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, 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


Every 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. 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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the categories that one can be nominated for?

  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, 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. Coporate 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


Robert T. Hasty, D.O., FACOI, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Robert Hasty has been a mentor and leader for the Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) at NSU. SOIMA’s members recognize his diligent efforts to meet their needs in a timely manner. He regularly attends their meetings and played a crucial role in the October 2010 Azzociazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani (ACOI) conference held in California. Due to Hasty’s generosity and unwavering encouragement, SOIMA was able to win the ACOI Facebook Contest which subsequently awarded the organization the financial means to take 12 students to the conference free of charge.  Hasty believes in the development of the student which he advocates in his lectures through a humorous attitude and interactive learning environment. His infectious enthusiasm for medicine continues to have a lasting impact on all students, faculty and staff he encounters.

C.A.U.S.E. – Community Action Using Student Empowerment

In March of 2010, a group of 15 students went on an Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans to serve a city still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These students spent their Spring Break rebuilding homes with Habitat for Humanity and felt empowered to share this experience in the hopes of bringing more students to New Orleans to help out. This effort brought forth the origin of C.A.U.S.E. Since then, the group has been back in New Orleans, collaborated with students from the Regional Campus in Tampa for a day of service in Orlando, and traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to rebuild homes from a devastating flood. This passionate and dedicated student leader group has plans on continuing their community service efforts by re-visiting New Orleans as well as a trip to the Galapagos Islands this spring.

I am a finalist. What do I need to do next?

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

  1. Send a current photograph (or logo) to no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  2. Call (954) 262-7283 to reserve your tickets no later than April 1, 2013

Where do I need to go and at what time on the day of the event?

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 School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Please stop by the "Nominee Check In" table
6:00 p.m. 13th 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
7:15 p.m. Post-STUEY Reception (you + guests) & 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.

What do I wear?

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. To view past event photos, please go to: 2012 STUEY Awards Photo Album

Can I invite my family and friends?

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.

Seriously, what are the odds of being a finalist?


Don't believe us when we say: You beat the odds!
Well, the odds in 2011 were:
From a total of 28,457 students there are 14 finalists
From a total of 154 executives there are 5 finalists
From a total of 815 professors there are 5 finalists
From a total of 1,023 administrators there are 5 finalists
From a total of 1,372 staff members there are 5 finalists
From a total of 6,123 corporate partners there are 5 finalists
From a total of 315 clubs and organizations there are 10 finalists
From a total of 382 co-curricular advisers there are 5 finalists
From a total of 17 Athletic Teams there are 5 finalists
From a total of 23 student government associations there are 5 finalists

Who nominated me?

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.

Who serves on the Nomination Committee?

The Nomination Committee changes year to year. The 2014-2015 Nomination Committee Members* are:

Name Extension Email Department
Aaron Greenberg 3239 HRD - Human Resources Department
Devaria Hudson 7342/ 7302 HPD - DEN - College of Dental Medicine
Adee Shekar 8830 BSV - Business Services
Alan Calnek 5254 BUD - Budget Administration
Alice Aschbrenner  8843 FAC - Facilities Management
Andrea Wray  52224 HPD - NURS - College of  Nursing
Christine Ajayi 3044 SHSS - Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Diane M. Lippee  4932 CMT - Center for Media and Technology
Dr. Ana Castejon 1396 HPD - PHARM - Pharmacy
Patricia Marsh Hill 6123 LAW - Shepard Broad Law Center
Jene Kapela 7198 SAF - Regional Campuses
Jennifer Revezzo  2053 SCIS - Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Johnathan May 7280 HPD - SAF - College of Health Care Sciences
Kimberly Carbo 8254 ATH - Athletics
Kimberly Cronin 5386 IE - Insitutional Effectiveness
Andrea Kovachy 7284 SAF - Student Affairs
Mark Seldine 3826 FSEHS - Fischler School of Education & Human Services
Marla Frohlinger 1107 ESS - Enrollment and Student Services
Melissa Dore 3610 OSC - Oceanographic Center
Jeanne Decaro 21658 HPD - OPT - Optometry
Roshun Wheeler 5152 SBE - H.Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Sarah Valley - Gray 5783 CPS - Center for Psychological Studies
Saul Sztam 7631 FAR - DOF - Farquhar
Scott Colton 5147 HPD - OST - Osteopathic Medicine
Debra Gibbs 1545 HPD - OST - Osteopathis Medicine
Shari Saperstein  7201 COUS - College of Undergraduate Studies
RJ Stamper 2103 IA - Institutional Advancement/Community Relations
Tara Centeno  7285 Undergraduate Student Organizations
Piya Chayanuwat ext. 24696 ASLRITC- Alvin Sherman Library

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

How can I apply to the Juan Pablo Correa Memorial Scholarship?

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.

Contact Us

For more information email Division of student Affairs' Special Events & Projects at or call (954) 262-7283 or (954) 262-7494.