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Huizenga College Alumni

The Benefits of Belonging

The 43,257 alumni of Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship represent every state in the country, and span the world, with an expansive global network of business leaders. Through the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship and NSU Alumni Associations, you can stay in touch with alumni—at events and online.

20% Alumni Tuition Discount and other Exclusive Benefits

  • NSU Alumni receive a twenty percent discount on graduate tuition
  • Exclusive job postings and career development tools to help you advance in your career
  • Discounts and services available for local and national brands
  • Special event and networking opportunities with alumni around the world
  • Active social media community

Exclusive Access to Career Opportunities

As an alum or soon-to-be graduate, you can register to access exclusive job postings through our partnership with Handshake. Handshake specializes in bringing college graduates and Fortune 500 employers together to fill employment needs.

Stay Social, Reach Out and Grow Your Network

Connect with Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship and grow your network. Keep in touch on social media: Join our LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter groups. Send us updates on your achievements and we’ll share the news. Recruit graduates, and let your network know when you are looking to make a move.

Inspire and Give Back

We know that when alumni share their stories, they inspire and inform students in meaningful ways. If you’d like to make a presentation or offer your area of expertise, please let us know.

Internships and Mentorships


Internships and mentorships are great opportunities for you to help an NSU emerging business professional successfully achieve their goals. In return, you may connect with new talent that is the asset you have been looking for to work with at your firm. Email or call Nick Escalante, Director of Career Advising, at (954) 262-5016.

Want to Know More?

For more information about alumni perks and H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, email us or call us at (954) 262-5067.

As an Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship alum, you have a permanent home in our ever-expanding and far-flung community. Like you, our graduates are making a difference in their chosen fields across the globe every day. Imagine the impact of 43,257 difference-makers in all 50 states and in over 40 countries!

It is the work and pleasure of the NSU Alumni Association to offer opportunities throughout the year to re-connect with and re-charge one another. Check back often (please ensure we have your current address!) for the latest information on gatherings in your corner of the world as well as on-going career development and professional networking. And don’t forget to join NSU Connect!


You make us proud. We always love to hear from you – your ideas, your challenges, your triumphs, or simply a friendly hello.


Stay in touch!
Dean Rosman

Alumni Spotlight

Leonard Comma

Leonard (Lenny) Comma

Executive Coach and Mentor, The ExCo Group; Former President, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Jack in the Box Inc.

Huizenga College MBA, 1997

Mr. Comma returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address to the MBA class of 2016. Watch it here

Daniel Dawes

Daniel Dawes

Executive director of health policy and external affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Author, 150 Years of ObamaCare, (2016). Johns Hopkins University Press.

Huizenga College B.S. in Business Administration, 2003

Mr. Dawes returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address to the Undergraduate class of 2017.

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Alan Goldsmith

Alan Goldsmith

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Broward Health

Huizenga College M.B.A., 2007

Chantal Leconte, FACHE

Chantal Leconte, FACHE

Former Administrator and Chief Executive Officer
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Pediatric Services, Memorial Healthcare System

Huizenga College M.B.A., 1993

Gina Melby

Gina Melby

Chief Executive Officer
JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL

Huizenga College M.S., 1997

"Nova Southeastern University allowed me to obtain my Master's Degree in Science/Medical Management, while working full-time and raising a family. The flexible educational experience made it easier to meet the demands of both my professional and personal life. The program at NSU provided me with the skills and learning necessary for an executive level position within a hospital and healthcare system."

Enrique Millan-Mejia

Enrique Millan-Mejia

Director & Senior Trade Representative
Colombian Government Trade Office to the United States. Washington D.C.
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism

Huizenga College M.B.A., 2004

"One of the best experiences for my personal and professional growth has been the completion of an M.B.A. at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. There I found a solid basis for understanding trade policy and business environment of the United States, as well as the opportunity to share with colleagues from around the world, which in the end becomes a unique life experience that guarantees the construction of a successful professional future."

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Vice President of the Country of Panama, elected July 1, 2014

Huizenga College M.B.A., 1995

First woman in Panama's history elected for this post.

"Studying an M.B.A. at NSU's branch in Panama allowed me to receive a well-rounded education from professors with real experience in the business arena, while continuing my professional career at the same time, as well as spending time with my family. This program provided me with important tools, which I've continued to use over the years."

  

Alumni Achievements

2020
Stephanie Johnson, M.B.A.
has been named Divisional Director for LEGOLAND® New York Resort
Alina Galan, M.B.A. was hired as an Assistant Vice President for Multi-Bank Securities Donna Goudie, M.B.A. was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Cendyn
Andrew Koenig, M.B.A. was honored as Retailer of The Year by the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) Lisa Y. Gordon, M.Acc. President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, was named one of Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders in 2020 Yolanda Valencia, M.B.A., Head of Human Resources and Corporate Philanthropy for Galleria Farms, was inducted into Miami Dade College's Alumni Hall of Fame
2019
Martha Bejar, M.B.A. was appointed to the Board of Directors for Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, inc. and Neopost
Deborah Koch, M.B.A. was named the new Executive Director of the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross Nadege Borgat, M.B.A. was honored with the News-Press Young Professional of the year award
Andrew Koenig, M.B.A. promoted to President of City Furniture Jim O'Loughlin, M.B.A. was selected as the new CEO of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Albert I. Wertheimer, M.B.A. was awarded the ASHP Board of Directors' Donald E. Francke Medal honoring pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice
Don Webber, M.B.A. was promoted to CEO of SynCardia Systems Alan Goldsmith, M.B.A. is now Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Broward Health David Clark, M.B.A. has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations at Broward Health
Chris Diaz, M.B.A. was promoted to Co-CEO at Seminole Financial Services Myrna Soto, M.B.A. joined Digital Hands as its new Chief Operating Officer Caroline Sturgis, M.B.A. was appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County Maryland
Valrie Campbell, M.B.A. was the first woman to be appointed Terminal Manager at Kingston Wharves Peter Scott, M.B.A. was announced as the next Executive Director of the American Academy of Optometry Evans Gedeon, M.S.R.E.D. joined EDEN Multifamily as a Senior Financial Analyst
Dellesa Kirk-Johnson, M.B.A. was honored as a Palm Beach Distinguished Achiever by ICABA Karen Kerr, M.B.A., President of South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla., was also named President of Bartow (Fla.) Regional Medical Center Michael A. Cabanas, M.B.A., was named Regional Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust's Coral Gables office
Manuel "Manny" Fernandez, M.B.A., was named Vice President of Operations for Armor Correctional Health Services Gaia Calcaterra, M.B.A., had her charity benefiting child led households in South Africa featured on Ivanhoe's broadcast channel Bill Shibley, M.B.A., was elected to the Washington Wine Industry Foundation Board of Directors
Robert (Bobby) Pettit, M.B.A., was appointed Vice President, Finance & Operations for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Christopher L. Boerm, M.B.A., became President of Grain at ADM in addition to his current role as President of ADM's Transportation Group Drew Saito, M.B.A., was named Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking for Pacific National Bank
Ronald Giffler, M.B.A.became President of the Florida Medical Association Siman Qaasim, M.B.A.was named to the Board of Directors for Vitalyst Health Foundation Elizabeth V. Davie, M.S.R.E.D., was named Director of Operations for the Southeast region of Bridge Development Partners
Mark Thierer, M.B.A., was appointed to the Board of Directors of Xeris Pharmaceuticals   Domingo Castillo, M.B.A., was named Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Arkansas Milena Radakovic, M.B.A., was appointed Canadian Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)
Ryan Shea, M.B.A., was been promoted to President of Right Management - Florida/Caribbean
2018
Mike Noyes, M.B.A. was named Rapid Micro Biosystems Vice President of Operations Michael Cabanas, M.B.A. was elected to the Orange Bowl Committee Gale Allen, D.B.A. was named Executive Director of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research
Valle del Sol honored Siman Qaasim, M.B.A. as Mom of the Year Susan Newton, M.B.A. was appointed COO of Broward Health North Laura Shtrax, M.B.A. joined Nordis Technologies as Director of Client Relations
Michelle Cartwright, M.Acc. was promoted to CFO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and The Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Karen Rolle, M.B.A. was appointed Deputy Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies and Supervised Licensed Institutions by the Central Bank of the Bahamas Gaia Calcaterra, M.B.A. started a non-profit to benefit South African children
Daniel Dawes, J.D. was interviewed about ways Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh could affect healthcare Robert LeFavi, Ph.D. was named Founding Dean of USCB's Beaufort Campus Katherine Ross, M.B.A. was named Chief Information Officer at Broward Health.
Devin Adderley, M.B.A. was named Vice President of Sales for GA Telesis' MRO Services Group Jewel Edwards, M.B.A. was appointed appointed Executive Chairman of the Bahamas' National Training Agency. Alvaro “Al” Hernandez, M.B.A. was reappointed to the District Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando State College.
Dean Bartles, D.B.A. was appointed President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Sandra Changkija, B.S.B.A. earned LGPA Status At Inaugural LGPA Q-Series Tia Whitfield, B.S.B.A. created a pop-up truck bringing thrifted fashion to students
Vishal Vaswani, B.S.B.A. was appointed General Manager of Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. Stephen Strum, M.B.A. interviewed Jim Moseley Jr. of Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones for Buzz TV Diane Williams-Cox, M.B.A. was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission
2017
Scott Parker Jr., M.B.A. made a planned gift to NSU Peter Tokar, M.B.A. was a winner of the Development Counselors International's 40 Under 40 economic developers award Duane Marker, M.B.A. was named Corporate Controller of PuroClean
Kiki Koymarianos, M.B.A. acquired Women on a Mission to Earn Commission Carl Letamendi, M.B.A. co-founded Ology Research Group Alan Goldsmith, M.B.A. was named Chief Financial Officer of Broward Health
David B. Vliet, M.B.A., CEO of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center Incorporated discussed his journey to becoming a CEO on the Javier Morquecho podcast Gavin Tennant, M.B.A. was promoted to Vice President of Customer Services for JM&A Group Angela C. Kennedy, M.B.A. was appointed CEO of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
Manoj Ramchandani, M.B.A. announced plans to develop a $2 billion condominium complex in Jamaica Tiffany Kelly, B.S.B.A., ESPN Sports Analyst presented at the first of the 2017-2018 Mathematics Colloquium Series Lourdes Suarez, M.B.A., Vice President of Global Treasury for Carnival Cruise Line spoke to Hispanic Executive about the value of mentoring
Jeane Hull, M.B.A. was appointed to the Board of Directors of Epiroc AB Myrna Soto, M.B.A., Corporate SVP and Global CISO at Comcast Corporation spoke at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Small Business Academy
  • 50 NSU Business alumni in all fifty states
  • 43,257 Total NSU Business alumni
  • 3,828 Alumni have more than one degree from NSU Business
  • 40 NSU Business alumni in over forty countries
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