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Brooke Begnoche, exercise science major, found her calling to the physical health and nutrition field through her involvement with the Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) program. She learned to apply her knowledge even more when her mother was diagnosed with ca

December 2017

Brooke Begnoche, exercise science major, found her calling to the physical health and nutrition field through her involvement with the Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) program. She learned to apply her knowledge even more when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. This December, Begnoche was named the School of Education and Behavioral Studies Outstanding Graduate. MORE >

See My Success: Forest Hill HS Senior Wins $40K Leaders for Life Scholarship

December 2017

Victoria Estevez, a senior at Forest Hill High School, was surprised by the school’s cheerleaders, school administrators, and Take Stock in Children representatives as she was awarded at $40,000 Leaders for Life college scholarship. MORE >

BDB Provides Boca Bowl Tickets to Students in the Glades

December 2017

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, with the help of Florida Blue, recently connected 100 students from the Glades Region with Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl tickets. MORE >

FAU AND MAX PLANCK UNVEIL FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND HONORS PROGRAM

December 2017

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly, Max Planck Society President Martin Stratmann, and David Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), announced a new partnership between FAU and MPFI to establish an undergraduate honors program in neuroscience that will be the first of its kind across the globe. MORE >

DNP Hooding Makes PBA History

December 2017

Another date was etched in Palm Beach Atlantic’s history as the first ever Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Hooding took place in the DeSantis Family Chapel on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Nineteen graduates earned their hoods, a special part of academic regalia that denotes scholarly and professional achievements. The graduates will cross the commencement stage this Saturday. MORE >

40 ROSARIAN ACADEMY STUDENTS QUALIFY AS DUKE UNIVERSITY TIP SCHOLARS

December 2017

Rosarian Academy proudly announces 40 of their fourth-through-seventh-grade students qualified for and have been recognized as Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Scholars. These students scored in the top 5 percent on their grade-level standardized test (earned at least a 95 percentile or higher on an acceptable composite or subtest area from a previous standardized test). MORE >

INVITATION TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEMBERS FROM BELINDA KEISER

December 2017

On behalf of Keiser University, I would like to invite you to the 2018 Keiser University Golf Classic on January 12, 2018. Please join us for a day of golf on the renowned Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa, located in Palm Beach Gardens. This year we are honoring a true legend, Coach Rollie Massimino. MORE >

Arrigo Named YAMAHA Artist

December 2017

Dr. Robin Arrigo, adjunct professor of piano and staff accompanist, was saluted by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation (KPMF) as a YAMAHA Artist. Having received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, a master’s degree in music education, and a doctor of musical arts in accompanying chamber music, Arrigo embodies a wide range of musical experience. MORE >

#ThankATeacherPBC: Conniston Middle School Science Teacher Named PBCSD’s Teacher of the Week

December 2017

Conniston Middle School International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Science teacher Stephanie Killingsworth’s lessons extend well beyond her classroom, the school campus, and even national borders. MORE >

Sailfish Volleyball Players Named All-Americans

December 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic Women’s Volleyball saw two players named All-Americans on Tuesday, as junior Ally Rohn and senior Sarah Kimmey were honored. Rohn was named an All-American by both the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) while Kimmey was honored by the AVCA. MORE >

PBSC students land Department of Energy internships

December 2017

Two Palm Beach State College students, Vinicius Wagner and Lucas Michels, will soon pack their bags and head north to complete a 16-week, paid Community College Internship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. MORE >

Anyone, at Any Age, Can Code. And it May Only Take 60 Minutes to Prove That.

December 2017

It is the largest education event in history. Across 180 different countries, millions of students are discovering that coding may be more than possible this week, as a coordinated effort begins to bring programming out from the perception of mysterious databases and broaden the field of computer science. MORE >

OSHER LLI AT FAU JUPITER ANNOUNCES WINTER COURSE SCHEDULE

December 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. MORE >

Outstanding Graduate Finds Creativity in Numbers

December 2017

Senior Aaron Katanic, finance major from West Palm Beach, finds creativity through numbers and computers as he plans to pursue a career in actuarial science upon graduating. MORE >

District Announces Outstanding Youth, Adult and Senior Volunteer of the Year

December 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County loves its volunteers. Every year, more than 40,000 children, adults and seniors dedicate well over 630,000 hours to District schools and students; so selecting the three outstanding school volunteers of the year is never an easy task. MORE >

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY LAUNCHES WORKFORCE ANALYSIS TO ENSURE CONTINUING BUSINESS RELOCATION SUCCESS

December 2017

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (“BDB”) today launched a comprehensive workforce study to analyze the area’s labor force, as part of its ongoing commitment to keep Palm Beach County a premier business destination. With support from JP Morgan Chase, the workforce assessment is supported and will be guided by a PBC Skills Team comprised of the BDB, Chamber, municipalities, Career Source, Economic Council and educational leaders who convened today at the West Palm Beach Hilton for a project briefing presented by Boyette Strategic Advisors (“Boyette”). MORE >

Palm Beach County Students Gain Access to Robust Internship Opportunities

December 2017

The Business Development Board and CareerSource Palm Beach County connected local talent with local businesses at the second Palm Beach County Internship Expo. MORE >

Mission Trips Call on PBA Students

December 2017

This December, a group of six Palm Beach Atlantic students will submerge themselves into the Jamaican culture in Montego Bay and Lambs River, Jamaica, on a mission trip set for December 27 through January 6. MORE >

Gospel Recording Artist, Entrepreneur, Noted Preacher to Speak at Fall Commencement

December 2017

Dr. Marcus Davidson, senior pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9 at The Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds. MORE >

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Rinker Sports Center

December 2017

The John & Sheila Rinker Sports Center dedication ceremony took place Thursday, November 30 with about 300 student-athletes and over 100 guests in attendance including faculty, staff, donors and friends. MORE >

The University’s College Of Arts And Sciences Introduces A New B.F.A. In Drama To Its Students

December 2017

Lynn’s drama department recently acquired a new Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Drama. A B.F.A. in Drama is the most prestigious of undergraduate degrees that a theatre student can obtain. The program focuses on concentrated theatrical training that prepares students to work professionally in theatre, movies, television and musicals. This addition to the Lynn Drama program is a major accomplishment for the integrity and prestige of university culture. MORE >

New Year, New Job: School District Hiring Bus Drivers

December 2017

The School District is seeking school bus drivers to be trained and ready for the road when school is back in session after the winter break. MORE >

THE KING'S ACADEMY LAW PROGRAM LAUNCH

December 2017

The King’s Academy formally launched its Christian Pre-Law program on Wednesday with an explanation of the program and announcement of major gifts given to underwrite and endow the program for decades to come! MORE >

PALM BEACH STATE LEVELS UP WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN

December 2017

Palm Beach State College, the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, has launched a new advertising campaign to elevate its image, raise awareness of its diverse academic programs and encourage students to make PBSC their first choice for higher education. MORE >

#ThankATeacherPBC: Palm Beach Gardens HS English Teacher Named Teacher of the Week for PBCSD

November 2017

The surprise on Seth Erstein’s face was unmistakable this morning, as representatives from the School District of Palm Beach County and ValuTeachers Team SoBetter joined the Palm Beach Gardens High School administration in recognizing him as the District’s #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week. MORE >

Sports management classes partner with Peace Corps volunteers

November 2017

Two sport management classes have been working with the United States Peace Corps on websites for sports diplomacy projects in Macedonia, under the direction of Dr. Chad Barr, associate professor of sports management. MORE >

Transfers Find Welcome in M.A.S.T.

November 2017

At the beginning of every semester, many students are starting college for the first time. However, there is another group of students entering the campus environment as well. These are transfer students, those who attended a previous college, but for a variety of reasons are attending a new school. Often times, the needs of transfer students can get overlooked in the process of welcoming freshmen. MORE >

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT RAISES OVER $11,000 FOR ROSARIAN ACADEMY

November 2017

105 Rosarian Academy moms, friends, and faculty gathered for Girls’ Night Out on Wednesday, November 8, enjoying food and drinks and watching a comedy in support of the school. Attendees met at Rosarian on Flagler Drive to board Molly’s Trolleys. MORE >

Florida SBDC Network, Florida Atlantic University Announce Partnership

November 2017

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state's principal provider of small business assistance, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are pleased to announce a new partnership to establish the Florida SBDC at FAU. Through the partnership, FAU will serve as the Florida SBDC's newest regional host partner to provide the intellectual capital and expertise to meet the needs of existing and emerging small business owners in Broward and Palm Beach counties. MORE >

Interprofessional Education Brings Students from PBA, FAU Together

November 2017

“The sessions allowed us to not only acknowledge that we all have to work together to help the patient, but also allowed each professional group to showcase what they can do for the patient.” MORE >

MODERNIZING MEDICINE JOINS XCERTIA’S COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HELP ENHANCE THE USE OF MOBILE HEALTH APPS

November 2017

Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., today announced it has joined Xcertia™, a collaborative dedicated to improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications, or apps. MORE >

Teach in the Glades Job Fair Offering On the Spot Offers, Salary Supplement

November 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County has an opportunity for those interested in becoming a teacher in one of its 12 Glades-area schools. During the GladesFest Teacher job fair, applicants will be hired on the spot to be in the classroom after the holidays, or obtain a contract to begin work at the start of the next school year. MORE >

New Program Arises in Sports Broadcasting

November 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic has a new sports broadcasting program that offers graduates endless local opportunities to work in this field. MORE >

Community Gathers for Time Capsule Ceremony

November 2017

Palm Beach State College students, faculty and local dignitaries gathered at the Loxahatchee Groves campus Monday to watch the College stuff a 30-year time capsule with artifacts and handwritten messages and then bury it in the courtyard. MORE >

STUDY SHOWS ‘SWEET SPOT’ COULD IMPROVE MELANOMA DIAGNOSIS

November 2017

Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding from researchers in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. MORE >

See My Success: John I. Leonard HS Medical Academy Students Win Grant to Teach CPR to Middle School Students

November 2017

A group of John I. Leonard High School Medical Academy students had an idea that may just save a life. Thanks to a grant from Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank and investor Bill Meyer, they are able to take that idea on the road to educate middle school students on hands-free CPR, basic first aid and how to respond in a medical emergency. MORE >

Students Make Lasting Impact at Nursing Convention

November 2017

Nine nursing students took part in the 2017 Annual Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA) convention. The convention took the theme, “Building the Future of Nursing” as students had the opportunity to serve as delegates and make influential changes in various sectors of nursing. MORE >

Teacher’s Message of Love Still Resonates With Her Students Two Decades Later

November 2017

The following story was submitted by Ms. Betty Baez, Kindergarten Dual Language teacher at New Horizons Elementary School. Twenty-four years ago, Ms. Baez was a kindergarten teacher at Seminole Trails Elementary School when she met two special students who would go on to leave a lasting impression on her heart. MORE >

Doctor’s Journey From Migrant to M.D. Inspires Palm Beach County Students

November 2017

In 1980, Miguel Benavente was one of nearly 125,000 Cuban migrants who traveled to the United States in search of a better life during the Mariel boatlift. MORE >

District Teachers Selected for Notable Equity Fellowship

November 2017

Seven teachers from the School District of Palm Beach County have been selected to participate in the Teachers For Equity (T4E) Fellowship launched by The Business Innovation Factory (BIF). Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the fellowship’s purpose is to support the spread of equitable practices within schools. MORE >

Lake Shore Teacher Honored by Governor

November 2017

Lake Shore Middle School teacher Wilehelmenia Jacobs has been honored with the Governor’s Shine Award for her work as the AVID teacher for students in grades 6-8 at the Belle Glade school. During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet in Tallahassee, Governor Rick Scott recognized Dr. Jacobs along with seven other outstanding educators. MORE >

2017 Dwyer Awards Shine the Spotlight on Six of our Top Teachers

November 2017

Six educators in Palm Beach County are proud recipients of the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education. MORE >

Palm Beach Central HS ESOL, Reading Teacher Named District’s Teacher of the Year

November 2017

It took a little bit of time for the shock to wear off and the tears to set in, but eventually Dr. Evangeline Aguirre realized that she is indeed the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the Year, and tissues became a necessity. MORE >

Palmetto ES Teacher Named LifeChanger Award Winner

November 2017

Michele Mohl was surprised by school staff, family and representatives from the National Life Group as she was named as a LifeChanger of the Year Award winner. Mohl is a Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) teacher/school-based team leader/teacher on assignment at Palmetto Elementary School in West Palm Beach. MORE >

Teachers Enhance Their STEM Skills During Summer Externships

November 2017

Amazing, authentic, and enlightening were some of the words used by teachers to describe their experiences during the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council’s Externship Program. MORE >

Eshelman Named New Director of Alumni Relations

November 2017

Steve Eshelman, of Jupiter, Florida, has joined the University as director of alumni relations. Eshelman is a 1999 alumnus of Palm Beach Atlantic. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in Christian social ministries. MORE >

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE PRESENTS MICHAEL TOUGIAS

November 2017

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present a lecture by Michael Tougias on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter. MORE >

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY FREE ENTERPRISE MEDALIST INSPIRES STUDENTS TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES

November 2017

“Believe in yourself, because you never know what you’re capable of,” said David C. Novak, Yum! Brands co-founder, retired chairman and CEO as he accepted the 2017 American Free Enterprise Medal at Palm Beach Atlantic last week. MORE >

Cresanti Inspires Students to Franchise

November 2017

Following the dedication of the Titus Center for Franchising, students, faculty, staff and guests gathered for a talk led by Robert Cresanti, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association, about the ‘Economic Realities of Franchising’. MORE >

The LeMieux Center for Public Policy Selects Fernandez, Murray as Fellows

November 2017

Undergraduate students Ariana Fernandez and Sarah Murray have been selected to receive research fellowships from The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University this year. MORE >

MODERNIZING MEDICINE’S MODMED® KIOSK RECEIVES THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD AT THE 2017 UX AWARDS

November 2017

Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced its modmed Kiosk solution has won the People’s Choice Award at The 6th UX Awards Summit in Palo Alto, Calif. The Overall People’s Choice Award is chosen by the UX Awards community as the overall favorite, based on highest average vote by popular vote. MORE >

Jerry Hildebrand joins Lynn to lead new Social Impact Lab

November 2017

Lynn University today announced plans for its new Social Impact Lab, an experiential learning space where students and professionals can leverage the power of business to generate positive impact both locally and around the world. Jerry Hildebrand, a pioneer in social entrepreneurship, has been appointed the center’s director. MORE >

Reece Named New Campus Safety Director

November 2017

Douglas Reece, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, has joined the University as Director of Campus Safety & Security. Reece earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership from PBA in 2005. He is a retired captain with the Palm Beach County’s Sheriff’s Office and provides leadership development and counseling to others. MORE >

EXPERTS TEAM UP ON STUDY TO SAVE ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS

November 2017

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in their population since 2001 has put them on the endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In some South African colonies, the drop in population has been as high as 80 percent. Competition with fisheries, oil spills, climate change, diseases and predators are all contributing factors in their dramatic decline. MORE >

Rotary Club of Wellington Pays Off $20,000 in Outstanding School Lunch Debts

November 2017

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but thanks to the Rotary Club of Wellington, Palm Beach County students’ outstanding lunch debts are a thing of the past – $20,000 worth of them. MORE >

Middle School Students Show Passion for Nursing

November 2017

Middle school students took a walk in the shoes of a nursing student during the Nursing Consortium of South Florida’s annual Day in the Life of a Nurse event at Palm Beach Atlantic. Thirty students from the pre-medical program at L.C. Swain Middle School attended the event and participated through various nursing skills activities. MORE >

AFE Medalist Encourages Believe in Self, Others

November 2017

“Believe in yourself, because you never know what you’re capable of,” said David C. Novak, co-founder, retired chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc., at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s 32nd annual American Free Enterprise Day. MORE >

PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

November 2017

Palm Beach State College has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Palm Beach Sector, to host a Public Safety Job Fair. The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Public Safety Conference Center on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The hiring event is free and open to the public. MORE >

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND BIOENGINEERED ROBOTIC HAND TO SENSE TOUCH

November 2017

The sense of touch is often taken for granted. For someone without a limb or hand, losing that sense of touch can be devastating. While highly sophisticated prostheses with complex moving fingers and joints are available to mimic almost every hand motion, they remain frustratingly difficult and unnatural for the user. This is largely because they lack the tactile experience that guides every movement. This void in sensation results in limited use or abandonment of these very expensive artificial devices. So why not make a prosthesis that can actually “feel” its environment? MORE >

See My Success: Olympic Heights High School’s Best Buddies Program Fosters Special Bond Between Students

November 2017

For Olympic Heights High School students Jacob Pasternack and Andrew Chea, the phrase “Best Buddies” carries an extra special meeting. Their story goes back to first grade; Jacob met Andrew, who has down syndrome, when they shared the same class. MORE >

Burns, Fisher to Co-Chair Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon to Support PBA

November 2017

Two former honorees, Eileen Burns (2011) and Frances Fisher (2006) are the co-chairmen of the Women of Distinction luncheon to benefit Palm Beach Atlantic University set for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at The Breakers Palm Beach. The luncheon begins with an 11:15 a.m. reception in the Mediterranean Room, followed promptly at Noon with a luncheon in the Venetian Ballroom. Former event chairmen, Bebe Warren and Denise Hanley, are honorary chairmen. MORE >

NEW FAU PROGRAM SUPPORTS FOSTER CARE AND HOMELESS STUDENTS

November 2017

Less than 3 percent of youth raised in foster care graduate from a four-year college. This startling statistic from the National Foster Youth Institute has led Florida Atlantic University’s University Advising Services (UAS) to launch “Educate Tomorrow,” a new academic advising program that will support foster and homeless youth on a Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) or homeless (HL) waiver at FAU. The program is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County and the third in Florida. MORE >

THE KING’S ACADEMY THEATRE COMPANY NAMED TOP 5 HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN THE NATION FOR SECOND YEAR

November 2017

(West Palm Beach, FL) -Congratulations to the award winning and nationally recognized King’s Academy Theatre Company of West Palm Beach, Florida for being named in the top 5 high school programs in the country by the American Musical Theatre Guild of Arts and Sciences. MORE >

Students #MakeItCountPBC, Read for the Gold During Summer Reading Challenge

November 2017

As part of the School District of Palm Beach County’s summer learning initiatives, the Division of Teaching and Learning offered all District students and teachers the opportunity to “Read for the Gold” through participation in a summer reading challenge. MORE >

Palm Beach Gardens HS JROTC Graduate Recognized with Military Achievement Medal

November 2017

Veterans Day is a time for everyone to reflect on the duty and valor of our men and women in uniform who protect our freedom and lives. MORE >

American Free Enterprise Day Awards Four Business Students

November 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University will recognize four business students with scholarships at its American Free Enterprise Day ceremonies Nov. 14. MORE >

Veterans Breakfast Offers Up Nourishment and Thanks

November 2017

About 20 veterans gathered for breakfast this morning, and along with the eggs, pastries and coffee, were served a huge helping of thanks for their service. MORE >

Three PBSC employees win Bravo Awards

November 2017

Two faculty and one staff member received Palm Beach State College’s Bravo Award at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. MORE >

Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president

November 2017

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, dean of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, will officially step into her new role as president of the Association of Florida Colleges Jan. 1. MORE >

Bak Middle School of the Arts Hits High Note With Selection for International Convention

November 2017

The Bak Band Department Percussionists at Bak Middle School of the Arts are used to performing in front of crowds and rehearsing for important events. This month, the band will take that performance familiarity to the next level, as they embark on an exciting journey for the first time in the school’s history. MORE >

#ThankaTeacherPBC: Equestrian Trails ES Student Owes His Life to Quick-Thinking Teachers

November 2017

Thank a Teacher took on a whole new meaning at Equestrian Trails Elementary School last week. Third-grader Kolston Moradi owes his life to two of the school’s teachers. MORE >

Global Development Students See Future Revealed

November 2017

There are moments in your life when the world is about to open up to you in a new way. Exciting moments. Life-changing moments. MORE >

FAU RECOGNIZED AS A 2018 MILITARY FRIENDLY® UNIVERSITY

November 2017

Florida Atlantic University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School Designation by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business dedicated to helping service members and veterans transition into civilian careers. The Military Friendly School® designation recognizes institutions that have met minimum thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement and loan repayment rates for student veterans. MORE >

The School of Leadership Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship May Just be the Idea to Launch a Thousand Ideas

November 2017

Consider it more “Think Tank” than “Shark Tank.” And rather than a panel of judges with opinions that can in a moment level everything you have created, mentors in their place work to help elevate you and your idea from theory to practice. MORE >

Scholarships Leave a Legacy

November 2017

Paul Bremer says that he never thought that he could leave a legacy. But that is just what has happened with the establishment of the endowed scholarship for accounting majors at PBA that bears his name. MORE >

GUY HARVEY TO HEADLINE PBSC STEAM LUNCHEON

November 2017

Lake Worth, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2017)—Dr. Guy Harvey, a marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon. MORE >

ROSARIAN ACADEMY SWIMS TO A FIRST-PLACE FINISH AT THE 27th INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET

November 2017

Rosarian won the 27th Rosarian Academy Invitational Swim Meet held at Lake Lytal on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Coached by Kathleen Beazley, Bradley Fell, and Devin Treadway, forty-five Rosarian Academy kindergarten-through-eighth-grade swimmers came out strong and fought hard against All Saints Catholic School and St. Ann Catholic School. With the most number of swimmers competing, Rosarian finished with a 646-point victory over Saint Ann who placed second. The final scores were Rosarian: 782; Saint Ann: 136; All Saints: 76. MORE >

Essay Contest Winners Make Contact with Astronaut Aboard the International Space Station

November 2017

In front of a packed house of proud parents, principals and other community members, a group of students lined up at a stage at the South Florida Science Center, anxiously awaiting their turn at asking an astronaut on board the International Space Station their questions. MORE >

Alvarez Earns Distinguished Alumna Award

November 2017

Financial and management professional Natalie Alvarez ’11 will be honored the Distinguished Alumna Award during Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Homecoming celebration. MORE >

Galaxy E3 Students Come Together To Enjoy an Experience on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

November 2017

Second graders at Galaxy E3 Elementary School had an opportunity to board a bus and learn from a legend when the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visited the school. MORE >

HALLOWEEN THRILLS FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE: ROSARIAN STUDENTS HIST THE 6th ANNUAL PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT AT THE LORD’S PLACE

November 2017

Rosarian Academy’s National Junior Honor Society students provided Halloween thrills and fun at The Lords’ Place Family Campus on Monday, October 30, 2017. The middle school students organized the 6th Annual Pumpkin Caring Event. The Rosarian students paired up with children who are currently housed by The Lord’s Place to carve pumpkins, paint faces, make Halloween crafts, share stories, and have fun together. MORE >

ROSARIAN ACADEMY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS TAKES PACKED HOUSE ‘ONCE UPON A DREAM’

November 2017

Showcasing a cast of 40 first-through-fourth-grade Rosarian Academy students, Sleeping Beauty KIDS took the audience once upon a dream with the classic fairytale on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The young talent performed in front of a sold-out house in the school’s 485-person professional theatre. The musical cast was led by the developing, yet captivating, talent of third-graders and first-time performers Anne Calas (Maleficent) and Laing Supple (Sleeping Beauty). MORE >

Japanese Exchange Students Visit School District, Forging Bonds and Making Memories

November 2017

Seven students from Miyazu High School in Japan visited two School District of Palm Beach County schools during a seven-day trip to South Florida as part of the City of Delray Beach’s Sister City program. MORE >

#ThankATeacherPBC: Olympic Heights May be the Destination for Computer Science

November 2017

Before Nimmi Arunachalam began her second career as a teacher at Olympic Heights Community High School, she worked as a business analyst for a software company in India, translating complex programming into something the average client could digest. MORE >

MARINE RESEARCH HUB IS UNVEILED AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

November 2017

Something much larger than a luxury yacht was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday. MORE >

SouthTech Prep Students Visit Hacklab

November 2017

SouthTech Prep students recently had the opportunity to visit Hacklab, where they created their own keyboard circuits. MORE >

SouthTech Academy Students Tour Universities

November 2017

Fifty-one SouthTech Academy students, along with four chaperones and a tour guide, departed for SouthTech's first-ever College Tour. MORE >

Lower School Student to Talk to Astronauts on International Space Station

November 2017

Seven-year-old second grader Chris Andersson wants to explore the universe in search of new planets when he’s grown. MORE >

Palm Beach Atlantic University Honors Four Local Business Leaders on Free Enterprise Day November 14

November 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Four prominent figures in the local business community will be honored with companion medals during Palm Beach Atlantic University’s American Free Enterprise Day ceremony November 14. MORE >

CENTER FOR WOMEN, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES RECEIVES GIFT

November 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) recently received a gift of $125,000 from the board of the Feminist Scholarship Fund, Inc. to support educational and research opportunities for WGSS students and faculty. The gift, titled the “Feminist Fund,” will be administered by the Director of WGSS to enhance program excellence. MORE >

SouthTech Teachers Win GoTeach! Grants

October 2017

Congratulations to all the SouthTech teachers who won GoTeach! grants. MORE >

Latinos in Action Program Fosters Community Engagement, College Readiness at John I. Leonard High School

October 2017

It may seem easy to get lost in the crowd during high school, but one program at John I. Leonard High School is changing the game for students. MORE >

Seminole Trails Elementary Celebrates Love of Language During Vocabulary Day Parade

October 2017

Colorful ensembles and linguistic prowess were the orders of the day during Seminole Trails Elementary School’s fifth annual Vocabulary Day Parade. Students researched and dressed the part of their vocabulary words, allowing them to expand their language skills while enjoying a costume parade. Teachers, parents, community volunteers and School Board Members managed to get in on the fun as well. MORE >

A “Garden of Dreams” is Now a Reality at Omni Middle School

October 2017

From the chatter in the cafeteria to the lectures in the classrooms, sometimes a quiet few square feet of real estate can feel like your own corner of the world. Students need a peaceful space available to retreat to so they can reflect on what they learned and how it will factor into who they want to become. MORE >

Sports Hall of Fame Welcomes Softball Alumna

October 2017

Mari Treverton ‘12, a standout for the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish softball team, will be inducted into PBA’s Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend. MORE >

West Boca Raton Community High School Wind Ensemble Invited to Perform at Prestigious National Music Festival

October 2017

West Boca Raton Community High School’s Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for scholastic musical ensembles. The 27th annual festival will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 15 – 17, 2018. MORE >

Violinist Grant ’15 takes a rock star turn

October 2017

When Rostam, Grammy-winning former guitarist for alt-rock band Vampire Weekend, takes the stage for a solo tour of Europe this November, his backing band will be a string quartet with Lynn graduate Wynton Grant on first violin. After just a few whirlwind rehearsals and a sold-out gig in Los Angeles opening for Haim, they make their first European stop in Berlin. MORE >

State Shines a Light on Quality of Elementary School’s Library

October 2017

Sandpiper Shores Elementary School was recently designated as a Florida Power Library School, acknowledging the excellence of its library media program. MORE >

#MakeItCountPBC: Artists Give Back to Palm Beach County Schools

October 2017

Artists Patty and David Bibb have produced a variety of art in different specialties for many years. Their work can be found throughout the world, encompassing fine woodwork, stained glass, welding, pottery, ceramics, and painting. MORE >

Titus Center Event Emphasizes Persistence

October 2017

The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, a seemingly average guy whose vision established the McDonald’s franchise. In the film, Kroc describes himself as “an over the hill salesman,” just an average guy. MORE >

PBSC students present at national NSF conference

October 2017

Two students in PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program presented on a national stage this week. MORE >

FAU UNVEILS NEW MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTER

October 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official launch of its newly expanded, 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Centerin the Research Park at FAU in Boca Raton. MORE >

District Schools Beam With Pride After Receiving Prestigious Five Star School Award

October 2017

Seventy-five District schools that earned the right to call themselves a Five Star School for 2016-2017, gathered on October 25 for a celebratory breakfast in honor of the impressive achievement. MORE >

What’s Next for Lynn University

October 2017

As Lynn constructs its brand-new university center, celebrates the successful completion of Lynn 2020 and prepares to embark on its next strategic plan, it’s clear that the school is just warming up for even bigger things ahead. MORE >

Important Conversations Happen at Lynn University

October 2017

There’s not a word about hosting a presidential debate in Lynn 2020—or the iPad-powered learning it paved the way for. But, as the strategic plan advised, Lynn’s leaders did recognize an unparalleled opportunity to educate students, engage employees and the community, and improve the campus. MORE >

College Reimagined at Lynn University

October 2017

It was no accident that Lynn 2020’s first priority was academics. After all, to build what plan author George Keller called a “modern house of higher education,” you must start with the foundation. MORE >

Wellington’s Brad Peacock on pitching in World Series: ‘It was crazy’

October 2017

As a Palm Beach Central third baseman more than a decade ago, Brad Peacock never thought about playing in the World Series. MORE >

Washington Elementary School’s Sandra Edwards Named 2017-2018 Principal of the Year

October 2017

For Washington Elementary School Principal Sandra Edwards, accepting the status quo has never been an option. Her dedication and pursuit of excellence paid off in a big way on October 25, as she was named the School District of Palm Beach County’s 2017-2018 Principal of the Year during a ceremony at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. MORE >

DIPLOMACY PROGRAM STUDENTS NAMED SACKLER FELLOWS

October 2017

Three students in the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University were recently named Sackler Fellows by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). Alexa Menashe, Jessica Malinowska and Maria Hasbun attended the FPA’s World Leadership Forum in New York City to receive the honor. MORE >

See My Success: Forest Hill High School Senior’s Perseverance at Home and in the Classroom Earns Her Recognition as a Leaders for Life Scholarship Finalist

October 2017

Forest Hill High School senior Victoria Estevez received a very welcome surprise while sitting in her English class this week. Representatives from the Take Stock in Children organization joined Forest Hill High School Principal Dr. Mary Stratos in honoring Victoria as one of 12 student finalists in this year’s Leaders for Life fellowship program. MORE >

TKA GIVING “RAISES THE ROOF” IN HOMECOMING MINISTRY FOCUS

October 2017

Students and families of The King’s Academy collectively raised more than $7,000 for homebuilding projects for those living in the barrios of Nicaragua. MORE >

Students Bring Smiles to Those Struggling in Ft. Myers

October 2017

Saturday morning two minivans pulled into the driveway of a Fort Myers, Florida, home, and out piled a team of laughing, smiling young people. They grabbed their work gloves and hurried over to greet some folks who recently had found little to smile about. MORE >

PBSC AMONG ASPEN PRIZE TOP COMMUNITY COLLEGES

October 2017

Palm Beach State College is once again among the top 150 community colleges in the nation eligible to compete for the coveted 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. MORE >

FAU CONTRIBUTES TO GROUNDBREAKING DISCOVERY

October 2017

The numerical relativity group in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University led by Wolfgang Tichy, Ph.D., a physics professor, is performing computer simulations of merging neutron stars using Einstein’s equations of General Relativity. This work is carried out within the BAM collaboration on computational relativity in close cooperation with Sebastanio Bernuzzi, Ph.D., Bernd Bruegmann, Ph.D. and Tim Dietrich, Ph.D., who lead research groups in Italy and Germany. The BAM collaboration has recently published a gravitational waveform model derived from its simulations. MORE >

Curriculum and Instruction Quality in Palm Beach County Schools Validated by STEM Certification

October 2017

Three schools achieved STEM Certification during the 2016-2017 school year, the first year of the certification process. MORE >

When it Comes to Tools for Schools, Publix Delivers

October 2017

There were more than 360,000 pencils packed into dozens of boxes. And as car after car moved slowly through the line, driven by teachers and administrators on an early Saturday morning, an estimated 100 Publix Super Market volunteers were there to greet them with that same familiar smile we are so used to seeing at the checkout line. MORE >

Sheena Foster ’04 Loves the Thrill of the Scoop

October 2017

Life & Style Weekly editor Sheena Foster calls the exhilarating kick journalists feel when they learn something before the rest of the world gets the story “an adrenaline rush.” MORE >

Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

October 2017

Officials from the FBI, Secret Service and top cybersecurity professionals paid a visit to Palm Beach State College Thursday—not to investigate, but to educate. MORE >

Art and Mark-Making as the First Language of Children

October 2017

The arts have been referred to as “children’s first language” because even before they can speak, children express their thoughts and ideas through art, movement, music, and dramatic play. MORE >

THE 23RD ANNUAL STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

October 2017

The 23rd annual Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) competition is now open to student filmmakers, writers, graphic designers and digital media artists enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges. The juried competition recognizes outstanding students by presenting $12,500 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: High School & College Feature/Shorts, The Suzanne Niedland Documentary Scholarship (New), Animation, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA, Music Video, Screenwriting, Poster Design and an Audience Award. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the SSOF awards a scholarship bearing his name, along with a Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida. MORE >

Grammy-winning artist headlines fall music series

October 2017

Palm Beach State College’s Music Department will host two-time Grammy award winner and jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove during a Tuesday Nite Big Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Duncan Theatre. The Big Band will also perform with the PBSC jazz combos at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Eissey Campus Theatre. MORE >

Oxbridge Academy Announces New Head of School

October 2017

Dr. Ralph Maurer Tenure to Begin with 2018-2019 Academic Year MORE >

Advanced Placement Board Approves New Literature Curriculum Developed at Saint Andrew’s

October 2017

You might say English Department Chair Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand has a second role at Saint Andrew’s. She serves as an ad hoc sociological researcher determined to cure….Senioritis. MORE >

SECONDARY SCHOOL FAIR FOR 7th & 8th GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

October 2017

Rosarian Academy will host a Secondary School Fair for seventh- and eighth-grade students and parents. This is an opportunity for middle school students in the community to gather information and visit with school representatives from local and boarding high schools. Representatives from the following area schools and boarding schools will be in attendance: MORE >

Upper School IB Student Aims to Increase Opportunities for Girls Worldwide

October 2017

Senior Jimena Ruiz knows first-hand that she’s much more fortunate than many young women her age who live in Mexico, her native country. She’s most certainly fortunate to be attending a top-tier school like Saint Andrew’s, but from her new-found perspective, she knows she’s lucky to be in school at all. MORE >

FPL DONATES $100,000 TO FAU TECH RUNWAY

October 2017

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) continues its longstanding support of technology and innovation by announcing a $100,000 gift to help renovate the entrance to FAU Tech Runway®. The updated entrance, complete with cell phone charging stations, was recently unveiled at FAU Tech Runway® during a special reception. MORE >

CHANGES TO PBSC $10K BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM TO BENEFIT MORE STUDENTS

October 2017

Earning a bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach State College will be easier on the wallets of more in-state students beginning spring term 2018. MORE >

PBSC SELECTS LOXAHATCHEE GROVES FOR NEW DENTAL BUILDING

October 2017

Palm Beach State College will build its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building on its Loxahatchee Groves campus and relocate its long-standing, highly regarded dental health education programs to the 75-acre site. MORE >

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT BUSINESS LEADER DAVID C. NOVAK WITH AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE MEDAL

October 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University will present its American Free Enterprise Medal to David C. Novak, co-founder retired chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc., on Tuesday, November 14. MORE >

FAU LECTURE: ‘THE MODERN PRESIDENCY FROM KENNEDY TO TRUMP'

October 2017

The 2017 Florida Atlantic University John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture presents “The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump: Intersection of Politics and Personality,” with William H. Chafe of Duke University. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com, by calling 800-564-9539, or by visiting the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FAU faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10, and students are $5. MORE >

10th GSOP Health Fair Benefits Patients, Students

October 2017

For Jessica Hernandez, a third year pharmacy student, a career in pharmacy means a career advocating for patients and people. MORE >

Lynn to host International Business and Entrepreneurship Symposium

October 2017

Lynn University’s College of Business and Management will host the first annual International Business and Entrepreneurship (IB&E) Symposium Wednesday, Nov. 15. Business professionals, faculty and students will gather for this one-day forum featuring nationally-recognized speakers, panelists and innovators. MORE >

Oxbridge Academy Speaker Series: Retired Navy SEAL, Lt. Jason Redman, Author of The Trident

October 2017

Oxbridge Academy welcomes retired U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman to share his remarkable story of bravery and personal growth, and message of leadership, teamwork, and overcoming adversity. MORE >

Early Decisions Benefit Freshman Students at Palm Beach Atlantic University

October 2017

High expectations were set as 20 students in the I’m In Early Program (IIEP) were awarded for their early decisions to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University. President M.B. Fleming, Jr. said that he looks forward to the students’ experience at the University to transform their stories into a brighter future. MORE >

FAU TEAM WINS INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE DESIGN COMPETITION

October 2017

A student team from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took home first place at the International Solid Waste Student Design Competition at the Joint International Solid Waste Association World Congress/Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) annual Wastecon in Baltimore, Maryland. The competition, now in its third year, provides design experience to students who are interested in pursuing a career in solid waste management. MORE >

SEVEN FAU HIGH STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

October 2017

Seven Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These high school seniors will now have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million. MORE >

Palm Beach County Students, Staff Leave the Scene Clean During International Coastal Cleanup

October 2017

Students and staff from Atlantic Community High School, Conniston Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary did their part to beautify Palm Beach County through their participation in events organized for the International Coastal Cleanup. MORE >

STA Student Rodolfo Ledezma Wins National Competition

October 2017

Over the summer, SouthTech Academy student Rodolfo Ledezma placed first in a national competition for the Sister Cities International 2017 Young Artists Showcase for his artwork, titled “Around the World.” MORE >

STA Grad Qualifies for Porsche Apprenticeship

October 2017

Muhamed Musliu, a SouthTech Academy Class of 2015 graduate, recently qualified for the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program, a very exclusive apprenticeship program for trained auto mechanics looking to develop the skills they need to diagnose and repair Porsche automobiles. MORE >

Digital Risk Gives Back to STA Culinary Academy

October 2017

Lina Gomez and Vanessa Milla of Digital Risk presented four SouthTech Academy students with culinary supplies and uniforms, valued at $800. MORE >

3MT® COMPETITION TO SHOWCASE GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH

October 2017

Can an 80,000-word thesis or dissertation be explained in three minutes or less? That’s the challenge facing 128 graduate students participating in Florida Atlantic University’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The competition forces doctoral and master’s students to explain their complex research projects in three minutes or less to an audience that has no background in their area of study. MORE >

GL Homes Donates $25K to Eagles Landing Middle School

October 2017

Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton recently received a $25,000 donation from GL Homes to fund the purchase of fitness equipment to help reinvent the school’s Physical Education Program. MORE >

FAUAA HONORS 2017 OUTSTANDING YOUNG OWL AWARD RECIPIENTS

October 2017

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association recently hosted its fourth annual Outstanding Young Owls (OYOs) Ceremony & Reception to honor exceptional young alumni at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. MORE >

HOOT/WISDOM RECORDINGS RECEIVES SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION

October 2017

The album“Pá Qué Más,” which was recorded and produced at Florida Atlantic University’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings under the direction of FAU associate professor Alejandro-Sánchez Samper, has received a GRAMMY nomination in the “Best Folk Album” category for the 18th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. The album was one of five nominated in the folk category, and the winning album will be announced at the Latin GRAMMY Awards event on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. MORE >

FAU TO HOST EVENTS FOR DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

October 2017

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October. The events are sponsored by FAU’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and are open to FAU students, faculty and staff. MORE >

See My Success – Royal Palm Beach High School Student Beats Cancer, Pursues Dream of Becoming a Doctor

October 2017

For Kristina Michel of Royal Palm Beach Community High School, being a student in the school’s medical academy carries an extra special meaning. MORE >

LeMieux Fellows Present on Global Topics

September 2017

A future, a world filled with possibilities for new international connections and many dangers were the topics of research papers presented Thursday night by 2017 Palm Beach Atlantic University LeMieux Center for Public Policy Fellows Jenna Wolfram and Nicole Freire. MORE >

PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands

September 2017

Seven Palm Beach State College students and alumni worked together to get power restored to thousands in the surrounding communities after Hurricane Irma. MORE >

PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

September 2017

Palm Beach State College has joined other colleges in waiving out-of-state tuition for Puerto Rican and Texas students who move to Florida because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey. MORE >

Palm Beach County Featured in Florida Trend

September 2017

Read Florida Trend's article featuring Palm Beach County. MORE >

Belle Glade students offered new place to connect

September 2017

A Student Activities Center opened at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus today giving students a new place to connect and unwind. MORE >

Appalachian Trail Inspires Palm Beach Atlantic University Senior

September 2017

After reading “A Walk in the Woods” from the “take a book, leave a book” section in the Warren Library, senior business management major Emily Hochheiser found her inspiration to take on a six-month journey to complete the Appalachian Trail (AT). MORE >

‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ THINKING MAY BUILD A BETTER BRAIN

September 2017

More than 5 million Americans today are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If nothing is done to stop this upward trajectory, there will be more than 16 million people with AD in the United States and more than 60 million people with AD worldwide by 2050. In the past 25 years, only five symptomatic medications for AD have met their primary clinical endpoints in Phase III clinical trials and successfully come to market; of these, four are still available. MORE >

THE KING’S ACADEMY BREAKS GROUND ON BOSWELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER

September 2017

The King’s Academy will break ground on a 12,000 square foot science and technology center on the school’s West Palm Beach campus. The two-story addition to the school’s beautiful 60-acre campus will include a 1 chemistry laboratory, 3 life science laboratories, 4 flexible design STEM classrooms, and 4 offices. Funding for the $2.7 million project comes from gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school. MORE >

Florida universities move up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

September 2017

TALLAHASSEE – University of Florida and Florida State University each vaulted five slots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, with UF earning the No. 9 spot and FSU landing at No. 33. The jumps in the rankings mark significant achievements for both institutions, with UF meeting its long-standing goal of breaking into the prestigious list of Top 10 public universities and FSU making remarkable progress toward its goal of landing in the Top 25. University of South Florida, University of Central Florida and Florida International University also moved up in the rankings, landing at No. 68, No. 90, and No. 122, respectively. MORE >

PBA Alumni Relations Awards 52 Scholarships

September 2017

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association recently awarded 52 annual scholarships, which are renewable by undergraduates who remain in good standing at the University. MORE >

FAU TECH RUNWAY TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL MAVERICK RECEPTION

September 2017

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2017 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton. Tickets cost $100 per person. MORE >

FORUMS TO SEEK INPUT ON PBSC DENTAL BUILDING SITE

September 2017

Palm Beach State College will hold public forums in October to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the Loxahatchee Groves campus. The public is encouraged to attend the forum held in their community. MORE >

More than 75 employers at two Palm Beach State job fairs in October

September 2017

a wide variety of local employers is scheduled for two Palm Beach State College’s job fairs in October. The fairs, which are free and open to the public, include full- and part-time positions, and internship opportunities, the college says. MORE >

NIH GRANT TO FURTHER NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS RESEARCH

September 2017

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells. The supply of serotonin is tightly regulated by the serotonin transporter (SERT) and inappropriate shifts in SERT activity can have dramatic consequences. MORE >

MORE THAN 75 EMPLOYERS TO RECRUIT AT TWO PBSC JOB FAIRS

September 2017

(Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton, Fla. – Sept. 20, 2017) Well-known South Florida companies, hospitals and government agencies will be seeking qualified candidates at two job fairs set for October at Palm Beach State College. More than 75 employers combined will exhibit at the job fairs, ready to hire for full- and part-time openings, ranging from entry level to managerial, as well as internships. The job fairs are free and open to the public. MORE >

Irma Brings Out Best in Us; PBA Ready to Resume

September 2017

After the last 10 days of dealing with the approach, onslaught and now aftermath of Irma, we're proud of the character and resilience shown by Palm Beach Atlantic University students, faculty and staff. MORE >

After Irma: FAQ for Restart

September 2017

FAQ After Irma for Palm Beach Atlantic University MORE >

U.S. News: Palm Beach Atlantic Moves up in Best Colleges Ranking

September 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University is ranked 57th among the best universities in the South according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 edition released September 12. MORE >

Hurricane Irma Update: School District Opening 27 Schools for Free Breakfast, Lunch on Thursday and Frida

September 2017

Schools throughout Palm Beach County will open their doors on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 to share a free healthy breakfast and lunch after Hurricane Irma. MORE >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Lynn the south’s Most International College

September 2017

U.S. News & World Report released its annual best colleges rankings. Lynn University was recognized first in “Most International Students, Regional Universities South” and 95 in the “Best Regional Universities South” categories. MORE >

PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

September 2017

Palm Beach State College will reopen for classes and business on Monday, Sept. 18. MORE >

PBSC Students Selected to Visit NASA this October

September 2017

Thirteen Palm Beach State College students will travel to a NASA center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. MORE >

School Board Adopts $2.9 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

September 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County has adopted the budget for Fiscal Year 2018. MORE >

Preparing for Hurricane Irma: Kid-Friendly Storm Materials and Tips

September 2017

As South Florida prepares for the effects of Hurricane Irma, your children may have questions about hurricanes and what could happen during a storm. There are many resources available for parents and educators that help explain everything from how hurricanes form, to how to help children cope with disasters. MORE >

PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF HURRICANE IRMA

September 2017

Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, all campuses of Palm Beach State College will be closed Thursday through Sunday. All classes and activities scheduled during the closure period are cancelled. MORE >

Principals Named at Three District Schools

September 2017

New principals for three School District of Palm Beach County schools were announced at Wednesday’s School Board special meeting. MORE >

FAU PROFESSOR RECEIVES AWARD FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING

September 2017

Jennifer Bloom, Ed.D., an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology within the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University, will receive the Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, at its 2017 annual conference in October. This award is given to a NACADA member who has made significant contributions to the field of academic advising. MORE >

Ray Directs Hurricane Andrew Documentary

September 2017

Andrew Ray, assistant professor of cinema arts, directed a documentary sponsored by Florida Power & Light (FPL) Company on the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The film debuted last month at HistoryMiami Museum’s: “Remembering Andrew” exhibit during a gala with local leaders and dignitaries. MORE >

GSOP Announces New Residency Programs

September 2017

The Gregory School of Pharmacy has announced two new pharmacy residency programs for 2018. The community pharmacyand ambulatory care programs will prepare students for a variety of specialized career opportunities. MORE >

What's New at Lynn University

September 2017

Lynn University kicked off the fall semester Aug. 28, with another year of strong enrollment. The university welcomed approximately 625 new undergraduates and, for the second year in a row, broke its graduate enrollment record with nearly 330 new master’s students. MORE >

ITWOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TO TAKE PLACE AT FAU TECH RUNWAY

September 2017

ITWomen, in partnership with FAU Tech Runway, will host the inaugural ITWomen Leadership Summit. MORE >

FAU PRESENTS 2017 BIENNIAL FACULTY ART EXHIBITION

September 2017

The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University present the “2017 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition” from Friday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition will remain on view in the Ritter Art Gallery through Saturday, Nov. 4. An opening and reception also will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritter Art Gallery. All programs are open and free to the public. MORE >

SLU Interns Demonstrate Leadership

September 2017

Four junior class Palm Beach Atlantic students demonstrated servant leadership as interns at the five-week Student Leadership University(SLU) 101 this summer. SLU is an organization that holds conferences to inspire and educate incoming college students about leadership. Palm Beach Atlantic sponsors a group at the summer conferences in Orlando for high school students and incoming college freshman to attend. MORE >

PBA Senior Initiates Donation Efforts for Harvey

September 2017

Alec Bell, senior marketing student from Maryland, was in his weekly event meeting at Pioneer Linens, a retail store in downtown West Palm Beach, and all he could think about was the devastation in Houston. Bell explained to his boss that as a community we need to help the people of Houston, and so they made it happen. Within the day Pioneer Linens partnered with Feeding South Florida, the Downtown Development Authority and Palm Beach Atlantic to make a donation drive possible. MORE >

Microscopes Help Local Students Broaden Scientific Knowledge

August 2017

The biology department at Palm Beach Atlantic recently donated dissecting microscopes to Conniston Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary and Katz Yeshiva High School. MORE >

Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

August 2017

Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause. Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive. MORE >

Fleming Shares PBA’s Faith History

August 2017

"May we have amazing faithfulness not just on this day at PBA, but every day,” said PBA President William M.B. Fleming Jr., as he spoke to students about the PBA theme for 2017-18 academic year during this year’s opening chapel. MORE >

FAU THEATRE PRESENTS A SEASON OF COMEDIES

August 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theater and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a season of comedy. The season includes four plays that take place in Studio One on FAU’s Boca Raton campus at 777 Glades Road. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 1-800-564-9539. A package of all five productions is $80 and can be purchased by calling 561-297-6124. MORE >

PLACENTA-ON-A-CHIP: MICROSENSOR MIMICS MALARIA IN THE WOMB

August 2017

Malaria, one of the most severe public health problems, affected 212 million people worldwide in 2015. This life-threatening disease is caused by parasites that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Though malaria usually cannot be transmitted from mother to baby in utero, both might be affected because malaria-infected red blood cells adhere to blood vessels in the placenta, resulting in about 10,000 maternal and 200,000 newborn deaths annually. Those hit hardest are in developing and subtropical countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. MORE >

PBA’s Impact on the County Rises to $396 Million

August 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University projects an impact of $396,255,275 on Palm Beach County’s economy this academic year, according to the University’s Office of Institutional Assessment, Accreditation and Research. This is a $1.2 million increase over a year ago. MORE >

Anderson’s Teaching Awards Seven Students

August 2017

Dr. Kathleen Anderson, professor of English, has made an impact on her students as seven have been awarded in the annual Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) essay contest. Three students have placed in the competition and four have received honorable mention. MORE >

Haney and DeMauro win Stewart Award

August 2017

Professors Kanathy Haney and Sandra DeMauro, two of Palm Beach State College’s newest faculty members, are this year’s winners of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award. MORE >

Local Pastor Enrolls in Leadership Program

August 2017

The Masters of Science and Leadership program allows students to prepare to serve the world at a higher level as a leader and reach their potential. These students take what they learn and directly apply it to their line of work. For one student, Father Mario Castaneda, the workplace is the parish of St. John Fisher Church in West Palm Beach as he serves as its pastor. MORE >

Electrical Power program recharges student’s career

August 2017

Gabriel Altman is finishing a prestigious, career-launching internship this week, and he credits PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program for the opportunity. MORE >

Stone Receives Well-Deserved Employee of the Year

August 2017

There is no workplace like Palm Beach Atlantic for Carolyn Stone. PBA's director of Athletics has returned to the University twice, pointing to its "remarkable mission.” MORE >

The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet

August 2017

The Gardens Mall is teaming up with Palm Beach State College Aug. 30 to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift-style store for students. MORE >

FAU Spotlight Story: Gregg B. Fields, PH.D., FNAI

August 2017

Dr. Fields applies chemistry in novel ways to answer important biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis and cancer. MORE >

PBA Awards Waldner for 35 Years of Service

August 2017

Dr. Ray Waldner, professor of biology and associate dean of sciences received the service award for his 35 years at PBA. Waldner has seen vast success through the years from having a fish parasite named after him and a children’s book dedicated in his honor. MORE >

FAU’S INCOMING FRESHMEN SET RECORD FOR GPA, TEST SCORES

August 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s incoming freshman class has the highest GPA and test scores in the University’s history. For the fall semester, the average high school GPA for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students is 3.97, a slight increase from 3.96 last fall. This semester’s class also boasts the highest SAT and ACT scores, with an average SAT of 1585, up from 1563, and an average ACT of 24, up from 23. MORE >

Chahine Receives Award

August 2017

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Elias Chahine received the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) 2017 Residency Preceptor of the Year Award. Chahine has been precepting pharmacy residents during their infectious diseases and internal medicine learning experiences since 2009. MORE >

Boot camp gives students a jump on fall term

August 2017

Palm Beach State College on Wednesday concluded its weeklong, intensive boot-camp-style programs designed to help students polish their skills and build a support network before tackling their freshman-level English and math courses. MORE >

PALM BEACH COUNTY ADDS NEARLY 20,000 JOBS OVER THE YEAR; JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 4.5 PERCENT FROM 5.3 PERCENT YEAR AGO

August 2017

CareerSource Palm Beach County announced today that the county’s 4.5 percent unemployment rate for July 2017 dropped below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. MORE >

PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

August 2017

Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth. MORE >

UNCOVERING ONE OF CUBA’S HIDDEN NATURAL TREASURES

August 2017

A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba’s hidden natural treasures. After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the United States and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba, which spans about 1,500 miles (2,729 kilometers). Except for a few places along the coast, prior to this expedition, there were virtually no data or charts indicating what was beyond the shallow reef zone. At every dive site, the scientists discovered mesophotic reefs, which they documented from depths of 150 meters up to 30 meters. MORE >

New Features Welcome Returning Students

August 2017

A new school year comes with new features to campus. This summer, Palm Beach Atlantic has completed many renovations and construction jobs on campus, along with new features in academics and noteworthy accomplishments. MORE >

State Committee Appoints Worley

August 2017

Vice President for Admissions and Special Projects Tim Worley was appointed to the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). He will represent Florida’s Nonpublic Postsecondary Institutes of Higher Education. MORE >

School is Back in Session for 190,000+ Palm Beach County Students

August 2017

From the first set of sixth graders at Hidden Oaks Elementary to brand-new buses and improvement projects funded by the new penny sales tax, the 2017-2018 school year started Monday with many new things to celebrate throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. MORE >

Back to school Monday for 193,000 kids; 20,000 teachers and staff

August 2017

Goodbye, summer. About 193,000 students are headed to 184 Palm Beach County district-run and 49 charter schools Monday morning. As the 2017-18 school year begins, 10 schools have new principals and three more are about to say farewell to theirs. MORE >

PBA Newest Sunshine State Conference Member

August 2017

The Sunshine State Conference formally welcomed Palm Beach Atlantic University as a full conference member on Thursday. The addition along with the acceptance of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a full member brings the membership to 11 institutions, all in the state of Florida. MORE >

New Student Convocation set for all five campuses

August 2017

Palm Beach State College will hold a New Student Convocation on each campus to welcome an anticipated 5,000 first-time-in-college students and their families this fall. MORE >

Garcia appointed director of international programs and services

August 2017

Erin Garcia recently became Lynn University’s director of international programs and services. As the former director of international student services, Garcia will now take on additional responsibilities to include study abroad programming. MORE >

Alumni Soccer Players Go Pro

August 2017

Three Sailfish alumni, Lucas Coutinho, Mike O’Sullivan and Neil Slooves signed professional soccer deals after graduating this past May. Head Men’s Soccer Coach Brian McMahon says he is proud of his players and looks forward to seeing them succeed. MORE >

This is Palm Beach County’s happiest public school

August 2017

Since it opened in 2005, Elbridge Gale Elementary School has been a powerhouse of high student achievement and high spirits. MORE >

Florida Pharmacy Association Awards Multiple GSOP Members

August 2017

PBA alumnus, a current P3 student, two current pharmacy preceptors and former pharmacy professor accept awards at theFlorida Pharmacy Association (FPA) annual meeting. The FPA is a state wide professional pharmacy organization united to advance healthcare and pharmacy practice. MORE >

A JOURNEY FROM IMMIGRANT BOY TO LEADER OF A LARGE DISTRICT

August 2017

Robert Avossa is the superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, which is the 11th largest district by enrollment in the US. Before Palm Beach County, he was superintendent of Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, another very large district, so it goes without saying that Robert knows a thing or two about running a large operation. MORE >

PBSC Enrollment Forecast to Grow by 3.1 Percent

August 2017

Florida state colleges this year are expected to have their first modest rise in enrollment since 2010. MORE >

RESEARCH PARK AT FAU TO CELEBRATE 2017 AWARDS

August 2017

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its third annual Research Park Annual Awards. The awards celebration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Addison, 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $100 per person. MORE >

FAU Welcomes Med Students with White Coats

August 2017

For some, it's coming soon, for others, it's already here: Back-to-school time. MORE >

Your Penny at Work! Schools Receive Repairs and Upgrades in Preparation for New School Year

August 2017

From new roofs and weather-proofing at schools, to 78 brand-new buses that will hit the road on the first day of school, the School District of Palm Beach County put its share of the one-cent sales tax to use this summer. MORE >

STATE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT SEES UPTICK

August 2017

Florida state colleges this year are expected to have their first modest rise in enrollment since 2010. MORE >

STUDENTS RECEIVE FIRST DOCTOR’S WHITE COATS AT CEREMONY

August 2017

The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University each received their first doctor’s white coat today during the White Coat Ceremony. The seventh annual White Coat Ceremony formally marked their entry into the profession of medicine and took place in the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus. MORE >

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY’S CAREER CENTER - LEARN ABOUT INTERNSHIP AND CO-OP OPPORTUNITIES

August 2017

Internships and Co-ops serve as excellent opportunities for you to apply the knowledge that you have learned in the classroom and further explore your chosen major(s). In addition, an internship or co-op experience will help you develop skills that will prepare you for your transition into the workplace. MORE >

KIDS WILL 'FEEL LIKE SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS' AT SCHOOL'S $3.6 MILLION LAB

August 2017

The Benjamin School’s youngest students will soon have a $3.6 million science center where they can program robots, conduct experiments, design bridges and build websites. MORE >

FAU - CAREER CENTER EVENTS

August 2017

All registratons must be completed by 2 weeks before the event through OWL CareerLink MORE >

No ‘failure factories’ in Palm Beach County schools

August 2017

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) releases grades for every traditional public and charter school in Florida. The foundation of these grades is student performance and learning gains on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests given each year, starting with students in the third grade. MORE >

District to Roll Out Innovative New Programs and Choice Academies For 2017-2018 School Year

August 2017

From an expanded K-8 program at Hidden Oaks Elementary School to a multimillion-dollar federal grant to fund exciting new Choice programs, the School District of Palm Beach County is gearing up for a school year filled with exciting learning possibilities for students. MORE >

Math and Science Institute marks 10th summer

August 2017

At the Math and Science Institute Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, 51 students received certificates for completing the 10th iteration of this award-winning summer program for high school and college students with a keen interest and aptitude for these subjects. MORE >

FAU APPOINTS STELLA N. BATALAMA, PH.D., AS DEAN

August 2017

Following a national search, Florida Atlantic University has named Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Batalama, who assumes this role today, comes to FAU from the University at Buffalo, a flagship institution of The State University of New York (SUNY) and a premier research-intensive university. She served most recently as chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo and has held various positions there since 1995, including associate dean for research in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and acting director of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Center for Integrated Transmission and Exploitation (CITE), Rome, NY. MORE >

FAU AND U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND TEAM UP

July 2017

Florida Atlantic University and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to pursue common goals for research collaboration and student internships. The latest MOU will help to facilitate cooperation between the two institutions in pursuing mutual objectives in Central and South America and the Caribbean. MORE >

Supply Chain Management program to meet local demand

July 2017

When a state moves 762 million tons of freight annually, the volume drives a demand for employees with an expertise in logistics and supply chain management. That state is Florida, and Palm Beach State College stands ready to deliver the talent. MORE >

H.L. Watkins Middle School Students Get Head Start on Medical Careers Through Innovative Externship Program

July 2017

A group of eighth-grade Medical Science Academy students from Howell L. Watkins Middle School had unprecedented access and exposure to healthcare careers and patient care during an externship program at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. MORE >

FAU'S Division of Research Affiliates with DKJA

July 2017

The Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) within Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) to permit DKJA high school students who are interested in engineering, computer science, and technology to participate in tours, seminars and research training opportunities on the FAU campus. MORE >

Rising Sixth Graders Can Register Now for Hidden Oaks STEAM K-8

July 2017

Registrations are now being accepted for rising sixth graders to join the newly expanded kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8) program at Hidden Oaks Elementary School in Lake Worth in time for the 2017-2018 school year. MORE >

Companies in Research Park at FAU Continue to Succeed

July 2017

GrowFL named Yachtico Inc., a company within the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, a “Florida Company to Watch.” Yachtico is a platform that connects customers who want to rent or charter boats with fleet operators and boat owners. Since 2012, the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has housed four companies that have been named “Florida Companies to Watch.” MORE >

FAU Scientist Helps Discover New Miniature Shark Species

July 2017

Like finding a needle in a haystack, a team of scientists has discovered a new species of shark measuring less than a foot long and weighing under 2 pounds full-grown. This miniature, “glow-in-the-dark” shark is a member of the Lanternshark family (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), which was serendipitously found 1,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It has taken more than 17 years to identify this new species (Etmopterus lailae ) since it was first discovered but was well worth the wait as this elusive creature is yet to be seen in the wild. MORE >

Alumni Couple Lead Nursing Mission Trip

July 2017

Bri Andrassy, adjunct nursing professor and PBA alumna of 2014, has been leading the nursing mission trip to El Salvador alongside her husband for the past four years. She has been traveling to El Salvador on missions for the past 10 years and has traveled to Peru, Nicaragua and Honduras. MORE >

Wihbey Starts Community College Leadership Program

July 2017

Beginning today, Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Jean Wihbey, Lake Worth campus provost and vice president for workforce development, will participate in a national leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders to transform community college student success. MORE >

President Fleming Presents Scholarship Awards

July 2017

President William Fleming discussed PBA’s American Free Enterprise statement during his presentation of the Ann Roberts Scholarship Awards at the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches. MORE >

Three District Graduates Earn Latest Round of College-Based National Merit Scholarships

July 2017

Three graduates from the School District of Palm Beach County have earned National Merit Scholarships from the college or university they will attend, as part of the most recent release of scholarship winners announced Monday by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. MORE >

Community Invited to Join Dr. Avossa for Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

July 2017

Superintendent Robert Avossa and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County invite the community to a complimentary screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “The One That Got Away.” MORE >

New PBSC Department Focuses on Innovative Learning

July 2017

A new Innovation and Instructional Technology department has been created at Palm Beach State College to further support the growth of e-learning on all campuses. MORE >

District’s Community and Family Involvement Programs Win Top Honors in State

July 2017

Both of the School District’s nominations for the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Community Involvement Awards have been honored as top programs in the State of Florida. MORE >

Meet A Very Determined Young Woman

July 2017

Learn as if you were following someone whom you could not catch up, as though it was someone you were frightened of losing. – Confucius MORE >

Palm Beach State Strikes Gold in Performance

July 2017

Palm Beach State College has achieved gold level in the Florida College System’s performance-based incentive program, garnering an additional $1.2 million from the state this year. MORE >

PBSC Freezes Tuition for Sixth Year

July 2017

Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the College's standing as one of the most affordable higher education institutions in the state. MORE >

FAU - SCI Partnership Yields First Careers

July 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s new workforce training partnership with Sancilio & Company (SCI), a Riviera Beach-based biotech company, has yielded new careers for three recent graduates. SCI’s Daneish Patterson ‘17, human resources administrator; Alexander Haddad ‘17, scientist; and Courtney Cocilova ‘17, senior scientist; were among the first to enroll in FAU’s graduate-level course that is led by SCI scientists and focused on biopharmaceuticals and drug development. MORE >

FAU Lab Schools Designated as 2017 Google Reference District

July 2017

Florida Atlantic University Lab Schools, which includes FAU High School, A.D. Henderson University School, the Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition, has been named a 2017 Google for Education Reference School District. It is the only district in Florida with the distinction, and one of only 109 districts in the world. MORE >

Quality Enhancement Plan Focuses on Service Learning

July 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) looks to service learning as a means to improve student learning. MORE >

Robotics: A Hands on Path to a Lightning Fast Future

July 2017

To that end, it is helpful to know that supercomputers surpassed the computational ability of the human brain in 2012. Given the exponential rate of technological growth, scientists predict that the average laptop will have that “super” level of computational power by 2020. And by 2050, that average laptop will have the same computing power as the entire human race – or nine billion people. And the processing chip that powers the device will also be small enough to implant in a human brain. MORE >

FAU to Offer Two New Degree Programs This Fall

July 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will offer two new degree programs this fall – a Master of Science degree in marine science and oceanography and a Bachelor of Arts degree in health sciences. MORE >

Rosarian Academy Graduates 33 Eighth Grade Students at Commencement Ceremony

July 2017

On Thursday, June 1st, Rosarian Academy graduated 33 eight-grade students in the Rosarian Academy Theater. Sister Donna Baker opened ceremonies with prayer shortly before commencement speaker Deacon Serge Dube encouraged graduates to reflect on their personal development and global awareness during their time at Rosarian Academy. MORE >

Student Veterans Receive $40,000 from Local Group

July 2017

Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. has donated $120,000 to support veterans at four local organizations including the Palm Beach State College Foundation. MORE >

Campus Theaters Land Two Grants to Expand Programming

July 2017

Palm Beach State College has received two grants totaling more than $183,000 to expand programming and boost marketing for its three campus theaters. MORE >

FAU Submarine Named 'Fastest' Among Colleges

July 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Human-Powered Submarine (HPS) team placed second overall in the absolute speed category at the 2017 International Submarine Races (ISR) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland. MORE >

Boca Raton teen's invention could help improve early detection, diagnosis of cancer

July 2017

A South Florida teenager just might be on the verge of a groundbreaking development in cancer research. At just 14-years-old, he hopes his invention will be used to improve early detection and diagnosis of cancerous tumors. MORE >

Mission Trip Shapes PBA Students' Outlook for Serving

July 2017

Settling back into the routine of life in the U.S., PBA students like Chelsea Harlan find that their foreign mission trips are shaping their outlook for serving others anywhere. MORE >

FAU Team Takes Second Place at SECME Nationals

July 2017

A team of seventh-grade students from Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently took second place in the mousetrap car competition at the 2017 SECME National Competition at the University of Alabama. Finalists from 16 states and the Bahamas were represented at the competition, which included sponsors such as ExxonMobil and DuPont. MORE >

NCAA Considers Ballantyne for Woman of the Year

July 2017

Emma Ballantyne, a recent graduate and outstanding volleyball player, has been nominated for the NCAA's annual Woman of the Year Award. MORE >

MSL Students Find Travel Transformative

June 2017

Travel studies that expand coursework beyond the boundaries of campus can be transformative for students. But Joshua Jackson the outstanding graduate of the MacArthur School of Leadership in May, realized that the impact of his recent experiences in Berlin and Prague will extend to those whom he leads. MORE >

CPFI Student Chapter Receives National Honor

June 2017

Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI) recognized Palm Beach Atlantic University’s CPFI student chapter as the national chapter of the year. The announcement was made in June at the group’s annual conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MORE >

PBSC needs your help…it involves teeth

June 2017

The Florida Legislature recently allocated $5 million for a new facility for the dental health education programs at Palm Beach State College. MORE >

NASA Workshop Inspires New Teachers

June 2017

Five days of interacting with NASA scientists and engineers, learning about innovative ways to teach STEM, sounds like a new educator’s dream—and it came true for three students in Palm Beach State College’s Educator Preparation Institute. MORE >

FAU Receives $50,000 Gift for Vocal Scholarships

June 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently received a $50,000 donation to continue funding for the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship Fund. MORE >

All styles of giving: Zachary Levitetz ’12

June 2017

Zachary Levitetz is an artist, an athlete and a marine life fanatic. He is also a philanthropist. MORE >

A Violin for Yasa

June 2017

Yasa Poletaeva has a favorite quote from the Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez: “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” It seems a little contradictory for a young musician whose life centers on the firmly ruled lines of a musical staff. MORE >

Local Student Dancers Participate in Inspiring World Dance Event That Raises Consciousness about Water Crisis

June 2017

On Friday, June 23, Saint Andrew’s School Dance Intensive student dancers participated in Global Water Dances, a multi-continent event, which celebrates the importance of water and raises consciousness about our world water crisis. MORE >

FAU Student Named Florida’s ‘Student of the Year’

June 2017

Florida Atlantic University graduate Tevin Ali has been named the 2017 Student of the Year by the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FloridaACE). Ali graduated from FAU in May with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. MORE >

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

June 2017

Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That is what a leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University hopes to prove through an innovative approach that defies the notion that “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to battling Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other related disorders. MORE >

Conservatory Students Mentor Young Talents

June 2017

Each summer, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson WoId Performing Arts Center is home to string students for the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Summer Strings camp. The two-week program provides students from Title 1 Palm Beach County schools an opportunity to receive high-quality string instruction. MORE >

TKA Hires Jeremy Evans of World-Class Exos Athletic Performance Institute as Director of Athletic Performance Trainging

June 2017

The King’s Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy Evans to be its new Director of Athletic Performance Training. MORE >

PBSC Seeks Local Support for New Dental Health Building

June 2017

The Florida Legislature has allocated $5 million for a new facility for the longstanding, highly regarded dental health education programs at Palm Beach State College, and now College leaders are drumming up additional support for the project. MORE >

FAU Tachgarage Team Wins Emerge Americas Hackathon

June 2017

A group of high school students from Florida Atlantic University’s TechGarage program at FAU Tech Runway recently took first place in the 2017 eMerge Americas Hackathon, a 24-hour computer programming competition, in Miami. The event was sponsored by Visa, Kairos, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Wyncode. MORE >

PBSC Enhances Glades Career Programs

June 2017

Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs. MORE >

FAU Rocketry Team Takes Top National Award

June 2017

A middle school rocketry team from Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School recently won first place in the nation in the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) rocketry contest. SECME determines the overall winner based on official regional scores sent in to the national SECME organization. MORE >

Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

June 2017

Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft. MORE >

Adrian Silversmith '97 Turns a Childhood Favorite Into Big Business

June 2017

Adrian Silversmith ‘97 was at a proverbial crossroads after being laid off from his job of almost eight years. That’s when the Benjamin alum started toying with the idea of jumping into the restaurant business. After much research and development, the idea of Sprelly was born. MORE >

FAU Pine Jog Recognizes Green Schools

June 2017

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2017 at the ninth annual Green Schools Awards Luncheon at Hilton West Palm Beach. More than 100 public and private schools representing more than 30 percent of all schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties, made the grade in “going green.” MORE >

FAU’s College of Nursing Launches New Online Program

June 2017

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University is launching a new online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration that will be offered as a post-master’s certificate (PMC) beginning in the fall.The application deadline for the PMC is July 1. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing. MORE >

PBSC Awarded Five-Year Grant to Continue Upward Bound Program

June 2017

Palm Beach State College has been awarded another five-year $1.35 million federal grant to continue its Upward Bound program that helps steer high school students on the path to higher education. MORE >

Courses and Boot Camp in Entrepreneurship Offered This Fall

June 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a series of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as an Entrepreneur Boot Camp, open to the FAU community and public this fall. MORE >

Service to Others Motivates Outstanding Nursing Grad

June 2017

Jenna Martin approaches life as an opportunity to serve others and Christ. It’s why she wants to be a nurse, and why she chose PBA as the place to provide her with the skills and knowledge to be the best. MORE >

Innovation Challenge Brings Student Ideas to Life

June 2017

Lynn University’s College of Business and Management welcomed students and employees May 3, to pitch their business ideas to investors for the Howard Isaacson Innovation Challenge. MORE >

Incoming students dive into the college experience during Lynn Launch

June 2017

Lynn University’s new students get a head start on their college adventure and a sneak peek into their future home away from home during Lynn Launch: First Year Immersion. MORE >

Campers Make Aquaponics, Plant Flowers in First Week of Science Camp

June 2017

In the first week of Palm Beach Atlantic University science camp, 40 campers have been on a nature walk, made their own aquaponics and even planted flowers and plants at Conniston Middle School. MORE >

Concentration in Franchising Coming Fall 2017

June 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University now offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Management with a concentration in franchising. Students who select this option will be prepared for business ownership and/or employment with a franchise company in the United States or abroad. MORE >

FIVE SENIORS RECEIVE INAUGURAL ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE

June 2017

Five seniors were inaugural recipients of the School’s new Engineering Certificate. MORE >

Outstanding Pharmacy Grad Has True Passion to Heal Others

June 2017

For Palm Beach Atlantic University pharmacy student Abel Carranza, the journey to pharmacy began many years ago with staring into his parents’ medicine cabinet. MORE >

Volunteering Empowers PBSC Student Electricians

June 2017

Eleven students in Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program will never forget the house on 18th Street in West Palm Beach. MORE >

Celebrating the arts, Lynn style

May 2017

It’s hard to imagine Lynn University without Celebration of the Arts. The annual showcase presented by students, faculty, staff and alumni has become one of Lynn’s most anticipated events. MORE >

Pharmacy Student Attends Leadership Conference

May 2017

Thirty-eight pharmacy students from around the country gathered for the annual Cardinal Health Student Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, May 18-20, includining Ashley Hiltunen of the PBA Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. MORE >

EMS Staff Take Home Honors

May 2017

William Barbre and Patricia Drake of Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services department were recognized Friday with Distinguished Service Awards from the Palm Beach County EMS Providers Association. MORE >

Best-Selling Author James Patterson Donates Books to 30,000 Middle School Students, Surprises Congress MS with Visit

May 2017

Sixth and seventh graders in middle schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County are going home with an extra incentive to get reading thanks to best-selling author James Patterson, who has generously donated books for 30,000 students in District schools. MORE >

Chapman Tapped for History Seminar on “The 20th Century Presidency”

May 2017

Dr. Roger Chapman, professor of history, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “The 20th Century Presidency.” MORE >

HVAC-R Program Earns Accreditation

May 2017

Palm Beach State College has earned a six-year accreditation from HVAC Excellence for its PSAV certificate program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. MORE >

‘TOP MODEL’ WHITNEY CUNNINGHAM ‘03 NAMED 2017 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA - THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL

May 2017

Former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham ‘03 was named the 2017 Distinguished Alumna by the Alumni Council at the annual Alumni Luncheon hosted May 18 in Benjamin Hall. MORE >

Pathfinders showcase the hidden wealth of our high-achieving teenagers

May 2017

If you’re looking for a simple way to become instantly inspired, humbled, and reassured about the future, here’s what you need to do. Read the nomination packets for the local teenagers applying for the annual Pathfinder Scholarship Awards presented by The Palm Beach Post. For the past 34 years, this program has presented millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in 18 categories — everything from art and community involvement to mathematics and literature. MORE >

FAU Launches Nation’s First M.D. Pipeline Program

May 2017

“Signing Day” brought new meaning for four of the nation’s brightest teens as they were officially accepted into an innovative medical school pipeline program today through Florida Atlantic University’s “FAU High School M.D. Direct” program. The first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the United States, M.D. Direct places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring physicians-to-be. MORE >

Lynn University Transforms from Campus to Camp

May 2017

Diane DiCerbo wears many hats at Lynn University. Not only is she the director of academic advising and assistant professor of mathematics, she is also the Pine Tree Camps director, with more than 26 years of camp experience. MORE >

Radiography Student Chosen for National Program

May 2017

Eric Godinez, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Radiography A.S. degree program, is one of two students from Florida selected for the 2017 Student Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. MORE >

Partnership Prepares Displaced Workers for Health Careers

May 2017

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County. MORE >

Nova Southeastern creating teacher program for Palm Beach County schools

May 2017

The School Board approved an agreement Wednesday with Nova Southeastern University in Davie to create a new teacher training program that provides a direct pipeline into the school district. MORE >

Lynn students and professor selected for global internships

May 2017

Lynn University, in partnership with the Ambassador Corps program, is sending four scholarship recipients on a global internship to promote social impact throughout the world. MORE >

Students Travel Globe to Serve Others

May 2017

Throughout the course of spring and summer semesters, more than 200 Palm Beach Atlantic University students are traveling all over the world to build relationships and serve others through mission trips. MORE >

The King’s Academy Opens $10 Million Dollar Theatre - Page Family Center for Performing Arts

May 2017

The King’s Academy opened its new Page Family Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday May 2, 2017 in conjunction with the school’s Conservatory of the Arts production of Funny Girl. MORE >

10 South Florida Teens Graduate FAU Before Finishing High School

May 2017

As they graduate from high school this month, 10 students have already completed the next step as well. They’ve finished college. MORE >

Oxbridge Students Prepared for Admission into the Nation’s Top Universities

May 2017

From Freshman year to the finish line, Oxbridge students are uniquely prepared for admission into the nation’s top universities. They graduate with a strong portfolio of academic skills and distinct experiences that mark the beginning of a lifetime of success. MORE >

Scholastic Achievement Foundation awards scholarship to Lynn freshman

May 2017

The Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County hosted its 39th Annual Palm Beach County Scholastic Achievement Dinner April 18 at The Breakers Hotel. The award ceremony began with the largest scholarship: a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Lynn University given to Royal Palm Beach Community High School student Joshua Alexander Andrade. MORE >

Former 'Cupcake Wars' Senior Producer Shares Insight

May 2017

Visiting artist Kate Wilke, a former senior producer for Food Network's Cupcake Wars, met with digital design, video and computer animation students. MORE >

A Day in the Life of a PBC Sheriff

May 2017

Four Oxbridge students were invited to shadow the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and given behind-the-scene access to the facilities. MORE >

District Honors Volunteers, Business Partners for Their Contributions

May 2017

More than 600 volunteers, business partners and community leaders were honored Friday for donating their time and money to schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County, during the annual Volunteer and Business Partners Awards breakfast. MORE >

PBA Students, Faculty Bring Home Broadcasting Awards

May 2017

Ten PBA students and faculty traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the Broadcast Education Association's annual conference, which is associated and synchronized with the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters. The School of Communication & Media students and faculty won a total of 10 awards, placing them third overall, only behind Arizona State University with 19 awards and University of Oklahoma with 13. MORE >

Arbeit, Cardoso Win County Fire-Rescue Awards

May 2017

Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter. MORE >

FAU Honors Arthur Evans, Jr. as 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

May 2017

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) hosted its Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception last night. The event brought together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their most outstanding peers. Alumni from eight of FAU’s colleges were honored for their career accomplishments, and Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., B.S. ’82, M.A. ’84, was introduced as the 2017 inductee into the FAUAA Hall of Fame. MORE >

NSU Professor Featured on International Fishing Show

May 2017

Over a dozen students at the Palm Beach Regional Campus generously donated a few hours of their time in early 2016 for the unique opportunity for “15 minutes of fame.” MORE >

#2 Private School in the Nation and #1 School in Palm Beach County in Math Competition

May 2017

The numbers are in, and after a year of practice exams 7 days a week, qualifying exams, and competitions in the county, state, and nation, the students on American Heritage School's math competition team earned the 2nd place math title among all private schools throughout the U.S. and right behind American Heritage School's Math Team at our Plantation Campus. MORE >

A Once-in-lifetime Opportunity

April 2017

For the 11th consecutive year, a select group of Lynn University students enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and learn at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four, one of the largest and most-popular sporting events in the world. MORE >

7TH GRADE HISTORY STUDENTS BECOME RESEARCHERS AT FLAGLER MUSEUM

April 2017

Benjamin 7th graders spent March 28 delving into The Gilded Age during a field trip to the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The middle school students were each given a research topic and asked to choose a primary source from the museum’s archives. MORE >

Haney earns AAWCC 40 Under 40 Award for Local Work

April 2017

Palm Beach State College Associate Professor Kanathy Haney has landed a spot in the second “40 Under 40” class of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges for her efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking and to help victims. MORE >

NFL Player, John I. Leonard HS Graduate Garçon Gives $10,000 in Scholarships to Leonard Students

April 2017

Four seniors at an honor roll assembly at John I. Leonard High School Thursday were surprised to learn that they had been chosen to receive $2,500 scholarships from the Pierre Garçon Foundation. MORE >

Palm Beach Central valedictorian has eyes on the defense industry

April 2017

Tarang Patel is the 2017 valedictorian of Palm Beach Central High School. MORE >

Oxbridge Research Team Takes Top Honors

April 2017

For the third year in a row, The Oxbridge Research Team, led by Dr. Thornton, beat all college-level students to take home top awards at the Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference yesterday. MORE >

Suncoast, Dreyfoos Ranked Among Best Schools in U.S.

April 2017

Suncoast High School and Dreyfoos School of the Arts have been named two of the nation’s top 100 high schools in a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report. MORE >

Six County Teachers Win Dwyer Awards

April 2017

Exemplary educators consider profession as more than a job. MORE >

Academic Leaders Council Convene on April 18

April 2017

The BDB convened the Academic Leaders Council on April 18 to continue the work it started on October 21, 2016. The council, comprised of Palm Beach County’s academic leaders, works to strengthen business and education partnerships. While October’s meeting focused on AAE, IT/Telecommunications, life sciences and trades, the dialogue on the 18th was focused on healthcare, distribution/logistics and manufacturing. MORE >

‘College is Possible’ Event Set for April 22 at Palm Beach State

April 2017

Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar Saturday, April 22 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning. MORE >

The Jim Moran Institute - Small Business Executive Program

April 2017

The Small Business Executive Program is ideal for owners and presidents of small businesses. Created to be a world-classs learning experience that accommodates busy schedules, the program equips executives to emerge stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best-practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantages. MORE >

Keiser University to Host Law Day Symposium

April 2017

Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Campus will host a Law Day Symposium on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at its West Palm Beach campus auditorium located at 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411. MORE >

Research Taking Place at FAU Jupiter

April 2017

Florida Atlantic University's magazine, 'Owl Research & Innovation' Spring Edition, features research taking place at the Jupiter Campus. MORE >

Interactive hologram demonstration featured at West Palm Beach school

April 2017

Teachers and adults at the Greene School had a chance to look at some cool technology. MORE >

Honoring 2nd Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy

April 2017

Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony March 31 to honor and recognize its middle school students with exceptional academic performance and athletic achievements during the second trimester of the school year. MORE >

FAU Teams Place in Top Three at Hybrid Rocket Competition

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Technology and Aerospace Club (TAC) within the College of Engineering and Computer Science recently placed third in two categories at the 2016-17 Hybrid Motor High-Powered Rocket Competition in Bunnell, Florida. MORE >

Agriculture, Forensic Science on Tap for Palm Beach Atlantic University's Center For Integrative Science Learning Summer Camp and Institute

March 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Center for Integrative Science Learning will present special summer programs for grades 1-12 at the University’s main campus. The Summer Camp and Science Institute will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in two one-week sessions: June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16. MORE >

Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

March 2017

Palm Beach State College students are helping dig up ancient artifacts such as stone tools, ceramics and more at the Hutchinson site, a pre-Columbian, Native American archaeological site in Belle Glade that might prove to be 6,000 years old. MORE >

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST RYAN BERUBE '92 VISITS UPPER SCHOOL

March 2017

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Berube ‘92 spent his Tuesday morning speaking with Benjamin upper school students in Ms. Misselhorn’s history class about his athletic career. MORE >

FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE SE Student Conference

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team placed fifth overall in the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted by FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. MORE >

The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach To Feature Both Students & Elite Guest Speakers At TEDx Talk Event on March 24

March 2017

The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach will be presenting a TEDx Talk event in the Barker Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 24. MORE >

FAU Nursing Programs Ranked in Latest ‘U.S. News & World Report

March 2017

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University has received a ranking of No. 44 for its Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program and No. 45 for its Master of Science Nursing (MSN) program by the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guidebook. The College’s MSN is the second-ranked program in Florida and the top-ranked DNP program in the state. MORE >

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is commemorating “Brain Awareness Week” (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. MORE >

Here’s Why NASA is Sending a Gardens School’s Satellite into Space

March 2017

Palm Beach Gardens students put their sweat and smarts into building a satellite that will soon launch into space. MORE >

Favorable Conditions for the District at Education Forecast 2017

March 2017

Hundreds of business leaders, community members, teachers and other educational professionals came together for an update on the District’s Strategic Plan from Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. at Education Forecast 2017 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Thursday. MORE >

FAU Joins Collaboration to Create Veterans’ Action Leagues

March 2017

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has joined forces with powerhouse teams of researchers as well as committed veteran leaders to improve health outcomes of military veterans. MORE >

Owls Racing Takes Second at Formula South Invitational

March 2017

Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team, recently took home second place at the fifth annual Formula South Invitational hosted by Kennesaw State University Motorsports in Marietta, Ga. MORE >

PBSC President Announces Couple’s $1 Million Gift at Her Investure

March 2017

(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – March 3, 2017) During the investiture ceremony Thursday officially installing her as Palm Beach State College’s fifth president, Ava L. Parker, J.D., announced a $1 million gift to the College from a Palm Beach Gardens couple who have a passion for education. MORE >

The King's Academy Sixth-Graders Took First Place at Odyssey of the Mind Tournament & Heading to States

March 2017

(West Palm Beach, FL) - The King’s Academy Odyssey of the Mind team won the regional tournament this past weekend held at Suncoast Community High School. MORE >

Templeton & Company to Sponsor Palm Beach Atlantic University Master of Accountancy Program

March 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Templeton & Company, a Florida professional services firm, is the sponsor of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Master of Accountancy program with a gift of $100,000. MORE >

Modernizing Medicine Leaders Selected to Join Health 2.0’s Techquality Mentorshop Program

February 2017

Boca Raton, Fla. – February 16, 2017 – Specialty-specific health information technology company, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., is pleased to announce that four members of the company’s product management team have been invited to join the TECHQuality Mentorship Program by Health 2.0. Due to their proven commitment to support women in technology, encourage innovation and facilitate growth in health technology, Mandy Long, vice president of product management, Danielle MacLean, director of product management, Ida Mantashi, senior product manager and Alice Rose, product manager, have been selected as program mentors. MORE >

Investiture of PBSC President Ava L. Parker Set for March 2

February 2017

(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2017) The investiture of Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., will be held March 2, culminating weeklong activities that correspond with the opening of the fifth campus in Loxahatchee Groves and a new era in the College’s history. MORE >

BDB to Host 2nd Academic Leaders Council

February 2017

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County will host its second Academic Leaders Council meeting, an initiative that focuses on preserving and expanding the intellectual capital in the County while ensuring that the curriculum taught in the classroom aligns with the growing targeted industries in the County. MORE >

Florida Student Filmmakers Announced as Finalists for 22nd Annual Student Showcase of Film Awards Show

February 2017

Palm Beach County, FL (February 23, 2017) – The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission – in collaboration with the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), announced the finalists for the 22nd Annual Student Showcase of Films. The winners will be declared on Friday, March 10th, before more than 700 students, celebrities, dignitaries and industry professionals at the electrifying Red Carpet Awards Show at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL. MORE >

BDB and School District Host 2nd Annual Career Showcase for High School Students

February 2017

Hundreds of Palm Beach County Public School high school students had an opportunity to learn about careers in Palm Beach County at the Business Development Board's and School District of Palm Beach County’s "Claim Your Future Showcase” on February 7 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. MORE >

Lynn University Named Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs

February 2017

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Lynn University as one of the “2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” based on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. It was recognized among 18 institutions nationwide. MORE >

FAU Graduate Puts His Future in Hands of His Own Imagination

February 2017

Halfway through his college career, David Parshenkov decided to put his future in the hands of his own imagination. Well on his way to achieving his dreams developing a mobile application that utilizes dynamic augmented reality, the 23 year old graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. MORE >

FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

February 2017

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are collaborating with scientists from Sancilio and Company, Inc., in Riviera Beach, Fla., to begin a new research project aimed at finding a treatment for patients afflicted by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness. The disease is recognized as the leading cause of inherited blindness that affects approximately 1 in 4,000 people and can cause blindness as early as within the first year of life. MORE >

Lemieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University Hosts Mark Halperin, Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Feb 15

February 2017

The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University presents Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and host of Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect, speaking on campus Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Call (561) 803-2011 to R.S.V.P. MORE >

Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 1

February 2017

Join the more than 80 student researchers from 11 South Florida colleges and universities at the fifth annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Palm Beach State College. MORE >

Lake Worth HS Student Honored as Leader for Life Scholar

February 2017

Lake Worth High School Student Karla Menchu Seban has been selected as a Take Stock in Children Leader for Life Scholar. Karla is among six fellows who will receive up to $40,000 for college, leadership training and internship opportunities. MORE >

Choice and Career Academy Students to Attend Claim Your Future Showcase Tuesday

February 2017

More than 600 high school juniors and seniors from Choice and Career Academies across the School District of Palm Beach County will be attending a career fair to discover the exciting career paths that are available throughout Palm Beach County. MORE >

PBA’S Online Bachelor’s Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

January 2017

In its sixth year of rating online programs, U.S. News & World Report ranks Palm Beach Atlantic University at 28th in its Best Online Education Programs for 2017, rising from 34th last year. MORE >

"Five Star" rated schools in South Florida

January 2017

The Florida Department of Education announced their "Five Star Schools" Monday, and plenty of local schools made the list! MORE >

The King’s Academy Students to Perform at Presidentual Inauguration Concert

January 2017

Next Tuesday, 80 vocal and dance students from The King’s Academy Conservatory of the Arts, in West Palm Beach, Florida, will travel to Washington D.C. to perform in the 58th presidential inauguration festivities. MORE >

Lynn University Thinks Outside the Classroom

January 2017

This year, students participated in projects from the other side of the world to right here on campus. No matter where they were, they embraced their hands-on, innovative and eclectic learning experiences. MORE >

Lemieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University Hosts Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

December 2016

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, is the speaker Wednesday, Jan. 11, presented by The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. MORE >

Honoring 1st Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy

December 2016

Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony December 9 to honor and recognize its middle school students with exceptional academic performance and lower and middle school students for athletic achievements during the first trimester of the school year. MORE >

FAU Brain Institute Designated ‘Nikon Center of Excellence’

December 2016

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide. MORE >

Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Lab, Outdoor Classroom to be Added for Jupiter HS

November 2016

Jupiter Community High School, the Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy and the Partnership for Environmental Education, along with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, are partnering to transform and develop an existing storm water retention pond into a created wetlands habitat by introducing the plant material most recognized as the five ecozones of Florida. MORE >

FAU alumnus Eduardo Padrón Receives Medal from Obama

November 2016

Eduardo Padrón, an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University College of Business, was one of 21 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday at the White House. MORE >

Glades Region Hosting Choice and Career Showcase to Highlight its Programs

November 2016

With so many Choice and Career options available to students in the Glades region, a special Choice Program Showcase has been planned to help students and their families in the area conveniently learn about the programs and apply online. MORE >

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Gathers University Leaders

November 2016

Last week at the Kravis Center, the heads of local universities gathered with business leaders as the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County introduced the Academic Leaders Council program to create workforce-ready graduates. MORE >

$11M Grant Adds IB Program to 3 Palm Beach County Schools

October 2016

The International Baccalaureate program will be coming to two more Palm Beach County elementary schools and one middle school next fall, and two other schools will see their programming expanded thanks to an $11.6 million federal grant. MORE >

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

October 2016

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Academic Leaders Council program will connect workforce-ready graduates as more companies move to the business-friendly region. MORE >

Rescheduled Event: A Special Presentation by FAU President John Kelly

October 2016

FAU is a primary driver for Palm Beach County’s burgeoning life science sector. Please join us as President Kelly shares the latest on our newest world-class faculty, state-of-the-art technology, growing partnerships, increased research funding, rising student numbers, planned growth and more. MORE >

Howell L. Watkins MS Students Make Contact with Space Station

October 2016

Howell L. Watkins Middle School students made contact with the International Space Station (ISS) and asked questions of an astronaut on board this Monday afternoon. MORE >

Welders, Industry to Benefit From PBSC Testing Facility

October 2016

Local welders can now get industry-recognized advanced certifications at Palm Beach State College, which in turn will help local businesses compete and grow. MORE >

Saturday Exchange Life Science Career Connections

October 2016

BioFlorida Saturday Exchange Series presents Life Science Career Connections on Saturday, October 29 at 8:15 am – 1:30 pm. MORE >

Palm Beach State College Offers Advanced Manufacturing Courses at Reduced Price

October 2016

Palm Beach State College is offering advanced manufacturing courses at a reduced price. MORE >

FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Join Forces to Train Drug Development Workforce

October 2016

Scientists from Riviera Beach based Sancilio & Company, Inc., a local biotech company founded in 2005, have begun teaching a graduate level course on FAU’s Jupiter campus titled, “Drug Development and Regulation,” to help meet their unique workforce needs. MORE >

Nova Southeastern University Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

September 2016

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. MORE >

Invitation from President John F. Kelly - FAU's Jupiter Life Science Initiative

September 2016

President John Kelly from Florida Atlantic University invites you to a special presentation. MORE >

Palm Beach State to Hold Transition Workshop for ITT Tech Students Sept. 14

September 2016

Palm Beach State College will hold a transition workshop Sept. 14 for ITT Technical Institute students who want to explore their options for continuing their education. MORE >

Florida Number 4 Nationwide With Best Community College Systems

August 2016

If you're looking to go to school in one of the states with the best community college systems, then Florida is the place for you, a new WalletHub analysis shows. MORE >

Teachers’ Real-World Experience Brings Real-Life Benefits to Students

August 2016

Twelve teachers had a summer filled with learning and scholarship, through the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council’s Externship Program. The teachers took part in month-long paid externships, acquiring experience in fields that they can take back to their classrooms. MORE >

PBC Students Improved More in Reading, Math Than Other Large Counties

August 2016

Palm Beach County’s public school students made more improvements on the state’s reading and math tests this year than any of Florida’s other large urban counties, state test scores show. MORE >

District Launches Back to School Website

August 2016

School starts in less than a month, and now is the time begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. MORE >

Modmed 5.0 Introduces Specialty Suite Encompassing Practice Management, Telehealth, Clinical Lab Integrations and More

July 2016

Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. today revealed the latest edition of its software, modmed 5.0, a comprehensive specialty-specific suite developed to address the diverse and growing needs of medical practices. MORE >

Congratulations to the 2016 Dwyer Awards Recipeints

July 2016

The Dwyer Awards, an annual program supported by the business community, honors outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County. The program has increased awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, while supporting educators and schools with financial awards and encouraging residents to promote high standards of excellence in education. MORE >

Palm Beach State's CCE Department Receives International Award

June 2016

Palm Beach State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education department has received the “Most Notable Newcomer Award” from the Society for Human Resource Management for successfully launching the international organization’s exam preparation programs locally for HR professionals pursuing certification. MORE >

Introducing The King’s Academy’s 2016-2017 Prefect Council

May 2016

The council is made up of senior leaders who possess an uncompromising commitment to the school’s values and ideals. MORE >

Contractors seek to create more construction apprentices

March 2016

A new program aims to generate more apprentices to address a shortage of construction workers. MORE >

Dreyfoos biology instructor named Palm Beach Teacher of the Year

March 2016

A science teacher at a school best known for the arts is this year's Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year. MORE >

2016-2021 Strategic Plan Approved by School Board

March 2016

The five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals, outcomes and vision for the School District of Palm Beach County has been approved unanimously by the School Board. MORE >

PBSC AND MODERIZING MEDICINE SIGN MOU TO COLLABORATE ON NEW CAMPUS TRAINING HUB

March 2016

Palm Beach State College (PBSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Modernizing Medicine to create an innovative training hub at the College’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus. MORE >

Students to Serve Abroad on Spring Break Projects

February 2016

This year, students on the short-term spring break trips will journey to the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana and Panama. MORE >

The Benjamin School In North Palm Beach Earns Top 10 Ranking Among Florida's Private High Schools

February 2016

A top 10 private Florida high school is right here in northern Palm Beach County. MORE >

Students explore career options

February 2016

“We want our students to know that they are valued members of their own communities, and their futures can be here with our own national and local employers..." MORE >

Keiser University Chancellor Dr. Arthur Keiser Announces New College of Chiropractic and Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiles as Dean

January 2016

Keiser University is officially launching a new College of Chiropractic in West Palm Beach September 2016. Dr. Michael Wiles, former Dean of Clinical Affairs for Texas Chiropractic College, will serve as Dean of the new Keiser University College of Chiropractic, a program which is the first to be started in southern Florida. MORE >

South Florida high school graduation rates improve

January 2016

"The district's graduation rate is moving in the right direction, which is a credit to the hard work of our students, teachers, administrators and parents," Avossa said. MORE >

PBCSD HS Graduation Rates Increase for the 6th Year, Exceeds State Average

January 2016

The District’s graduation rate of 79.4 percent for the 2014-15 school year exceeded the state’s average of 77.8 percent. MORE >

Finish4Free Scholarship to help dual enrollment students complete degree

November 2015

Taking college courses while in high school will become even more attractive for Palm Beach County’s top performing students. MORE >

The School District of Palm Beach County News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from The School District of Palm Beach County. MORE >

Palm Beach State College News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from Palm Beach State College. MORE >

Florida Atlantic University News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from Florida Atlantic Universtiy. MORE >

Help Palm Beach County Students Claim Their Future

November 2015

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County NEEDS YOU to show our future workforce the great career opportunities right here at home. Our CLAIM YOUR FUTURE SHOWCASE will spotlight your firm and get 1,000 junior and senior high school students excited about what your company does! MORE >

Lynn University named in top 25 “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report

November 2015

Lynn places among most forward-thinking national universities in 2016 rankings MORE >

New “Pitch” Program to Challenge Palm Beach County Students to Create Solutions for Community Issues

October 2015

An exciting new challenge that gives area students an opportunity to create innovative solutions to community issues MORE >

Discovery Education And 3M Announce 2015 Science Competition Winner

October 2015

Hannah Herbst Awarded $25,000 and Named America's Top Young Scientist in Nation's Premier Middle School Science Competition for Her Prototype that Provides Power from Ocean Currents MORE >

The 50 Best Colleges By The Sea

September 2015

Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic University ranked among the 50 Best Colleges By The Sea MORE >

Three Upper School Students Selected to Boca Raton Chamber YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy

September 2015

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. MORE >

Employers urged to partner with schools to improve workforce

August 2015

Early learning called critical in developing future workforce MORE >

Entrepreneurship program offered after school this fall

August 2015

Students can learn how to launch a business through Young Entrepreneurs Academy MORE >

Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program

August 2015

Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program on the Belle Glade campus have an actual harvester and tractor to train on. MORE >

PB offers 13 new school choice programs

August 2015

Palm Beach County school district opens 13 new programs at its elementary, middle and high schools. MORE >

Teachers Participate in STEM Externships to Bring Experiences Back to Classrooms

July 2015

Teachers will work 20 full-time days on a variety of projects – from helping to establish Florida Power & Light’s Manatee Education Center in Riviera Beach to working with Florida Crystals’ agricultural researchers. MORE >

Suncoast Student In Research Program to Sail Aboard Titanic Explorer’s Vessel, Explore the Ocean

July 2015

Twenty-eight educators and twenty-six students from around the world have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by the Ocean Exploration Trust. MORE >

Palm Beach Atlantic University Ranks Among 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses

July 2015

Palm Beach Atlantic University Ranks Among 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses MORE >

What did VH1 Save the Music give these Palm Beach County schools?

June 2015

Two Boynton Beach schools and their music programs are getting a little help from their friends at VH1 Save the Music Foundation. MORE >

N. Palm teen behind ‘Kayla Cares 4 Kids’ in young entrepreneurs final

June 2015

Seventh-grader at Watson B. Duncan Middle School prevailed Friday at the southern regional semifinals of the Saunders Scholars National Competition MORE >

Businesses to participate in Take a Student to Work Day

May 2015

"Take a Child to Work Day is a national event," said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. "We're putting a different spin on it." MORE >

Two Palm Beach high schools rank in nation’s top 100 – again

May 2015

Once again, two Palm Beach County high schools have landed on the list of the nation’s top 100 as tabulated by U.S. News & World Report. MORE >

PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship

May 2015

Only 90 students nationwide were selected by the Virginia-based foundation from more than 2,000 applicants. MORE >

Dreyfoos dance student selected as Presidential Scholar

May 2015

A senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been chosen as one of the nation’s 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2015. MORE >

Senior Noah Kaplan Accepted to Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange to Germany (CBYX)

May 2015

Noah Kaplan ‘15 was accepted to the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange to Germany (CBYX). MORE >

Atlantic High School robotics team headed to Texas for regional competition

April 2015

Atlantic High School’s reigning world champion robotics team will head to San Antonio MORE >

3 Wellington teachers among finalists for Dwyer Award

April 2015

The awards are an annual program, supported by the business community, to honor outstanding educators MORE >

Nova Southeastern University Announces Three New Colleges to Benefit Students and Meet Market Demand

April 2015

NSU to Establish M.D., Engineering/Computing, and Honors Colleges MORE >

The King’s Academy to Open New Aquatic Center

April 2015

The Full-Page Aquatic Center is a 10 lane, 25 yard x 25 meter pool, with a 3,000 sq. ft. pool house. MORE >

Take A Student to Work Day

March 2015

The BDB and School District of Palm Beach County are putting a new spin on Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day so high school students could gain knowledge about the top-tier employment opportunities that are available in Palm Beach County. MORE >

Suncoast has most National Merit Scholarship finalists in county

March 2015

Forty-three Palm Beach County public high school students are finalists this year for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program MORE >

FAU’s Board of Governors’ Performance-Funding Score Improves by 13 Points

March 2015

Kelly said FAU’s ascent in the rankings is a wonderful achievement — and a just reward for the dedication of so many stellar faculty, students and staff. MORE >

Saint Andrew’s School International Exchange Summit a Success!

March 2015

St. Andrew's School hosted nearly 40 students from schools in France and Ecuador, is a prime example of the commitment to such unparalleled programming. MORE >

PALM BEACH COUNTY CITIZENS HONORED FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

March 2015

Palm Beach County Education Foundation and Business Development Board jointly present first-ever Education Leadership Awards MORE >

Only 9 Students In the World…

February 2015

Along with 8 other Students in the World, Saint Andrew's Senior Earns Perfect Score on AP Calculus BC Exam MORE >

Two Palm Beach County School Counselors Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama

February 2015

Two Palm Beach County school counselors, flew to Washington, D.C. to be honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Connie Britton for their work with Obama's Reaching Higher Initiative. MORE >

Taking Attendance: Class120 App Alerts Parents When Students Skip Class

February 2015

Lynn University: First to use Class120 App Alerts which tells parents when students skip class MORE >

Polo as a high school sport? One West Palm Beach school says yes.

February 2015

Polo was once called the game of kings, but at a pricey private high school in West Palm Beach it’s going to be a school sport. MORE >

Zach Sussman ’16 Earns Perfect Score On SAT

February 2015

In 2014, less than 1 percent out of 1.7 million test-takers earned a perfect SAT score on a national level. MORE >

Lynn University students get inside look at career opportunities in Boca Raton

February 2015

College students are learning they can launch their careers right in Boca Raton after graduating. MORE >

The King’s Academy Junior Marco Bernal, Jr May Be On His Way to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016!

January 2015

TKA junior Marco Bernal competes in the equestrian sport of dressage and he recently returned from competing for his native country of Colombia in Mexico. MORE >

Four-peat! U.S. News Ranks PBA Among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for 4th Consecutive Year

January 2015

Palm Beach Atlantic University makes it a four-peat, ranking among the top 25 colleges and universities MORE >

TKA Launches State-of-the-Art Broadcasting Studio

January 2015

The King’s Academy recently announced the launch of Studio 70, a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio. The addition of Media Studies and Broadcast Journalism to the school’s curriculum will give students in grades 9-12. MORE >

Career Academy Counselors Experience Palm Beach County in a New Way

January 2015

The BDB has been working very hard to enhance the image of Palm Beach County’s public and private schools. We have stepped up our efforts because it directly impacts our ability to recruit, retain and expand businesses in Palm Beach County. MORE >

Robotics competition kicks off at Suncoast High

January 2015

18 giddy high school teams throughout South Florida took part in the FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff, sort of like Super Bowl week for science geeks. MORE >

Suncoast Community High School and BDB Team Up On Career Showcase

December 2014

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has joined forces with Suncoast Community High School and Suncoast's Council of Business Advisors to develop a student Career Showcase highlighting the important driving industry clusters in Palm Beach County. MORE >

How universities can renew America’s cities

November 2014

The Brookings Institution writer of this research report clearly had Palm Beach Atlantic University (located in downtown West Palm Beach) in mind as he focused on, “How Universities Can Renew American Cities.” MORE >

Rosarian Academy’s Aladdin Takes Packed House on ‘Magic Carpet Ride’

November 2014

Thirty-four 2nd through 4th grade Rosarian Academy students presented Disney's Aladdin for Kids on Saturday, November 8. MORE >

Chris Clements Credits Northwood Experience for Meeting Love of Life and Landing Role as NFL CFO

October 2014

When Chris Clements first visited Northwood University Michigan back in 1990 he likely had no idea how dramatically the experience would shape his personal and professional future. MORE >

FPL supports Florida students with curriculum-based programs

October 2014

Emphasis on STEM education helps tomorrow's engineers and scientists MORE >

Two Palm Beach County schools earn National Blue Ribbon title

October 2014

Two schools in Palm Beach County have landed the coveted Blue Ribbon Award issued annually by the U.S. Department of Education: Morikami Park Elementary in Delray Beach and The King’s Academy MORE >

American Heritage is the #1 High School in the State of Florida for National Merit Scholars

September 2014

Fifty (50) seniors from American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program MORE >

Innovative Learning Space Spotlight: Saint Andrew's Libraries

September 2014

Gone are the card catalogs, microfiche, and large stacks/volumes of physical books and encyclopedias from school libraries MORE >

The King’s Academy Political Science Club Students Attend Luncheon with Dr. Ben Carson

September 2014

The King’s Academy Political Science Club students had the opportunity to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak at a luncheon today hosted by the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. MORE >

Northwood University Receives Top 20 Ranking for Online Marketing Degree Program

July 2014

Northwood University has received national recognition for its curriculum in TheBestSchools.org's "The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Marketing Degree Programs" list. MORE >

'Not hard; just hard work': Girl, 16, graduates from high school and college in same week

June 2014

“I think anyone my age can do what I did,” she told TODAY.com. “It’s not hard — it’s just hard work.” MORE >

FAU to test plan to draw energy from Gulf Stream

June 2014

Florida Atlantic University has signed a lease to install the world’s first ocean current energy test site for small-scale turbines 13 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast, FAU officials said Tuesday. MORE >

Lynn University's performing arts center is touted as one of the

June 2014

Best Value Schools, an online publication, ranked the school as one of the “25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers.” MORE >

PBA Receives Quantum Foundation Grants for Health Programs

May 2014

The Quantum Foundation has awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University two grants totaling more than $280,000 over two years for health care needs in Palm Beach County. MORE >

30-Day Stock Market Challenge Proves Profitable

May 2014

About 80 Northwood University Florida Campus students recently delved into the financial markets by participating in a 30-Day Stock Market Challenge using an on-line educational program. MORE >

FAU student, 16, to receive college, then high school diploma

May 2014

When Grace Bush receives her diploma from Florida Atlantic University on Friday, she'll have something else to look forward to: high school graduation the following week. MORE >

Two Palm Beach County Schools rank in the Top 10 statewide

April 2014

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Suncoast Community High School ranked among the top 10 Best High Schools in Florida. Source: US News &World Report MORE >

Club Teaches High Schoolers Skills for Business World

April 2014

Fifteen Royal Palm Beach High School students competed at the District Role Play Competition MORE >

Palm Beach Atlantic University Pharmacy Students Earn State’s Top Passing Rate on Licensure Exam

April 2014

The 2013 graduating class of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy achieved the highest passing rate in the state on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination for the second time in the school’s history. MORE >

Three local high schools rank in Top 100 nationwide

April 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 By Jason Schultz - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer - Three local public high schools, two of them magnet programs, ranked in the Top 100 nationwide on a list released today by “The Washington Post” showing the most challenging high schools in the nation. MORE >

Palm Beach State College Named One of Nation’s 150 Best Community Colleges

January 2014

The Aspen Institute has ranked Palm Beach State College on its list of the top 150 community colleges in the nation based on student achievement. The state college was one of 15 community colleges in Florida to make the list and is eligible to compete for the “Aspen Prize” given out by the Aspen Institute to what it deems to be the best community college in the nation each year. MORE >

Nearly Three-Quarters of Palm Beach County's High Schools Earn A or B Grades

December 2013

About 60 percent of all county public high schools, including traditional, charter and alternative programs, got A or B grades. MORE >

Lynn University Adds iPads, Eliminates Freshmen Textbooks

September 2013

A major part of the college experience is missing for many Lynn University students: those bulky and expensive textbooks. The private liberal arts university has become one of the first in the country to buy all of its freshmen students iPads, loaded with all the apps and educational materials they need for their first-year classes. MORE >

Adrienne Sparger: From Head Start to Doing Her Part

September 2013

A few years after her mother passed away, Adrienne Sparger decided to look through her papers, and she stumbled upon something she never knew. MORE >

Get to Know The Benjamin School

September 2013

The Benjamin School is committed to diversity and multiculturalism. “...to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body...” These words from The Benjamin School Mission Statement reflect the belief that a diverse school community broadens awareness and appreciation of the many ethnic, cultural and religious values and traditions that inform our world. MORE >

Florida Council of 100 Thanks Governor Scott for Convening Education Accountability Summit

August 2013

The Florida Council of 100 released the following statement from Chairman Marshall Criser, III, regarding the Education Accountability Summit: “The Florida Council of 100 offers Governor Scott its sincerest thanks for convening the Education Accountability Summit this week in Clearwater. The diversity of representation at the meetings was truly historic and enabled deep, thoughtful discussions about the key K-12 education issues facing Florida at this time. MORE >

Expense Experiments

August 2013

The fall semester is upon us, and that means one thing: It’s pilot (project) season for textbooks and their e-alternatives. Most students are stepping into their first class either this week or the next, and many of them will find themselves participating in their institution’s latest cost-saving experiment. In the name of student savings, institutions are testing everything from all-tablet learning to textbook rentals to open educational resources (OER) -- though similar projects delivered mixed results last year. MORE >

Suncoast, Dreyfoos Again Rank in Top 100 on Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” List

April 2013

Two Palm Beach County high schools — Suncoast in Riviera Beach and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in West Palm Beach — have again made the list of top 100 most challenging high schools in the nation, according to a ranking conducted by the Washington Post. MORE >

Lynn University Officially Breaks Ground on International Business Center

March 2013

Ground was officially broken on Lynn University’s International Business Center (IBC), the new home of Lynn’s College of Business and Management. As one of the events celebrating the first 50 years of Lynn’s history, this business center is a nod to Lynn’s future and a signature historic milestone that will be felt long into Lynn’s next 50 years. MORE >