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May 30, 2015

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Dr. Elias Chahine, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is one of 30 pharmacy educators nationwide who have been selected for the next cohort of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Now in its 12th year, the program is designed to develop the nation's most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in pharmacy education and beyond.
Pharmacy Professor Selected as Academic Leadership Fellow

Dr. Jamie Fairclough, assistant dean for assessment in the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, has been accepted into a population care coordinator training program with Duke University School of Nursing. The 13-week program intensive online program began this week with an orientation in Durham, N.C.
Educator Begins Population Care Coordinator Training at Duke

Dr. Terriel Byrd, professor of urban Christian ministry and coordinator of the evening programs for the Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Ministry, will present a paper during the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates' upcoming 2015 Eastern Regional Conference in Tampa. The paper is titled "The Hermeneutical Dialog of Liberation, Black, Feminist and Womanist Theologies: Parallel or Paradox." The conference will be held from June 4 to 6.
Ministry Professor to Speak at Conference, Workshop

Students helping their peers with science and mathematics courses are having a positive effect on freshman student retention, according to data compiled by Palm Beach Atlantic University's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program Tied to Student Retention Gains

Nursing major Sarah Woods quite literally entered the family business just hours before Palm Beach Atlantic University's commencement exercises at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Woods and political science major Kyle Rehberg received their military commissions in a special ceremony attended by their families and professors in the DeSantis Family Chapel. The time-honored tradition of a commissioning ceremony includes presentation of the gold bars being affixed to their uniforms by their parents. An officer of the cadet’s choosing presents their first salute and a silver coin symbolizing their precious sacrifice in serving their country.
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ROTC Program Produces Two Graduates

Drawing upon his Baptist roots, Quantum Foundation president and guest commencement speaker Eric Kelly began his remarks to Palm Beach Atlantic University's spring graduates on Saturday by singing a song.
Commencement Speaker to Graduates: ‘Go Ye Therefore’

Senior trumpet performance major Colin Aliapoulios, who grew up in a family of musicians, is skilled in both instrumental and choral music. He will graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University on Saturday as the Outstanding Graduate of the School of Music and Fine Arts.
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Outstanding Student Musician to Take Final Bow at Graduation

Todd LaVogue, a Palm Beach Atlantic University graduate who teaches television broadcasting and finance at Duncan B. Watson Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, is the 2015 recipient of the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education in the Career Education category.
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Dwyer Award Recipient Expands Classroom Using Technology

Jodi Touchton of Ocala, Florida, and Hannah Kratz of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Servant Leadership Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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

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