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Johnson wins prize for poetry collection

Palm Beach State College Professor Bradley Johnson has been awarded the 2018 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize for his collection, “Smuggling Elephants Through Airport Security.”
He will receive $1,000 in prize money, and his collection will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2020. “I’ve been working for this for a long time. The book is years of work,” said Johnson, who teaches English at the Boca Raton campus. “Having an academic press like Michigan State University back you and publish your work opens a whole lot of doors in terms of audience and credibility. … Continue reading Johnson wins prize for poetry collection

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Welding and firefighter students collaborate to build skills

When Kerry Weiss, interim director of Palm Beach State College’s Fire Academy, recently reached out to Joshua Magwood about his welding students fabricating a forcible entry door, he hoped their partnership would not only help the firefighter students train to save lives, but also give the welding students a unique challenge.
“We started with a need over here for a forcible entry door,” Weiss said. “It’s very important so we can teach students how to enter a building, … Continue reading Welding and firefighter students collaborate to build skills

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