2022 NSU Fact Book

44 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Historical Highlights • NSU medical clinics implemented the medical home model and were recognized by the National Com- mittee for Quality Assurance as an accredited PatientCentered Medical Home for using evidence-based, patient-centered approaches that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. • NSU’s Biomedical Informatics Program was ranked number 6 out of the top 25 in the United States and the highest in Florida by BestMedicalDegrees.com. • U.S. News & World Report ranked the top online graduate programs for veterans, and NSU’s Criminal Justice program was ranked in a tie for 21st. • NSU’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Program received accreditation by the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and is listed on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs in conformity with NASPAA standards. The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, home to the M.P.A. program, celebrated reaching 40,000 alumni. • The Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, created through NSU’s realignment, was named in recognition of the philanthropic support from the Halmos Family Foundation. NSU’s law library was named the Panza Maurer Law Library to honor generous scholarship support from attorneys and NSU alumni Thomas Panza and Susan Horovitz Maurer. • National University provided $520,000 to NSU to start the Sanford Harmony and Inspire programs in Florida. • NSU’s Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program was ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Online M.S.N. Programs of 2015 by Value Colleges. • The Alvin Sherman Library received the Broward Family Favorite 2015 Award from Broward Family Life Magazine. 2016 • For the first time, Nova Southeastern University made U.S. News & World Report’s ranking list of the nations Best Colleges, coming in at 214 out of the more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the country. Additionally, the publication ranked three of the university’s online programs among the top in country: nursing, criminal justice, and education. • NSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, Realizing Potential, kicked off its public phase in 2016, with the lofty goal of raising $250 million through philanthropy. Research was integral for the success of all three priorities of the campaign, and it also was the focus of the university’s concurrent efforts to raise an additional $300 million in sponsored research, service, and training projects. The campaign would later surpass its $250-million goal three years ahead of schedule, making it the largest fundraising effort in Broward County’s history. • Groundbreaking research is the cornerstone of NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research, which opened in 2016 after years of anticipation. This 215,000-squarefoot, six-story facility is equipped with wet and dry labs; state-of-the-art research equipment, including access to a high-performance computing environment; and other resources. The CCR building has been submitted to the United States Green Building Council for review with the intent of receiving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The CCR took two years to complete and reflects an investment of nearly $100 million in Broward County. • Community leaders Rita and Rick Case established a scholarship endowment to attract outstanding undergraduate students. In honor of the Cases’ gift and ongoing support, the university officially named its arena in the Don Taft University Center, the Rick Case Arena. The Rick Case Arena will host athletic competitions, concerts, shows, the university’s open house, and other internal and external programs. • NSU was designated a Military Friendly School by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. Military Friendly Schools is a designation established in 2003 to assist service members and their families to select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Additionally, London-based Times Higher Education ranked NSU as 1 of 20 universities in the world and of only