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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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PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

Palm Beach State College conferred degrees and certificates to more than 3,200 spring graduates during two  commencement ceremonies May 8.
State Rep. Marylynn Magar was the keynote speaker at the morning ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and certificate programs.
State Rep. David Silvers was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Arts transfer degree. Other speakers included PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

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Bender receives Distinguished Service Award

Palm Beach State College employee Jessica Bender is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Campus Card Users Distinguished Service Award.
The award, sponsored by PERSONA Campus, is presented annually to recognize an individual who has advanced the industry, exhibited entrepreneurial spirit, is an active member of NACCU, is actively involved in research and development, and who is active in the industry through serving on advisory boards and/or actively educating through presentations and sessions. … Continue reading Bender receives Distinguished Service Award

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McCann named a top 30 basketball coach under 30

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Martin McCann has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2019 Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team.
The award is presented to the most promising coaches that have achieved a high level of success before the age of 30. The NABC began presenting the Under Armour 30-Under-30 award in 2016, and McCann is one of only two community or junior college coaches to ever make the list. The NABC consists of over 5,000 college coaches that promise to uphold the organization’s four core values: advocacy, … Continue reading McCann named a top 30 basketball coach under 30

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Magar and Silvers to speak at commencement ceremonies

Florida State Reps. MaryLynn Magar and David Silvers will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College spring commencement ceremonies for the more than 3,200 expected graduates.
The ceremonies will be held May 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Magar will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. Silvers will speak at the 2 p.m. … Continue reading Magar and Silvers to speak at commencement ceremonies

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PBSC named one of the Most Promising Places to Work

Palm Beach State College has been named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine as one of its 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.
The College was one of 19 chosen nationwide. The findings will be published in the May 16, 2019 edition of the magazine.
PBSC was selected on criteria including workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. There was also a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, … Continue reading PBSC named one of the Most Promising Places to Work

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PBSC athletics adds women’s soccer, discontinues softball

Palm Beach State College leadership has made the decision to add a women’s soccer program and discontinue the College’s softball team.
The women’s soccer team will begin to play in the fall of 2021, and PBSC looks to hire a coach as soon as possible in order to begin recruiting for that season.
“We are extremely excited to be adding women’s soccer to our athletic programs,” said Palm Beach State President Ava L. Parker, J.D. “This allows us to engage with our community in new ways and continue to impact our area with new and exciting offerings.”
Over the last 10 years, … Continue reading PBSC athletics adds women’s soccer, discontinues softball

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Model UN team recognized at national conference

Palm Beach State College’s Model United Nations team was recognized for the fourth straight year for the quality of their performance at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
The six-member team received Honorable Mention, one of three tiers of awards, for their representation of San Marino, a country in Europe.  During two conferences each spring, more than 5,000 college and university students simulate the functions of the United Nations, which brings together diplomats from the approximately 200 countries of the world to pursue peaceful and multilateral solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. … Continue reading Model UN team recognized at national conference

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Athletic department unveils new website

The Palm Beach State College Athletic Department has launched a new website to give the College’s sports programs a bolder digital identity and better showcase its athletes and brand.
The site, pbscpanthers.com, features scores and statistics that will be populated shortly after each game. Rosters include biographies, statistics and game logs for each player. Additionally, each game will include a recap story for those that could not attend but still wish to follow along. … Continue reading Athletic department unveils new website

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