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Celebrating Outstanding Alumni


Celebrating Outstanding Alumni

Tonight, the FAU Alumni Association will host its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and Reception, recognizing some of FAU’s most outstanding alumni for their exceptional service and commitment to their profession or the community.

I will have the pleasure of inducting Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., B.S. ’82, M.A. ’84 into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Dr. Evans is chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Previously, he was commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service, a billion-dollar health care agency that serves one-point-five million Philadelphians.

Past Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni honorees include a congressman, a senator, an ambassador, a NASA astronaut, an Emmy-winning news anchor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a Grammy-winning musician and two Broadway stars, as well as business executives, scientists, artists, educators, healthcare professionals, engineers and more.

The eight Distinguished Alumni of the Colleges are:

Anthony W. Anderson, B.A. ’79, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Community Advocate and Teacher in the Martin County School District

Brett Gavagni, M.B.A. ’08, College of Business
Lead Watson Health Cloud Engineer at IBM

Danielle N. Hartman, M.N.M. ’10, College for Design and Social Inquiry
President and CEO of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

Gay Sherman Voss, Ph.D., Ed.S. ’72, Ed.D. ’77, College of Education
Retired; Former Principal of Rolling Green Elementary School in Boynton Beach

Ravi M. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., M.S.E. ’86, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Principal and Executive Board Member at Blade Energy Partners

Noemi Coltea, B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’14, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Development Director for Boys Town of South Florida

Rockie D. Hosie, M.S.N.-M.B.A. ’07, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force; Special Needs Coordinator for the 673d Medical Group

M. Phillip DeYoung, Ph.D. ’03, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Scientific Leader in the Immuno-Oncology and Combinations Discovery Performance Unit at GlaxoSmithKline

We are very proud of these impressive alumni and their many stellar accomplishments. Congratulations, Owls!

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