About Me

Name: James E Rowland Jr | Age: 24


Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bachelors of the Arts, Communications Studies

8/2010 - Present

Concentration: Speech Communications
Minors: Leadership, Psychology
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2012

Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL

Bachelors of Applied Science, Supervision & Management

8/2010 - Present

Concentration: Business Administration
Anticipated Graduation: TBA.

Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, FL

Associate of Arts

1/2007 – 5/2010

Presidential Distinction (CGPA 3.88)/Honors Diploma 

Employment Experience

Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, FL


Student Assistant
Student Assistant for the Natural/Physical Sciences and Health, Speech, and Foreign Language Departments. Duties Include: design and compile reports, assist with department paperwork, deliver necessary items across campus, and offer troubleshoot as necessary for IT issues in Office 2007.

6/2008 - Present


East Coast Backflow Service, Boynton Beach, FL


Duties include maintenance of company website, providing technical troubleshooting for billing and printing systems, maintaining internal wireless network.

6/2008 – 5/2010


East Coast Backflow Service, Boynton Beach, FL


Duties included managing back office paperwork, transitioning the office from paper to computer generated billing, handling data entry of new customer orders and processing payment information. Created company website

6/2006 -6/2008


Publications, papers, and Presentations

Rowland, J. (2010, February 21). Field Camera Trap Use to Monitor Gopher Tortoises at Okeeheelee Park. Poster Session at Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Gainesville, FL

Burks, V., Heath, L., & Rowland, J. (2009, October 30). Why Honors and Why Not Honors? A Statistical Analysis and Comparison of Student Involvement. Presented at National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Grand Hyatt, Washington DC.

Neuner, M. H., Rowland, J., & Scalice, N. (2009, Spring). Why honors? A statistical analysis of honors classes with comparison to regular classes. Sabiduria, 1(1). Retrieved May 7, 2009, from The Honors College at Palm Beach State College Web site: http://www.pbcc.edu/x17320.xml

Rowland, J. (2009, March 27). Sustainable Seafood: The Balance between Ecological Responsibility and Economic Demand. Poster Session at Southern Regional Honors Conference, Saint Petersburg, FL

Burks, V., Heath, L., & Rowland, J. (2009, March 26). Why Honors? A Statistical Analysis of Honors Classes with Regular Classes focused on Student Responses. Presented at Southern Regional Honors Conference. Hilton Bayfront, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Rowland, J. (2009, February 21). Sustainable Seafood: The Balance between Ecological Responsibility and Economic Demand. Presented at Florida Collegiate Honors Council, Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary, FL

Rowland, J. (2008, May 16). Retrieved May 8, 2009, from Diver Down - The Health Benefits and Risks of SCUBA Diving: http://www.rowlandstargate.net/HonorsProject/



Palm Beach State President’s List

Spring ‘08 – Spring ‘10


     Recognition of GPA above 3.8 in a single term (Except Fall 2009)



Certified Habitudes Facilitator

June 2009


     Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits & Attitudes



Certified Student Leader

June 2009


     National Conference on Student Leadership, Online Certification



Academic Excellence in Nutrition

Spring 2009


Palm Beach State Honors Scholarship

Fall 2008, Spring 2009


PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications (Full List upon Request)



PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor



Emergency First Response Instructor (CPR/AED/Care for Children)



Volunteer and Service Activities

Florida Collegiate Honors Council, Gainesville, FL


2/2010 – Present

Assist with website maintenance and updates using Joomla. Maintain Facebook Fan Page of Florida Collegiate Honors Council.


Palm Beach State College Honors College, Lake Worth, FL


Honors Student Advisory Council President
Preside over meetings of the Honors Student Advisory Council; represent Honors Students to the Honors Advisory Board and to the larger PBCC community; coordinate all honors student events with Honors Program Manager; provide lead planning of honors student activities; work with the Program Manager on tasks as defined.

7/2009 – 5/2010

Palm Beach State College Honors College, Lake Worth, FL

Honors College Historian
Take pictures of honors events across all campuses. Help with recruiting and promotion. Assist with the honors student newsletter. Track honors enrollment trends across the district.

8/2008 – 5/2010

Rotaract of Palm Beach State College South Campus, Boca Raton FL


Presides over all meetings of the club and its board of directors; identifies members’ skills and interests for accomplishing club projects; maintains club operations; delegate responsibilities and establishes meeting schedules.

9/2009 – 2/2010

Florida Collegiate Honors Council, Sanford, FL

2 – Year Community College Student Representative
Represent the 2-Year Community College Student Needs to the FCHC Executive Board. Assist with website maintenance and updates.

2/2009 – 2/2010

Phi Theta Kappa – Alpha Delta Iota Chapter, Boca Raton, FL

Public Relations Secretary

5/2009 – 10/2009

Chapter Officer for 2009-2010. Duties Include: maintain member database, website development, chapter newsletter, and Photography of Chapter Events.


Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, FL

Focus the Nation 2009 Planning Committee
Assisted with facilitation and planning of Focus the Nation 2009 on Earth Day at PBCC South. Photography work on the day of the Event. Planned additional events for the Students on South and Central campuses with our Keynote Speaker Dr. Dean Kohrs.

3/2009 – 4/2009

Palm Beach Community College Honors College, Lake Worth, FL


Honors Student Advisory Council Secretary
Record minutes at Honors Student Advisory Council Meetings and submit minutes to Honors Office. Keep an organized log of minutes, agenda, and references from the meetings.

8/2008 – 7/2009

Professional and club Memberships

American Society for Training and Development


Divers Alert Network

Lawton Chiles Leadership Corps

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

Student Photographic Society


Honors Memberships

Florida Collegiate Honors Council

Honors Student Advisory Council 2008-2010

National Collegiate Honors Council

National Scholars Honors Society

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Sabiduria Editorial Board 2008-2009

Southern Regional Honors Council

The Honors College at Palm Beach State College