Florida residents Emily Hardman of Sarasota and Kimberly LittleJohn of Wellington have been selected to receive Palm Beach Atlantic University's Women of Distinction scholarships. Proceeds from the 24th Women of Distinction luncheon on Feb. 17 provide scholarships for outstanding female students at Palm Beach Atlantic.
Angela Moreau, a senior majoring in international business and minoring in French at Palm Beach Atlantic University, has been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Quiester Craig Fellowship for the 2014 Sigma Beta Delta Program.
Except for essential offices, Palm Beach Atlantic University will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas holiday. However, some offices will open for limited hours on certain days.
For award-winning businesswoman Sharon Gill, the journey to becoming the fall 2014 Outstanding Graduate of the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University began more than 30 years ago in her hometown of Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Palm Beach Atlantic University fall graduate Corina Sanchez, who received a degree in English and secondary education on Dec. 13, is one of three Gates Millennium Scholars to attend PBA. Established in 1999 with the goal of developing Leaders for America’s Future™, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Scott Whitaker of Falls Church, Virginia, has been appointed to the Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1. Whitaker is the chief operating officer and president of the BIO International Convention with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
The Rev. Gerald Kisner, pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, challenged the nearly 200 Palm Beach Atlantic University graduates taking part in the fall commencement ceremony at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Saturday to "look for ways that God can use you to bring about justice, peace, liberation and equality for all of God's children."
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Palm Beach Atlantic University to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Palm Beach Atlantic was among 766 higher education institutions named to the Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions that demonstrate relevant and meaningful service and achieve measurable impacts in the community.
Palm Beach Atlantic University students have donated more than 2.8 million community service hours since the University’s founding in 1968 through a program called Workship, a University tradition of responding to human needs with Christ-like action. This is the eighth consecutive year in which Palm Beach Atlantic has been recognized with this honor.
The staff of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Warren Library recently collected 92 children's books, which will be delivered to first-graders in the Bahamas by Paxton Lowe, a library student worker from the Bahamas.