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Phone: (954) 262-7283
Fax: (954) 262-3823
Email: specialprojects@nova.edu

The Student Life Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the "STUEYS," is an annual celebration of NSU’s best in Academic Excellence, Student Centered, Integrity, Innovation, Opportunity, Scholarship/Research, Diversity, and Community.

More than a decade ago, it was the vision of Brad Williams, Ed.D., Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, to create a celebration to recognize those who further a sense of campus community. Thus, the Student Life Achievement Awards were born. While the world finds itself in difficult times, both politically and economically, Nova Southeastern University has never been stronger and the sense of campus community continues to grow and flourish. This event is a celebration of the hundreds of activities designed to enrich the overall student experience of the NSU community.

The Nomination Process

Nominations

Every current NSU student, staff, and faculty member is eligible for nomination. The time period considered for nomination is from August through March of each academic year. Nomination forms must be submitted electronically through OrgSync and need to be submitted in English. In order to nominate an individual or group, the nominator must also be a current student, staff, or faculty member. Each nominee is selected by the Student Life Achievement Awards Nomination Committee composed of cross-functional professionals from NSU’s colleges, centers, schools, and departments.

The Student of the Year nominees are selected by the academic deans of NSU’s centers, colleges, and schools.

Click here to nominate

Voting

The Student Life Achievement Awards voting committee is composed of the NSU chancellor, NSU president, executive vice president of administration, and former STUEY award winners. Winners of the Student Life Achievement Awards are now permanent delegates to the Knights of the Academy and will be a part of the voting process for future winners.

STUEYS Nomination Form: Nominations for this year are being accepted from October 31, 2016 to January 16, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Student of the Year
    • Each College, Center or School can nominate ONE Student of the Year.
  2. Executive of the Year
    • Nomination of any Assistant Dean, Assistant President, Assistant Vice President, Associate Dean, Associate Vice President, Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dean, Executive Associate Dean, Executive Dean, Executive Director, Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Legal Counsel President, Provost, Associate Provost, or Vice President.
  3. Administrator of the Year
    • Nomination of any Administrator, Assistant Coach, Assistant Director, Assistant Manager, Associate Director, Department Chair, Deputy Director, Director, Head Coach, Manager, or Supervisor.
  4. Staff Person of the Year
    • Nomination of any Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Academic Advisor, Advisor, Analyst, Assistant Coordinator, Attendant, Clerical, Clerk, Controller, Coordinator, Copywriter, Counselor, Editor, Financial Staff, Librarian, Medical Staff Programmer, Program Advisor, Public Safety Officer, Secretary, or Technician.
  5. Student Government of the Year
    • Nomination of any student government association university-wide including SGAs at the Regional Campuses
  6. Graduate Organization of the Year
    • Nomination of any club or student organization within any and all of the graduate programs, excluding student government associations
  7. Undergraduate Organization of the Year
    • Nomination of any club or student organization at the undergraduate level, excluding USGA.
  8. Athletic Team of the Year
  9. Corporate Partner of the Year
    • Nomination of any of NSU’s Corporate Partners
  10. Professor of the Year
    • Nomination of any full-time professor for any academic program
  11. Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year
    • Nomination of any co-curricular advisor for any of the co-curricular organizations university-wide
  12. Alumnus of the Year
    • Nomination of any NSU alumnus (the nominees has to have graduated from NSU)
  13. Regional Campuses Student of the Year
    • Nominations of any student who attends NSU through one of its Regional Campuses

C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E! Congrats on being a finalist! Here is what we need:

  1. Please respond to your official nomination letter and email with the requested information. All items are to be emailed to specialprojects@nova.edu no later than Friday, March 3, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
  2. Call (954) 262-7193 or email specialprojects@nova.edu to reserve your tickets and pick them up no later than Thursday, March 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Event Day Info:

5:00 p.m. Pre-STUEY Reception (you + guests) & photo shoot with President Hanbury
Carl DeSantis Atrium at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Please stop by the "Nominee Check In" table

6:00 p.m. 19th Annual Student Life Achievement Awards Ceremony*
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
Please sit toward the outer aisles and in the lower bowl of the theater

7:30 p.m. Post-STUEY Reception (you + guests) and Blue Carpet Interviews
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center Atrium
Please stop by the Blue Carpet for a brief interview

*Please note: Should you be designated as the award recipient in your category, it is critical your acceptance speech not exceed 45 seconds.

The award ceremony is designed to honor you! We encourage you to look your best; therefore, we welcome you to wear what you feel best in. Please click here to view past event photos. 

Absolutely! This is a FREE ticketed event. We expect a full house, therefore, only RSVP for the number of people actually attending. Unused tickets need to be returned/released so other nominees have the opportunity to invite their friends.

Don't believe us when we say: You beat the odds!

Well, the odds in 2016 were:
From a total of 23,236 students there are 16 finalists
From a total of 42 executives there are 5 finalists
From a total of 845 professors there are 5 finalists
From a total of 170,000+ alumni there are 5 finalists
From a total of 787 administrators there are 5 finalists
From a total of 2,303 staff members there are 5 finalists
From a total of 7,753 corporate partners there are 5 finalists
From a total of 234 clubs and organizations there are 10 finalists
From a total of 210 co-curricular advisers there are 5 finalists
From a total of 17 Athletic Teams there are 5 finalists
From a total of 19 student government associations there are 5 finalists

Aha, it's TOP SECRET! Every NSU student, staff, and faculty member is eligible for nomination. Each nominee is selected by the Student Life Achievement Awards Nomination Committee composed of cross-functional professionals from NSU's colleges, centers, schools, and departments.

The Student of the Year nominees are selected by the academic deans of NSU's centers, colleges, and schools.

The Nomination Committee changes year to year. The 2016-2017 Nomination Committee Members* are:

Name Extension Department
Andrea Wray 52224 College of Nursing, HPD (NURS)
Ashley Whitaker 25374 Research and Technology Transfer
Cathy O'Brien 58927 Student Affairs at Regional Campuses
Christopher DeBruin 23380 College of Dental Medicine, HPD (DEN)
Cindy Jo White 20240 NSU Art Museum 
Debra Gibbs 21545 College of Osteopathic Medicine, HPD (OST)
Diane M. Lippe 24932 Office of Innovation and Information/Center for Media Services (OIIT/CMT)
Dr. Ana Castejon 21396 College of Pharmacy, HPD (PHARM)
Dr. Piya Chayanuwat 24696 NSU Libraries (LIB)
Elena Bastidas 23044 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS)
Jonathon May 21299 College of Health Care Sciences, HPD (CHCS)
Kelly Duke 21780 College of Optometry, HPD (OPT)
Kerry-Anne Billings 22062 College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
Kimberly Carbo 28254 NSU Athletics
Kimberly Cronin 25386 Insitutional Effectiveness (IE)
Laura Macias 22056
Maria Lemme 28940 FAC - Facilities Management
Maria Panameno 28829 NSU Business Services (BSV)
Mark Seldine 28617 Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE)
Marla Frohlinger 21107 Enrollment and Student Services (ESS)
Melissa Dore 23610 Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (CNSO)
Patricia Marsh Hill 26131 Shepard Broad College of Law (LAW)
RJ Stamper 22103

Institutional Advancement/Community Relations (IA)
Public Relations and Markting Communication (PRMC)

Robert Borgmann 27284 Student Affairs (SAF)
Roshun Wheeler 25152 H.Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship (HCBE)
Sandra Philius 27285 Undergraduate Student Organizations
Sarah Valley-Gray 25783 College of Psychology (CPS)
Scott Colton 25147 College of Osteopathic Medicine, HPD (OST)
Shari Saperstein 27202 College of Undergraduate Studies (COUS)
Vanessa Mezquia 28160 Farquhar Honors College

*There are additional non-voting committee members not listed above.

Juan Pablo Correra was a business administration major at NSU in 1996 when he passed away after he was struck by a car. Juan Pablo left a legacy at NSU through his tremendous leadership as the President of the International Student Organization and overall involvement in the NSU Community. This scholarship is a great way to honor his memory and leave your mark.

Fill out the form: Juan Pablo Correa Memorial Scholarship Application.

Tickets will be available for NSU faculty, staff, and students from March 31, 2017 to April 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Only one ticket is allowed per person. Please stop by Rosenthal Student Center, Room 211 with your NSU SharkCard.