NOVA Southeastern University AAUW Branch

AAUW NOVA Southeastern University: 3073
South Florida

Position Name Contact Information
President Randi Sims
Director for Programs Maureen McDermott
Director for Membership Ellen Wilkinson
Director of Finance Julie Torruelas Garcia
Director for Public Policy TBD TBD
Secretary TBD TBD
College University Relations Liaisons/
Co-Student Advisors
Rosario Koenig
Communications Director Molly J. Scanlon

Branch Members:  07

Link to Branch Newsletter:

Branch Meeting Dates:   3nd Wednesday of Every Month, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Location: Main Campus, DeSantis Building-Room 5145



Upcoming Events:

  • PACE E-STEAM schedule for Fall 2017
    • Thursday October 26th
    • Thursday November 16th
    • Wednesday, December 6th
  • Professional Tabeling Dates
    • October 20th Employee Fest (11am-3pm)
    • October 25th Health Wellness Fair, 10am-2pm (need confirmation)
    • November 2 Equal Pay Day (tables set up in different locations/flyers will be distributed)
  • Student Tabeling Dates (noon to 1:00pm) and Themes
    • 10/19 Halloween
    • 11/9 90s (then vs now salary)
    • 11/30 Stress Relief Week
  • International Women’s Day  Colloquium, March 21, 2018
  • Meetings for Fall, 3rd Wednesday noon to 1pm, DeSantis 5145.

International Women’s Day Colloquium
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Noon to 1:00pm
DeSantis Atrium


Community Action Grant 2017-2018

NSU Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awarded an AAUW Community Action Grant

The Nova Southeastern University branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the recipient of a 2017-18 AAUW Community Action Grant. The grant, spearheaded by AAUW-NSU members Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography and Sheila Fabius, M.P.A., Director of Undergraduate Student Success at the College of Undergraduate Studies, is a prestigious and highly competitive award, which funds innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls. The program targeted by the grant is the PACE Center for Girls, a delinquency prevention/intervention program for young and adolescent girls in Broward County, Florida. NSU’s AAUW student and professional chapters both engage in activities that include campus visits, class visitation, science demonstrations, art projects, and a tour of NSU’s Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center.

Read the article here!


Summary of Events


AAUW-NSU PACE Visit September 28, 2017

On September 28th, 2017 eight students from the PACE Center for Girls started their “E-STEAM (Exploring – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Project for Girls”. This experiential learning initiative is dedicated to encouraging girls to pursue higher education and STEAM careers by way of mentorship, interactive activities, and academic success workshops.

The theme for the first visit was “Make today the day to learn something new”. Undergraduate student members of AAUW lead icebreakers and a tour of the campus. Halmos College M.S. in Marine Science graduate student Sarah Gumbleton presented a hands on activity about sea birds. Handling the bird bones and claws was both fun and a good learning activity.  A goal setting workshop was led by AAUW-NSU faculty members Molly Scanlon, Ph.D. and Maureen McDermott, Ed.D. The PACE students created vision boards on the covers of their journals and added reflections of the experiences from their day at NSU.

The Nova Southeastern University branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-NSU) has been collaborating with the Alvin Sherman Library and Broward’s PACE Center for Girls since 2008. Funding has been provided by a 2017-18 AAUW Community Action Grant. This is a prestigious and highly competitive award, which funds innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls.


Equal Pay Day
April 4, 2017, 11:30am-1:30pm

April 4 is the day in 2017 that symbolizes how long into the new year the average American Woman must work to earn the salary not received in 2016 because of unequal wages.

The NSU Branch of the American Association of University Women will be tabling in the University Center for Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11:30am to 1:30pm. During this event, students will engage in an interactive display of wage inequity, receive random salary offers based on statistical estimates, and take away helpful hints for reducing pay inequities.

International Women’s Day
March 22, 2017, 12-1pm

The NSU Branch of the American Association of University Women will be hosting an International Women’s Day Colloquium in the Carl DeSantis Atrium, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, noon to 1:00pm.

 This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change. Our Keynote speaker is Li Cohen, Communication Studies Major. Cohen will present Bold is Beautiful. Research posters on a variety of topics related to the theme will be displayed by student groups from across the campus. This is an open event for the entire NSU community.  A light lunch will be provided.

Contact Randi Sims for more information:

College Brides Walk (in cooperation with more than 8 area colleges)
Friday, February 17

Where: Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161

The Nova Southeastern Chapters of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Delta Kappa Omicron (DKO) have partnered with Barry University to support to 7th Annual College Brides Walk. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about issues of dating and domestic violence. The walk will take place Friday, February 17th, 2017 starting at Barry University and ending at Johnson & Wales.

  • Check-in starts at 9am to 9:50am and the opening ceremony begins at 10am in the Broad Auditorium.
  • Faculty, students, and volunteers will sign a waiver and receive wristbands for lunch at Johnson & Wales.
  • Members of AAUW and DKO will meet outside of Broad Auditorium at 9:30am.
  • If you are affiliated with NSU and would like to join the group in walking, please RSVP to by February 12th, 2017.
  • Traditionally, walkers have worn bridal gowns; however, you may wear anything you feel comfortable in.
  • Please wear an NSU shirt if you have it.
  • See attached flyer for day of event details or go to the official website

Parking is available in the commuter lot on Barry University campus:

  • On the campus map, P3 is the commuter lot and the shuttle runs from there to Broad Auditorium where the opening ceremony will be (number 4 on the campus map).

PACE Girls Visit NSU’s Oceanographic Center
Friday, February 3; 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Contact Julie Torruellas-Garcia for more information:

Voters’ Registration Drive
October 4, 2016 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Mobile Registration RV will be parked in the library drop-off circle on the main campus

Goal Setting Workshop
October 18, 2016 Noon-1:00 p.m.
Where:  Rosenthal Building, #200