2022 NSU Fact Book

46 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Historical Highlights Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic was established. • To honor the continuing support from Ron and Kathy Assaf, NSU named the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing. The Walter Banks Marina and the Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust Playground and Organic Garden were also named. • NSU’s Realizing Potential Campaign exceeded its $250-million goal, raising $267 million three years ahead of schedule, making it the largest fundraising effort in Broward County’s history. 2018 • NSU saw several changes to key positions in the organization. Alan B. Levan was appointed chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, assuming the role previously held by Ronald G. Assaf. Harry K. Moon, M.D., was named executive vice president and chief operating officer, reporting directly to President Hanbury. Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., who has been with the university in various positions for 27 years, was named dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. • NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law launched a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program designed to help attorneys gain the knowledge and skills they need in today’s climate of fast-paced technological and economic growth. This graduate-level program is highly flexible, allowing lawyers to take courses online or on campus at convenient times, so they can enhance the scope of their legal practice areas, increasing their overall success, without putting their careers on hold. • NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship launched the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy. The program allows first-time-incollege students to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just four years. Students who meet the program’s academic standards will receive an $18,000 annual tuition scholarship. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a $20,000 investment from NSU toward their own business startup. The Terry Stiles School of Real Estate Development is also established at the college. • NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine received funding recommendations for two grants from the U.S. Department of Defense Gulf War Illness program. One was for $8 million and the other was for approximately $1 million. The funding supports continued efforts to study and support military veterans who suffer from Gulf War illness. • The Drs. Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation donated $25 million to NSU’s new M.D. college, which was named the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine in recognition of this philanthropy. The foundation has made a total commitment of $230 million to NSU. Dr. Kiran C. Patel is the only person in the U.S. with two medical schools named after him. • NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice launched the Fischler Education Academy to educate future teachers and provide guaranteed job offers upon graduation. • The Gail and Martin Press Health Professions Division Library is named. The Kapila Family Foundation established a Feeding Disorders Clinic and a Challenging Behavior Clinic at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. 2019 • T he university community celebrated the grand opening of NSU’s new Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Florida. The more than 300,000-squarefoot facility features cutting-edge classrooms, expansive common areas, and a two-story fitness center. The campus is home to programs in NSU’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, College of Psychology, and Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. It also serves as an additional site for NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, which welcomed its first class of 150 students in August 2019. • NSU debuted its U.S. Army ROTC program. Army ROTC is an elective curriculum that students take along with their required college classes. It provides the tools, training, and experiences that will help students succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great