DCMA Alumni

The following descriptions represent the diverse learning experiences, academic achievements, and post-graduation successes of the alumni of the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts.

If you're an alumnus/a of our department, we'd like to hear from you! Contact our faculty or department chair to share your academic, professional, or personal success story.

Julian Glasthal

B.A. in Communication, Concentration in Digital Media Production | Class of 2021
Julian Glasthal serves as the digital marketing and media manager for the Jewish Federation of Broward County. In this role, Glasthal manages the organization’s website, its email marketing and social media channels. He also helps coordinate community events and capture them through photography and videography. 

“All of my experience for this job came through my Communication major and the DCMA,” Glasthal said. “I was an intern for the DCMA, which provided me experience in managing social media accounts and web writing. I took a special topics course where we worked with Hoffman’s Chocolates to create a flavor of bark. I also worked at SUTV where I learned how to create video content for different departments and organizations, much like what I am doing now at the Federation. All of these experiences helped tailor my resume to acquire a job such as this one.”

Bust shot of a smiling Julian Glasthal in business attire

Mackenzie Anderson

B.A. Theatre, Music | Class of 2017
Mackenzie Anderson graduated from NSU in 2017 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Music. You may have seen her in Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Winnifred), Suddenly Last Summer (Mrs. Venable), Bat Boy the Musical (Meredith Parker), the annual Broadway Bash performances, and a number of other concerts and productions put on by the DPVA. She was also a Federal Work Study employee in the PVA Main Office. Anderson currently works as a vocal teacher at ProMusic Plus in Weston, FL.

Bust shot of Mackenzie Anderson in woodland costume

Mariah Busk

B.A. Theatre | Class of 2016
Mariah Busk received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Honors Recognition from Nova Southeastern University in May of 2016. While there, she played the title roles of Hamlet and Everyman. Her other credits include Bat Boy (Sheriff Reynolds), A Piece of My Heart (Leann), Betty’s Summer Vacation (Mrs. Siezzmagraff), Once On This Island (Asaka), and Sylvia (Kate). Mariah’s technical experience consists of four years as a Federal Work Study in NSU Theatre’s Scene Shop and assisting with set construction at The Vanguard. Recently, she worked as a company management intern with City Theatre and run crew for FAU Theatre Lab’s world premiere of Three Sisters of Weehawken. In her spare time Mariah likes to sing, dance, do yoga, practice aerial silks, and paint.

Mariah Busk seated on floor, looking away from camera with American flag in the background

Jody-Ann Henry

B.A. Theatre | Class of 2011
Jody-Ann Henry is an actor, teaching artist, and theatre director with 10 years of teaching experience and over 20 years of acting experience. She currently serves as Director of Theatre at Lithonia High School in Atlanta, and she is also a moderator for the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) Professional Learning Community for Middle School Theatre. Jody-Ann holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Louisville and a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education from Brenau University. Jody-Ann grew up in Miami where she began formally studying theatre in middle school and she continued honing her craft at New World School of the Arts High School. As an actor, she was last seen in Wole Soyinka's The Strong Breed (Sumna) at Clark Atlanta University and The Exorcism of Jimmy Lee (short film). Jody-Ann is a proud alumnus of Nova Southeastern University, and she is honored and extremely excited to be working with Stage 2, NSU Theatre's student production company.

Bust shot of Jody-Ann Henry

Anh Nguyen

 B.A. Art and Design | Class of 2016
Anh Nguyen, graduate of the Art and Design class of 2016, accepted a job at the NSU Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in the education department. She is also a professional muralist, and has started working with a company called MUCE, or Miami Urban Contemporary Experience. MUCE is “an organization that seeks to foster an enthusiastic experience for artists and consumers alike in all fields.” They are currently producing an Art Bizarre with Commission Jean Monestime.

Anh Nguyen creating art on a wall with spray paint

Erika Del Pozo

B.A. Dance | Class of 2011
Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L holds a BA in Dance and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Erika has practiced in outpatient pediatrics for five years and also has experience working with older adults with progressive neurological conditions. Erika created a modified-dance curriculum for adults with Parkinson’s Disease in Boca Raton, FL in 2016. Erika served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University for three semesters, collaborating with Dr. Lambdin-Pattavina to teach Occupational Analysis and Human Interactions.

Erika del Pozo smiling and looking over her shoulder at camera. Flowers behind her.

Sarah Amores

B.A. Dance | Class of 2017
After graduating from Nova Southeastern University, Sarah went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Dance and Technology at New York University in 2019. She has been working in dance and film and has experience teaching dance, choreography, and directing dancers on stage.

Selfie of Sarah Amores with clothing racks in the background

Alonzo Williams

B.A. Dance | Class of 2017
Alonzo Williams is a choreographer, dancer, educator and a curator of many artistic disciplines. He is a graduate of NSU class of 2017, with a B.A. in Dance and an M.S. in Higher Education. Currently he is pursuing his M.F.A within Dance at Hollins University, while simultaneously teaching/choreographing at local colleges, directing dance at West Boca Raton Community High and committing himself to outreach in South Florida. As a creative director he aims to incorporate diverse art forms that revolve around the art of dance to create impact. Williams’ goal for life itself is to promote community, faith, art, culture, and education by utilizing community outreach through art initiatives and creativity within diversity.

Alonzo Williams seated in front of a classic car

Sabrina Talamo

B.A. Dance and Communication | Class of 2011
After her time at Nova Southeastern University, Sabrina went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Dance at Broward Community College.

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