Artist & Conservationist Guy Harvey Provides Generous Financial Gift to Nova Southeastern University

Gift Will Support Ocean Research, Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Rename Facility to the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center

Article ID: 625497

Released: 31-Oct-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University

Newswise — FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced that Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are providing a generous financial gift that will allow students, faculty and staff at NSU's Oceanographic Center to enhance their research and academic program and also to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying marine science. For many years, NSU has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Guy Harvey, Ph.D. and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. NSU's Oceanographic Center is home to the Guy Harvey Research Institute, where researchers and students study and learn about all aspects of our marine ecosystem, including the animals that live within.

Now, that relationship is being taken to the next level.

"This is another wonderful example of Dr. Harvey's philanthropic, academic and environmental passion and we are thrilled that NSU's relationship with him and his foundation will continue for many years to come," said George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., president and CEO of Nova Southeastern University. "I am particularly excited that his gift will help the next generation of marine biologists, researchers and oceanographers continue the important work that our Oceanographic Center is doing. I commend Dr. Harvey for his commitment not only to our environment, but to our students as well."

Guy Harvey is joining a long list of other philanthropic community icons and leaders in having his name added to a building at Nova Southeastern University. Because of his generous gift, the Oceanographic Center will now be known as the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center, helping firmly establish his legacy at NSU.

"Today’s announcement is an extension of our long relationship with Nova Southeastern University," said Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey, Inc. and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, based in Davie, Florida. "This is a great win-win opportunity offering tremendous exposure to both of our brands, and our joint mission to study and manage the world’s marine fishes and their ecosystems."

While most people recognize Guy Harvey as a marine wildlife artist and conservationist, not many are aware that he earned a Ph.D. in fisheries biology. This love of the marine world, his desire to learn more about our ocean-bound neighbors and his mission to provide direction and assistance in the protection and conservation of these creatures that led to the formation of the GHRI in 1999.

"I am extremely pleased to have my name associated with Nova Southeastern University's world-class Oceanographic Center in Hollywood and to further my relationship with the university," said Harvey. "The cutting edge research work being conducted by the Guy Harvey Research Institute at the Oceanographic Center is something I am very proud of and hopefully the additional funds from this arrangement will help ensure the continued growth of the research and educational work ongoing at the Center."

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

About NSU's Oceanographic Center: The Oceanographic Center provides high-quality graduate education programs (i.e. master's, doctoral, certificate) in a broad range of marine science disciplines. Center researchers carry out innovative, basic and applied marine and research programs in coral reel biology, ecology, and geology; fish biology, ecology, and conservation; shark and billfish ecology; fisheries science; deep sea organismal biology and ecology; invertebrate and vertebrate genomics, genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution; microbiology; biodiversity; observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, and ocean atmosphere coupling; benthic habitat mapping; biodiversity; histology; and calcification. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean

About NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute: Established in 1999, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is a collaboration between the renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer Guy Harvey, Ph.D., and NSU's Oceanographic Center. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve and effectively manage the world's marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI is one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity. The research, education and outreach activities of the GHRI are supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc., extramural research grants, philanthropic donations by private businesses and individuals, and NSU. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ghri/index.html

About Guy Harvey: A marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in fisheries biology, Guy Harvey's depictions of marine life, especially sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives. Please visit www.guyharvey.com


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