June 2022 | In This Issue

The Extra Catch launches ... NSU Cancer Research saves lives ... Scholarship recipient brings success to the pool and the classroom ... Campaign for Preeminence begins ... Emergency medicine specialist advises Orlando Campus ... Match Day is a huge success for the inaugural NSU MD class ... Fischler alumnus tapped for prestigious state appointment ... Queer History on display ... NSU events honor philanthropists and community leaders

Launching The Extra Catch

Named after an organization with a mission to clean up the world’s oceans, The Extra Catch is a dream research vessel turned into reality for Derek Burkholder, Ph.D. The catamaran came to fruition thanks to the efforts of the Hooley-Zimmerman and Hudson families.

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Defying Statistics

Each year in the United States, an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer. Globally, this figure increases to 300,000. This means, every three minutes, somewhere in the world, a family hears the devastating news—your child has cancer. For the Espinal family, this unimaginable scenario has defined the last 10 years of their lives.

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Juggling Academics, Work, and Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities

Since coming to NSU, Robby Spekis won a conference title in the 100 breaststroke, found a dream job at the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, and completed his dive master certification. He juggled academics, swim practices and meets, two jobs, and still earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester. For his hard work in the pool, classroom, and community, Spekis was named a recipient of the Carl Hawkins, Jr. Endowed NSU Athletics Varsity Swim Team Scholarship.

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Learn more about NSU's Campaign for Preeminence ...

Spotlight on Orlando Campus Advisory Board Member

Leonardo Cisneros


“Everybody has a talent, a skill, a position of influence that can be used to affect change.

By giving back of your time and treasure, we will be able to make the necessary changes

to continue and forge ahead to make NSU the preeminent institution that we all know it is.”

 —Leonardo Cisneros, D.O., FACEP, member of the Orlando Campus Physician Advisory Board and 1996 alumnus of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

TD Bank Partners with the Levan Center to create Tech Hub

TD Bank has opened a technology hub in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company is working with the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation to build its network and find talent. TD rented office space at the Levan Center for use by technology hub employees.

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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.

3-D Technology will Bolster Student Learning

NSU received a $1.94-million allocation from Congress to build a high-tech imaging studio and A.I. lab. The technology will enable students, educators, and the community to immerse themselves in an interactive learning environment at the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward County Center of Innovation.

100 Percent of Medical Students Match with Residency Programs

For the charter class of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine and the graduating class of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Match Day was a day four years in the making. All of the students from NSU matched with residency programs on their paths to becoming doctors.

Championship Won by USchool Robotics Team

USchool Robotics Team 4154X is the world division tournament and finalist champion! The team advanced to finalist standing and ranked second among the best teams from around the globe. Fins Up!

NSU Army ROTC Makes History

NSU hosted the inaugural Nova Southeastern Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, where four students repeated the Oath of Office and pinned on their 2nd Lieutenant bars. Congratulations to our new lieutenants!


NSU Alumnus Recommended for Florida Education Commissioner

Florida State Senator Manny Diaz, Jr., alumnus of the NSU Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, has been tapped by Governor Ron DeSantis to be appointed to the position of education commissioner. If confirmed, Diaz would be the first Hispanic commissioner of education in Florida history.

Upcoming Events
Times for all upcoming events are EST.

Queer History

Through June 4 | Cotilla Gallery | Alvin Sherman Library

In partnership with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this exhibition explores the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the first part of the 20th century to the present day.

You Got This! Financial Literacy, Entrepreneur, and Workforce Education Workshops

Presented by Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center and

sponsored by Truist

Finding Work/Life Balance Using the Wheel of Life

Thursday, June 2 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Understanding Mortgages

Tuesday, June 7 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.


Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Thursday, June 2 | 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy FREE museum admission and 2-for-1 all-day happy hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights. Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health.

In Case You Missed It

NSU COVID-19 Updates

President Hanbury shares updates to the mask mandates.


23rd Annual Celebration of Excellence

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Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation Grand Opening


37th NSU Scholarship Golf Classic


NSU's Newest Medical School Graduates Its First Class

NSU Benefactors and Scholarship Recipients Celebrated at The Big Thank You luncheon.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 Holocaust Reflection Contest

Sunshine State Conference Dominates the College Baseball NCAA Division II Region Rankings

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