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Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

Two of the events being held at Palm Beach State College in celebration of Women’s History Month will feature College administrators.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D.,  will moderate the “Limitless Opportunity: Women Leaders in Higher Education”panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at the Belle Glade campus. The panelists include Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses; … Continue reading Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

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Matias recognized by prominent South Florida magazine

Barb Matias, executive director of human resources at Palm Beach State College, has been recognized for her work by South Florida Business and Wealth magazine and will be featured in the publication’s April edition.
Matias was presented the magazine’s Excellence in Human Resource Award in the education category, one of 13 industries represented for the second annual awards. The monthly advertising magazine created the awards program to “recognize distinguished HR professionals who build and nurture the talent within their organization and help to elevate local companies to the top of their industries,” according to Gary Press, … Continue reading Matias recognized by prominent South Florida magazine

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Parents and kids learn about science at STEM Saturday

Families with school-age children usually spend Saturdays pursuing sports and other leisure activities, with a lot of errands thrown in for good measure. This past Saturday, however, 15 children, from preschoolers to high school students, along with one or both parents, took time out to explore biology, anatomy, chemistry, math and physics at the first STEM Saturday event at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
Organized by Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, PBSC professor of anatomy and physiology and microbiology, … Continue reading Parents and kids learn about science at STEM Saturday

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Students and faculty attend Max Planck conference

When hundreds of the world’s most esteemed neuroscience researchers came together last week at a conference sponsored by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Palm Beach State College students and faculty were counted among the participants.
Eight students and two faculty members were invited to attend the biennial “Sunposium 2017 Neural Circuits Research Conference” Feb. 13-14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Students Dionne Bootz, Dara Cameron, … Continue reading Students and faculty attend Max Planck conference

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Women’s basketball team clinches conference title

The Palm Beach State Women’s Basketball team captured the Southern Conference title last night with an 85-54 road win against Florida Southwestern State College.
The Panthers clinched a tight game victory over Florida Southwestern in January with an eight-point win, but the Buccaneers were no match for Palm Beach on Valentine’s Day. The Panthers jumped to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and the lead swelled to 17 points going into halftime.
The Panthers put the game away in the third quarter leading by 34 points. … Continue reading Women’s basketball team clinches conference title

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Martin tapped to lead FCS Publications Association

Palm Beach State College Professor S. Lizbeth Martin, advisor for the Beachcomber student newspaper, has been elected president of the Florida College System Publications Association.
FCSPA, a division of the Florida College System Activities Association, brings together students and advisors to discuss and share ideas relating to student publications and mass media. Martin, who  served as vice president in the past, was elected to a two-year term during the 57th Annual FCSPA Conference and Awards Banquet in Orlando late last month. … Continue reading Martin tapped to lead FCS Publications Association

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PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

Palm Beach State College staff and faculty brought home several awards from the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference for exemplary use of classroom technology, excellence in communications and marketing and outstanding service.
The awards were presented throughout the conference in Lake Buena Vista Nov. 2-4 that drew 400 attendees, including representatives from each Florida College System institution. PBSC had the second highest number of voting delegates among the 28 colleges. … Continue reading PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

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Biden rallies support for Clinton on Gardens campus

In his surrogate role for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus yesterday. Greeted by a chant of “Joe, Joe, Joe…,” he spoke at the outdoor amphitheater to the several hundred gathered, including millennials.
“This is all in your hands this election,” said Biden. “The millennials literally make up more of the voting population this time out than my vaulted baby boomer generation. … Continue reading Biden rallies support for Clinton on Gardens campus

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Vice President Joe Biden to appear at PBSC

On Wednesday, Nov.  2, Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Hillary Clinton at the amphitheater on the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
Admission starts at 12:30 p.m. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Biden will lay out the high stakes of November’s election for Florida families and highlight Clinton’s vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone.
Overflow parking will be available at the Eissey Campus Theatre. … Continue reading Vice President Joe Biden to appear at PBSC

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Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon

You might not know his songs by name, but chances are you’ve heard many.
Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” has collaborated on hit songs with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and Shakira.
The Grammy award winner has recorded hundreds of songs and sold more than 70 million singles, with No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries.
On Feb. 1, the Palm Beach State College Foundation will welcome him as the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s 2017 STEAM (Science, … Continue reading Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon

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