FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship will host two commencements on June 8. Graduates and guests will have the opportunity to hear from Mark Templeton and Neal Asbury, two distinguished business leaders from the South Florida community.
9:30 a.m. commencement ceremony – Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business Administration. Mark Templeton, co-founder and executive chairperson of 4Sense, Inc., a human motion analytics company, will speak during the commencement. He serves as the director of Equifax, a worldwide information services firm, and Keysight Technologies, a global electronic test and measurement company.
Templeton is the former president and CEO of Citrix Systems, Inc., the global software company that he developed into an industry powerhouse. Under his leadership, Citrix grew into a global corporation with annual revenue of more than $3 billion, serving more than 300,000 customers, and employing 10,000 professionals.
2:30 p.m. commencement ceremony for master’s and doctoral degrees from the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship, excluding MBA and MIBA. Guest speaker will be Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, a multinational home appliance and commercial foodservice equipment company.
Asbury, who is a serial entrepreneur, has received the President’s E-Star Export Award and the Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2008, he received the United States National Champion Exporter of the Year Award.
In addition to his many business achievements, he hosts Neal Asbury’s Made in America, a talk radio show carried by more than 80 affiliates, has published over 400 articles on global trade issues and his advocacy has taken him to address the United Nations at the Commission of Trade and Development.
Tickets to the commencement ceremony are not required but seating is limited and large groups of guests wishing to sit together should arrive early.
Commencement guests will also have the opportunity to view a live telecast of the ceremony via closed circuit television at three on-campus locations. All NSU Commencement ceremonies will also be live-streamed online in real time. Visit the NSU Commencement home page for information and access.
NSU’s Don Taft University Center provides disabled-accessible parking spaces on each level of the public parking garage. Golf carts will be in operation before and after the ceremony to assist with transportation of special-needs guests from the parking garage to the Rick Case Arena. Commencement guests using wheelchairs can enter and exit the Rick Case Arena through either the north or east lobbies of the venue.
For additional information, please visit the NSU Commencement home page at: www.nova.edu/commencement.
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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu.
About the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship: Serving more than 2,800 students, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, supply chain management and more. The college is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. Programs are also available at multiple locations and online. For more information, please visit: www.business.nova.edu.