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A check for tech: TEAm grant creates pathways to computer science careers

The Florida Board of Governors, along with Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Broward College, celebrated the rollout on Aug. 13 of the BOG’s Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) grant program—an ambitious effort to align university and college degrees with the state’s future workforce needs. FAU, PBSC and BC won the competitive $3.5 million grant, called the Computer Accelerated Pipeline to Unlock Regional Excellence (CAPTURE), through an innovative three-way partnership to increase the number of graduates in the high-wage, … Continue reading A check for tech: TEAm grant creates pathways to computer science careers

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Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as vice president of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for 2014-2015.
Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The program prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists—the health care professionals who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. … Continue reading Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

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Actress Victoria Rowell speaks at “Hats Off to Women Luncheon”

Victoria Rowell, an Emmy-nominated actress and New York Times bestselling author, was the keynote speaker at the “Hats Off to Women” luncheon held at the Lake Worth campus March 13.
About 100 people, many ladies wearing stylish hats, attended the red carpet, invitation-only event at the Public Safety Training Complex. The event was organized by the Office of Student Activities and the Palm Beach State College Foundation.
Rowell, who co-starred in the hit primetime television series Diagnosis Murder for Viacom for eight seasons while simultaneously working in daytime drama for Sony/Bell/CBS, … Continue reading Actress Victoria Rowell speaks at “Hats Off to Women Luncheon”

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Art at the Airport exhibit features work of three PBSC professors

Travelers and visitors at the Palm Beach International Airport can see the artwork of three Palm Beach State College faculty members.
The artwork of Professors Sherry Stephens, Wayne Stephens and Kristin Miller Hopkins were selected for the current “Art at the Airport” exhibit sponsored by Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program. The exhibit began Feb. 26 and runs through June 25 on Level 2 of the main airport terminal, across from Travelers Lounge.
Nearly 90 artworks were submitted and the county’s Public Art Committee selected 24 based on their artistic merit and composition. … Continue reading Art at the Airport exhibit features work of three PBSC professors

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Gov. Scott reappoints Williams to District Board of Trustees

Carolyn L. Williams, a longtime member of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott Thursday to another term.
Her new term, which must be confirmed by the Florida Senate, ends May 31, 2017.
Williams, a retired senior staff advisor for the South Florida Water Management District, is currently chairperson of the five-member District Board of Trustees.  She first joined the board in 1999.
She is  chair and president of the Gerald A. … Continue reading Gov. Scott reappoints Williams to District Board of Trustees

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Remembering a beloved educator, mentor, friend

Almost 200 students, faculty and staff members came together Feb. 5 for a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Dacota Stewart-Dick, Palm Beach State College’s First-Year Experience manager. Stewart-Dick was killed Feb. 2 in her Parkland home.
Gray clouds and light showers misted the Lake Worth campus MLK Plaza as the service began, yielding the sky to a soft rainbow midway through the service.  Grieving along with family members,  the College community heard student musical tributes and shared recollections of special moments. … Continue reading Remembering a beloved educator, mentor, friend

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English professor wins Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Palm Beach State College Professor Stephen Gibson has won a Donald Justice Poetry Prize for his latest poetry collection “Rorschach Art Too.”
The award, open to all American poets, comes with a cash prize and a publication deal. Gibson said his poetry collection is scheduled for publication in June.
He is among four winners selected during the biennial competition coordinated by the Poetry Center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania; two were selected for 2014 and two for 2015.  … Continue reading English professor wins Donald Justice Poetry Prize

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Candlelight vigil to honor slain College employee

The murder of Palm Beach State College staff member Dacota Stewart-Dick in her Parkland home Sunday has sent shock waves through the College community, as employees and students struggle to cope with the tragedy.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, for students, faculty and staff to honor the memory of Stewart-Dick, PBSC First-Year Experience program manager.  The vigil will take place in the MLK Plaza, Lake Worth campus.  Grief counselors also have been made available through the College Counseling Center and the Employee Assistance Program to support co-workers and students as needed. … Continue reading Candlelight vigil to honor slain College employee

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PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

Palm Beach State College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute.
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization on Thursday released its list of top community colleges based on exceptional levels of student success. Only the colleges that make the list are eligible to compete for the prestigious 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence worth $1 million.
The Aspen Institute reviews publicly available data to determine which community colleges around the country demonstrate student success in three areas: student persistence, … Continue reading PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

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In Memoriam – Jesse E. Ferguson, Sr.

Distinguished educator, community leader and Palm Beach Junior College retiree Jesse E. Ferguson, Sr., died Jan. 1 at the age of 91.
Mr. Ferguson joined the PBJC faculty in the guidance department in 1971.  Five years later, he was named assistant registrar of the College and served in that role until his retirement in the early 1980s.  A career educator, he had earlier served as a faculty member, counselor and director of student personnel at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville and as a guidance counselor at John F. … Continue reading In Memoriam – Jesse E. Ferguson, Sr.

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