All posts by Tabatha B. McDonald

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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Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

Palm Beach State College is developing plans to convert the former Center for Early Learning at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, which closed this month, into a Center for Innovation in Health Sciences.
Current plans are to relocate three existing high-demand career programs to the facility: Ophthalmic Medical Technology, Sonography and Respiratory Care. College administrators said relocating the programs from the BioScience Technology Complex and the Lewis Center would create much-needed space in those buildings.
The administration decided last fall to close the Center for Early Learning effective June 15, … Continue reading Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

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Seado Vasquez tapped for prestigious fellowship program

Christina Seado Vasquez, assistant dean of student services at the Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Groves campus, is one of 24 community college administrators nationwide selected as a 2018 Hispanic Leadership Program Fellow.
The prestigious National Community College Hispanic Council program works to develop a pool of highly qualified  Latinas and Latinos whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions with the ultimate goal of becoming a community college president. The University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences hosts the program. … Continue reading Seado Vasquez tapped for prestigious fellowship program

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NCBAA to host Juneteenth Celebration June 19

The Palm Beach State College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs is hosting its 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Public Safety Training Center conference room on the Lake Worth campus and will include networking, food and a viewing of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” outside on the lawn. It is free and open to the public.
NCBAA is collaborating this year with the College’s District Diversity Council and Student Activities to commemorate the historic event 153 years ago when slaves in Texas were finally informed that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended in the United States. … Continue reading NCBAA to host Juneteenth Celebration June 19

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Two PBSC staffers join Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Boards

Two Palm Beach State College employees have been appointed to advisory boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, including one who is making history.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal, assistant dean of student services for the Belle Glade campus, will serve as vice chair of the six-member inaugural advisory board for Clubs in the Belle Glade area, which includes a teen center and six elementary school sites that serve about 1,500 members daily. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the organization, … Continue reading Two PBSC staffers join Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Boards

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Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

Assessment Director Dr. Karen Pain and English Professor Laura Clouse will be among this year’s recipients of an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their awards at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 26-29. NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

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Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

Kayla Kerr will don a cap and gown and graduate from Palm Beach State College with her Associate in Arts degree —one week before graduating from Wellington High School.
The aspiring forensic pathologist is among 35 dual enrollment students – the highest number ever – who will receive their A.A. transfer degree this spring. Among the group are  students from Lake Worth, Clewiston, Palm Beach Gardens, William T. Dwyer, Seminole Ridge, Jupiter, John I. … Continue reading Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

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