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December 20, 2014

06/2013
Catherine Wiersma of Denver, Colo., who recently completed her freshman year at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is the 2013 recipient of the University's Rothschild Leadership Award.
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Dr. Ann Langlois, associate professor of business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, recently led a group of 25 students, faculty and alumni from the Rinker School of Business to Brazil for 10 days on the school's eighth annual Global Business Trip. The group traveled to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with both cultural and business experiences in each. The students spent the prior semester learning the culture, political and economic challenges of doing business in developing countries, specifically Brazil. This trip was first-hand experience in the realities of the social, business and economic environments of Brazil, Dr. Langlois said.

The Alumni Association of Palm Beach Atlantic University has set its annual golf and tennis tournament and auction for Saturday, October 5, at the PGA National Resort & Spa. The tournaments, which are open to the public, will raise money for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The golf tournament begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by a helicopter ball drop at 8:15 a.m. A shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. begins the tournament where golfers will compete on the Champion and Squire courses. In addition to an enjoyable round of golf, participants will compete for prizes for the closest-to-the-pin, longest drive, Beat the Pro and more. Arrigo Dodge ? Chrysler ? Jeep of Palm Beach and Tire Kingdom provide par 3 hole-in-one prizes.
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Over two weeks in June, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Jacintha Cauffield and Assistant Professor of Administration and Social Sciences Jamie Fairclough led a team of students from Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy to a pair of small farming towns in western Palm Beach County and nearly halfway across the state to the sugar-growing community of Clewiston, in Hendry County. In the towns of Belle Glade, Pahokee and Clewiston – where economic struggle is common -- the pharmacy mission team brought care to families in need and the elderly.
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Christian Sampson, an Aramark employee who daily shared Scripture with diners on campus, is being remembered with a scholarship fund established in his honor. Sampson, 28, who worked in the Fraser Dining Hall, passed away last fall. “While Christian’s life was cut short, his impact on our campus community was significant, and his legacy of providing a ‘word of the day’ scripture to everyone he met will be remembered by many for years to come,” said Vicki Pugh, vice president for development.
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Armed with rubber boots, collection jars and plenty of sunscreen, PBA students are spending their summer searching for a headcount of three different ecological types: Birds and fish, plankton and invertebrates, and sea grass and mangroves, in our local Intracoastal Waterway, just east of the West Palm Beach campus. Dr. Thomas Chesnes and students Lory Gort, Isabelle George and Jessica DeHaven, have embarked upon an ecological study as a part of PBA’s “Summer Undergraduate Research Program.” To the north of Okeechobee bridge lies the “South Cove” area, and to the south lies the “Chapel by the Lake.”

The Palm Beach Atlantic University community lost a true friend and long-time supporter Monday upon the death of Helen K. Persson. She was 95. “On top of her many accomplishments, it should be noted that Helen Persson made a career of caring,” University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. said. “She was most gratified when she was sharing her considerable talents and earned treasure to help others succeed.”

Summer Campers Focus on Missions

Date: June 17, 2013
Palm Beach Atlantic University will serve as home base for more than 1,200 summer campers with a heart for missions who will be performing community service throughout Palm Beach County during the month of June. M-FUGE, part of the LifeWay Christian Resources FUGE family of camps, is designed for rising seventh-graders through college-age students.
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More than 80 elementary and middle school students from Palm Beach County are learning about science in a fun and exciting way by participating in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Science Days camp. In partnership with Staples Foundation, the charitable arm of Staples, Inc., the university hosted students on its main campus and gave them opportunities to enjoy hands-on activities, guided by science-savvy camp counselors and PBA science professors. Each day of camp centered on a specific theme, including rocks, minerals and fossils; the body, nutrition and exercise; the environment; animals; and genetics and forensics.

Alumnus Matthew Langford is returning to Burundi this summer to bring hope and comfort to the citizens of this African country that has been torn by violence since declaring its independence more than 50 years ago. Langford visited Burundi, known for its Royal Drummers, in 2011 with Tirzah International, a non-profit organization based in The Woodlands, Texas. During this trip, Langford met Apollinaire Habonimana, a self-taught Burundian musician who hoped to start a school. “It hit me hard when I realized that there was no formal music education available in Burundi,” Langford said.
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