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PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

Palm Beach State College has signed a contract with U.S. Sugar Corporation to provide onsite courses for students in the company’s training program at its Clewiston site.
The courses are being taught by Belle Glade campus faculty for students in the Industrial Skills Training Academy that the company recently launched to grow its own talent. In addition to PBSC, which provides general education courses in algebra, chemistry, physics and welding, U.S. Sugar’s other training partners include representatives from companies that manufacture its high-tech equipment. … Continue reading PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

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Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, provost and dean of student services at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Sandi Barrett, program director for trade and industry continuing education, both received AFC Honorary Life Membership Awards, the highest award presented by the Association of Florida Colleges.
The awards were presented during the opening general session of the 70th AFC Annual Meeting and Conference held Nov. 6-8 in Palm Harbor.
Coleman-Ferrell, who served as AFC’s president in 2018 and more than two years on the AFC Executive Board, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

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PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has won four awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. District II of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations gave PBSC two first-place Gold Medallion Awards for work created by members of the College Relations and Marketing department. In addition, CRM staff have been recognized with two Awards of Excellence from the Communications and Marketing Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges.
The annual regional NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, … Continue reading PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

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PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement

Palm Beach State College is hosting another series of community forums on its campuses this academic year to educate and engage the public on wide ranging topics, including economic development, immigration, chronic illness and voting.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are being organized by the Office of Community Relations in partnership with the campuses.
The series launches Nov. 14 at the Belle Glade campus where community leaders will outline initiatives underway to continue to improve the Glades area schools and spur economic development in that region. … Continue reading PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement

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PBSC named a top 150 U.S. Community College

Palm Beach State College was named today as one of the 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The colleges were picked by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges using publicly available data that showed strong and improving student outcomes in learning, completion rates, … Continue reading PBSC named a top 150 U.S. Community College

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Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

Janell Wildgoose-Carroll, program grant manager at the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, has been accepted into the highly competitive flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County for 2019-2020.
She is among 56 professionals tapped this year for Leadership Engage, which offers participants from diverse industries and backgrounds a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience designed to better the county. They will spend nine months gaining a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles, … Continue reading Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

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PBSC Fine Arts Faculty exhibit opens at the Cultural Council Gallery

The Humanities Division of Palm Beach State College has teamed up with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to showcase the work of 18 Fine Arts faculty at the Cultural Council Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.
The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 and runs through Nov. 9. It is free and open to the public. A special student and staff opening reception will be held from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Gallery located at 601 Lake Ave. … Continue reading PBSC Fine Arts Faculty exhibit opens at the Cultural Council Gallery

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PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

Special memorial ceremonies are scheduled on all of Palm Beach State College’s campuses to remember the events and honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The ceremonies, which are open to the public and take place on that day, feature guest speakers, activities and moments of silence. The following is the plan for each campus:
Lake Worth
Titled “United We Stand,” the ceremony, hosted by Student Activities, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. … Continue reading PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

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Miedema to lead District Board of Trustees in 2019-2020

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees has reorganized its leadership by electing a new chair and vice chair for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Trustee Barbara J. Miedema was elected to serve as chair, succeeding Trustee Carolyn L. Williams, and Trustee Wendy S. Link, Esq., was elected to serve as vice chair, a position previously held by Trustee Miedema. Williams remains on the five-member board appointed by the governor, as does Darcy J. … Continue reading Miedema to lead District Board of Trustees in 2019-2020

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Richard Grant named PBSC’s head men’s basketball coach

Richard Grant has been named Palm Beach State College’s new head coach for men’s basketball.
Grant will officially begin his duties on Aug. 1. He replaces Martin McCann, who was the head coach for the past five years.
Grant was chosen for the role after a national search.
“Coach Grant impressed me with his passion and commitment to fostering a brand new program that is high caliber, highly competitive and student centered,” said Mareta Iosia-Sizemore, interim athletics director. … Continue reading Richard Grant named PBSC’s head men’s basketball coach

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