Tag: James Duffie

PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

Palm Beach State College has erased nearly $2.3 million in student debt for more than 3,100 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The move helped students settle unpaid account balances incurred during the pandemic and get back on track this fall to continue their education.
“The feedback from students has been emotional and sincere with each unique situation,’’ said James Duffie, vice president of finance and administration. “They have expressed relief and gratitude for this support during this challenging time. … Continue reading PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

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Duffie named vice president of finance and administration

James Duffie, a Palm Beach State College alumnus and the College’s longtime controller, has been appointed vice president of finance and administration.
Duffie will report directly to President Ava L. Parker, J.D., and serve on her executive cabinet. He replaces Robbi Stivers, who served in a similar role for more than a year.
“I’m very pleased to appoint Jim to this position during a critical time for our College and our nation,’’ Parker said. “We need consistency and focus as we work to navigate the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic and finalize our budgetary process for the next fiscal year. … Continue reading Duffie named vice president of finance and administration

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PBSC payroll team wins national award

Palm Beach State College’s payroll team has won a national Prism Award for implementing new and streamlined processes that collectively saved the College over a half-million dollars.
Laurel Serra, payroll director, accepted the award from the American Payroll Association during the organization’s Payroll Leaders Conference held Nov. 7-9 in Las Vegas.
APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) presents Prism Awards to payroll organizations of any size from across the United States who have demonstrated leadership in the following best practices categories: Technology, … Continue reading PBSC payroll team wins national award

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