming events are EST.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 16-18, 2021 | By appointment only
To secure a time, please call (954) 226-9762.
Hosted by NSU's Alvin Sherman Library, in partnership with the Rockley Family Foundation
A large selection of grands, baby grands, digital player grands, vertical (upright) pianos, digital pianos, violins, violas and cellos will be available. This event will feature starter to professional level instruments from famous makers such as Seiler, Pramberger, Korg, Stravari Fine Violins, used Yamaha, and a discrete selection of vintage Steinway & Sons pianos, and many others.

Saturday, December 18 | 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Join artist Pablo Cano, opera singer Maria Elena Vallejo, musician Herman Leghorn, and a troupe of extraordinary marionettes, including Queen Marie Antoinette, Meanie Manny and Poindexter Ant for a fantastical performance.
NSU CREATE | Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human Trafficking Day Blue Campaign | Tuesday, January 11
Students, as well as faculty and staff members, are encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness of human trafficking and show support for the victims and survivors.

Hosted by NSU CREATE and the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice
Human Trafficking 101 | Thursday, January 13 | 6:00 p.m.
Learn about the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States and Florida, as well as current trends and issues in the global trafficking situation, including cyber trafficking.

The Challenges and Solutions for Human Trafficking | Thursday, January 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Hear about existing challenges to the apprehension and prosecution of those involved in human trafficking. 

Research within Human Trafficking | Thursday, January 27 | 6:00 p.m.
Explore the problem of human trafficking from a research perspective. 

For more information, contact Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D., director, Coalition for Research and Education Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CREATE).
Saturday, January 15–Monday, January 17
Swim together with fellow Sharks serving the community to give back to those in need. Participate in virtual or in-person service opportunities.
Saturday, January 22 | 6:00–10:00 p.m. | Don Taft University Center - Rick Case Arena
Annual signature event hosted by the university president. NSU will proudly bestow the 2022 Excellence in Community Service Award to Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry.
Sunny Days at NSU Art Museum presented by AutoNation
Did you know you can enjoy free admission days at NSU Art Museum?
See What's New at the NSU Lifelong Learning Institute
Virtual field trips, special events, and classes are offered via NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute, and you’re invited!
In Case You Missed It
Read the latest announcements from NSU on how the university is working to keep students and staff members safe.
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