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Just 50 years ago, champions of NSU resolved to make the dream a reality. Founders contributed family land, hosted Race Days at Gulfstream Park, and even inspired one man to handwrite a $1 million pledge on the back of an envelope.

Why? To provide the “missing link” in South Florida’s development: a postgraduate research institution concentrating on science and technology.

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Featured Video | Because of You

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Students share reasons why scholarship benefactors are so important.

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Faculty Focus | Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D.

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McKay donates to every school she has ever attended starting with high school, and including NSU and three other universities. When she considers how donors can help transform more lives through NSU, McKay first considers how she would proceed.

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Alumnus Profile | Randall K. Williams, M.P.A. ('14)

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"Once upon a time there were four of us trying to make it in a one-bedroom apartment. When I told my mom I had actually been accepted for a White House internship, she was in tears. ...When they called my name [for Student Life Alumnus of the Year] there was this huge gasp, and I realized it was me."

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Student Profile | Robert Willis, III

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"It’s so inspiring to know that I go to a school where I feel that I am valued, not just in the classroom but standing here in front of some of the most influential people at NSU and in the community."

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Faculty Focus | Jan Faust, Ph.D.

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What do you do when a child is traumatized by nightly gunfire? Or a parent punishes a child by telling him that the scar on his abdomen is where snakes can come out of his body? If you are NSU's Jan Faust, Ph.D., or one of her students, you address a person's primary need to feel safe first, within each situation's parameters.

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Alumnus Profile | Harold Henke, Ph.D.

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“Even though I considered myself rather poor, I considered myself fortunate,” says the computing technology education alumnus who used a grant, work study, and later tuition reimbursement opportunities to earn three degrees free of debt. Harold Henke, Ph.D. admits, however, that today’s student would have to find eight times the amount he had to procure and produce. That is one reason he funds scholarships, including an endowed scholarship named in honor of one of his NSU professors.

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Student Profile | Kenneth Persaud ('18)

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“All my life, it has just been me and my mom. She came from Guyana, so paying for college was not a simple thing for her. Thanks to my mom’s determination, and my great grades, getting accepted to NSU marks a new chapter in our family’s history. I am the first in my family to go to college. ...When my mom and I opened the letter from the financial aid office and read that I had received the Hand Up Scholarship, we were beyond words because it meant that I now have someone else in my corner helping me fulfill my dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.”

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Featured Video | Project H.O.P.E.

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Nova Southeastern University students and faculty reflect on Project H.O.P.E. (Homelessness in Osteopathic Predoctoral Education), and homeless health care in the nation. Thanks to this initiative, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has already produced 1,000 medical students who will carry with them lessons from the 28 hours of training integrated across all four years of medical school and unique hands-on experiences.

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Faculty Focus | Elliot Sklar, Ph.D.

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“There are no formal teaching centers in healthcare for the homeless in the country, and that needs to change,” says Elliot Sklar, Ph.D. People are hurting and feeling invisible. Through Project H.O.P.E., NSU is emerging as a leader in this exploding area of healthcare.


Alumnus Profile | Griffin Anthony Occhigrossi

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Back-to-back season-ending injuries sidelined Griffin Anthony Occhigrossi’s baseball career. To help him work through the setback, his coach encouraged him to mentor young pitchers while the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative loaded him up with volumes of books and introduced the NSU student to some favorite authors. The professor was also a conductor, arranger and composer who shared Occhigrossi’s interest in music, sports and psychology. Soon, a student’s distant dream of being a musician took center stage.

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Student Profile | Rebecca Urrutia

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Suffering from health conditions throughout her young life drove Rebecca Urrutia to seek a career in the healthcare field and take advantage of NSU’s dual admission program. Even prior to taking her seat as a graduate student in NSU's Physician Assistant program this summer, Urrutia worked in the lab of Idhaliz Flores, Ph.D. who guided her research on endometriosis – an inflammatory disease of the reproductive system that causes physical and emotional stress, pain that she has experienced first-hand. Urrutia now sees research as the best avenue to helping students understand what it takes to advance medicine.

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Faculty Focus | Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D.

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Science has not greatly changed the mortality rate of breast cancer victims; it has only managed to extend life from two to now 15 years for some survivors, according to NSU's Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D. Life is not generally extended for Jewish women, Latina women and African-American women for whom breast cancer is "triple-negative," which means it does not possess three biomarkers that allow for targeted treatment. Triple-negative breast cancer is on the rise, yet it remains the form least understood and until recently, little studied. Latimer has developed a revolutionary tissue engineering system that addresses this void and more.

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Alumna Profile | Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

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Are we addicted to racism? How do we end the ongoing hostilities between black and white America? These are but two of the timely questions that NSU alumna Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. addresses in a brand new book released last month, which includes a proposal for healing racial conflict in the U.S.

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Student Profile | Alyson Kuba

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Before Alyson Kuba completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami, she began following the research of Joana Figuiredo, Ph.D., a professor at NSU’s Oceanographic Center. When Figuiredo posted that she was looking for a student with a new research idea, Kuba responded. Now Kuba is taking classes, finalizing her research proposal, and helping Figuiredo apply for a National Science Foundation grant based in part upon her idea.

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Faculty Focus | Yair Levy, Ph.D.

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Federal officials have called South Florida the "World Capital" of cyber-crime, yet investment directed toward prevention research has been minimal, according to Yair Levy, Ph.D. at NSU's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS). Driven by a sense of patriotism, Levy helps the intelligence community address cyber security threats. Read his ideas for making NSU a leader in cybersecurity research and mobile cyber-computing forensics.

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Alumna Profile | Carrie L. Sarver

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Three generations of Sarver women traveled to Washington D.C. for a momentous event. The youngest, only 32 years of age at the time and the first in her family to graduate college let alone law school, raised her right hand and was sworn into the United States Supreme Court Bar. But for NSU's AAMPLE® program, Carrie L. Sarver says the moment she will never forget, would likely never have happened.

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Student Profile | Natalie Negron

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As a 20-year-old biology major on an externship in Graz, Austria, Natalie Negron watched doctors remove organs from a young woman and realized that her patient would not only impact the lives of needy transplant recipients across Europe, but hers as well. Watch her TedXNSU video.

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Student Profile | Trang H. Le

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Pharm. D. candidate Trang H. Le is a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship and the Richard A. and Hannah Stern Scholarship. She also is a peer tutor, a member of the team that placed first in the 2014 Ethics Bowl, a member of NSU's College of Pharmacy (COP) Student Engagement Task Force, a community volunteer, a student who has remained on the Chancellor and Dean's lists throughout her studies, and a concerned daughter whose family resides in Vietnam. Read her moving personal testimonial.

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