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PBSC awards more than 3,200 degrees and certificates

Palm Beach State College awarded more than 3,200 degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies May 9 that drew applause, laughter and even some tears from the spring graduates who range in age from 17 to 76.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony for the 1,839 Associate in Arts transfer degree recipients. The group included  35 dual enrollment students who earned their degrees while in high school and more than 30 graduates of the Dr. … Continue reading PBSC awards more than 3,200 degrees and certificates

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PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

Palm Beach State College will bring home the trophy this week after winning the Palm Healthcare Foundation’s first-ever “Let’s Move” video contest designed to help inspire county residents to get physically active.
The three-minute video produced by Lyn Becker, Lake Worth campus wellness coordinator, features PBSC students, faculty and staff across the College showing different movement activities.  Becker will accept the traveling trophy during a reception Thursday to display on campus until next year’s contest.
“This is a well-deserved honor, … Continue reading PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

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Gov. Scott appoints Davis to PBSC District Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Darcy Davis, chief executive officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees.
Davis of Palm Beach Gardens is appointed for a term beginning April 5 and ending May 31, 2021. She replaces Charles Cross, Jr. who served as chair of the five-member board.
Davis joined the Health Care District in July 2011 and has served in several roles of increasing responsibility, … Continue reading Gov. Scott appoints Davis to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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PBSC faculty shine at AFC teaching and learning conference

Nineteen Palm Beach State College faculty ― a record number ― are presenting this week at the Association of Florida Colleges International Conference on Teaching and Learning that is underway in Orlando.
The three-day conference, which ends Friday, brings together leading academic professors, researchers, and instructors to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of college teaching and learning.  It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, … Continue reading PBSC faculty shine at AFC teaching and learning conference

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PBSC Model UN team wins Distinguished Delegation Award

Palm Beach State College’s seven-member team won a Distinguished Delegation Award for their representation of Luxembourg at this year’s National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
This was PBSC’s fourth year participating and third time earning an award, including its second for Distinguished Delegation, at the event billed as the world’s largest intercollegiate Model UN Conference.
During two conferences in March, more than 5,000 college and university students simulated the functions of the United Nations, … Continue reading PBSC Model UN team wins Distinguished Delegation Award

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PBSC partners with businesses to solve workforce needs

Palm Beach State College’s Workforce Development Community Impact Partnership held its first Trade and Industry Partnership meeting on March 28 to address the county’s workforce needs.
More than 50 businesses attended the event on the Lake Worth campus and discussed career readiness, career pathways, career success and other important issues. PBSC President Ava L. Parker and Dr. Jean A. Wihbey, vice president of workforce development and the campus provost, welcomed the group and provided remarks. The panelists included Steve Craig, … Continue reading PBSC partners with businesses to solve workforce needs

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PBSC wins national award for ‘one college’ video

Palm Beach State College has won a Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations for a promotional video highlighting the College’s “Five Campuses, One College” concept.
The 1 ½-minute video won a third-place bronze award in the video shorts-single category. Produced in-house by Idalia Centeno, multimedia specialist in the College Relations and Marketing office, the video featured PBSC students, faculty and staff.

NCMPR, which has a membership of about 1,600 PR and marketing professionals from more than 650 colleges, … Continue reading PBSC wins national award for ‘one college’ video

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SGA to host Women in Politics forum

Palm Beach County female  leaders in politics will participate in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens March 27.
The Women’s History Month event features State Rep. Lori Berman, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino and Michelle Oyola McGovern, director of outreach for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Rubenstein Pavilion.  It is free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff. … Continue reading SGA to host Women in Politics forum

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Visiting writers series starts March 19

Stephen Gibson, an award-winning poet and retired Palm Beach State College English professor, will return to campus March 19 to kick-off the spring visiting writers series.
Presented by the Communications Division, the Two Seasons Reading Series features four poets and novelists and runs through National Poetry Month in April. Gibson will give a craft talk from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a poetry reading at 6:45 p.m. in room 103 in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading Visiting writers series starts March 19

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PBSC hosts Black History Month events

Palm Beach State College is hosting several Black History Month events, including a workshop by popular magician Ran’D Shine, who has performed and lectured throughout the United States and the world.
Shine will perform at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Lecture Hall at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. It is free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff.
A native of Philadelphia, Shine prides himself on being a historian and educator of magic. … Continue reading PBSC hosts Black History Month events

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