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July 28, 2014

Faculty News

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

"Fashion Sense and Sensibili-Tea" was the theme of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association's 2014 Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction, held May 3 at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens. The tea raised $21,500 for scholarships, setting a new fund-raising record for the event.

State Sen. Joe Negron (R-Stuart) was true to his word when he promised to keep his remarks brief on Saturday during Palm Beach Atlantic University's spring commencement. Yet though his remarks were brief, Sen. Negron packed a lot of wisdom in three succinct points. Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the afternoon ceremony included a tribute to one of PBA's founding fathers and a posthumous degree presentation to a father of four who met with an untimely death in March.

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Palm Beach Atlantic University has announced the recipients of the University's 2014-2015 Quality Initiative (QI) Faculty and Student Research Grants. The grant cycle runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Joseph Kloba recently announced seven faculty promotions. Those promoted include Dr. Linda Ellington, Dr. Diane Esposito, Dr. Patrick Heyman, Dr. Melvin Holder, Dr. Sam Joeckel, Dr. Ann Langlois and Dr. Lee Prescott.

Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. announced today the retirement of the University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Joseph A. Kloba. Joining the University in 1995 to lead the graduate counseling program, Dr. Kloba was promoted to associate provost in 1998 and has served as provost for nearly 11 years. President Fleming announced the appointment of Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. as Palm Beach Atlantic’s new provost and chief academic officer effective June 1. Dr. Fant has served as executive vice president for academic administration and dean of the faculty at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He co-led the development of the Union 2015 Strategic Plan. Prior to his current role, Dr. Fant served as vice president of academic administration and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and previously chaired the 10-member English department at Union.

This week Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming Jr. recognized three members of the PBA community for demonstrating the University's theme for the 2013-14 academic year, "PBA One — One Mind, One Voice."
Three Saluted for Involving Colleagues in Capital Campaign

The Quantum Foundation has awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University two grants totaling more than $280,000 over two years for health care needs in Palm Beach County.
PBA Receives Quantum Foundation Grants for Health Programs

Nine students were honored Tuesday as the outstanding graduates of their schools and several others received departmental awards and scholarships as part of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Honors Day ceremony. The outstanding graduates each receive special recognition during spring commencement on May 10.

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Preparatory Department recently announced a list of their students who had won, through audition, acceptance into fine arts magnet schools in Palm Beach County. The University’s Preparatory Department provides weekly individual and group instruction in music and dance to children and youth ages 3 to 18. Curricula are available in violin, viola, cello, piano, organ, harp, flute, trumpet, voice, ballet, jazz and modern dance. In addition, group classes in piano, music theory and string ensemble are provided. Preparatory Department instructors all have advanced degrees in music or dance, and are active performers in such organizations as the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra.

Longtime Palm Beach Atlantic University Professor of Psychology and four-time Fulbright scholar Dr. Billy Ray Lewter passed away on Saturday, April 19, after a long illness.

 

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