Nova Southeastern University’s Fourth Annual ‘Salute to Veterans and Service Members’ event was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Alfred and Rose Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the office of NSU President George Hanbury, the event honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces as well as the families that support the troops.
The evening was emceed by Dena Hale, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing for the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and a proud U.S. Army veteran. The NSU student, faculty, and staff community of veterans and active duty service members listened to remarks on this year’s theme, “Welcome Home and Thank You,” from Stephanie G. Brown, Ed.D., vice president of Enrollment and Student Services; President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.; Nancy Klimas, M.D., Professor of Medicine; and Capt. Earl Filmore.
Dr. Klimas was chosen as the faculty speaker for her extraordinary research in illnesses related to war, and specifically to those suffered as a result of the Gulf Wars. Capt. Filmore spoke as the NSU student representative. He has served in the U.S. Army for more than twenty years, is the Assistant Professor of Military Science (Army ROTC) at Bethune-Cookman University, and is pursuing his doctoral degree in education with the NSU Fischler School of Education.
In addition to the activities held on the main campus in Davie, several Student Educational Centers across Florida also participated in the event, watching via a live stream.