Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2020

Boca Beat: 3/6

• The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® has announced that 4ocean, a public benefit corporation founded by two
Florida Atlantic University alumni in 2017, will relocate its corporate headquarters to join the Research Park at FAU.

• Audrey-May Prosper still bears the scars of the domestic abuse attack that nearly took her life more than a decade ago. “The fire inside me burned brighter than the one around me,” she told a rapt audience at the 13th Annual AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) “Heart of a Woman” luncheon Jan. 26 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club in Boca Raton.

• The 14th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, February 28 – March 8, 2020, with “A Season of Heroes,” expressed in music, film, dance,
and ideas.

• Palm Beach State College Professor of Music Michael MacMullen is now a member of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Hall of Fame. MacMullen was inducted for his outstanding achievements and excellence in music and for his contributions to FCSAA during the 2020 FCSAA Winter Music Symposium at Florida Southern College.

• Students in an MBA course gleaned fresh insights on business leadership when author and customer loyalty expert Sandy Rogers visited their class last month. Prior to his visit, they read core chapters of his book “Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion.” Rogers directs consulting firm FranklinCovey’s Loyalty Practice and previously served as senior vice president for Enterprise Rent-a-Car. He spoke with students in Dr. Lawrence Burgee’s marketing management course Feb. 5.

• The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, and
Florida Atlantic University are pleased to announce the selection of Sandra Marin as the regional director of the Florida SBDC at FAU. As regional director, Marin will develop and guide the strategic direction of the Florida SBDC at FAU and provide managerial leadership in concert with the priorities of the Florida SBDC and FAU’s Division of Research.

• The Career Centers at Palm Beach State College have partnered with Florida Power & Light Company to provide part-time job opportunities for students currently enrolled in school. Through the program, students will receive paid training and earn $12 an hour to work as customer service representatives in FPL’s Customer Care Center located at the company’s Customer Service East office on Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach. FPL expects to have approximately 15 students fill the positions. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and work 20-29 hours per week.

• Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of KerryAnn McDonald, MD, to the medical staff of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute (LWHWI) and BocaCare® Physician Network. She specializes in benign and malignant breast disease.

• Art enthusiasts can expect to be moved this fall by three exhibits that cover a range of topics including sexual assault and its effect on victims. The exhibits, which will be displayed at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus and The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus, showcase stories, ideas and perceptions through paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and more. They are free and open to the public and feature artwork created by PBSC students and community artists.

• Baptist Health South Florida is once again the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News & World Report with 32 high-performing awards in 14 types of care. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is once again the highest-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County

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