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Undergraduate Admissions
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Administration Bldg.
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
admissions@nova.edu

(954) 262-8000
(800) 338-4723

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

NSU Admissions Representatives

The Nova Southeastern University admissions team looks forward to assisting you in your college search. You can contact your admissions counselor by their e-mail address, calling them directly, or toll-free (800) 338-4723.



Dean Deanna Voss

Deanna Voss
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (954) 262-8000
DVoss@nova.edu

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dean Deanna Voss has been living in South Florida since 1990. Ms. Voss earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baldwin-Wallace College and her Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Miami. Dean Voss' favorite view of the NSU campus is right outside her window, watching students, faculty, and staff as everyone moves around campus and the lake throughout the day. Why come to Nova? – for the outstanding education, student-centered experience and great South Florida location!

Juliene Alvarado

Juliene Alvarado
Assistant Director of International Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8126, Cell: (954) 398-4118
Juliene@nova.edu

Juliene holds a B.S. degree in Marketing with a minor in International Business from Nova Southeastern University, completed a Study Abroad Program in International Business in Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Italy, and holds a Master's in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Her favorite NSU tradition is an event called “SharkaPalooza.” This event is at the beginning of the fall semester, when NSU's clubs and organizations introduce themselves to students.  New students get to know each other as well while playing games, eating yummy food, and dancing to the beat.
Juliene counsels international students through the admissions process.

Daryl

Daryl Ayan
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-7569, Cell: (954) 440-8661
DaryAyan@nova.edu

Daryl holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, as well as a Master's degree in Human Resource Management from NSU. Daryl's favorite tradition at NSU are events sponsored by Student Activities. He enjoyed travelling to the Florida Keys, one summer, with fellow NSU students. The group had the opportunity to boat out to the ocean to parasail, swim, and ride water slides. Besides having a fantastic time in the water, there was plenty of great food and music aboard the yacht.
Daryl counsels students interested in transferring to NSU from Palm Beach Community College, Broward College and Miami Dade College.

Kate Barfield

Kate Barfield
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8011, Cell: (954) 398-3075
KB1054@nova.edu

Kate holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is continuing her studies with a Masters degree in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Three things she loves about NSU are: 1) Engaging faculty who really care and know your name. 2) Amazing opportunities to get involved in activities, research, or internship experiences. 3) How passionate the student body is about their studies and reaching their goals.
Kate counsels prospective students from the state of Massachusetts.

Mensima

Mensima Biney
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8004, Cell: (754) 610-2187
mensima@nova.edu

Mensima Biney hails from the Garden State of New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Rowan University and graduated from NSU with a Master's degree in Business Administration.  She enjoys attending athletic games and programs on campus.  Mensima is also an advisor for a student club on campus.
Mensima counsels prospective students from southern New Jersey.

Nadia Claude

Nadia Claude
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-7539
NClaude@nova.edu

Nadia holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Florida International University and is currently pursuing a M.A. degree in Education Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Her advice for future NSU students is to discover your purpose. Be YOU while having fun. Capture the moments that will last a lifetime. Explore your options, get involved, be creative, and become the best NSU Shark that only you can be. We all have dreams, so find your dream and embark upon it.
Nadia counsels prospective students interested in Health Science and Respiratory Therapy.

Sharifa Colquhoun

Sharifa Colquhoun
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-7814
Sharifa@nova.edu

Sharifa holds a B.S. degree in Communication Studies from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing a M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. Her favorite tradition at NSU is Community Fest. It is a great opportunity for students, employees, and the community to really see NSU as the family-friendly institution that it is.
Sharifa counsels prospective students interested in the Entry-Level Nursing program.

Ruben

Ruben Delgado
Associate Director of International Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8005, Cell: (954) 661-5101
RDelgado1@nova.edu

Ruben Delgado is originally from Puerto Rico. He earned a B.S. degree in Communicative Disorders and a M.S. degree in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Ruben has been working in higher education since 2000. He enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.
Ruben counsels international students through the admissions process.

Mary Friel, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Mary Friel
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8066, Cell: (954) 873-6421
Friel@nova.edu

Mary Friel is originally from New York but now calls Florida and NSU her home.  She began her career as an Admissions Counselor at a small private school in Buffalo, NY.  She completed a Master's degree at NSU in the School of Humanities and Social Science. When not working, studying, or at the gym, Mary enjoys attending many of NSU's activities and athletic events -- where you will find her cheering on the NSU Sharks!  Nova Southeastern University is an amazing place and she hopes it changes your life the way it has hers. Come for a visit and see if NSU is the place you will experience the next part of your life.
Mary counsels prospective students from select counties on Long Island in New York State.

Craig Futterman

Craig Futterman
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8007, Cell: (954) 496-1788
CF537@nova.edu

Craig holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from University at Albany, State University of New York. His favorite tradition at NSU is Sharkapalooza, one of the great traditions at NSU. Highlighting the University's Week of Welcome (WOW), Sharkapalooza is a memorable welcome-home event that serves as a networking opportunity where you can meet the members of all the clubs and organizations at NSU. It also features music, performances, great prizes, activity booths, and free food.
Craig counsels students interested in transferring to NSU from Palm Beach Community College, Broward College, and Miami Dade College.

Zach Greenwald

Zachary Greenwald
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8240, Cell: (954) 873-2223
ZGreenwald@nova.edu

Zach is from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Towson University with a B.S. degree in Business Management. He is very proud to have studied in five countries around the world: USA, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Zach is multilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese and decided to move to Florida to pursue a professional career in education. He loves helping people achieve their goals and believes education is the backbone needed to support our families, communities, and countries. Zach is pursuing his M.B.A. in Management at Nova Southeastern University and looks forward to assisting students to realize their dreams.
Zachary counsels students from Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

Gloria Hall

Gloria Hall
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8111, Cell: (954) 440-9116
GHall2@nova.edu

Gloria holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management/Leadership from North Carolina Central University, a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Saint Paul’s College, and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her favorite tradition at NSU is the fact that the university hosts great guest speakers and distinguished guests to campus for all students to hear.
Gloria primarily counsels prospective NSU students from California.

Arturo Hodgson

Arturo Hodgson
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8008, Cell: (954) 336-9369
HArturo@nova.edu

Arturo Hodgson attended the University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University for his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. He is also a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where he earned his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Administration and is currently enrolled in his Ph.D. program of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He has worked in higher education for over a decade, specializing in recruitment and retention. Arturo encourages students to come up and talk with him whenever he is in their area.
Arturo counsels prospective NSU students from the state of Georgia.

Rashad Howze

Rashad Howze
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8012, Cell: (754) 600-1219
RHowze@nova.edu

Rashad Howze is originally from metropolitan Detroit and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Eastern Michigan University.  Rashad has worked in the private and non-profit sector and is a recent transplant to South Florida.  He also worked in Residential Life at a large state university in Memphis, TN for 2 ½ years.  Rashad has a deep passion for student involvement, learning and academia and will be pursuing a Master's of Higher Education in Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University.  In his free time, Rashad loves traveling, cycling, cooking, and reading.
Rashad counsels prospective students from Michigan, Wisconsin, and the five boroughs of New York.

Clyde

Clyde Lewis
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8016, Cell: (954) 471-6188
ClydLewi@nova.edu

Clyde Lewis is originally from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and has been living in South Florida since 1997.  He is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University.  His education also includes an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining the world of higher education, Clyde held roles as an advocate for the elderly, chaired an international charity organization, and worked as a human resources manager.
Clyde counsels prospective NSU students from the north-western half of Florida.

 Brittney Lyda

Brittney Lyda
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8017, Cell: (954) 868-2395
BL541@nova.edu

Brittney Lyda is originally from Asheville, North Carolina. She attended college at Western Carolina University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Entrepreneurship as well as Master's degree in Education, focusing on College Administration. Brittney has worked in college admissions since she first realized her passion for higher education and for helping others achieve their personal and professional goals. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring all the fun things offered by life in South Florida!
Brittney currently counsels prospective NSU students from North Carolina.

Michael Maucker

Michael Maucker
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8028
MM2787@nova.edu

Michael holds a B.S. degree in Interpersonal Communication from University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. His message to prospective NSU students from out-of-state? Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, play, and earn your degree. There is something for everyone! You can enjoy the Miami nightlife, ride bikes at local parks, fish in the Florida Everglades, or just relax at the beach.
Michael counsels prospective NSU students from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Ike Megwalu

Ikejiani Megwalu
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8064, Cell: (954) 470-1501
Megwalu@nova.edu

Ike (pronounced EE-kay) holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Nova Southeastern University. His advice for future NSU students? Take advantage of our flat-rate tuition, which allows full-time, day students to take up to 18 credit hours each semester for the same tuition cost as 12 credits. This can save you money and help you graduate early, if you so choose.
Ike counsels prospective NSU students from Virginia.

Liza Romansky

Liza Romansky
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8137, Cell: (954) 298-4918
Lettie@nova.edu

Liza holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communication from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Her advice for future NSU students? Get involved! NSU offers students a variety of clubs and activities to enrich their college experience. Whether gaining experience through the Pre-Dental Society, traveling on Study Abroad trips, or rushing a sorority/fraternity and going Greek, getting involved in something meaningful to you will make your time spent in college memorable!
Liza counsels prospective NSU students from northeastern, central, and western Pennsylvania.

Ellen Sagnard

Ellen Sagnard
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8149, Cell: (954) 594-4078
Ellen.Sagnard@nova.edu

Ellen holds a B.S. in Marketing from University of New Orleans and a Master's degree in Public Health from Tulane University. Her advice for future NSU students? Take a few classes which are completely different from your major. Use an elective or two for something fun or different, to really expand your mind.
Ellen counsels prospective NSU students from Ohio, Kentucky, and three counties in New York (Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland).

Candice

Candice Sawh
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8020, Cell: (954) 440-8954
CSawh@nova.edu

Candice Sawh is originally from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University, an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix, and a graduate certificate in Financial Analysis from Keller Graduate School of Management. Her work experience consists of being a high school math teacher, an investment analyst, and a graduate admissions representative. She enjoys travelling, reading new motivational books, and spending time with her family. Her passion, however, is to be surrounded by students and assisting them with their educational goals.
Candice counsels prospective NSU students from Tennessee.

Regina Schawaroch

Regina Schawaroch
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8159
Reginas@nova.edu

Regina holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Three things she loves about NSU are: 1) The outstanding faculty.  Many schools have small classes and give lots of attention, but she states that she's never known a faculty so committed to student success and so involved with student activities, well beyond classroom assignments.  2) Abundant resources for students.  Our students, and especially the undergrads, have the best of both worlds.  They comprise a relatively small college of just over 3,000, yet they have the resources in technology, research, activities, and course development of a very large, well-funded, university.  3) It’s fun here! This is not a stuffy place, yet the academic accomplishments are many.  Our students are well-rounded and balance their school, social, and work activities and still have time for philanthropy and community involvement.  Regina is impressed every day by our students!
Regina supervises the undergraduate health professions counseling team and counsels traditional undergraduate students from many parts of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and most states west of the Mississippi River.

Denver Stickrod

Denver Stickrod
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8032, Cell: (954) 599-2280
DS1271@nova.edu

Dr. Denver Stickrod usually gets asked two questions after he introduces himself; "is that your real name?," and "have you ever been to Denver, CO?"  The answer to both questions is, “Yes!”  He holds a B.S. degree in Marketing and worked as a graduate assistant at the registrar's office while finishing his M.B.A. at Illinois State University.  He has completed a doctoral degree, ED.D. in Higher Education, at Nova Southeastern University.
Denver counsels prospective NSU students in Illinois, Indiana, and select counties of Long Island, New York.

Bridget Varisco

Bridget Varisco
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-7951, Cell: (954) 599-0070
Varisco@nova.edu

Bridget Varisco is originally from Long Island, New York but has lived most of her life here in sunny, south Florida. She received an M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Human Sciences from Florida State University. Bridget thoroughly enjoys working in higher education and assisting prospective students achieve their goals.
Bridget counsels prospective NSU students from the south-eastern half of Florida.

Cavell

Cavell Vassell
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8062, Cell: (954) 643-4183
CV303@nova.edu

Cavell has spent over 22 years in higher education.  She is grew up in New Haven, Connecticut but is now happy to be living in the Florida sunshine.  Cavell is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Her advice to students is not to take more than a one-year break between graduating high school and starting your college education.  She loves helping students make informed decisions regarding their education and career.
Cavell counsels students from Connecticut.

Willie H. Wood, Jr.

Willie H. Wood, Jr.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-7476, Cell: (954) 868-2397
WWood@nova.edu

Willie holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and B.S. as well as a Master's degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. His advice for new NSU students? Take your time and focus on your studies during the first year. Make sure to meet regularly with professors, academic advisors, and remember to make new friends.
Willie counsels prospective NSU students from northern New Jersey and southern Texas.