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Over 4,500 students have graduated from the College of Computing and Engineering. Alumni are a very special part of the College of Computing and Engineering community and we are proud of all of them; our graduates have achieved success in industry, higher education, and government.

Our graduates work at major organizations such as Boeing, IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and various United States government agencies, as well as at colleges and universities around the globe in faculty and administrative positions.


Alumni Spotlights

Andrew Seely, M.S.


M.S. in Computer Science


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Ben Sirof, M.S.


M.S. in Information Technology


Read Ben's Spotlight

Catalina Bolaños Sippli, M.S.


M.S. in Management Information Systems


Watch Catalina's Spotlight

Diaa Fathalla, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Computer Science


Watch Diaa's Spotlight

Gregory Mintz, M.S.


M.S. Management Information Systems


Read Gregory's Spotlight

Lenis Hernandez, M.S.


M.S. in Computer Science


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T.J. Moore, B.S.

B.S. in Computer Science


Watch T.J.'s Spotlight

The Computing Hall of Fame at the College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) at NSU, established in 2023, seeks to recognize those alumni and friends who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the CCE through the years and have had an impact on the fields of computing and computing education. The selection committee will be composed of the CCE dean, chair, and at least one individual that is a CCE alumnus, industry, or government representative with a strong connection to computing.  The dean will work with key stakeholders to get recommendations and nominations of support for potential inductees from leading computing company representatives, agencies, and organizations, faculty, staff, and alumni.


2023 Inductee, Loretta Neff

lorettaLoretta Neff has been a role model for women in technology for over 40 years. Loretta, who is originally from Pennsylvania, attended North Miami High School and graduated in 1956. She then attended Barry College and earned an associate degree in accounting and business in 1958. During this time, she started in finance working at Ford Motor Credit before moving to California as chief accountant at United Recording Corp. Loretta chose to join the group that worked on their first computer system. After some time there, she returned to Miami and took evening classes in programming which was basic assembler and machine language. She went on to work for Burroughs Corp for 30 years and was assigned various work from programming and installations. Loretta earned her bachelors and masters at Nova Southeastern University and has been an active alumni supporting women in technology. Loretta went on to work for Ameriprise Financial for several years as a financial advisor. She eventually returned to Burroughs and was assigned to be the manager of human resource software until she retired in 2006. Loretta now serves on the foundation board of John Knox Village.


A Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest award that an individual can receive from the NSU Alumni Association. The purpose of the award is to recognize alumni who are changing lives and changing the world by demonstrating a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular professional, discipline, organization or community cause. These awards pay tribute to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and/or community, have great pride for their alma mater, and are committed to advancing the values and goals of NSU.

The College of Computing and Engineering honors our Distinguished Alumni Honorees for their professional and academic achievements as well as their selfless dedication and contributions to communities world-wide.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Honorees

  • 2018 John “Jack” Freund, Ph.D.
  • 2017 Wayne Brown, Ph.D. 
  • 2016 Laura Downey, Ph.D.
  • 2015 Dawn Beyer, Ph.D. 
  • 2014 James Burrell, Ph.D. 
  • 2013 David Metcalf, Ph.D.
  • 2011 Daniel Hatton, Ph.D.
  • 2010 Robert Urwiler, Ph.D.
  • 2009 Jeffrey Groom, Ph.D.
  • 2008 Frederick Moxley, Ph.D.
  • 2007 Carol Woody, Ph.D.
  • 2006 Dedric Carter, Ph.D.
  • 2005 James Ransome, Ph.D.
  • 2004 Amos Holt, Ph.D.
  • 2003 Donald Lemma, Ph.D.
  • 2002 Giaconda Weiner, Ph.D.
  • 2000 Peter Long, Ph.D.
  • 1999 Ken MacLeod, Ph.D.
  • 1998 Steven Zink, Ph.D.


Giving to the College of Computing and Engineering

Gifts to the College of Computing and Engineering support student scholarships, program development, faculty support, facilities, and much more.

We invite you to make a statement of your support for College of Computing and Engineering by making a gift today. Gifts can be processed online, over the phone, or by mail. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and may be directed to specific programs within the College of Computing and Engineering.

Giving Opportunities:

  1. Annual Fund
  2. Scholarships
  3. Labs
  4. Planned Giving

If you have any additional questions please contact Susanne Marshall, Executive Director of Development at or call 952-262-3014. 

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