The Celebration of Excellence (COE) is Nova Southeastern University's annual signature event hosted by the university president. It provides the president with an opportunity to showcase the university, share NSU achievements with the community, and discuss the future vision of the university.
This event also provides the university with an opportunity to present the President's Award for Excellence in Community Service, which recognizes superior professional engagement activities in the community. The award encourages the ongoing pursuit of community service and represents Nova Southeastern University's "community" core value.
Through this award, NSU proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its constituents (alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff, and students) in the community. The award is conferred upon individuals who demonstrate significant contributions to the community while exemplifying all eight of NSU's core values. NSU proudly bestows the 2022 Excellence in Community Service Award to Bertha Henry, Broward County Administrator.