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.
Coleman-Ferrell took the oath of office during AFC’s Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 1-3 in Palm Harbor, Fla. She is only the fourth College employee to lead the more than 7,000-member organization since its establishment in 1949.
During her inauguration speech, Coleman-Ferrell unveiled her presidency year theme, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president
Dr. Tunjarnika “Nika” Coleman-Ferrell, dean of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, will fill an unexpired term as Association of Florida Colleges president-elect this year and take the helm of the 8,000-member organization in January.
She is completing the term vacated by Robert Van Der Velde, J.D., a former associate dean of academic affairs at the Palm Beach Gardens campus who relocated to California this summer. AFC held a special election nomination process to fill Van Der Velde’s president-elect role and his upcoming term as president for 2018. … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell to serve as AFC president-elect
Palm Beach State College staff and faculty brought home several awards from the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference for exemplary use of classroom technology, excellence in communications and marketing and outstanding service.
The awards were presented throughout the conference in Lake Buena Vista Nov. 2-4 that drew 400 attendees, including representatives from each Florida College System institution. PBSC had the second highest number of voting delegates among the 28 colleges. … Continue reading PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference
Health care educators know that best practices in teaching lead to positive outcomes—not only for student success, but also for patients’ lives.
The Healthcare Education Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges annually recognizes such outstanding programs and professionals with its Exemplary Practice Award, and this year’s award went to Dr. Raywattie Prashad, assistant nursing director at Palm Beach State College.
Prashad and two other finalists, representing Florida State College at Jacksonville and Seminole State College, … Continue reading Prashad wins AFC Exemplary Practice Award
The Palm Beach State College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges is holding its annual book sale at two campuses this year with prices starting at 50 cents.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 in the Rubenstein Pavilion at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. and April 11-13 at the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. In the past, the event was held only at the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading Get bargain prices at the annual book sale at Palm Beach State
Palm Beach State College has won seven awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. All projects were created in-house by members of PBSC’s College Relations and Marketing department.
The College received three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II. They are a first-place gold award in the digital class catalog category for College’s online catalog project led by Tish Sailer; a second-place silver award for the Fast Facts brochure designed by Candy Lall Dass in collaboration with Tabatha McDonald and Jeff Nowak; … Continue reading Palm Beach State wins seven marketing and communications awards
Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, former Palm Beach State College president, was honored last Thursday by his peers around the state for his more than four decades of work and dedication to the Florida College System.
Gallon was presented the James L. Wattenbarger Award by the Florida College System Council of Presidents during the Association of Florida College’s Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 10-13 in Lake Buena Vista. The prestigious award is given annually in honor of Wattenbarger, … Continue reading Gallon receives James L. Wattenbarger Award
Palm Beach State College leaders today accepted Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s statewide “Ready, Set, Work” challenge calling for the achievement of 100 percent graduation rates for full-time students.
College officials said the challenge is formidable but attainable through a concerted effort to improve student completion.
“We know what is at stake for our students, and we are wholeheartedly committed to making sure that they have what they need to get to the finish line,” said College President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge
Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College, was recognized Thursday for his contributions to the Florida College System and support of the Association of Florida Colleges.
“We’re going to miss Dr. Gallon,’’ said Michael Brawer, CEO and executive director of AFC, who presented Gallon with a proclamation during the opening reception for the AFC Region V Conference at the PBSC Palm Beach Gardens campus. “He has been a 24-hours, seven days a week president.’’
Gallon worked at Florida State College at Jacksonville (formerly Florida Community College at Jacksonville) for 25 years before becoming the fourth president of Palm Beach State in 1997. … Continue reading AFC recognizes Gallon at Region V Conference