Legacy Gift Supports NSU: A "Treasure of A University"

Photo of Liza Sumulong When Liza Sumulong was searching for an M.B.A. program, she did due diligence—visiting at least three schools. But there was something that stood out about Nova Southeastern University.

“I wanted to be at a place where I felt like I was at home,” said Sumulong. “When I arrived here, that was it. I knew immediately this was where I wanted to be.”

Soon after she enrolled at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Sumulong began working with the college in the marketing department. She finished her degree and was hired full time as an assistant in the recruitment and marketing office, then as a recruiter.

“I loved talking to students about the school and telling them about my experience,” said Sumulong, who was “out in the field” as a recruiter for the college for seven years. In 2008 she became associate director of corporate development. Then, in 2011, Sumulong became director of enrollment services. “Every day I feel like I’m helping students change their lives, helping them find a program and find their way—personally and professionally, just like the school helped me,” she said.

It was an invitation to a Legacy Donors luncheon that made her aware of a way she could make an even larger contribution to a college that had become such an important part of her life.

“I have worked here for 21 years, and this treasure of a university has taken care of me for so long. I need to help take care of it,” Sumulong said. What initially attracted her to NSU hasn’t changed. “It’s just gotten better,” she said. “It offers the big business school education, but it has a small business school feel. My contribution, both as an employee and now with my planned gift, will assist in making sure that legacy is maintained.”


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