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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Huizenga College M.B.A., 2007
Chantal Leconte, FACHE
Former Administrator and Chief Executive Officer
Huizenga College M.B.A., 1993
Chief Executive Officer
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."
Director & Senior Trade Representative
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
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."
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|