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April 16, 2014

Faculty News

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

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association will host the Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $75 per person and $50 for alumni who graduated after 2008. The event benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Florida residents Lisa Nyman of Jupiter and Whitney Smith of Punta Gorda have been selected to receive Palm Beach Atlantic University's Women of Distinction scholarships. Proceeds from the 23rd Women of Distinction luncheon on Feb. 19 provide scholarships for outstanding female students at Palm Beach Atlantic.

Dr. Timothy Ladd, who has served as the faculty athletics representative (FAR) for the Palm Beach Atlantic University Athletics Department for the past decade, was named the vice chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council. The announcement came at the recent NCAA national convention.
Faculty Rep Named Vice Chair of NCAA Management Council

Celebrated Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Ben Carson spoke about his faith and his upbringing during a special chapel presentation at Palm Beach Atlantic University on Monday.
Elevate Others, Neurosurgeon Dr. Carson Tells Students

Breakfast With Fred Leadership Institute is coming to Palm Beach Atlantic University Feb. 20 and 21. Named for Fred Smith, Sr., a business executive and Christian layman known as "mentor to a generation of leaders" who died in 2007, Breakfast With Fred Leadership Institute brings leading men and women who travel at their own expense from across America to college campuses to share life experiences, wisdom and leadership principles with students. The BWFLI focuses on the influence of intergenerational interaction and conversation, inviting men and women 60+ to create connections with these future leaders.

A student at Seacrest Country Day School in Naples received top honors in the Rinker School of Business High School Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition at Palm Beach Atlantic University this week for his automated sports broadcasting website idea.
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Pastor and author James Choung, who has worked in campus ministries for nearly two decades, is bringing a four-part message about discipleship to Palm Beach Atlantic University students this week.

Palm Beach Atlantic University ranks 21st nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Online Education Programs, announced today.

Student teacher Kassandra Alexander began the fall semester with as much excitement and anticipation as the second-graders she was assigned to teach. During her first week, the Palm Beach Atlantic University senior said she remembers making name tags for students in her class at South Grade Elementary, a public school in Lake Worth. Said Alexander, "It was just so interesting to look at the names and think, what are they going to look like? What are their personalities like?" By the end of the semester, she knew she had found her calling.
University's Education Students Thrive in Local Schools

Dr. Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed blog author, speaker, writer and professor, is the keynote speaker for Synergoi; Church Leaders Conference set for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The one-day conference for pastors and church leaders provides opportunities for professional and spiritual development. In addition to Dr. McKnight, Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Ministry faculty will present additional workshops. The event gets under way at 9 a.m. in MacArthur Hall on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus in West Palm Beach. Cost of registration is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is open at The event is sponsored by the University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.


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