Board of Directors

Valerie C. Bryan

A Charles Stewart Mott Eminent Scholar, a Professor in Educational Leadership & Research Methodology, & Program Coordinator for Adult and Community Education at Florida Atlantic University.

She has been recognized with awards for: distinguished teaching; leadership at local, state, national levels, international levels; distinguished service for local communities, state/national organizations, and three universities; student mentoring at three institutions; and excellence in presentations, web design, virtual learning communities and online course design by international organization and national organizations.


Some of her awards include: selected to Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Higher Education; recognized by 2016 Elite Women Worldwide for “superior leadership and outstanding achievements in the professional community”; recognized in Legacymakers: 100 Women of Distinction at Florida Atlantic University; selected to be a member of the International Hall of Fame International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame’s (IACEHOF) Class of 2015 by the Board of Directors of the International Adult and Continuing Education; and received President’s Awards from Clemson University and Florida Atlantic University for service.


She has served or chaired over 100 doctoral committees; written over 145 international/ national/ state  refereed journals articles; authored/ co-author five books; written138 book chapters; conducted 200 refereed conference presentations; designed training manuals; conducted 80 Blackboard courses/webinars; and procured & served as director of grants in the millions.


Heroes Foundation of America is a Non-Profit organization based upon the conviction that an educated citizen is essential to a healthy community and economy. 
The foundation provides scholarship opportunities to post-secondary/ vocational programs and support services to GED students and recent graduates who were enrolled in adult education programs in the School District of Palm Beach County and who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.  


(561) -285 - 1813


P.O. Box 31863

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33420


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