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August 01, 2015

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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

Eric M. Kelly, church planter, pastor and president of the Quantum Foundation, will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Spring Commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event is open to graduates and guests who hold tickets. More than 500 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and professional doctoral degrees from the West Palm Beach, Orlando, Wellington and online campuses will participate in the ceremony. The event will recognize the first graduates of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.
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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

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