Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus for personal and professional achievement and for bringing honor to Palm Beach Atlantic University. The individual has been a graduate of the University for at least 10 years.

2014 Recipients

Terri Bowers Hunter '94

Dr. Terri Bowers Hunter graduated with a degree in biology from PBA’s School of Arts and Sciences in 1994. She is a senior licensing manager at the University of South Florida Technology Transfer Office. Hunter is responsible for managing the commercialization of USF-developed life science technologies including patent prosecution management, creating industry partnerships in the U.S. and abroad, negotiating agreements and assisting in the development of start-up companies. Hunter also attended the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine, where she earned master’s and doctorate degrees in medical sciences. She completed her post-doctoral training at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Hunter has been active as a leader in both American Heritage Girls and Girl Scouts and is a fully trained assistant scout master in the Boy Scouts of America. She presently is serving a term as a member of her church’s Leadership Session and also serves as a music worship leader and assists with children’s ministries. Hunter and her husband, Dr. Greg Hunter, live in Tampa with their two children, Jon and Julia.

Sasha Rampersad Noe '94

Sasha Rampersad Noe, physician and owner of Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from PBA in 1994, Noe went on to earn her master’s and doctoral degrees in medical microbiology and immunology from the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. She worked at Saint Leo University’s Center for Online Learning as the faculty director and online instructor in science. Noe then earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton. She completed both her internship and residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg and has served on the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research; currently serving on the board of trustees and the board of directors for the Florida Society American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is a member of HOPEworldwide since 1995 and a member of its board of advisors for the Tampa Chapter. Noe also serves on the board of the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society and the Public Relations Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Physicians. A resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1994 and specifically Apollo Beach since 2001, she lives with her husband and two children.

2013 Recipient

Martin Kiar '99

2012 Recipient

Lee Ann DeHass Miller '90

2011 Recipient

Michele Rigby Assad '95

2010 Recipient

Edward Trask '85

2009 Recipient

Scott Whitaker '91

2008 Recipient

Thomas Olliff '84


Past Recipients

2002: Dr. Philip Rothschild ' 85
1995: Dr. R. Wayne Stacey '74
1994: George Thomasson '77
1988: Tony Adams*
1985: Lynn Gibbony Sloan '72*
1984: Bro. Joe Ranieri '79
1979: Dr. Tim Owings '75
1977: Rev. Wayne Padgett '72
1975: Dr. James Renault '72



Note: All time references are based upon the honoree's date of induction.