The National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), serves as a collaborative voice promoting the academic and professional success of African-American students, faculty, staff and administrators within community colleges.
The Palm Beach State Chapter of NCBAA, established in 1997, accomplishes this mission by providing annual scholarships and a mentoring program for students and new employees. The chapter also provides professional development and networking opportunities for college employees.
The National Council on Black American Affairs serves as a collaborative voice promoting the academic and professional success of African-American students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
The National Council on Black American Affairs is committed to the following principles:
Improving educational opportunities and professional development for African-American students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Developing collaborative relationships with educational, business, and public service institutions with compatible goals.
Networking to maximize the achievement of career goals for African-American students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Ensuring the articulation of positions on issues affecting African-Americans in the formulation of policy and decision-making.
The NCBAA believes in the development of full human potential, encourages lifelong learning for all people and acknowledges the worth of the individual. Therefore, NCBAA affirms its belief in the following shared values:
Recognizing collegial sharing of information and ideas
Opening access to higher education for the underserved
Embracing the diversity of people, ideas, and learning styles
Fostering teaching excellence through intellectual, social, cultural, and technological enrichment
Forming partnerships with federal, state, and local organizations that share a similar mission, goal, or educational objective
Volunteering for causes, objectives, or purposes that support the Council's expressed aims
Acknowledging and recognizing excellence
Encouraging student success, teaching excellence, and positive role modeling
Membership of this organization shall consist of persons and/or organizations who are committed to the aims and purposes of Palm Beach State/NCBAA, the NCBAA and AACC.
Individual - Persons employed by, or students attending community colleges.
Associate - Persons who formerly held Palm Beach State/NCBAA individual membership or served as institutional representatives.
How To Join:
Download and complete the Membership Application Form.
Mail the Membership Application Form along with the annual dues to the Treasurer, Rhonda Boles (MS#31). If you are selecting payroll deduction as your method of payment, you MUST complete the payroll section at the bottom of the form and return it to Rhonda Boles (MS#31) or to the Payroll Office (MS#26) directly. If submitted directly to Payroll Office, then you must notify the Treasurer via email.
Your membership will not be complete until this forms gets to the payroll office. Payroll deduction is not available for part-time employees.
You will receive a Welcome Packet from your Executive Board.
You will receive a Membership Certificate suitable for framing.
You will have the opportunity to share your ideas and opinions with other members who share your concerns, through chapter meetings, regional workshops and Annual Convention.
You will become a member of a supporting team of premier organization that serves and promoting the academic and professional success of African-American students, faculty, staff and administrators within community colleges.
You will be a voice for this organization towards it activities and events.
If you have any questions about membership or the Membership Application form, please contact our 1st Vice President, Sherry Fletcher (Membership Chair) at 561.862.4318 to discuss alternatives for joining the chapter. “Now it’s time to get into the game!”