Wihbey earns leadership award

Local_EWH-6492-0Jean Wihbey, provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College, has received a Magnificent Leader Award from the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope.

Wihby was recognized for her inspiration and leadership for academic programs and vision for Palm Beach State College. She is active in the community and serves on many boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, PGA Corridor Association and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

“Jean believes in and enjoys giving back by helping to raise money and awareness for great causes,” said Nancy Mobberley, co-chair of the awards program. “With her positive outlook and attitude, it truly makes Jean Wihbey a Magnificent Leader.”

Other award recipients were David Chirico, founder and chairman, Networking to Help Children; John D. Couris, president and chief executive officer, Jupiter Medical Center; Rebecca G. Doane, president, Doane & Doane, P.A.; Charles Fischer, co-founder, Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope; Don Hearing, principal and vice president, Cotleur & Hearing, Inc.; David W. Paul, owner and executive director, South Florida Home Care; James Sugarman, executive director, West Palm Beach Library Foundation; and Tenna Wiles, CEO, Palm Beach County Medical Society.

The Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope is a local nonprofit organization that helps local families struggling with cancer. The Cancer Alliance raises funds to help patients pay for cancer treatments or even help pay their electric bill.

The awards were presented in January at the organization’s annual ball at Admiral’s Cove.

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