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A Year of Transformation at NSU

As I reflect on the 2014-15 academic year, there are so many milestones for us to celebrate. First of all, I would like to congratulate NSU's Class of 2015, and welcome you to the NSU Alumni Association!

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A Year of Transformation at NSU

As I reflect on the 2014-15 academic year, there are so many milestones for us to celebrate. First of all, I would like to congratulate NSU's Class of 2015, and welcome you to the NSU Alumni Association!

Although there are too many highlights from the year to list here, some include:

  • Receiving multiple major philanthropic gifts that will support scholarships and research;
  • Creating several new colleges and programs by re-aligning our academic offerings to better leverage our superior graduate programs to attract high-potential undergraduate students;
  • As part of Health Corporation of America's (HCA) efforts to relocate Plantation General Hospital to NSU's campus, HCA opened a state-of-the-art emergency room facility, open 24/7 on NSU's campus, to serve central Broward County communities; and
  • NSU's men's golf team won the NCAA Division II National Championship, accompanied with seven other nationally ranked NSU teams, to close out the year.

We have come a long way since 2010, taking strategic steps toward achieving Vision 2020 and our ten-year business plan to be recognized as a premier, private, not-for-profit university of quality and distinction.

But just as sharks in the ocean have to keep moving and aren't content with what they have accomplished yesterday, the NSU Sharks have our eye on what's next to help bring Vision 2020 to fruition. For instance, in spring 2016, I look forward to opening the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research that will house researchers who will utilize, complement and enhance research undertaken within NSU's Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center.

So that its emergency room will be incorporated into a hospital, HCA is in the final regulatory stages of relocating a hospital to our campus that will evolve into a "teaching/research" hospital when coupled with our research facilities. This new initiative will enable our faculty/researchers and students to provide vital clinical trials for the common good in our efforts to cure multiple diseases.

Obviously, this is an exciting time to be part of the NSU family and the Shark Nation! For now, however, enjoy your summer – refresh, relax, renew – and get ready for another exceptional year at NSU.

See you in the fall.

 

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