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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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