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August 02, 2015

Faculty News

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

Palm Beach Atlantic University Provost Dr. Gene Fant announced today that Dr. Barton Starr, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, will retire effective June 30. An acting dean will be named as the University launches a national search, Fant said. Starr has served the University as dean and professor of history for nine years. The School of Arts and Sciences is PBA's largest school offering 15 majors with 45 full-time faculty and 509 students. "Dean Starr is a true teaching scholar, a gentle servant of Christ, and a trusted advisor and colleague," Fant said. "He has been a transformational leader for the School of Arts and Sciences, and Palm Beach Atlantic University is stronger because of his dedication to excellence. Chief among his legacy is the Summer Undergraduate Academic Research program, which allows high-achieving students and faculty to collaborate on leading edge research."
Dean Barton Starr to Retire After 9 Years of Service

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Palm Beach Atlantic University has announced the recipients of the University's 2015-2016 Quality Initiative (QI) Faculty and Student Research Grants. The grant cycle runs from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
University Awards Grants for Faculty, Student Research

Students of the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University selected Dr. Adwoa Nornoo, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, as the 2015 GSOP Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Nornoo Named Pharmacy School's Teacher of the Year

Dr. Michael O'Connor, associate professor of music in the School of Music and Fine Arts, performed with the Federal City Brass Band for two commemorative events marking the end of the Civil War in the East.
Music Professor Performs with Civil War Brass Band

A pizza fund-raiser organized by students in Palm Beach Atlantic University's Rinker School of Business this spring raised $750 for the daughter of faculty member Scott Spell.
Students Raise Support for Faculty Member's Ill Daughter

Nine students were honored Tuesday as the outstanding graduates of their schools and several others received departmental awards as part of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Honors Day ceremony. The outstanding graduates each receive special recognition during spring commencement on May 9. In addition one faculty member, Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Chesnes, received the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Students, Faculty Recognized for Excellence on Honors Day

The late Gary Carter, a Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer who served as Palm Beach Atlantic University's head baseball coach from 2009 to 2012, will be inducted in the University's Sports Hall of Fame at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 25, after the ceremony was postponed due to rain last week. The event, which is open to the public, takes place prior to PBA's double-header versus Florida Tech at PBA's Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus, 3401 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach.
Carter Sports Hall of Fame Induction Re-set for April 25

Two third-year pharmacy students in Palm Beach Atlantic University's Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Melissa Waineo and Tara Kuhn, wrote a paper with Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Dan Brown that was published online this month in advance of print publication in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.
Journal Publishes Article on Antibiotic Used to Treat MRSA

Dr. Timothy Ladd, associate professor of education at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is the 2015 chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council, which helps shape the future of Division II and its 300 current member institutions.
Ladd Leads NCAA Division II Management Council

The Heritage Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow Stephen Moore will give a lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Rooms 115/116 of Gregory Hall, 1314 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Please RSVP to susan_williams@pba.edu.
Heritage Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow to Speak

 

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