50 Notable Alumni

In celebration of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s 50th Anniversary year, 50 Notable Alumni were recognized at the Alumni Celebration on November 3 during Homecoming 2018. Countless outstanding students have graduated in the University's 50 years, and every faculty and staff member likely has their own list of dozens of alumni who would be excellent candidates. What makes these alumni notable includes professional, academic or service-related excellence, but we especially wanted to recognize alumni who impacted PBA, whether as students or after graduation. 

Choosing 50 notable alumni was a daunting task. The process began with a survey to all current professors, Alumni Board members and staff asking for their suggestions. A selection committee made up of Alumni Board members processed the results and helped research all of the candidates. Past Distinguished Alumni award recipients were excluded. This is not a list of the “Most Notable Alumni of All Time”, but rather 50 incredibly deserving alumni that we could recognize as part of the 50th Anniversary.

We will continue to celebrate and recognize the achievements and service these alumni contribute to their communities throughout the 50th Anniversary year. Follow PBA Alumni on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about these 50 Notable Alumni, and their stories.

Kristen Alyce

Kristen Alyce ’09

School of Music & Fine Arts

Owner, VIVRE Couture

Regina Bedoya

Regina Bedoya ’92

School of Business

President, RB Financial Advisors

April Cleek

April Bernal-Cleek ’01

School of Communication & Media

Founder, Illuminative & President, EHR Concepts

Denise Bober

Denise Bober ’01 M.S.

School of Leadership

Vice President of Human Resources, The Breakers Palm Beach

Kristin Braddock

Kristin Baddock ’06

School of Communication & Media

Founder, Sewing New Futures

Gregory Bromley

Gregory Bromley ’12

School of Arts & Sciences

Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell ’00

School of Business

M&A Advisor & CFO Consultant

Kate Caputo

Kate Capato ’10

School of Music & Fine Arts

Artist, Visual Grace

Dr. Alexandra Cook

Dr. Alexandra Carpenter Cook, CPA, ’93/’94 MBA

School of Business

CPA Consultant, Tamarind Partners

Lauren Cotton

Lauren Cotton ’06

School of Communication & Media

Founder, Cotton Crews

Stephen Cury

Stephen Cury ’15 MBA

School of Business

Founder and President, Steve Cury Construction

Bonnie Jo Daniels

Bonnie Jo Daniels ’17 M.S.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

Project Director, Christ Fellowship Church Hope for Freedom

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon ’96

School of Arts & Sciences

Executive Director, The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation

Stephan Essar

Dr. Stephan Esser ’00, M.D.

School of Arts & Sciences

Sports & Spine Physician, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

Beth Everett

Dr. Beth Everett ’96

School of Music & Fine Arts

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Southwestern University

Michael Fernicola

Michael Fernicola ’14

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

Physical Education Teacher, The Learning Academy at The Els Center of Excellence


Justin & Mandy Girard

Justin Girard ’01 & Mandy Girard ’02

School of Business and School of Education & Behavioral Studies

Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch and Alumni Committee Member and Stay-at-Home Mother

James Green

James Green ’10 M.S.

School of Leadership

Director, Palm Beach County Community Services Department


Dabney Hedegard ’96

School of Communication & Media

Tyndale House Publishers

Jason Hedgehard

Jason Hedegard ’96

School of Arts & Sciences

Program Manager, NextEra Energy

Rick Heers

Rick Heers ’90

School of Arts & Sciences

Broker/Owner, Sailfish Group Realty

Philip Henry

Dr. Philip Henry ’79

School of Arts & Sciences

Professor of Counseling, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Kevin Jones

Kevin L. Jones ’07

School of Ministry

Assistant Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church & Coordinator of Community Initiatives, City of West Palm Beach

Cecilia Kraforst

Dr. Cecilia Krahforst ’05

School of Arts & Sciences

Marine Biologist, Coastal Carolina University


Ryan Kruse

Ryan Kruse ’01

School of Arts & Sciences

National Sales Director, Garden of Life

Yuma Kosher

Yumi Kyo Kuscher ’05

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

Head Athletic Trainer for Football and Associate Director of Sports Medicine, Harvard University

Janell Leatherman

Janell Leatherman ’01 M.S.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

School Counselor, Emerald Cove Middle School

Dale Locke

Dr. Dale Locke ’84

School of Music & Fine Arts

Pastor, Community of Hope

Jean Maseille

Jean Marseille ’05

School of Arts & Sciences

Broker/Owner, Legacy Realty & Development

Laura Mize

Laura Mize '05

School of Communication & Media

Independent Journalist and Author

Patrick Mize

Patrick Mize '05

School of Communication & Media

Managing Partner, Mize & Fincher

Mary Moreno

Mary Victoria Moreno ’07

School of Communication & Media

Constellation Media Group

Sean Murrary

Sean Murray ’12 Pharm. D.

School of Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy, St. Lucie Medical Center

Jacob Peterson

Jacob Peterson ’14

School of Nursing

Firefighter and Trauma Nurse, Delray Medical Center

Sarah Prince

Sarah Prince ’02

School of Ministry

Pastor, Hillsong Church Cape Town and Missionary, Ubuntu Football Academy

Jennifer Raymond

Jennifer Raymond ’09/’13 M.S.

School of Leadership, School of Education & Behavioral Studies

Executive Director, Family Promise South Palm Beach County

Peter Reed

Peter D. Reed ’89

School of Business

Managing Principal, Commercial Florida Realty Services

Scott and Kelly Roads

Scott & Kelli Roads ’96, Ph.D.

School of Business and School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Founder, Spectra Investment Management & Adjunct Professor and Stay-at-Home Mother

Wesley Rohn

Wesley Michael Rohn ’05 Pharm. D.

School of Pharmacy

Healthcare Supervisor, Walgreens

Halena Marcelin

Helena Sautman Marcelin ’13 Pharm. D.

School of Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy Business, Baptist Health of South Florida


Sean Scott

Sean Scott ’03

School of Arts & Sciences

Co-Founder, Subculture Coffee

Katherine Shenaman

Katherine Shenaman ’97

School of Arts & Sciences

Principal, Katherine Shenaman Interiors


Johanna Sjöberg ’02 

School of Arts & Sciences

Founder, Beautyfool Hair Care

Tom St. Antoine

Dr. Thomas J. St.Antoine ’93

School of Communication & Media

Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Fredrick M. Supper Honors Program,

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Jared Reuter

Jared Stresen-Reuter ’12

School of Business

Founder, Divine Digital Agency

Jacki Stuckert

Jacki Stuckert ’14

School of Ministry

Community Programs Coordinator, Chicago Bears

Janda Taylor

Janda Taylor '87

School of Music & Fine Arts

Musical Director for PBA’s Theatre Department

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor '88

School of Music & Fine Arts

Director of Choral Studies, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 


Christina Unkel

Christina Unkel '08

School of Arts & Sciences

Attorney, Maglio, Christopher & Toale, PA

Matthew Von Herbulis

Matthew Von Herbulis ’09

School of Ministry

Director, Sowers of Hope Agrifaith Association, Rwanda

Candice Whitely

Candice Whitely ’06

School of Ministry

Director of Operations, Sewing New Futures

Nick Wiimmer

Nick Wimmer '01

School of Ministry

CEO, Illuminative and Founders, Camp Canaan

Tiffany Wimmer

Tiffany Wimmer '01

School of Ministry

CEO, Illuminative and Founders, Camp Canaan

John Workman

John Workman ’00

School of Communication & Media

Yacht and Aircraft Management