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SOURCE Nova Southeastern University
NSU Announces 2014 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship has announced the names of three South Florida business leaders, who will be inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 30.
Joining the distinguished ranks of Hall of Fame members are Manuel D. Medina, founding and managing partner, Medina Capital; James Donnelly, founder and chief executive officer, Castle Group; and Guy Harvey, Ph.D., artist, scientist, cinematographer, Guy Harvey, Inc., and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1990 and represents the Huizenga Business School's highest honor. This premier business event honors an esteemed class of inductees who have contributed not only to the growth of a phenomenal entrepreneurial business, but have also demonstrated a willingness to contribute time, effort and financial resources to programs and activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we live.
"We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of our newest inductees into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame," said J. Preston Jones, dean of the Huizenga Business School. "The achievements of this select group of entrepreneurs have made an indelible mark on our community, and we are honored to recognize them for their success."
ABOUT THE 2014 ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Manuel D. Medina is the founding and managing partner of Medina Capital, a high-growth private equity firm focused on the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity markets. Prior to the formation of Medina Capital and the Technology Foundation of the Americas, Medina was the founder, chairman of the board and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ exchange until April of 2011 when Terremark was acquired by Verizon Communications, Inc. Established in 1980, Medina successfully led the company from its beginnings in real estate development, to its emergence as a global leader in the IT infrastructure sector providing services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies.
James Donnelly is founder and chief executive officer of the Castle Group, one of the most successful property services firms in the community association industry, specializing in serving condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida. The Castle Group is a full-service company providing customized property-related solutions including property and rental management, financial and accounting systems, and a broad spectrum of offerings from developer and web services to lifestyles and concierge services. Donnelly is a licensed community association manager and a licensed general contractor with more than 25 years of experience serving community associations.
Guy Harvey, Ph.D., is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer. His first autobiography, Portraits From The Deep, debuted in 2004 as a made-for-television fishing series. The documentary This is Your Ocean: Sharks, premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2011. Harvey's murals grace locations such as the Don Taft University Center at NSU, the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, and the Surf Style parking garage and swim shop in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The Guy Harvey Research Institute was established in 1999 with a mission to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve and effectively manage the world's marine fishes and their ecosystems. In 2008, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation was established to fund leading scientists.
About the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship: Serving more than 5,000 students, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, sales and more. The school is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on Nova Southeastern University's main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. Programs are also available at multiple locations and online. For more information, visit http://www.huizenga.nova.edu/
About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!