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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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Panther Strong 2023: PBSC commits to innovative academic leadership

Building on a foundation as Palm Beach County’s largest institution of higher education, Palm Beach State College has launched Panther Strong 2023, a new five-year strategic plan that sets an aggressive goal of being a nationally recognized leader in advancing student success.
For almost 85 years, Palm Beach State has served the needs of the county, providing high-quality, accessible and affordable degrees and certificates, as well as workforce development and lifelong learning. Looking forward, … Continue reading Panther Strong 2023: PBSC commits to innovative academic leadership

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration kicks off

Palm Beach State College kicked off its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this week with a Latin dance presentation and other events on the Boca Raton and Lake Worth campuses.
Events are scheduled on all campuses throughout the month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, to recognize and celebrate the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to the U.S. culture. Activities include movie screenings, Hispanic trivia, Latin food festivals and more.
Hispanic Heritage was first observed in 1968 as a weeklong celebration, … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Celebration kicks off

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PBSC reflects on legacy of Reynolds

Paul Cassidy, Palm Beach State College’s chief building official, was a football player at Forest Hill High School from 1969 to 1970 when he says the late actor Burt Reynolds appeared at some of his games.
“Occasionally, he would show up wearing a trench coat with the collar pulled around his head so that no one would see him and recognize him, and he’d sit on the bench with us,’’ said Cassidy, who has worked at the College since 1977. … Continue reading PBSC reflects on legacy of Reynolds

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Vallejo appointed to Lakeside Health Advisory Board

Dr. Maria Vallejo, Palm Beach State College vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, will play a role in ensuring access to quality health care for the residents of the Glades.
She has been appointed to a four-year term on the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, which advises the Health Care District Board of Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners on issues related to the overall health and wellness of residents, … Continue reading Vallejo appointed to Lakeside Health Advisory Board

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PBSC names Pustizzi executive director of human resources

Palm Beach State College has named Michael Pustizzi the executive director of human resources. He brings more than 25 years of human resources corporate experience to the role and joins PBSC Aug. 27.
“We are looking forward to Michael joining our team,’’ said Richard Becker, vice president of administration and business services. “The business of HR has gotten more complex, and Michael brings strong leadership skills and extensive experience, including from a diversified and complex communications industry. … Continue reading PBSC names Pustizzi executive director of human resources

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