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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 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. 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 November 2, 2015 to January 11, 2016.

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, 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 Tuesday, March 1, 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  Monday, March 28, 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. 17th 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 2011 were:
From a total of 24,148 students there are 14 finalists
From a total of 547 executives there are 5 finalists
From a total of 806 professors there are 5 finalists
From a total of 955 administrators there are 5 finalists
From a total of 1,084 staff members there are 5 finalists
From a total of 7,731 corporate partners there are 5 finalists
From a total of 216 clubs and organizations there are 10 finalists
From a total of 361 co-curricular advisers there are 5 finalists
From a total of 17 Athletic Teams there are 5 finalists
From a total of 18 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 2014-2015 Nomination Committee Members* are:

Name Extension Department
Aaron Greenberg 7841 HRD - Human Resources Department
Christopher DeBruin 7342/ 7302 HPD - DEN - College of Dental Medicine
Adee Shekar 8830 BSV - Business Services
Alan Calnek 5254 BUD - Budget Administration
Maria Lemme 28940 FAC - Facilities Management
Andrea Wray 52224 HPD - NURS - College of  Nursing
Elena Bastidas 23044 CAHSS - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Diane M. Lippe 24932 OIIT/CMT - Office of Innovation and Information/Center for Media Services
Dr. Ana Castejon 21396 HPD - PHARM - Pharmacy
Patricia Marsh Hill 26131 LAW - Shepard Broad College of Law
Cathy O'Brien 58927 SAF - Regional Campuses
Jennifer Revezzo 22053 SCIS - College of Engineering and Computing
Jonathon May 21299 HPD - SAF - College of Health Care Sciences
Kimberly Carbo 28254 ATH - Athletics
Kimberly Cronin 25386 IE - Insitutional Effectiveness
Andrea Kovachy 27284 SAF - Division of Student Affairs
Mark Seldine 28617 FSEHS - Fischler College of Education
Marla Frohlinger 21107 ESS - Enrollment and Student Services
Melissa Dore 23610 OSC - Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
Kelly Duke 21780 HPD - OPT - Optometry
Roshun Wheeler 25152 SBE - H.Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Sarah Valley-Gray 25783 CPS - College of Psychology
Dr. Saul Sztam 27631 FAR - DOF - Farquhar
Scott Colton 25147 HPD - OST - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Debra Gibbs 21545 HPD - OST - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shari Saperstein 27202 COUS - College of Undergraduate Studies
RJ Stamper 22103 AVCR - Institutional Advancement/Community Relations
Tara Scagliarini 27285 Undergraduate Student Organizations
Dr. Piya Chayanuwat 24696 LIB - NSU Libraries

*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.