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
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, was the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, telling the crowd that “Dr. King’s legacy is so significant that we should all engage in it.”
“The significance of Dr. King’s legacy is not simply to be frozen in an ‘I have a dream moment,’ Dyson said, referring to King’s famous “I have a Dream Speech” delivered on Aug. … Continue reading King celebration draws more than 700, many others online
Two math professors at the Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus were recognized at a national conference of their peers for their strategies to help students succeed.
Zalmond Abbondanza, department chair for developmental mathematics, and Dr. Eugenia Cox received an Excellence Award during the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. They were the PBSC administration’s top choices from among the full-time faculty to represent the College at this year’s conference held May 28-31 in Austin, … Continue reading PBSC math professors receive Excellence Award from national organization