February 2021 | In this Issue
NSU’s modern-day Hygieia shares why she’s proud of our pharmacy alumni ... An award-winning writer and faculty/staff donor waxes poetic about leaving a legacy for NSU ... Blueprints for a center for innovation are shared ... New year tidings come with love from Kansas City and Russia ... A chancellor helps champion education for athletes ... Invitations are extended to enjoy art, lifelong learning, #WebinarWednesday, and a new discovery... VP Terry Mularkey shares his Five by Five.
Vital Vaccinators
Find out how College of Pharmacy alumni are helping direct the vaccination roll out in South Florida. Dean Michelle Clark, Ph.D. also describes how NSU stands ready to become a vaccination center itself.
Legacy Gift for Shark Family
After more than 20 years as a proud Shark, Fellows Society member Scott Colton says the students at NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of his family. As a result, he has taken steps to help future generations of students through a meaningful legacy gift commitment.
Virtuous Art Cycle
Fellows Society member Vanessa Grout is a native Floridian, real estate CEO, and art enthusiast and collector. Through a donation to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, she is sharing her passion for art with the South Florida community.
Construction Update
Join Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director John Wensveen, Ph.D., on a virtual tour of the 54.000 square feet being transformed into South Florida's hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. Construction is underway with an expected completion date of July 2021.
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.
Super Fun
NSU and Kansas City University presidents faced-off for SuperBowl. Spoiler: Hanbury won. But what was at stake?
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
NSU president promises students that he will evaluate potential for in-person graduation ceremonies at Hard Rock Stadium this spring/summer.
Making It Count
NSU professor and mathematician becomes first foreign recipient of a Higher Doctorate from a Russian University. Tы отлично справились! “You did a good job!”
New Hope for Athletes
Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., reveals a solution for athletes hoping to complete their education at NSU after completing their athletic eligibility.
Stormy Discovery
Upcoming Events
Times for all upcoming events are EST.
Members Preview Day | Saturday, February 27 | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view February 28–October 3 at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Learn about the marriage of neuroscience with exercise science in this Shark Chat with Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., Jose Antonio, Ph.D., and Corey Peacock, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 3 | 12 noon
with Nancy J. Cohen, presented by the Alvin Sherman Library
Saturday, March 13 | 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars: On April 7-8, be ALL IN for NSU. It takes all of us, together, to support university initiatives and student resources. Any gift amount will benefit the ALL IN giving initiative. 
Hump Day Inspiration
Sunny Days at NSU Art Museum presented by AutoNation
Did you know you can enjoy free admission days to NSU Art Museum?
Senior Socials
Virtual field trips, special events, and classes are offered via NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), and you’re invited, too!
In Case You Missed It
Webinar: No, You Can’t Touch My Hair: The Importance, Necessity, and Controversy of the CROWN Act
Donor Exchange
Submit your response to the following question, and we’ll share a few of the answers we receive in the next issue.

After spending nearly a year of navigating the impact of COVID-19, what advice, message, or mantra resonates with you the most?
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