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Jupiter Middle students get PBSC campus tour in Spanish

By Jesus Cruz
A group of Spanish-speaking eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School recently had the chance to tour Palm Beach State College’s campus in Palm Beach Gardens. The tour was conducted in Spanish, a unique opportunity not often extended to students at such a young age.
“We are very excited to have this partnership with PBSC because it allows our ELL students to see what is possible for them,” said Lisa Hastey, … Continue reading Jupiter Middle students get PBSC campus tour in Spanish

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Roth replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

With Congress preparing to go into session later this month, State Rep. Rick Roth has been tapped to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Mast as speaker at the morning commencement ceremony Dec. 19 for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. The session was moved due to the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the South Florida Fair Expo Center in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Roth replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

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PBSC payroll team wins national award

Palm Beach State College’s payroll team has won a national Prism Award for implementing new and streamlined processes that collectively saved the College over a half-million dollars.
Laurel Serra, payroll director, accepted the award from the American Payroll Association during the organization’s Payroll Leaders Conference held Nov. 7-9 in Las Vegas.
APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) presents Prism Awards to payroll organizations of any size from across the United States who have demonstrated leadership in the following best practices categories: Technology, … Continue reading PBSC payroll team wins national award

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PBSC staff garner AFC awards at annual conference

Palm Beach State College staff received several awards at the Association of Florida Colleges 69th Annual Meeting and Conference, including five for excellence in communications and others for leadership and service.
The awards were presented at various times during the conference held Nov. 7-9 in Orlando. Jim Robinette, instructional designer on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, received a Presidential Leadership Award for renting a truck and driving non-perishable food collected at last year’s conference in Palm Harbor to Key Largo for Hurricane Irma victims. … Continue reading PBSC staff garner AFC awards at annual conference

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James Patterson to headline 7th Annual STEAM Luncheon

“There is no such thing as a person who doesn’t like to read – only people who haven’t found the right book.” James Patterson deftly uses that which has made him a renowned author: words that have inspired people to love literature and earned him more New York Times bestselling novels than any other writer in the world.
On Feb. 20, he will be Palm Beach State College’s keynote speaker for the 2019 STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America. … Continue reading James Patterson to headline 7th Annual STEAM Luncheon

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PBSC wins six regional NCMPR awards for communications

Palm Beach State College has won six Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II, including three first-place awards, for work produced by the College Relations and Marketing department.
The annual regional awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. This year, there were more than 350 submissions in 38 categories.
The winning categories and pieces are:
Gold

Magazine for the fall 2017 edition of Contact. … Continue reading PBSC wins six regional NCMPR awards for communications

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Gov. Scott appoints Ward to PBSC District Board of Trustees

Philip H. Ward III, a local attorney, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees.
Ward, managing partner at Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm that he cofounded in 1987, succeeds John W. Dowd III, vice chair of the five-member board whose second three-year term ended this year. Ward’s term is for September 28, 2018 through May 31, 2022.
Last week, Ward, a Jupiter resident, … Continue reading Gov. Scott appoints Ward to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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Job fairs to bring 100 employers to PBSC campuses

Three job fairs—two general and one specific to criminal justice—will bring 100 or more employers combined to Palm Beach State College campuses in October. Free and open to the public, the fairs will offer job seekers an array of full- and part-time openings to apply for, ranging from entry-level to managerial positions, as well as internships.
The Oct. 11 and 16 job fairs, organized by the Career Centers on the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses respectively, … Continue reading Job fairs to bring 100 employers to PBSC campuses

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District 18 Congressional Debate will be held at PBSC Oct. 16

Republican incumbent Brian Mast and Democrat Lauren Baer will be participating in a District 18 Congressional Debate set for Oct. 16 at the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus.
Produced by the Palm Beach North (PBN) Chamber of Commerce, the debate will be held at the Eissey Campus Theatre from 7-8 p.m. and broadcast live on CBS12 News.
“We are excited to confirm that both party nominees have formally accepted our invitation for the Congressional Debate,” says PBN Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel. … Continue reading District 18 Congressional Debate will be held at PBSC Oct. 16

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Copeland appointed PBSC nursing director

The national search for Palm Beach State College’s nursing director has ended internally with the appointment of Dr. Deborah Copeland, a longtime professor with experience working in clinical roles as a practitioner and administrator.
Copeland, who has been serving as interim nursing director since January, will move into the role permanently on Oct. 1. She replaces Buddy Herrington, who retired last year.
“I am excited about Dr. Copeland formally accepting the nursing director position. She is an extremely knowledgeable individual  who is a champion for supporting both students and faculty,” said Al Baldwin, … Continue reading Copeland appointed PBSC nursing director

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