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May 23, 2015

Faculty News

This is news about the achievements and activities of the Palm Beach Atlantic University faculty.

Dr. Elias Chahine, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is one of 30 pharmacy educators nationwide who have been selected for the next cohort of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Now in its 12th year, the program is designed to develop the nation's most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in pharmacy education and beyond.
Pharmacy Professor Selected as Academic Leadership Fellow

Dr. Jamie Fairclough, assistant dean for assessment in the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, has been accepted into a population care coordinator training program with Duke University School of Nursing. The 13-week program intensive online program began this week with an orientation in Durham, N.C.
Educator Begins Population Care Coordinator Training at Duke

Dr. Terriel Byrd, professor of urban Christian ministry and coordinator of the evening programs for the Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Ministry, will present a paper during the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates' upcoming 2015 Eastern Regional Conference in Tampa. The paper is titled "The Hermeneutical Dialog of Liberation, Black, Feminist and Womanist Theologies: Parallel or Paradox." The conference will be held from June 4 to 6.
Ministry Professor to Speak at Conference, Workshop

Students helping their peers with science and mathematics courses are having a positive effect on freshman student retention, according to data compiled by Palm Beach Atlantic University's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program Tied to Student Retention Gains

Drawing upon his Baptist roots, Quantum Foundation president and guest commencement speaker Eric Kelly began his remarks to Palm Beach Atlantic University's spring graduates on Saturday by singing a song.
Commencement Speaker to Graduates: ‘Go Ye Therefore’

Palm Beach Atlantic University Provost Dr. Gene Fant announced today that Dr. Barton Starr, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, will retire effective June 30. An acting dean will be named as the University launches a national search, Fant said. Starr has served the University as dean and professor of history for nine years. The School of Arts and Sciences is PBA's largest school offering 15 majors with 45 full-time faculty and 509 students. "Dean Starr is a true teaching scholar, a gentle servant of Christ, and a trusted advisor and colleague," Fant said. "He has been a transformational leader for the School of Arts and Sciences, and Palm Beach Atlantic University is stronger because of his dedication to excellence. Chief among his legacy is the Summer Undergraduate Academic Research program, which allows high-achieving students and faculty to collaborate on leading edge research."
Dean Barton Starr to Retire After 9 Years of Service

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Palm Beach Atlantic University has announced the recipients of the University's 2015-2016 Quality Initiative (QI) Faculty and Student Research Grants. The grant cycle runs from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
University Awards Grants for Faculty, Student Research

Students of the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University selected Dr. Adwoa Nornoo, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, as the 2015 GSOP Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Nornoo Named Pharmacy School's Teacher of the Year

Dr. Michael O'Connor, associate professor of music in the School of Music and Fine Arts, performed with the Federal City Brass Band for two commemorative events marking the end of the Civil War in the East.
Music Professor Performs with Civil War Brass Band

A pizza fund-raiser organized by students in Palm Beach Atlantic University's Rinker School of Business this spring raised $750 for the daughter of faculty member Scott Spell.
Students Raise Support for Faculty Member's Ill Daughter

 

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