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King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, was the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, telling the crowd that “Dr. King’s legacy is so significant that we should all engage in it.”
“The significance of Dr. King’s legacy is not simply to be frozen in an ‘I have a dream moment,’ Dyson said, referring to King’s famous “I have a Dream Speech” delivered on Aug. … Continue reading King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

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Dyson to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 12

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 12.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP.
As part of the celebration, … Continue reading Dyson to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 12

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PBSC grad doesn’t let cancer stop her from finishing degree

Palm Beach State College student Sharene Smith sat on a front row seat in a campus conference room watching her younger sister as she addressed a group of faculty and administrators.
The 65-year-old Boca Raton woman was supposed to be speaking that day. But two weeks before she was scheduled to present her capstone project – the final step toward fulfilling her lifelong dream of a bachelor’s degree – she had a setback. Last year’s radiation treatment for her second bout with cancer paralyzed one of her vocal cords, … Continue reading PBSC grad doesn’t let cancer stop her from finishing degree

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Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Palm Beach State College’s plans to provide its educational offerings at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The SACS approval is for five years —until 2020 — when Palm Beach State will undergo its next institutional re-accreditation process.
“This approval acknowledges that we meet standards of academic quality,’’ said Dr. Roger Yohe, PBSC vice president of academic affairs. “We want to have quality programs, … Continue reading Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

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Deutch and Frankel to speak at PBSC fall commencement

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel, who were both recently re-elected, will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 20 for more than 2,700  graduates.
Deutch, who  currently represents Florida’s 21st Congressional District covering communities throughout western Palm Beach and Broward counties, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for the 1,325 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs along with the certificate programs. … Continue reading Deutch and Frankel to speak at PBSC fall commencement

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PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus set to open Feb. 27

Students registering for spring classes at Palm Beach State College can now choose Loxahatchee Groves from among their campus choices.
PBSC’s long anticipated fifth campus is set to officially open Feb. 27. Existing students can  register online now, choosing from 64 sections of general education courses that largely count toward the Associate in Arts transfer degree. New students can apply for admission online and get prepared to start in the spring. College leaders say the mostly 10-week classes developed specifically for that campus as well as some classes for the eight-week term can serve about 2,000 students. … Continue reading PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus set to open Feb. 27

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Engineering students demonstrate robotic projects

Palm Beach State students Camilo Abril and Robert Cook beamed with pride Tuesday as the arms of their remote-controlled drawbridge slowly opened and closed.
Made with Popsicle sticks, cardboard, craft foam, spray paint as well as two motors from a Lego Mindstorms kit, the drawbridge is their term project for an Introduction to Engineering class taught by adjunct instructor Arthur Garcia.

“I’m pleased with it,” said Abril, an aspiring civil engineer, after describing some of their strategies for overcoming design challenges, … Continue reading Engineering students demonstrate robotic projects

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PBSC wins regional NCMPR awards for communications

Palm Beach State College has won three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II for promotional and marketing pieces designed by members of the College Relations and Marketing graphic design team.
The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
The College received a first-place gold Medallion Award in the Notes/Cards/Invitations category for an invitation created for the 2016 Dr. … Continue reading PBSC wins regional NCMPR awards for communications

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Hillary Clinton draws packed crowd to PBSC

Campaigning on her 69th birthday today, U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spoke at Palm Beach State College, touting her plans for a stronger America and encouraging the energetic crowd to vote.

“If people get out and vote, we will have a victory on Nov. 8,’’ she said over applause. She noted that more than 200 million Americans are registered to vote, the largest number in the nation’s history, and more than 50 million of them are young voters. … Continue reading Hillary Clinton draws packed crowd to PBSC

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Breast cancer survivors to share stories, raise awareness

When Barbara Black went for her routine mammogram in 2007, her life suddenly changed.
Her doctor discovered a new micro calcification of cells in her right breast and wanted a biopsy immediately. She moved forward with it, and the results came back positive for ductal carnioma situ.  Still, her doctor assured her that it was an easily treatable cancer. At the most, she would need a lumpectomy and radiation.
“I was thinking ‘it could be worse. … Continue reading Breast cancer survivors to share stories, raise awareness

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