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Nadine Aktan, nursing, was a finalist for the NJBIZ Nurse of the Year Award. She was selected for her work at Eva’s Village Primary Care Clinic and other work as a family nurse practitioner.

Neici M. Zeller, history, has published a book, Discursos y espacios femeninos, which won a national prize from the Dominican Ministry of Culture as the best socio-political analysis of 2012.

Jason Jaksetic ’05 recently delivered a lecture on campus, “When in Doubt: A Principled Approach to Successfully Navigating Reality for the Artist, Athlete, Philosopher, and Revolutionary.” An athlete, he works as a writer and editor at Spartan Racing, a fitness magazine.

Bela Florenthal, marketing, led the faculty and students who helped the University’s Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honors society for AACSB accredited business school, become named an Exemplary Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma for 2012-13. Florenthal serves as the chapter president of Beta Gamma Sigma. The group will be eligible to receive funds for a scholarship as the result of this achievement.

Students from the Kinesiology Club staffed two tables at a Health Fair sponsored by Chilton Memorial Hospital and the Wayne Health Department. They offered free health screenings including body composition, waist circumference and flexibility assessments.

Ten science students, all members of the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a scholarship for minority students, participated in the 5th Annual STEM Research Conference held at Rutgers University. Two, Shefkate Bakiu, and Neal Joshi, won first prize for best posters. Jeung Woon Lee, biology, was their faculty advisor.

Christopher Klobus ’13, a nursing honors student, won the award for best research poster at the Meridian 9th Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice conference for his work investigating the correlation between electronic medical records and nurses’ perception of quality patient care delivered. He competed against nursing professionals, researchers, and master’s students from other universities.

Mark Travis Rivera, women's and gender studies, performed with his dance company, marked dance project,  at NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs as part of the Multiple Identity Series earlier this month. He is one of four artists to present their work as part of the series this year.