Student Life Achievement Awards
The Student Life Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the "STUEY's," 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. This event is a celebration of the hundreds of activities designed to enrich the overall student experience of the NSU community.
Every current NSU student, staff, and faculty member is eligible for nomination. The time period considered for nomination is from August through January of each academic year. Nomination forms must be submitted electronically through SharkHub and need to be submitted in English. In order to nominate an individual or group, the nominator must also be a current student, staff, or faculty member. 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 and colleges.
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.
C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E! Congrats on being a finalist! Here is what we need:
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. 25th 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 2023 were:|
|From a total of 20,948 students||there are 22 finalists|
|From a total of 515 (executive, administrative, managerial) executives||there are 5 finalists|
|From a total of 832 professors||there are 5 finalists|
|From a total of 210,665 alumni||there are 5 finalists|
|From a total of 933 administrators||there are 5 finalists|
|From a total of 870 staff members||there are 5 finalists|
|From a total of 28,760 corporate partners||there are 4 finalists|
|From a total of 489 clubs and organizations||there are 10 finalists|
|From a total of 387 co-curricular advisers||there are 4 finalists|
|From a total of 16 Athletic Teams||there are 4 finalists|
|From a total of 14 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 Nomination Committee Members this year are:
|Delisha Ali||ext. 5088||H. Wayne Huizenga College of
Business and Entrepreneurship
Sophia Andali, Ed.D.
Laura Barry, M.Ed.
|Dr. Kiran C. Patel
College of Osteopathic Medicine
|Shu Zhen Bernardin||ext. 2103||University Advancement|
|Renae Bollibon, M.S.||Student Affairs at
|Stefanie Carter, Ed.D.||ext. 1004||Dr. Kiran C. Patel
College of Allopathic Medicine
Piya Chayanuwat, D.B.A.
|Kimberly Cronin, M.S.||ext. 5386||Institutional Effectiveness|
Melissa Dore, Ed.D.
|Halmos College of
Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey
Oceanographic Research Center
|Tiffany Eddie||Innovation and
|Jason Fitch, FMP||ext. 8839||Business Services|
Eva Goldstein, M.A., M.B.A.
Management and Student Affairs
Dr. Pallavi Patel College of
|Patricia Hill||Shepard Broad College of Law|
|Alexandra Khoudari||College of Psychology|
|Maria Lemme||ext. 8940||Facilities Management|
|Carla Luque, Pharm.D.||Barry and Judy Silverman
College of Pharmacy
|Michelle Morgado, M.B.A.||College of Optometry|
|Steve Olivier||ext. 4525||Division of Clinical Operations|
|Alyssa Rothman, M.S.||ext. 7956||Public Relations, Marketing,
and Creative Services
|Shari Saperstein, Ed.D.||ext. 7202||College of
|Fernanda Scatassa||College of Optometry|
|Mark Seldine, Ed.D.||ext. 8617||Abraham S. Fischler College of
Education and School of Criminal Justice
|Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D.||ext. 1364||Barry and Judy
Silverman College of Pharmacy
|Robin St. George, Ph.D.||ext. 8160||Farquhar Honors College|
|Beatriz Uribe, M.B.A.||ext. 7302||College of Dental Medicine|
|Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.||ext. 5783||College of Psychology|
|Gerard J. Wheeler||ext. 7284||Campus Life and
|Ashley Whitaker, Ed.D.||ext. 5374||Research and
|Andrea Wray, M.B.A.||561-805-2224||Ron and Kathy Assaf College
|Sylvia Yepes, B.S.||ext. 204||College of Computing
*There will be additional non-voting committee members not listed above.
Juan Pablo Correa 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.
Please fill out the application here.
Tickets will be available for NSU faculty, staff, and students. Only one ticket is allowed per person. Please stop by the Don Taft University Center, Office of Campus Life & Student Engagement, Room 1235, with your NSU SharkCard.