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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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PBSC hosts undergraduate life sciences symposium

More than 200 life science undergraduate students and faculty descended upon Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus on Saturday, April 1, for the fifth annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
At this largest symposium to date, attendees heard guest speakers, visited with exhibiting companies and schools, and participated in a research competition. Students presented original life science research projects, competing for first, second and third place awards. The institutions represented were Barry University, … Continue reading PBSC hosts undergraduate life sciences symposium

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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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