March 02, 2007 - NSU - "Rocks the House"
What: NSU - Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship presents Rock n Roll Night
Where: Signature Grand
When: Friday, March 2, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beneficiary: Huizenga School Scholars
Host(s): NSU - “H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship”
EMCEE: Drew Sattee
Entertainment: Special Appearances by: Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders, "Rockin Rappers", The Five Boroughs & Thunder Head and SPECIAL GUEST: Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist of the Ventures
Sponsors: PLATINUM SPONSORS: Southern Audio Visual, Signature Grand, and I. Lorraine Thomas (Wendy’s Restaurants). GOLDEN SPONSORS: Maroone, Eastern Financial, Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza, Anthony's Runway 84, T H K O firm of Hodkin Koelowitz, Ostrow, Turner, EDIFY and BACARDI EVENT PRODUCTION CREDITS: Wizard Entertainment and production support to Music Arts Enterprises, Canella Custom Cycles & RONIN Advertising Group
Auctioneer: Drew Sattee
Attire: Rock & Roll
Event Coordinator: Jade Chen and the Office of Development, Huizenga School
Board of Directors: BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Ronald G. Assaf, Chair, Chairman, Sensormatic Electronics Corp. ; Barry J. Silverman, M.D., Vice Chair, Orthopedic Surgeon ; Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D., President, Nova Southeastern University; W. Tinsley Ellis, J.D., Secretary, Attorney, Ellis, Spencer & Butler; Mitchell W. Berger, J.D., Berger Singerman Law Firm, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Michael Bienes, Director, The Dianne & Michael Bienes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; h A. Brown, President & CEO, Chimera, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Rick Case, President & CEO, Rick Case Acura; Andrew J. DiBattista, President, Regional Consultants, Inc. ; Douglas Donn, Chairman, Community Bank; Arthur J. Falcone, CEO & Co-Chairman, Falcone Group Boca Raton, Florida; Silvia M. Flores, M.D., Internist, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Linda L. Gill, Vice-President, Gill Hotels, Inc.; H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman, Huizenga Holdings, Inc. ; Royal F. Jonas, J.D., Attorney, Jonas & Jonas; Milton Jones, CEO, Regal Trace, Ltd.; Alan B. Levan, Chairman & CEO, Bank Atlantic Bancorp; Nell McMillan Lewis, Ed.D., Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Joseph R. Millsaps, Realtor, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Samuel F. Morrison, Former Director, Broward County Library System, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; August C. Paoli, J.D., Attorney, The Law Office of A.C. Paoli, P.A.; David H. Rush, President, Rush Holdings, Inc.; Richard D. Segal, President & CEO, Seavest, Inc., White Plains, N.Y. ; Franklin L. Smith, Ed.D., Vice President, Urban Initiatives Edusoft, Inc.; Robert A. Steele, Retired Investor, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; J. Kenneth Tate, CEO, TKO Apparel, Inc.; August Urbanek, President, August Urbanek Investments; Sylvia Urlich, President, Westchester General Hospital; Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., Cardiologist, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-South Florida
"Rock "n" Rappers
Huizenga School’s Rock “n” Roll Night Raises $100,000
Emcee Drew Sattee introduced live musical performances by local celebrities. The evening kicked off with The Five Boroughs, a doo-wop group entertaining guests during cocktail hour. South Florida’s rock band Ready, Steady, Go then took over the stage and performed with a line up of musical talents.
Surprises included a performance by the “Blues Brothers” a.k.a. Dean Randy Pohlman and Executive Associate Dean Preston Jones; the Rock “n” Rappers; and Martin Silverberg’s Elvis. The highlight of the evening was performances by special guest Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist of The Ventures.
Others performing included Anthony Bruno, Anthony’s Runway 84; Andrew Cagnetta and Cynthia Correa Torres, Transworld Business Brokers; Lenny Chesal, Host.net; John Day, Mangos and Coconuts Restaurants; Steve Shelton, Shelton Ferrari & Maserati Dealerships; and Martin Silverberg, Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation, to name a few.
Rock “n” Roll Night provides deserving students with the opportunity to receive their undergraduate business education at the largest private nonprofit university in the region. “The scholarship program has allowed me to focus on my studies; it’s such a great opportunity and it encourages me to strive for the best,” says Michelle Littke, recipient of the Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union scholarship.
Platinum Sponsors included Southern Audio Visual, Signature Grand, and I. Lorraine Thomas (Wendy’s Restaurants). Event production credits go to Wizard Entertainment and production support to Music Arts Enterprises, and Canella Custom Cycles.
Located on a beautiful 300-acre campus in Fort Lauderdale, NSU has more than 25,000 students and is the largest independent institution of higher education in Florida. Nova Southeastern University is the largest independent institution of higher education in the Southeast, and it is the 6th largest independent institution nationally. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. The university is comprised of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, allied health and nursing, medical sciences, dental medicine, law, marine biology and oceanography, business and entrepreneurship, computer and information sciences, humanities, conflict resolution, family therapy, interdisciplinary studies, education, psychology and counseling, and family programs.