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Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

Paula Williams Madison, a former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
The celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

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County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners has approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 12, 2020 as Palm Beach State College Day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the institution’s latest name change and its impact as an educational pillar in the community.
Commissioner Melissa McKinlay presented the proclamation during the commission meeting Jan. 7. On hand to accept it were a group of PBSC trustees, staff and Palmer, PBSC’s Panther mascot.
McKinlay, who recently used her leftover campaign funds to create a scholarship for students, … Continue reading County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

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Brothers complete A.A. degrees in one year; headed to UF

Anas Saeed Saeed Ahmed and his brother, Maaz Saeed Saeed Ahmed, enrolled at Palm Beach State College as international students from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2018, determined to complete their Associate in Arts transfer degrees in one year.
After taking as many as six or more classes each term, which required special permission, they are set to graduate together on Dec. 19. They both have been accepted to the University of Florida for the spring semester to pursue bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering. … Continue reading Brothers complete A.A. degrees in one year; headed to UF

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PBSC to offer business certificate in Riviera Beach

Palm Beach State College will begin offering the courses for its Business Specialist College Credit Certificate at the Riviera Beach Public Works Center in January as part of a new initiative to enhance access to short-term educational training for the city’s residents.
Leaders from PBSC and the city recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding sealing the partnership. Through the initiative, Riviera Beach residents can take the first two courses from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Mondays (Introduction to Business) and Tuesdays (Microcomputer Applications) for the spring term. … Continue reading PBSC to offer business certificate in Riviera Beach

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PBSC names fall commencement speakers

Florida State Reps. Joseph Casello and Mike Caruso will be the featured speakers at Palm Beach State College’s fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 19.
More than 2,700 graduates will receive degrees and certificates, including 1,600 who are receiving the Associate in Arts transfer degree and more than 200 who are earning bachelor’s degrees. Casello will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC names fall commencement speakers

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Tony Dungy to keynote PBSC STEAM Luncheon

New York Times bestselling author and NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Eighth Annual STEAM Luncheon.
The highly anticipated STEAM Luncheon is PBSC’s signature event to increase scholarships, business partnerships and internship opportunities to support students pursuing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields. This year, the College will also celebrate its achievements in enrollment, completion and other areas that have transformed the lives of students and strengthened the community. … Continue reading Tony Dungy to keynote PBSC STEAM Luncheon

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JPMorgan Chase invests $250K in Supply Chain programs

Palm Beach State College has received a $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to widen the reach of its Supply Chain programs and create a larger pipeline of skilled workers for Palm Beach County’s growing distribution and logistics industry.
Courses for the Supply Chain Management Associate in Science degree and the Logistics and Transportation Specialist College Credit Certificate have been offered at the Lake Worth campus since the programs began in 2018. However, beginning in January, they also will be available at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, … Continue reading JPMorgan Chase invests $250K in Supply Chain programs

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Russell receives Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward

Dr. Bernadette Russell, Palm Beach State College’s vice president of e-learning and instructional technology and Boca Raton campus provost, has received the inaugural Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward.
The Boca Raton-based nonprofit organization, which provides academic support and advocacy for about 200 foster care students from kindergarten to college each year, tapped Russell for the award because of her strong support since its founding nearly 10 years ago. The award was presented during Best Foot Forward’s first-ever Sole Mate Luncheon held Oct. … Continue reading Russell receives Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward

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McNeal to lead Boys & Girls Clubs Glades Advisory Board

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, has been elected to chair the Glades Area Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
She will begin her new two-year term in October after serving as the inaugural board’s vice chair for more than a year. She replaces Spencer Davis who will continue to serve on the 15-member board.
“I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve as chair of the Glades Area Advisory Board,” said McNeal, … Continue reading McNeal to lead Boys & Girls Clubs Glades Advisory Board

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Suicide awareness bench unveiled on Lake Worth campus

Palm Beach State College unveiled a bright yellow new bench on the Lake Worth campus today to help raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health.
The bench was installed near the water fountain in the heavily trafficked Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, a popular spot for student events. It is inscribed with the 1-800-273-8255 phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as the local 2-1-1 Helpline number and 898211 text code for Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast residents to get access 24 hours a day, … Continue reading Suicide awareness bench unveiled on Lake Worth campus

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