Celebration of Excellence
The Annual Celebration of Excellence (COE) is Nova Southeastern University's annual signature event hosted by the University President. It provides the President with an opportunity to showcase the University, share NSU achievements with the community, and discuss the future vision of the university.
The Celebration of Excellence also provides the university with an opportunity to present the President's Excellence in Community Service Award, which recognizes superior professional engagement activities in the community. The award encourages the ongoing pursuit of community service and exemplifies Nova Southeastern University's "community" core value. Through this award, NSU proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its constituents (alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff and students) in the community. The award is conferred upon individuals who demonstrate significant contributions to the community while exemplifying all eight of NSU's core values.
2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service
Previous Community Service Award Winners
- 2013: Guy Harvey
- 2012: Ron and Kathy Assaf
- 2011: Mike Jackson and David Horvitz & Francie Bishop Good
- 2010: John C. Johnson and Don Taft
- 2009: I. Lorraine Thomas
- 2008: Claire and Dan Marino
- 2007: Frank Till, Jr. Ed.D. and David H. Rush
- 2006: Alvin Sherman, August Urbanek
- 2005: Wayne and Marti Huizenga
- 2004: August & Toni Paoli, Morton & Geraldine Terry
- 2003: Jim and Jan Moran
- 2000: Robert and Millicent Steele
- 1999: William and Norma Horvitz
- 1998: Leo Goodwin, Sr.
- 1997: Abraham L. Mailman