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President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

The following memo was emailed to Palm Beach State College students.
Sept. 6,  2017
Dear Palm Beach State College Panthers,

As you may know, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The deadlines established in the decision are provided below:

Effective Sept. 5, new applications for the DACA program will not be considered.
Individuals who currently have DACA status will be allowed to maintain their status through the deferred action period. … Continue reading President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

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Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to get prepared.
The Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide is filled with tips and information. It also includes a list of important phone numbers that residents can add to their phone contacts in advance of the storm.
Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm projected to impact much of Florida. … Continue reading Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

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PBSC to remain closed until further notice

Updated 11: 20 a.m. Sept. 8, 2017
Palm Beach State College will remain closed until further notice due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma. All classes and activities are cancelled.
PBSC leaders will continue to monitor the storm’s path and provide updates about openings after all campuses have been assessed for damage and deemed safe to open.
Updates will be communicated via the College emergency alert system, at news.palmbeachstate.edu and via social media. … Continue reading PBSC to remain closed until further notice

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PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

The Student Services offices on all Palm Beach State College campuses will be open for special hours Saturday to help students get ready for the start of the fall term.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens and Loxahatchee Groves.  The following departments will be open: Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Registration, Bookstore, Cashier, Testing, Disability Support Services, as well as  Security for students who need to get their parking decal. … Continue reading PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

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Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

Last spring, 39 first-year Interior Design Technology students accepted a new challenge to put their skills to the test. Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County invited the students to participate in the first Habitat Home Design Competition.
Students Julissa Ehrnst and Pui Man Eva Lee-Zabatta shared the $250 prize, which was awarded August 9 in a ceremony on the Lake Worth campus. Their designs will be available for selection by future Habitat homeowners.
The students were challenged to create an interior design that a future Habitat homeowner could afford and maintain for generations. … Continue reading Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

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New Student Convocation set for all five campuses

Palm Beach State College will hold a New Student Convocation on each campus to welcome an anticipated 5,000 first-time-in-college students and their families this fall.
The events will be held on different days and times before and after the start of the fall term Aug. 23. Some of the activities will include interactive games, speakers, food, giveaways, appearances by Palmer the Panther and PBSC Drumline performances.
“It’s an introduction to the college experience,’’ said Drew Barrett, … Continue reading New Student Convocation set for all five campuses

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Dentists and students make a difference in a day

Many adults in our community can’t afford basic dental treatment, so for the third year in a row, local volunteer dentists teamed up with Palm Beach State College Dental Health students to do something about it.
Dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, assisted by PBSC Dental Health students, treated 42 adults at Free Dentistry Day held today at the dental clinic on the Lake Worth campus.
The focus of the first-come, … Continue reading Dentists and students make a difference in a day

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PBSC Model UN team recognized as a top performer

For the second straight year, Palm Beach State College’s team of students was recognized as a top performer at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
The eight-member PBSC Model United Nations team, which represented the country of Bahrain in the Middle East, received Honorable Mention Delegation, one of three tiers of awards. The other tiers are Distinguished Delegation and Outstanding Delegation.
“Only about 20 percent of the participating teams earn recognition, so we are very proud of our accomplishment,” said Professor Terry Randolph, … Continue reading PBSC Model UN team recognized as a top performer

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College captures national marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has garnered two Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. This national competition is the only one of its kind that honors excellence among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.
The winning entries are the work of PBSC College Relations and Marketing department staff members:

Joyce Edelstein, a CRM specialist, won the first place Gold Paragon Award in the category of Excellence in Writing—Short Form, which is for articles of up to 500 words published in print or online. … Continue reading College captures national marketing awards

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