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Parker is new leader of the Council of Presidents

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., hosted her first business meeting this month as the new chair of the Council of Presidents.
The Council of Presidents includes the leaders of the 28 state and community colleges comprising the Florida College System, which serves more than 800,000 students. Parker was passed the gavel for the top leadership role for the 2018-2019 year after serving one year as chair of the COP’s Policy and Advocacy Committee. … Continue reading Parker is new leader of the Council of Presidents

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Allen picked for Palm Beach Tech Association board

Kimberly Allen, associate dean of academic affairs on the Lake Worth campus, has been picked to serve on the board of a budding nonprofit membership group focused on making Palm Beach County a premier technology and innovation hub by 2030.
Allen, who oversees associate degree and College Credit Certificate programs in business and computer science, says her role as an ex-officio member of the Palm Beach Tech Association Board of Directors, will provide broader access to information technology industry heavy hitters and help the College stay abreast of current and emerging trends. … Continue reading Allen picked for Palm Beach Tech Association board

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Salzinger wins $15,000 award for artwork

Palm Beach State College Professor Samantha Salzinger has received a $15,000 award from the South Florida Cultural Consortium for her artwork, as well as an opportunity to showcase her winning pieces at an upcoming exhibit.
She is among 12 visual and media artists —six individuals and a collaborative —selected this year for the award, described as one of the most lucrative presented by local arts agencies in the U.S. The South Florida Cultural Consortium presents the awards at either the $7,500 or $15,000 level each year through its Visual and Media Artists Program. … Continue reading Salzinger wins $15,000 award for artwork

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New associate dean joins Palm Beach Gardens campus

Dr. Linda P. Lebile, whose higher education career includes stints in Asia, Texas and Africa, has joined Palm Beach State College as an associate dean of academic affairs at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference in the lives of our students,’’ said Lebile, who has been making the rounds, getting to know faculty, staff and students since starting Aug. 20. “My goal is to help students complete their college education and graduate with skills to allow them to be productive citizens with prosperous lives because they need to make a difference not just in their lives but in the lives of others, … Continue reading New associate dean joins Palm Beach Gardens campus

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STEAM Fest set for Sept. 22 at the Lake Worth campus

The popular STEM Saturday that draws dozens of children to Palm Beach State College each month is going big with STEAM Fest 2018, a new initiative slated for Sept. 22 at the Lake Worth campus.
The inaugural STEAM Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building. The exhibition of science, technology, engineering, art and math will include indoor and outdoor science demonstrations, contests, crafts and more. It is free and open to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their families. … Continue reading STEAM Fest set for Sept. 22 at the Lake Worth campus

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Romenesko and Stoupas earn Stewart Award

Professors Nataliya Romenesko and Dr. George Stoupas are the 2018 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Awards, the top honor presented by Palm Beach State College for excellence in teaching and learning in the classroom.
Dr. Anita Kaplan, dean of bachelor’s degree programs and chair of the Stewart Awards Committee, announced the winners during Convocation Tuesday where College administrators welcomed back faculty and staff for the start of the 2018-2019 new academic year and updated them on new initiatives. … Continue reading Romenesko and Stoupas earn Stewart Award

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Alum earns Harvard master’s degree and thanks PBSC

Growing up in humble beginnings in Brazil, Palm Beach State College alumnus Fabio DeMoura learned early the value of hard work and education, but he never imagined that he would earn a master’s degree from Harvard Extension School, one of 12 degree-granting institutions at Harvard University.
He credits PBSC and its faculty for supporting him and helping prepare him to achieve his goal this year. Now a West Palm Beach resident with dual citizenship in Brazil and the U.S., … Continue reading Alum earns Harvard master’s degree and thanks PBSC

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Phi Beta Lambda students win in national competition

Two Phi Beta Lambda students at Palm Beach State College, who had already won state awards earlier this year, have now succeeded at the national level.
Patreace Scharschmidt and Joshua Deese won first place and sixth place, respectively, in the Entrepreneurship Concepts contest, which involved a 60-minute objective test on various business competencies administered during the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Baltimore June 23-26. The conference drew 1,800 college students who participated in 60 business and business-related competitive events for an opportunity to win $110,000 in cash awards. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students win in national competition

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PBSC to host Judicial Candidates Forum July 19

Palm Beach State College will hold a forum July 19 for the 17 candidates vying for five contested seats on the bench at the 15th Judicial Circuit Court and Palm Beach County Court.
The Judicial Candidates Forum will be from 5-8 p.m. in the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is open to the public. The agenda includes a reception at 5-6 p.m. Circuit Court candidates will speak from 6-7 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC to host Judicial Candidates Forum July 19

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PBSC holds the line on tuition for seventh consecutive year

Palm Beach State College students will not see a hike in their tuition for the seventh straight year.
The District Board of Trustees has voted to freeze tuition as part of its approval of the $132.5 million 2018-2019 fiscal year budget that goes into effect July 1.
In-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for postsecondary adult vocational program courses are fixed at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour. … Continue reading PBSC holds the line on tuition for seventh consecutive year

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