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NSU Homecoming 2010 Men's Basketball GameNetworking Night
NE FL and SE GA Alumni Chapter
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Blackfinn American Grille

Atlanta Chapterís Annual Networking EventAtlanta Chapter's Annual Networking Event
Saturday, January 29, 2011
FOX Sports Grill

From the Boardroom to the Bedroom: Building Rapport
Friday, February 4, 2011
Morton's the Steakhouse
Boca Raton

The Waldorf AstoriaRelax, Celebrate & Network in Orlando
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Waldorf Astoria
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NSU earns 2010 Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is one of 115 U.S. colleges and universities in the country that recently earned The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's 2010 Community Engagement Classification.

NSU Dean Emeritus Designated Fulbright Specialist in Negotiation & Mediation

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus Joseph Harbaugh was recently designated a Fulbright Specialist in Negotiation and Mediation.

iPads Help Autistic Children Communicate!

Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Institute (MSI) launched a new initiative, "18 iPads in 18 Days," to help facilitate the learning process for children with autism at MSI's Baudhuin Preschool. The preschool provides services to children with autism through a contract with the School Board of Broward County, Florida and is recognized internationally for their innovative programs for children with autism spectrum disorders.

HPERS Conference begins Jan. 15

Nova Southeastern University's Institute for Educational Research in the Health Professions is pleased to announce the fourth meeting of its biannual research conference, the Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS) on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

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Womenís Basketball Returns To SSC Play Against Florida Tech

Women's Softball1.4.2010 | Softball
Softball Proud To Announce 2011 Schedule

Men's Basketball1.6.2010 | Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight Against King, 79-71

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Sharks working together! T.J. DeCino, M.S. ’99, Jeffrey Forrest, Ph.D. ’06, and Brian Heckman, Ed.D. ’00, all work in the aviation and aerospace undergraduate program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. DeCino runs the flight simulation laboratory, Forrest is a faculty and department chair, and Heckman is a visiting professor of the online aviation meteorology program.

Anton, Emanuel N 251406Emanuel Anton, J.D. ’01, received the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division 2010 Gary McPherson Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. After working as an economist and marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies, Anton, 36, earned his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center then founded Anton Law Group, where he splits his time between the firm’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices. Anton has represented a broad range of clients in numerous industries assisting them on a wide array of transactional matters and deals, regulatory issues, and litigation matters, though he now focuses his time architecting deals and solutions for major and non-major defense contractors, and mid-sized international trade, aviation and business clients.

Mr. Anton’s regulatory experience includes industry briefings, negotiations, or policy shaping matters with the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Treasury Department, all five U.S. military branches and various U.S. government intelligence agencies, and over 18 briefings to foreign government ministries, consuls, and executive officials; analyzing and interpreting requirements for compliance as they relate to the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State, Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) promulgated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR and DFAR),; challenging government imposed sanctions; performing voluntary disclosures and counseling clients concerning directed disclosures and consent agreements. Mr. Anton holds a Top Secret clearance. Over the past several years, Anton has engaged in extensive civic and pro bono legal service. He currently serves on Metropolitan Arc of Colorado’s Advisory Committee following his service as co-chair for Arc’s Endowment Committee and on its Finance Committee while serving as a member of its Board of Directors since 2006. Additionally, he helped organize the Ed McCaffrey “Dare to Play” Football Camp, for children and young adults with Down syndrome, and, together with his wife, Chris Anton, they have served as parent advocates for Mile High Down Syndrome Association since 2005.

William Benedict Berger, J.D. ’03, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a U.S. Marshal in the Middle District of Florida. Berger currently serves as the Chief of Police for City of Palm Bay, Florida. Chief Berger began his law enforcement career in 1974 with the City of Miami Police Department. He worked his way through the ranks to become Police Captain before becoming Chief of the North Miami Beach Police Department until 2004.

Philip Conroy, Jr., Ed.D. '10Philip Conroy, Jr., Ed.D. ’10, has been appointed president of Vermont Technical College by the Vermont State College's Board of Trustees. Conroy, who has served in a variety of roles at Mount Ida since 1997, is an internationally recognized expert on higher education management, particularly in the areas of strategic enrollment management and institutional advancement. He has more than thirty years of teaching and management experience in higher education, including resource development, endowment management, volunteer and constituent management, strategic enrollment management, financial aid, integrated marketing, international and multi-cultural education, transition to college and the first year of college. In addition, he has earned a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Conroy is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops in Europe and North America on enrollment management, academic affairs, and institutional advancement issues, and he's served in a number of volunteer positions, both in higher education and in his local community.

Ken Dose, Ed.D. ’82, was recently reappointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Board of Directors, Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Inc. Dr. Dose is reappointed for a term beginning December 20, 2010, and ending June 30, 2013.

Shalette East, M.B.A. ’05, is the Vice President of GoGSAT Ltd operators of and She has performed duties as the CEO of Computer Training and More, Facilitator Consultant, Management Institute for National Development (MIND), and IT Lecturer at the University College of the Caribbean, INFOSERV Institute of Technology and the University Hospital of the West Indies. Ms. East is currently pursuing a PhD in Computing Technology in Education. In 2010, GoGSAT won Scientific Research Council’s Innovation Award for Education.

Dr. William Hunter, D.B.A.Dr. William Hunter, D.B.A. ’08, is Campus College Chair, School of Business of the University of Phoenix, South Florida Campus. Dr. William Hunter joined the South Florida Campus from the Maryland Campus where he was a faculty member there since 2008. He has over ten years management experience in consulting and local government managerial positions specializing in personal and human resource management, strategic planning, financial resource management, project management, marketing strategies, customer relations, and management reporting.

Joseph Kastan, M.S.Joseph Kastan, M.S.’08, (and Ed.D. candidate) was hired June 2010 to take over a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, LimmudLA. Kastan created Student Impact Films, an all-online filmmaking curriculum and software that engages students in Jewish values and Israel studies through teaching them how to produce short films. The program is being piloted and taught by Kastan at the Shalhevet School in Los Angeles, it is being marketed to schools, camps and youth groups all around the country. Kastan was also recently nominated by two of his board members at LimmudLA and by the principal at the Shalhevet School, for the Educator of the Year Award through the Covenant Foundation. He has also been nominated for the Jewish Week's 36 under 36 list, which is an annual list by a Jewish newspaper that highlights 36 Jewish professionals under 36 years of age that are helping shape the Jewish future in their respective industries.

Stephanie Kelly, Ph.D.Stephanie Kelly, Ph.D. ’08, was recently named The University of Indianapolis dean of its widely respected College of Health Sciences. Kelly joined the UIndy faculty in 1996 and has recently served as acting dean of the College of Health Sciences. A licensed, practicing physical therapist since 1993 and a longtime member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Kelly holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from UIndy. She is a native of Swayzee, Ind., and a 1987 graduate of Oak Hill High School. Kelly now lives on Indianapolis’ east side (46219) with her husband, John, and three children.

Ilse Jan-King, M.B.A. ’03, is currently employed as Manager, Credit & Collections at the International University of the Caribbean.  She was confirmed in this position in October 2010.

Kurt Kirstein, Ed.D. ’04, is the dean of the School of Management at City University of Seattle.

Angelo A. Laviano, B.S. ’79, has been named as Chairman Fredericksburg Area Veterans Council (FAVC). The FAVC is responsible for conducting annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, as well as welcoming local National Guard units home from overseas deployments. A Korean War veteran and past commander of Korean War Veterans Association in Locust Grove, Virginia, Mr. Laviano represented that organization on the board of the FAVC for several years. Retired as a management consultant to the U.S.Postal Service in Business Process Engineering, Mr. Laviano previously worked in program management, consulting to the Federal Aviation Administration in international telecommunications and in acquisition of computer based communications systems for Air Traffic Control. He had also worked in Engineering Management for several telephone central office equipment manufacturers and spent thirty years with Burroughs (now UNISYS) in a variety of assignments in field engineering, test engineering , and manufacturing engineering support in New York City, Miami, and Coral Springs, Florida.

Douglas McIntosh, J.D. ’81, President of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz &Cartaya, P.A., has been selected as a 2010 South Florida Business Leader Mover and Shaker by Business Leader Magazine. Mr. McIntosh, who is resident in the Firm’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters, was named in recognition of his proactive, professional accomplishments, strong leadership and commitment to making a difference in the community. He was honored at a December awards dinner in Miami. McIntosh Sawran also maintains offices in Miami, West Palm Beach and the Orlando/Maitland area.

Kathryn Mehaffey, J.D. ’06, has joined the law firm as an associate of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske. Mehaffey will cover various practice areas for the firm, which serves corporate, government and individual clients. Mehaffey will be working with the Municipal Land Use and Zoning Group out of the Fort Lauderdale office. Her practice focuses on representing municipalities in land use and zoning matters. She is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Sisterhood.”

Judith Orogun, Ed.D. ’07, CYS Cluster 122, Jamaica. In 2008, joined the faculty of the University of Technology, Jamaica. In August 2009, she wrote a workbook that is now used by all first year students at the University - Academic Writing 1. Last year, Orogun edited a book on Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing, used by second year students at the University. In October 2010, She received the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies Distinguished Service Award for Faculty Development. This December, her research team published findings on Transferability of English Language Skills from the Secondary level to the Tertiary context.

Marilyn Parker, Ed.D. ’02, was nominated by the Jamaica Nurses Group of New York (JNGof NY), a group of professional nurses of Jamaican heritage residing and working in New York, reaching out to support and influence new nurses from Jamaica in their socialization process , and especially in their ongoing career development. They also give annual scholarships to nursing students of Jamaican origin. Their umbrella organization in NY is comprised of similar organizations like the JNG of NY, namely; from all the Caribbean islands—CARIBBEAN NURSES ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (CANA). Parker was the vision for initiating the formulation of this group, and the first President. At the annual island conference held in Aruba, October 23-29,2010 Parker was presented the award from CANA.

Patricia Rotsztain, M.S.Patricia Rotsztain, M.S. ’05, has recently published a book “Thin Ever After”, giving you the tools you need to finally and forever win the struggle with weight and feel great. She recently hosted an author event. She also has a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Junior Instructor with the International Foundation of Human Ecology, completed her Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute, NY, and is a Certified Hypnotherapist by NGH, National Guild of Hypnotists

Susan Snover, Ed.D. ’94, is the new director of All Children's Speciality Care of Lakeland. Before this job, she was a clinical instructor in the University of South Florida Communications and Sciences Disorder Clinic. In Lakeland, she has been principal of the A.C.E. Charter School and director of administration at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. Her doctorate is from Nova Southeastern University. Her master's in speech-language pathology is from Western Illinois University.

Lawrence Vickers, Ed.D. ‘08, has been named Superintendent of Education for Saraland (Alabama) City Schools. He previously served in the same capacity for Demopolis (Alabama) City Schools. Dr. Vickers and his wife Pam have two sons, Jordan and Will. They reside in Mobile County.

Jill Witherell, M.S. ’82, continues to work as a Field Consultant and article writer for HighScope Educational Research Foundation. She has particularly enjoyed teaching online courses for the Foundation for the past several years and continues to find these opportunities exciting and enriching.

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