Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus for personal and professional achievement and for bringing honor to Palm Beach Atlantic University. The individual has been a graduate of the University for at least 10 years.

PBA Distinguished Alumn 2016 Theo Neilly

2016: Theo Neilly '01

Biology & Political Science


Bahamas North Eleuthera District

PBA Distinguished Alumni Award 2015 Dr. Steven Donchey

2015: Dr. Steve Donchey '84


Hospitalist & Orthopedic Surgeon

North Okaloosa Medical Center & Blue Water Orthopedics

2014 PBA Distinguished Alumni Award Terri Bowers Hunter

2014: Terri Bowers Hunter '94 


Senior Licensing Manager

University of South Florida Technology Transfer Office 

2014 Distinguished Alumni PBA Award Sasha Rampersad Noe

2014: Sasha Rampersad Noe '94


Owner Physician

Apollo Beach Family Medical Center

2013 PBA Distinguished Alumni Recipient Martin Kiar

2013: Martin Kiar '99

Political Science

Property Appraiser

Broward County

2012 PBA Distinguished Alumni Recicipent LeeAnn DeHass Miller

2012: LeeAnn DeHass Miller '90


TV Personality & Chef

Fox 8 Cleveland and Miller Haus Bed & Breakfast

2011 Distinguished Alumni Recipient PBA Michele Rigby Assad

2011: Michele Rigby Assad '95

Political Science

Private Security Consultant & Author

Former CIA Counterterrorism

2010 PBA Distinguished Alumni Recipient Edward Trask

2010: Edward Trask '85


President & CEO

Le Tarte Swimwear

2009 PBA Distinguished Alumni Award Scott Whitaker

2009: Scott Whitaker '91

Political Science

President & CEO

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)


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