Prestigious Industry Certification Earned
NSU’s associate director of Auxiliary Services has earned the Certified Auxiliary Service Professional (CASP) designation. Patricia Terrell is among 28 professionals who received the certification awarded by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.
The CASP designation is a four-year certification for aspiring Auxiliary Services professionals. It is the only certification that demonstrates recipients have met a high standard of excellence, as defined by experts in the industry, and that they have the skills necessary to be a director of Auxiliary Services.
NSU Professor Recalls Trip that Changed Lives
As a teenager Dr. Joseph D’Silva, NSU associate professor of biology, was a participant in the American Red Cross’ first and only international exchange program known as Operation VISTA. The program, which took place in 1962, changed the lives of the young participants and led one of them on a path to become the United Nation’s Secretary-General. Recently some of the Operation VISTA participants reunited and Dr. D’Silva came face-to-face with Ban Ki-Moon, the current United Nations Secretary-General, who says that the 1962 trip was the inspiration for his diplomatic career.
That trip included 112 students from 42 countries who traveled across the United States to acquaint themselves with America and its citizens. At the end of the trip, the teenagers visited the White House and met then-President John F. Kennedy. “The visit left a lasting impression on Mr. Ban, and he was inspired to become a career diplomat and ultimately the Secretary-General of the United Nations,” said D’Silva. “The reunion was a tribute to an idea.”