Palm Beach Atlantic University trustees today (5/7/12) elected William M. B. Fleming, Jr. as the University’s eighth president. Fleming, who had served as interim president for more than a year, officially begins his presidency on May 8, 2012.
Two survivors, one the victim of a terrible automobile crash and the other a daughter who watched her famous father quickly succumb to cancer, delivered a powerful combined message to the 2012 graduating class of Palm Beach Atlantic University on Saturday.
Kyle Mains, who graduates today with a doctor of pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University's Gregory School of Pharmacy, was on a mission trip to Haiti last summer with his church when he was called upon to help organize and properly stock an in-house pharmacy at New Life Children's Home in Port-Au-Prince.
Palm Beach Atlantic University student Denise Owens of Jupiter cared for her two sons and terminally ill husband while working toward a bachelor's degree in organizational management. She was named the outstanding graduate of the MacArthur School of Leadership and will be recognized during spring commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
On Saturday, June Casey of West Palm Beach will become the oldest student to graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University at age 75. Casey will receive a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic.