Nova Southeastern University's Athletic Advisory Council

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"To be able to offer the gift of education to someone is perhaps one of the best things that can be done."

On March 30, 2009, Tony Segreto, who spent his entire 40 year broadcast career at WTVJ was honored at a tribute dinner, which benefited and helped create a scholarship in his name for Nova Southeastern University's Department of Athletics. In addition, a donation was made in honor of Segreto to the Dan Marino Foundation. The event raised $80,000 and attendees Included: Dan Marino, Don Shula, Wayne Huizenga, Dick Stockton, Lesley Visser, Kim Bokamper, NBC 6 News Anchors, and Archbishop Favalora.

Segreto said, “After 40 years with WTVJ, I can't think of a finer way to celebrate my career. It's a privilege to help the youth of this community. To be able to offer the gift of education to someone is perhaps one of the best things that can be done. And capping it off with the
ability to contribute to the Dan Marino Foundation makes this a homerun. I am very grateful to all that are making this possible."

Champions Accept the Invitation to Change Lives

The NSU Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) increases financial resources for the promotion and expansion of the NSU intercollegiate athletic program to ensure continued opportunities for student- athlete success. Leading by philanthropic example, members of the AAC engage other community leaders who have interest, contacts, and the capacity to support NSU Athletics.

Tony Segreto, Chair
Frank DePiano
Ray Ferrero
Steve Focazio
Scott Kleiman
Chip Lafferty
Mike Mominey
Nancy Olson
Jack Palanti
Emily Sisson

Nova Southeastern University invites distinguished philanthropic leaders to advise and promote NSU Athletics as members of the Athletics Advisory Council (AAC). NSU Athletics offers 17 intercollegiate athletic programs with 10 women's and seven men's teams. NSU academic programs blend traditional learning and the application of acquired skills and knowledge through service to the community. The tradition of NSU Athletics instills disciplined commitment in student-athletes, supports academic achievement and fosters responsible citizenship.

The contributions of the AAC will extensivley expand opportunites for NSU student-athletes to pursue academic excellence while striving to achieve the highest levels of success in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition as members of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC.) This is an invitation to change lives.

The Sharks have won eight team National Championships (Women’s Golf - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Men's Golf - 2012, 2015; Women's Rowing - 2013; Baseball - 2016),16 individual National Championships and have been nationally ranked in numerous sports since joining the NCAA beginning with the 2002-03 school-year. NSU Athletics has produced numerous NCAA National Players of the year, SSC Players of the Year, NCAA All-Region selections and NCAA All-Americans. 

The NSU Athletic Advisory Council will take an active interest in facility expansion, equipment upgrades, academic support programs and the specialized needs of intercollegiate student athletes. NSU AAC    members demonstrate their leadership by making commitments commensurate with their ability and encouraging others to do likewise.