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The Office of Special Events and Community Partnerships plans and manages special events for the Office of the President and for the Office of Advancement and Community Relations involving university donors, events hosted by the Board of Trustees, groundbreakings, grand openings, naming and dedication events, and selected major university-wide events. These events are designed to stimulate the involvement and interest of an ever-growing support base comprised of students, alumni, donors, friends and community partners.

We invite you to explore our signature events.  These featured events represent just a few of the many events produced annually by the Office of Special Events and Community Partnerships at Nova Southeastern University. 

The Celebration of Excellence (COE) is the signature annual event hosted by NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury, Ph.D. The COE celebrates one of NSU’s core values community, and offers the opportunity to acknowledge NSU’s contributions as well as special individuals who exemplify community service. We will introduce the newest members of NSU’s Shark Circle—donors who have generously given $1 million or more to support our vision as we continue to grow, educate and serve.  A special highlight of the evening is the presentation of the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service to pay special tribute to those who go above and beyond to impact others. 

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Your support of the Scholarship Golf Classic is essential to the success of our NCAA Division II athletic program. Proceeds go directly to the student-athlete scholarship endowment fund.

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Nova Southeastern University salutes outstanding graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony, the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates. The program recognizes alumni who have realized their potential around the world by demonstrating a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular profession, discipline, organization or community cause. 

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Each year the administration and students of Nova Southeastern University gather to honor scholarship donors at “The Big Thank You” Luncheon. Donor honorees represent many generous people who have created endowed and non-endowed scholarships at NSU.  Scholarships enable deserving students throughout the university to pursue their dreams of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  This financial assistance further ensures NSU’s growth in teaching, research, service, and learning.

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The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honors the lifetime achievements of outstanding business people in the South Florida community. The selection committee for this prestigious honor is comprised of current Hall of Fame members.

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