Local Legislators Salute Dr. Dennis Gallon

Dr. Dennis Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College, was honored at the Florida State Capitol by the House of Representatives recently for more than 50 years of dedicated service in education. State Rep. Lori Berman (D-Lantana) introduced House Resolution 9065 honoring Gallon.

“It is with great honor and pride that I recognize Dr. Gallon for his achievements and contributions to Palm Beach State College and our community,” Berman said. “Under Dr. Gallon’s leadership, Palm Beach State College has received many honors and recognitions, and his legacy will be forever embedded in our community.”

Gallon is the fourth president of PBSC. He has served in the role for nearly 18 years, beginning in 1997. He will retire on June 30.

HR 9065 praises Dr. Gallon and states that “under his leadership, Palm Beach State College has received many honors, including the national Bellwether Award for Instructional Programs and Services in 2006; named one of the 100 most affordable colleges in the United States; ranked the eight-largest producer of associate degrees in the country; and twice selected by the Aspen Institute as one of the top community colleges in the nation.”

More than 30 PBSC students and staff were present in the gallery to share in the celebration.

ABOVE: Dr. Dennis Gallon (center) with state representatives Pat Rooney, Irv Slosberg, Lori Berman, Mark Pafford, MaryLynn Magar and Bobby Powell Jr.