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Palm Beach State College Foundation receives $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to support students

The Palm Beach State College Foundation has received $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for student scholarships.

“We are very passionate about supporting students in their academic goals,” said Spencer Siegel, president of the club. “We not only desire to help them financially but we also guide them through our mentorship program. These students are smart and very motivated and oftentimes have very little guidance as to what to do in life. We believe even the smallest push in the right direction from someone who is not their mom or dad can mean the world in terms of their success in life.”

The scholarships will be given to students who are: members of the Rotaract Club at Palm Beach State’s Boca Raton campus, participating in the club’s mentorship program and seeking an Associate in Art or Associate in Science degree, among others.

“We enjoy the relationship with The Rotary Club of Boca Raton and are appreciative of all the advice they have given our students over the years,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation. “I thank them again for taking their support a step further with this donation. This club is a group of givers who truly make a positive difference in the community.”

The funds were awarded to the Foundation during a luncheon on Aug. 5.

Established in 2011, the Rotaract Club at Palm Beach State College is a community service and professional development organization geared toward creating positive, lasting change within the community, and within its membership body. Rotaract is a new generation’s branch of Rotary International, the world’s largest professional service organization with 1.2 million members spread across the globe.

Rotary Club of Boca Raton
From left: Spencer Siegel, president of The Rotary Club of Boca Raton; Dr. Bernadette Russell, Boca Raton campus provost; Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation; and PBSC students and Rotaract Club members Christina Cole, Aly Costa, Jon Carter and Mary Allen
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