2024 NSU Fact Book

50 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Historical Highlights • NSU brought in the largest incoming undergraduate class in its history, doubling its total undergraduate enrollment in five years and increasing undergraduate retention from 63 percent in 2013 to 82 percent in 2019. These 1,897 new students also had higher academic credentials than what had been required in previous years. • NSU received two separate grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) totaling more than $4 million. A five-year grant in the amount of $2.7 million was given toward a research project focusing on deep-pelagic fauna. A second project, which received $1.6 million from NOAA Sea Grant, involves researchers from NSU, the University of Maine, Mote Marine Laboratory, and Auburn University. They will be researching highly migratory species in the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. • The Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine received a $3.5-million federal grant to fund the South Florida Coastal Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (SFGWEP), one of a network of such programs. This national initiative was created to help establish a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and integrates geriatrics and primary care. The grant, paid over a five-year period, will support education and training for the primary care and geriatrics workforce. • The Mailman Segal Center for Human Development received a $500,000 gift from the Kapila Family Foundation. Both the Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic and the Kapila Family Foundation Challenging Behaviors Clinic were named in honor of the gift. This donation supported scholarships for families who would otherwise not be able to receive the evidence-based clinical treatments provided by the clinics. • The Shepard Broad College of Law Health Law Program was ranked 56th nationally and the Legal Research and Writing Program was ranked 20th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The Health Law program at NSU emphasizes the main areas of health law practice and offers a diverse and varied curriculum for students to become health law practitioners and policy makers. • The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, through the generosity of Denny Sanford and the Horatio Alger Association, received a $1-million gift to support the education of more than 100 undergraduate students. The college also successfully earned Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) unit accreditation through 2026. 2020 • NSU merged the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography into the new, combined Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center. The new college offers nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 2,500 students. • The Mailman Segal Center for Human Development was reorganized and integrated into the NSU University School, the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, the College of Psychology, and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. • Despite operating under pandemic conditions, NSU welcomed its largest class of incoming undergraduate students ever, with 2,001 new Sharks starting classes in fall 2020. • Partnering with Broward County, NSU announced the creation of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation, to open in 2021. Occupying 54,000 square feet of space on the fifth floor of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, the center will bring together NSU students and faculty members, entrepreneurs, and investors and will serve as an economic development engine for South Florida. • NSU was awarded a $4-million federal contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study long-term health issues caused by COVID-19. The research will build on the expertise of NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, which has been studying chronic fatigue syndrome for several years.