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2014 Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament
is Fast Approaching
Event Helps Support the NSU Oceanographic Center – And
Gives Students a
Hands-On Learning Opportunity As Well
LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It’s that time of year again – time to grab your
fishing rods and reels, load up the boat with your gear and hit the high seas
for the 2014
Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament.
This annual tournament, in partnership with the
Marine Industries Association of South Florida, directly supports the ongoing
efforts at NSU’s Oceanographic Center,
providing scholarships for deserving graduate students as they pursue their
“The Oceanographic Center is on the cutting edge,
not only for the research being done, but also for the educational
opportunities we provide students,” said George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., President
and CEO of NSU. “This tournament helps provide financial assistance to students
so they can have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside the best in
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