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Palm Beach Atlantic University is grateful to have contributions from alumni and friends who believe in the mission of the university and support those beliefs with their financial investment. Contributions to PBA fund scholarships, capital projects, programs and academic enhancements. While space does not permit us to list all donors here, we recognize every gift as important to the future of PBA.
Mr. and Mrs. Rama R. Mantena
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. McCaffrey
Dr. and Mrs. John M. Gregory
Mr. James C. Jenkins
Mrs. Richard S. Johnson (Pat)
Mr. Ryan Morgan
Mr. R. Marshall Jones
Mr. Dale Hedrick and Mrs. Cathleen Burk
Mr. and Mrs. Don W. Chester
Mr. and Mrs. Seth M. Dillon
Dr. John J. and Dr. Sheila A. Rinker
Mr. Alan Scott Whitaker
Ms. Michele Kang
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forbes
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Max Glinsky
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Simpson, Jr.
Dr. Alessandro Triulzi
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Ray Cochran
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Michael Cook
Mr. and Mrs. William M.B. Fleming, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bradford
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gaines
Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Scalici
Mr. and Mrs. Willard M. Rich, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Hawkins
Mr. and Mrs. William Wister
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Koenig
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Blodgett
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Bremer
Ms. Hildegarde Mahoney
Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Schroeder
Ms. Alice Pannill
Mr. Peter Cobos
Mr. Stephen Harmon
Mr. and Mrs. Jose P. Fanjul
Mr. Scott Hanlon
Mr. Stephen Craig Lindner
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Signature Fundraising Event: The 32nd annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament held Oct. 12 raised $50,000 for the association’s scholarship fund. Tournament sponsors included BMS CAT, Advanced Painting Contractors, Saxon Business Systems, Hill York, Templeton & Company, Hedrick Brothers Construction, Graystone Consulting, IOA Insurance, Arrigo Dodge, Preferred Printing, PROforma PNP Marketing, Signs by Tomorrow and PGA National Resort & Spa. Alumni gathered for 30 other events, including homecoming activities and regional meetings in Central Florida, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Scholarships Awarded: The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund awarded 64 scholarships totaling $96,000 to undergraduate students. Recipients Sarah Best and Andre Elder graduated cum laude. Recipients Nathan McBrayer and Hannah Sutter graduated magna cum laude. Recipients Timothy DeMoss, Talia Fradkin and Makayla Richardson graduated summa cum laude. Recipient Sarah Best was Outstanding Graduate of the Art Department. Recipient Timothy DeMoss was Outstanding Graduate of the Cinema Arts Department. Recipient Talia Fradkin was Outstanding Graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences. Recipient Nathan McBrayer was Outstanding Graduate of the Human Health and Performance Department. Recipient Makayla Richardson was Outstanding Graduate of the Accounting Department.
Distinguished Alumni Awards: Eight alumni received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming Nov. 8: Joshua Holbrook ’09, School of Arts and Sciences; Rudina Toro ’01, Rinker School of Business; Janie Lacy ’07 M.S., School of Education and Behavioral Studies; Cynthia Kanai ’16 M.S., Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership; Aarron Schwartz ’96, School of Ministry; Sterling Frederick ’95, School of Music and Fine Arts; Alexandra Renelus ’14/’17/’18, School of Nursing; and Christina Coakley ’11 Pharm.D., Gregory School of Pharmacy.
The year concluded a two-year theme of the Dream campaign. The Annual Scholarship Fund raised $445,000. Athletics brought in 170 new donors, thanks largely to successful peer-to-peer campaigns. The new COVID-19 Student Fund raised more than $25,000 to help students with immediate needs.
Hosted more than 6,650 guests on campus. Events included concerts in the DeSantis Family Chapel featuring Robert Sharon Chorale and Masterworks and events in the Greene Complex including Miami Heat practice, basketball tournaments, volleyball tournaments and Pathfinders. Events in the Weyenberg Center included Philanthropy Tank, Treasure Coast Annual Regional Planning Meeting, Titus Center Franchising Boot Camp, The Art of Story Telling and PNC Women’s Luncheon series.
Partnered with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches to present the Children’s Carousel Concert.
Hosted monthly prayer group meetings for parents.
Parents Council members were on campus to help welcome students and their parents at open houses and Welcome Week. Parents Council members also shared advice and insight with prospective parents on several virtual Parent Town Hall meetings in the summer. Parents Council alumni enjoyed a reunion at Rybovich Marina.
Family Weekend activities including a trivia contest, Workship variety show at McKeen Towers, theatre production, athletic events and a symphony concert.
The Parents Fund supported seven scholarships for the recipients of the Emerging Leader Award.
The prestigious educational series for attorneys and CPAs had 649 attendees, with programs in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Naples, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Greenville, South Carolina. In May the program held its first Webex presentation, with attendees from Naples, Palm Beach Gardens and Orlando.
Launched a new version of the website PBA.edu, with an interactive map and a program finder to help prospective students explore courses of study that fit their personal traits. Relaunched the PalmPBA app.
Created and distributed a COVID-19-specific edition of the Experts Guide for media partners. This led to numerous local television stations and WORLD Magazine reporters interviewing professors for multiple stories, further promoting PBA to prospective students and their families and establishing the faculty as leading experts in their respective fields.
Conducted an interactive media training in November to prepare key faculty and staff to share their expertise when called upon for external interviews. The goal of the training was to help multiply the number of favorable media placements by increasing faculty comfort in front of the camera. More than 20 faculty and staff attended. Israel Balderas, broadcast veteran and assistant professor of convergence journalism, did a demonstration.
Shifted numerous graphic design projects in-house, for significant cost savings. Refreshed design of several publications and launched a new one: The Quill, with its podcast, for The LeMieux Center for Public Policy.
Re-designed and re-released the book Miracles and Wonders, Dr. Donald E. Warren’s firsthand account of PBA’s formative years. The book is available on Amazon. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Bebe Warren Scholarship Fund.