Junior Johann Lilly took swift action recently when he heard that someone was in distress outside the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation.
A biology major with a concentration in pre-health professional preparation, Lilly, who was inside the Greene, ran outdoors and administered first aid to an individual who was having a seizure. He and others remained with the person until help arrived.
|Students Johann Lilly (left), Tosin David, Sawyer Smith and Greg Bromley receive the Lead by Example award from PBA Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr. Not pictured is Olivia Joyce.|
On Friday, Lilly was one of five students, three faculty members and two staff members who were the latest recipients of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s “Lead by Example” award, a recognition given by Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr. to those who personify this year’s University-wide theme.
It was the third such presentation this academic year and the largest group of recipients to date. The award recipients each received clear Lucite paperweights bearing the words “Lead by Example.”
Interim President Fleming referred to Lilly as a “good Samaritan” and expressed gratitude for his “quick and alert response” in a medical emergency.
Also recognized Friday was Sawyer Smith, a sophomore finance major who notified Campus Safety and Security when he saw someone attempting to break into vehicles, Interim President Fleming said.
Another student, senior Greg Bromley, who is majoring in pre-law and philosophy, received the award for his work serving as Student Government Association president. “He has rallied his troops,” Interim President Fleming said. “They have been enthusiastic.”
|Dr. Mireille Aleman (left), David Athey, David Ladd, Dr. Craig Hanson and Cynthia Lamerson receive the Lead by Example award from PBA Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr.|
Two students, Olivia Joyce and Tosin David, as well as Dr. Mireille Aleman, assistant professor of chemistry, received the award for their work in organizing this year’s Relay for Life event at PBA, which raised about $7,000 for the American Cancer Society.
David Athey, associate professor of English, received the award for his work organizing the PBA Book Club. Now in its seventh year, the club has discussed 180 books and provided a forum for “an intellectual exchange and a great, crisp dialogue,” Interim President Fleming said.
Dr. Craig Hanson, associate professor of philosophy, received the award for his work with Palm Beach County schools in the area of ethics. Dr. Hanson is also the sponsor of the University’s Ethics Bowl team and was actively involved in last year’s Palm Beach County Ethics Day.
David Ladd, the University’s director of network services, received the award for coming to the aid of a stranded motorist outside of the airport, thus “exhibiting the core values of PBA by helping someone in need,” Interim President Fleming said.
Another staff member, Community Services Coordinator Cynthia Lamerson, received the award for her work helping the World Leaders Conference happen on PBA’s main campus. The conference was held April 18 and 19 and featured such speakers as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former NFL coach Tony Dungy and ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts.