Commencement Honors Fall Graduates

12/11/2020

President Dr. Debra A. Schwinn at Fall 2020 CommencementThe University celebrated nearly 200 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday morning.

This marked President Dr. Debra A. Schwinn’s first commencement since taking office. She commended students for their energy, creativity and perseverance, as well as their compassion exhibited through mission trips and Workship.

“Now our excitement rises high as we imagine the wonderful things God will do in and through you in the days and years ahead,” Schwinn said. “You leave here well prepared for lifelong learning and service and leadership.”

Provost Dr. Randy Richards said Palm Beach Atlantic has not only enriched graduates’ souls but also taught them to extend their hands through Workship and the University’s other service programs.

“They have experienced the unique ethos of our University,” Richards said. “These students have been taught by Christian professors who have modeled their faith both inside and outside the classroom.”

The following schools named these students Outstanding Graduates:

School of Arts and Sciences – Sierra A. King, a biology major from Lexington Park, Maryland;

Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business – Walter Franklin Haims, a management major from West Palm Beach, Florida;

School of Education & Behavioral Sciences – Sean Anthony Houck, a human performance and sport major from Wellington, Florida;

Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership – Gregory William Cariss, an organizational leadership major from Medford, New Jersey;

School of Ministry – Abigail McCray Hamm, a ministry major from Palmetto, Florida;

School of Music & Fine Arts – Taylor M. Greco, a dance pedagogy major from Boca Raton, Florida