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Stoupas joins Florida Certification Board

George Stoupas, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Services in Palm Beach State College’s Addiction Studies program, recently joined the Florida Certification Board’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council. The Council provides direction to FCB’s board of directors on policy, ethics and other issues related to the certification of addiction treatment professionals throughout the state.
With Dr. Stoupas’ acceptance onto the Council, Palm Beach State College becomes the only academic institution represented. It’s a distinction that Stoupas believes will ultimately benefit his students. … Continue reading Stoupas joins Florida Certification Board

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PBSC enhances Glades career programs

Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs.
Daytime Welding
Given the popularity of the evening Welding program and the demand for welders in the Glades, PBSC administrators saw the need for a new daytime Welding program on the Belle Glade campus. Classes begin on July 10.
Students can complete the daytime Welding program in just under a year, … Continue reading PBSC enhances Glades career programs

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Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

Eleven students in Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program will never forget the house on 18th Street in West Palm Beach.
They finished wiring the 1,245-square-foot home for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County on May 24. Better yet, their work passed city inspection with flying colors.
Supervised by their instructor, master electrician Dan Neff, the students worked full-time for 7.5 days to complete the “rough in” stage for the home. They ran about 2,000 feet of cable, … Continue reading Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

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EMS staff take home honors

William Barbre and Patricia Drake of Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services department were recognized Friday with Distinguished Service Awards from the Palm Beach County EMS Providers Association.
The association, which consists of the county’s fire rescue departments and education providers like Palm Beach State, meets monthly to share information and protocols. However, once a year they take the time to honor outstanding members.
Bruce Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading EMS staff take home honors

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HVAC-R program earns accreditation

Palm Beach State College has earned a six-year accreditation from HVAC Excellence for its PSAV certificate program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
PBSC has been a leading educator of HVAC-R technicians for more than 12 years, and in recent years, has realigned the program’s curriculum from an emphasis on new construction installation to the residential and light commercial side of the industry where most graduates find employment.
The HVAC-R program has been accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research since 2011, … Continue reading HVAC-R program earns accreditation

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Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County.
The six-week program was offered at the Belle Glade campus, and all 10 students received scholarships funded by CareerSource through a National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The scholarship targeted displaced workers, 18 and older with a high school diploma, … Continue reading Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

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Radiography student chosen for national program

Eric Godinez, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Radiography A.S. degree program, is one of two students from Florida selected for the 2017 Student Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
ASRT selected 96 radiography students nationwide, approximately two from each state, for this special program designed to groom new leaders and provide a bridge of support during the transition from school to entering the profession.
The highlight of the program is an all-expense paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Orlando June 22-25. … Continue reading Radiography student chosen for national program

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Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards

Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter.
Arbeit and Cardoso were both recently recognized by their other employer—Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue—each winning the annual top prize for their rank.
Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards

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Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

Kinetic art has power, in this case, solar, wind and water power. Just ask Paul Slater, lab specialist for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs at Palm Beach State College. He’ll be happy to explain how art and science merge in this weekend’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach.
Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. Slater, who is also an artist, … Continue reading Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

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Smithsonian exhibit tops list of Black History Month events

Black History Month events will take place on all campuses this February, ranging from a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution to workshops, movies, music performances, a student talent showcase, and nationally acclaimed speakers Phyllis Lawson and Eldridge J. Broussard III. Events are free unless otherwise noted, and some have food for students. Mark your calendars and take part in celebrating our country’s rich African-American heritage.
Among the events are:
Feb. 1 – 28: A Place for All People: A Smithsonian Poster Exhibit
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