The PBA Difference


Centers of Excellence

With the help of generous and committed benefactors, Palm Beach Atlantic University has established five Centers of Excellence -- best defined as areas of focus that allow select and highly motivated students to gain special knowledge and expertise in specific fields. Not only are these Centers of Excellence a unique opportunity for students, they also are designed to integrate with the community in a way that is beneficial to both.

Gregory Center for Medical Missions

The Gregory Center for Medical Missions is a center for excellence for sharing its expertise in organizing and conducting medical missions across the globe.

The LeMieux Center for Public Policy

Formed in 2012, The LeMieux Center for Public Policy provides students with opportunities to engage with state and national officials, journalists, authors, academics and other notable thought leaders on issues important to Florida, the United States and the world. The LeMieux Center will host an annual interactive lecture series featuring notable speakers on issues of public policy and servant leadership.,

Rinker Center for Experiential Learning

The Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) will assist you in deciding if an experience abroad is appropriate for you, when you should go and what programs would be best suited for you.

Center for Integrative Science Learning

The center provides a platform for the University to work with community partners to creative innovative education programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (STEM with arts, hence the integrative portion of the CISL) disciplines. Currently, the major funded project is with Conniston Middle School through the Quantum Foundation. The CISL also operates PBA’s science camp for students K through 8th grade.

Titus Center for Franchising

The Titus Center will offer academic coursework in franchising leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with an concentration in franchising. Housed in the Rinker School of Business, the Center will also offer certificate programs in a wide variety of topics related to franchising, including how to buy a franchise, how to franchise a business, franchise marketing and sales, franchise operations, franchise field support, international franchise expansion, master franchisee development, and more. The Center will also offer a franchise internship program, as well as job shadowing opportunities at the franchise world headquarters of United Franchise Group.

Center for Biblical Leadership

Palm Beach Atlantic University has created a new Center for Biblical Leadership and named executive leadership consultant Dr. Sam Voorhies to direct it. The Center for Biblical Leadership will be a place that brings together students and leadership practitioners to consider current challenges of leading both business and ministry organizations from a biblical world view.