Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

 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 2008 Thomas Olliff

2008: Thomas Olliff '08


Senior Vice President

Broward College

PBA Distinguished Alumni Award 2002 Philip Rothschild

2002: Philip Rothschild '85


Director of Entertainment Management Program

Southwest Missouri State University

1995 PBA Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. R. Wayne Stacy

1995: Dr. R. Wayne Stacy '74


Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Liberty University

1994 Distinguished Alumni PBA Award George Thomasson

1994: George Thomasson '77


Pastor of Multisite Development

Bell Shoals Baptist Church

2013 PBA Distinguished Alumni Recipient Martin Kiar

1998: Tony Adams*

Friend of the University

Film & Stage Producer

Blake Edwards Entertainment

1985  PBA Distinguished Alumni Recipient Lynn Gibbons Sloan

1985: Lynn Gibbons Sloan '72*

Elementary Education

Founding Class Member

1984 Distinguished Alumni Recipient PBA Joseph Ranieri

1984: Joseph Ranieri '76

Behavioral Studies

Founder, author, retired

The Lord's Place

1979 PBA Distinguished Alumni Recipient Timothy Owings

1979: Timothy Owings '75


Ministry Financial Advisor, Author

Resource Services, Inc.

1977 PBA Distinguished Alumni Award Wayne Padgett

1977: Wayne Padgett '72


Pastor & Hospice Chaplain

Crossroads Baptist Church & JFK Medical Center

1977 PBA Distinguished Alumni Award Winner James Renault

1975: James Renault '72



1st United Methodist Church of Dade City

* Deceased