|Associate Professor of Theatre Don Butler (left), School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella, student Allison Fox, student Kenny Hogg and Health and Wellness Director Faye Bible are joined by Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr., who presented them with clear Lucite paperweights bearing the words "Lead by Example" in recognition of their outstanding efforts.|
Palm Beach Atlantic University Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr. on Thursday recognized two students and three employees for answering the call to lead by example, in keeping with the University’s theme this academic year.
Student-athletes Allison Fox and Kenny Hogg, Health and Wellness Director Faye Bible, Associate Professor of Theatre Don Butler and School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella each received paperweights bearing the theme "Lead by Example."
The surprise presentation in Sachs Hall was the first of its kind this academic year and is intended to highlight individuals who have gone the extra mile, Interim President Fleming said.
"Our purpose today is to lift you up as examples to others at the University," he said.
"I believe in watching and observing you that you have truly led by example."
Fox, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major and goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, and Hogg, a junior mathematics major who plays forward for the men’s soccer team, each received National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Player of the Week recognitions. Fox received the designation for the week of Sept. 12-18, 2011, and Hogg received it for the week of Sept. 19-25.
Fox is from Naperville, Ill., and Hogg is a native of Irvine, Scotland.
Bible, who has served as director of Health and Wellness since 2010, was recognized for the personal touch she has demonstrated with multiple students, such as visiting them, praying with them and holding their hands during times of illness, Interim President Fleming said.
Butler’s recognition was for his dedication to the University’s theatre program and for the play he recently directed, Stop the World— I Want to Get Off. Butler has spent the greater part of his life as a professional actor and director, and he has served at PBA since 2007.
Dr. Masella was recognized for the School of Nursing’s success with maintaining its accreditation and for the performance of its students on the national licensing exam. The 2011 graduating class achieved a 97 percent pass rate on that exam. Dr. Masella, who joined PBA in 2008, has more 30 years of nursing experience in Palm Beach County.