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PBSC to celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week

Current and former participants of Palm Beach State College’s TRIO programs will celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week highlighting the successes of the federally-funded programs designed to remove barriers to a higher education for youth and adults.
A TRIO Day celebration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on the Lake Worth campus. It will include a fun-run/walk, speakers, entertainment and cake. On Saturday, … Continue reading PBSC to celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week

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PBSC hosts events to celebrate Black History Month

Palm Beach State College is holding a series of events across the College to celebrate Black History Month.
The events started today with the opening of the “Roots of Jazz and Blues Music” exhibit at the library (second floor gallery) on the Lake Worth campus. The exhibit runs throughout the month. As part of the exhibit, jazz musician Nathan Skinner, a University of Miami graduate, will speak about the history of jazz and play the vibraphone on Feb. … Continue reading PBSC hosts events to celebrate Black History Month

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Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

John W. Dowd III, chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to another three-year term.
Scott announced the news Wednesday along with nine other reappointments to College District Boards of Trustees across the state. Dowd’s term ends May 31, 2018. The appointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Dowd, 56, of West Palm Beach, president of the Dowd Companies, was first appointed to the board in December 2011 to succeed Kenneth Kirby. … Continue reading Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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Murillo selected for NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Jose Murillo, a Palm Beach State College student and administrative assistant for the Educational Opportunity Center, has been accepted into the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Undergraduate Fellows Program for 2014-2015.
Established in 1989, the program aims to diversify the pool of individuals interested in pursuing careers in student affairs and higher education. It is a structured mentorship program targeting students from traditionally underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations. The four main components are: on-campus mentorship, … Continue reading Murillo selected for NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

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PBSC employees honored for going ‘above and beyond’

Palm Beach State’s Employee Recognition Committee presented the coveted Bravo Award to three College employees Nov. 7 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. The ceremony capped off the annual college-wide competition that recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. The three winners were chosen from a pool of 28, all nominated by peers for their exceptional efforts that embody the College’s mission to foster student success.
The 2014 Bravo Award winners:
Kerry Weiss,Continue reading PBSC employees honored for going ‘above and beyond’

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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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