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

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

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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!

Peter Littlefield

Peter Littlefield
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (954) 262-8000
Peter.Littlefield@nova.edu

Pete loves spending time in the sun – relishing South Florida’s warm temperatures and high quality of life. Hailing from Oregon’s southern coast, Pete earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Willamette University. “One of the key reasons to choose Nova Southeastern is the University’s commitment to providing you with a top-notch academic program (30 dual-degree programs, superior teaching pedagogy, rigor and service); enhanced learning and civic engagement through Razor’s Edge programs; gaining and refining marketable skills through experience-based learning opportunities (independent research, internships and study-abroad options); and professional development. You will graduate from NSU confident in your abilities and equipped to achieve personal and professional success.”

Craig Futterman
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Direct: (954) 262-8007, Cell: (954) 496-1788
Craig.Futterman@nova.edu

Craig is from Long Island, New York but has spent the last 30+ years in South Florida.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University at Albany, State University of New York. “I believe in the wealth of opportunities that Nova Southeastern University provides to our students.  Whether you are attracted to NSU for its academics, athletics, clubs and organizations, or scholarships, you will find a multitude of possibilities that will help you succeed not only in the classroom, but in your career and beyond.” Craig’s favorite tradition at NSU is Sharkapalooza, 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. Sharkapalooza also features music, performances, great prizes, activity booths, and great food. Craig serves as support to the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, providing data, insight, and historical context to new emerging strategies.

Juliene Alvarado

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

Juliene holds a B.S. degree in Marketing with a minor in International Business from Nova Southeastern University. Juliene completed a Study Abroad Program in International Business in Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Italy, and holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from NSU. 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 while playing games, eating yummy food, and dancing to the beat.  As a proud alumna, her mission is to provide incoming students with the same experience of diverse opportunities that she had. A transformative experience for Juliene was her travel study program in Florence, Italy. She was able to expand her horizon through the eyes of other cultures by understanding their ways of learning the aspects of business.

Juliene counsels prospective NSU international students, and is also fluent in Spanish.

Daryl

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

Daryl earned his Bachelor’s 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. Daryl feel strongly that NSU is a great place to be grounded in real-world research and academic experience.  As an alumnus of NSU, he has realized his potential. NSU prepared Daryl to anticipate the challenges of graduate school and the workforce.  NSU’s approach to education fosters students and propels students to carry out their own research designs and studies.  Students are also encouraged to become participants in psychological studies. An education at NSU is truly one of a kind. Beyond the classroom, NSU's Career Development prepared Daryl for career success.  In Daryl’s own words “NSU has inspired me to be driven for success, to live a life with integrity and with an open mind for life-long learning”.  Daryl conducts monthly visits at Broward College and is eager to assist students in their transition to NSU.

Daryl counsels prospective transfer students throughout Florida with the last names beginning A-H and all online students with the last names beginning A-H.

Kate Barfield

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

Kate is a native Floridian who loves the South Florida area for the melting pot of opportunity.  Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is also a proud NSU Shark alum with a Master’s of Business Administration.  From personal experience, Kate believes NSU is an institution that values students and makes a commitment to personal attention and professional growth. The faculty and staff at Nova Southeastern University are dedicated to the same goal of student success. 

Kate counsels prospective NSU students from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, with students from Florida schools beginning with the letter “M".

Michelle Betts

Michelle Betts
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions - Campus Visit Experience
Direct: (954) 262-7908
Michelle.Betts@nova.edu

Michelle Betts is originally from Waukesha, WI and attended Carroll University where she received a B.S degree in Psychology. She relocated to Florida to obtain her M.S. in College Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University, and was previously the Graduate Assistant for Admissions where she supervised the Admissions Ambassadors. Her favorite part of NSU is that there are over 100 student clubs and organizations to get involved in. “Joining those organizations sets you apart from other students! With a powerful student government, socially active Greek life with many fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports.  In addition, there are numerous pre-professional societies where students can begin networking, traveling on specific study aboard opportunities, and partnering with the Career Development office to obtain meaningful internships.  Nova Southeastern University is a perfect place to learn, grow and excel.” 

Michelle counsels prospective NSU students from Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letters “A” and “E”.

Nadia Claude

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

Nadia holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Florida International University as well as a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from NSU. Working with prospective students in the health science area, Nadia enjoys all the state-of-the-art laboratories that allow students to truly explore their intended professions.  “Students that enroll in the Health Sciences programs at NSU are very impressed by the technology used for practice, and our long list of clinical sites across the U.S. offers exceptional placement opportunities.”

Nadia counsels prospective NSU students interested in Health Science, Cardiovascular Sonography, Medical Sonography, and Respiratory Therapy.

Ryan Coss

Ryan Coss
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8113, Cell: (745) 610-5144
Ryan.Coss@nova.edu

Ryan is originally from Bronx, NY. When he is not in the office you will find him coaching his youth baseball team. Ryan was born to be an NSU Shark and says, “At NSU every week is SHARK WEEK.” Ryan’s advice to Future Sharks is: “Take advantage of the opportunities to get involved on campus. The opportunities here do not compare to anywhere else. At NSU you can do what you want to do and be who you want to be.”  Ryan completed his B.S. in Biology at NSU in 2014.  As a Biology major, Ryan conducted research in many of the labs on campus, and he can tell you firsthand about the exciting experiments and research happening on campus.

Ryan counsels prospective NSU students from Alaska, Central and Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letters “I” and “W”.

Mary Friel, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Mary Friel
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8066, Cell: (954) 873-6421
Mary.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. Mary enjoys attending many of NSU's athletic events, where you will find her cheering on the NSU Sharks!  Mary encourages everyone to attend the yearly Undergraduate Student Symposium and check out the types of cutting-edge research our students are conducting. Nova Southeastern University is an amazing place and she hopes it changes your life the way it has hers. Come for a visit and confirm that NSU is your best-fit college!

Mary counsels prospective students from Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, the Panhandle, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and the East Coast of Florida north of Palm Beach).

Zach Greenwald

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

Zach is from Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is very proud to have studied in four countries around the world, including: 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 an M.B.A. in Management at Nova Southeastern University, and looks forward to assisting students realize their dreams.  Zach believes once students visit NSU, they will “fall in love at first bite.”

Zach counsels prospective NSU students applying to the Entry Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Alexandra Hartmann

Alexandra Hartmann
Associate Director of International Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8005
Alexandra.Hartmann@nova.edu

Alexandra is originally from Germany but grew up in France, and has spent the last eight years in Boston before moving to South Florida. She came to the United States to study at UMass Amherst, where she received a B.S. in Biology and later, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. She is very happy to join the friendly and dynamic Nova Southeastern admissions team in sunny Florida. Alex loves traveling around the world and telling students and their families about the amazing Dual Admissions options and the Razor’s Edge scholarship programs at NSU.

Alexandra counsels prospective NSU international students, and is also fluent in German and French.

Clyde

Clyde Lewis
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8016, Cell: (954) 471-6188
Clyde.Lewis@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’s take on what makes NSU unique is the attention paid to detail in designing the academic curriculum. Input is often solicited from employers with the intent of producing graduates who meet their professional expectations.Clyde conducts monthly visits at Miami Dade College and is eager to assist you on your path to the joining the NSU experience.

Clyde works with prospective transfer students in Florida with last names beginning Q-Z and online students with last names beginning Q-Z.

Ebony Lovett

Ebony Lovett
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8276, Cell: (754) 703-0419
Ebony.Lovett@nova.edu

Ebony received a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration at NSU. Ebony enjoys the arts and culture displayed at NSU. “Nova Southeastern University takes center stage when it comes to supporting the arts. Whether you just want to sit and enjoy the cultural arts or be part of the show, NSU has several options for nurturing your creative spirit. We’ve also established many innovative programs and community partnerships, including the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, providing a new dimension to our arts curriculum and bringing the best visual arts exhibits and educational programs to the community.” Her message for prospective NSU students is to take advantage of the true meaning of small size classes taught by field-experienced professors. “Get to know the professors and try to get involved in their research or the internship opportunities they may provide”.

Ebony counsels prospective NSU students from Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letters "B" and "K".

Michael Maucker

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

Michael holds a B.S. degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Central Florida and recently graduated with a Master's degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Michael took advantage of the small class size in order to excel in all his coursework, often meeting with faculty mentors outside of class time to ensure his success. 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 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Judith Perkel

Judith Perkel
Assistant Director of Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8026, Toll-free: 800-338-4723, ext. 28026
Judith.Perkel@nova.edu

Judith holds a Bachelor degree in Communications/Education from the University of Miami and a Master of Science degree in Conflict Resolution/Mediation from Nova Southeastern University. She wants future students to know that our beautiful campus is a great environment to accomplish your academic and personal goals. Our average class size is 22 students, which encourages strong engagement in classroom discussion and the opportunity to get to know fellow students and faculty. “As a student at NSU, you are automatically a member of the NSU Art Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, which opens up a wide range of cultural events to include in your schedule.”

Judith counsels prospective NSU students applying to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science in Nursing. She also assists with the Entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Adrian Phen
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8314, Cell: (745) 610-4729
Adrian.Phen@nova.edu

Adrian is native to South Florida and holds a B.A. degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. “The academic experience students receive at NSU is unique because of the distinctiveness of the Premier Programs, the enhanced academic preparation through experiential learning, small class sizes, and classes taught by highly credentialed professors.  When students are not in the classroom, you can catch them enjoying NSU athletics, the beach, FINS Football at Hard Rock Stadium, the Everglades, Disney World on the long weekends, and the yearlong warm weather.”

Adrian counsels prospective NSU students from Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letter “D” and "O". In addition, Adrian counsels prospective NSU students from the West Coast of Florida.

Liza Romansky

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

Originally from Northeast Pennsylvania, Liza left the snow behind in search of the great outdoors in South Florida, especially the endless amount of waterways where she enjoys kayaking, camping and fishing.  She spends a lot of time on the beautiful 314 acre NSU campus, while cheering on the athletic teams - especially the 2016 National Champion Baseball team.  Liza earned a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a Graduate Certificate in College Student Personnel from NSU.  Why does Liza love it so much at NSU?  "No matter what area of study you plan on majoring in, there is something at Nova Southeastern University where real world experience is occurring and the greater community is benefiting from it."  Just look at Liza's three-year-old daughter, who is a student at the Mailman Family Center preschool and getting special instruction from the Speech Language and Pathology undergraduate and graduate students on campus.

Liza counsels prospective NSU students from Louisiana as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letter "C".

Ellen Sagnard

Ellen Sagnard
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8017, Cell: (954) 756-2778
Ellen.Sagnard@nova.edu

Ellen loves the cultural diversity in South Florida, where you can sample ethnic food and hear a multitude of languages spoken daily.  After growing up on Long Island in New York, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University.  Ellen is currently pursuing a Master of Information Systems degree at NSU.

 “The variety and strength of our academic programs is a compelling reason to choose NSU.  Undergraduates may select from more than 50 majors and 50 minors in the arts and sciences, business, engineering, computing, education and nursing. Students can even choose the 'Deciding' major if they are undecided on a program of study when they first start. With faculty and advisors mentoring you, you will find a path that excites you and prepares you for a successful future.”

Ellen counsels prospective NSU students from New Jersey.

Alexis Sands

Alexis Sands
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8187
Alexis.Sands@nova.edu

As a native of Miami Alexis has spent all of her life here in South Florida. One of her most memorable college experiences was her Study Abroad trip where she had the opportunity go to Europe before senior year at NSU. Alexis holds a B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Theater from Nova Southeastern University. She describes NSU as a very special place: “It’s kind of like being a part of a huge family that is supportive of one another, no matter how different everyone is individually. You feel at home from the moment you arrive on campus. Even after four years here you won’t want to leave.” She has met lifelong friends and mentors at NSU and contributes much of her success as a professional and thespian to the skills she gained during her time here.

Alexis counsels prospective NSU students applying to the Entry Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Candice

Candice Sawh - On Maternity Leave - Please contact Liza Romansky at 954-262-8137, Liza.Romansky@nova.edu
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8020, Cell: (954) 440-8954
Candice.Sawh@nova.edu

Candice 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 the University of Phoenix, and a graduate certificate in Financial Analysis from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She enjoys being surrounded by students and educating them on the features and benefits of small class sizes, a vibrant campus life, prestigious graduate programs, a diverse student population, state of the art facilities, student participation in NSU research, and numerous community events. “Nova Southeastern University is a global teaching and learning community. Our goal is to create a campus environment that is genuinely respectful of every human experience. With over 116 countries represented, our sincere intentions are to be open to the diversity of voices that make up and enhance our multicultural academic community. “Candice’s passion is education, and assisting students to begin that journey as an undergraduate student at NSU.


Candice counsels prospective NSU students from Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington D.C, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letters “U” and “Y”.

Denver Stickrod

Denver Stickrod
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8032, Cell: (954) 599-2280
Denver.Stickrod@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, Colorado?" The answer to both questions is, “Yes!” He holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing and worked as a graduate assistant in the Registrar's Office while finishing his M.B.A. at Illinois State University. He completed a Doctoral Degree, Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.

 “Being from the Midwest, I love counseling my students and watching them transform as they traverse through their educational journey at Nova Southeastern University. This institution truly is a special place to call home, plus the weather isn’t too bad for my Midwest students!”

Denver counsels prospective NSU students from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Ohio, as well as students from Florida schools beginning with the letters “J”.

Bridget Varisco

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

Bridget is a South Florida local and has been for most of her life. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Human Sciences and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Criminal Justice. Her passion for NSU stems from the enhanced learning experiences that Nova Southeastern University provides its students. “NSU offers a diverse catalog of majors and programs that allows students to gain a level of experience in their field unlike any other. Our experiential based learning presents our students with the capability to involve themselves in research projects, internships, and other learn by ’doing’ activities outside of the classroom. These are the experiences that prime our graduates for future success and great achievements.”

Bridget counsels prospective NSU students from North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. She also counsels student from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, with schools beginning with the letters “F,” “H,” “L,” and “T.”

Cavell

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

Cavell has spent over 22 years in higher education. She grew up in New Haven, Connecticut but is now happy to be living South Florida.  Cavell is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Cavell is very excited about NSU’s new Center for Collaborative Research and the upcoming NSU Hospital which will combine research, academics and patient care.  These opportunities will provide a specialized research environment for undergraduate students. Cavell conducts monthly visits at Palm Beach State College and is eager to assist you seamlessly continuing your educational journey at NSU.

Cavell counsels prospective transfer students throughout Florida with the last names beginning I- P and all online students with the last names beginning I-P. She loves helping students make informed decisions regarding their education and career.