|With PBA President William M.B. Fleming Jr. (center) are (from left) Dr. Nathan Lane, Dr. Kathy Maxwell, Franqui Carver, Emily Hardman, Nicole Minott, Lady Hereford (front) and Dr.Timothy Ladd.|
Palm Beach Atlantic University students, faculty and staff members were honored in the latest round of “Engagement Empowers” awards presented by PBA President William M.B. Fleming Jr.
Dr. Timothy Ladd – associate professor, educational studies, and PBA’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA:
“Dr. Ladd is a national figure in NCAA Division II athletics,” noted President Fleming. “His passion for PBA student-athletes is unmatched and he has worked tirelessly on their behalf. His commitment to excellence and integrity are well known throughout NCAA Division II athletics.”
This is Dr. Ladd’s 10th year to serve PBA in this position, which is designed to ensure the student-athlete well-being, academic integrity of athletics and institutional control of athletics program. PBA is an independent Division II NCAA member institution. Since 2011, Dr. Ladd has served on the NCAA Division II Management Council as representative of all independent member institutions.
Dr. Nathan Lane and Dr. Kathy Maxwell – associate professors, School of Ministry, organized the recent Bible story-telling event in the Rinker pit:
“This was a terrific event and a tradition that I hope may continue,” said President Fleming.
“It was a wonderful experience,” said Dr. Maxwell.
Franqui Carver – junior, biology major – student leader overseeing all projects in PBA’s Workship office:
“She and her team are the tip of the spear when it comes to community involvement,” President Fleming said about Workship, PBA’s landmark program that brings together the concept of work and worship. To date, PBA students have contributed some 2.5 million hours of community service through this program. “Franqui led her team in orchestrating our Martin Luther King Day projects.”
Lady Hereford – staff writer, PBA marketing department – acted as liaison between the University and the family of Christian Sampson, a much loved cafeteria employee who recently and suddenly died:
“Lady played her role silently but impactfully,” noted President Fleming.
The University and Aramark Food Services has created a scholarship to honor Sampson. If you would like to donate, please contact Michelle Evans in the University Development Office at 561-803-2011.
Also honored in advance of their participation of the Florida Student Leadership Forum on Faith & Values held March 1-3 in Tallahassee were students Emily Hardman and Nicole Minott. Hardman is a junior from Sarasota who carries a double major in political science and music. Minott is a junior from Fort Myers majoring in music education.
President Fleming said he was making the award in advance knowing that Hardman and Minott would engage in a positive way with those at the conference and be excellent representatives of PBA.
The honorees each received clear Lucite paperweights bearing that theme.