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Palm Beach State architecture students can do!

Stacking and shaping 2,500 cans of red and black beans, tuna and bottled water into a replica of the United States and two of the nation’s most famous bridges was no small feat, but Palm Beach State College architecture students came out on top.
Their design for the Palm Beach County Food Bank  “Canstruction” event won a “Best Meal” award and tied with another team for the “Most Needed Food Items” award.
Using the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea,” seven teams participated in the contest and charitable event benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. … Continue reading Palm Beach State architecture students can do!

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PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

Two professors at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton are in Lithuania this week to conduct professional development training in crisis intervention for psychologists and lecture on U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Michael Miles, who teaches psychology, is conducting 20 hours of continuing education training for school and private practice psychologists. The training at Vilnius University in the capital of Lithuania June 16-21 covers such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, dealing with loss, vicarious traumas and others. … Continue reading PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

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Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

For the third year in a row, Palm Beach State College students pursuing associate degrees and certificates will not see an increase in their tuition.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep in-state tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at $98.25 per credit hour or $294.75 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for PSAV courses will remain at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour.
“That trend is a manifestation of the College’s commitment to student access and affordability,’’ said Palm Beach State President Dr. … Continue reading Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

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Palm Beach State College Student United Way wins national award for service

After just a year and a half of operation, the Palm Beach State College Student United Way has received a national award for logging more than 3,000 community service hours through local volunteer activities in 2013-2014.
United Way Worldwide presented the Student United Way, based at the Lake Worth campus, with the VOLUNTEER Promising Practice Award earlier this month. It was among only nine Student United Way clubs on college campuses across the United States to receive awards for their “innovative approaches to giving, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Student United Way wins national award for service

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Palm Beach State stiffens financial aid policies

Palm Beach State College is implementing stricter financial aid policies that will drastically change the way it doles out federal funds and make students more accountable for the dollars they receive.
Beginning in the fall, federal financial aid funds will not be disbursed to students until 30 days after the start of the term. Student loans will be divided into two disbursements — half at the 30- day point and the remainder at mid-semester. Students with loans may find the majority of their first disbursement paying tuition and other financial obligations to the College. … Continue reading Palm Beach State stiffens financial aid policies

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PBSC graduates see future with 20/20 vision

In two commencement ceremonies May 8, Palm Beach State College will award degrees and certificates to more than 2,400 graduates, including the first group of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Ophthalmic Medical Technology.
The commencement ceremony for the Associate in Arts transfer degree graduates will be held at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony for graduates receiving certificates and Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Associate in Science degrees will be held at 2 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC graduates see future with 20/20 vision

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Six Palm Beach State students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students selected for the 2014 All-Florida Academic Team will be recognized by the Florida College System at an awards ceremony at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando today.
Lisa Pudda, Melissa Almeida, Cheryl Campbell, Brian Green,  Jeffrey Spreng and Anders Viane are among 109 students around the state named to this year’s team. The awards ceremony for the team is being held in conjunction with the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Convention. … Continue reading Six Palm Beach State students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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Smile: PBSC to install 550 more security cameras

Security is about to get even tighter at Palm Beach State College.
The District Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to award a bid to install 550 additional security cameras college-wide.
John Smith, security director, said the cameras, expected to cost approxmiately $2 million, will serve as a deterrent to crime. Installation is expected to begin this summer.
“It’s not going to be a secret that the campus is covered. It should do what we want as far as hinder us from being a target. … Continue reading Smile: PBSC to install 550 more security cameras

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PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

Tackling hot topics such as “stand your ground” laws, U.S. border policies and mandatory health insurance for Americans, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program recently won a regional debate competition.
Team members Edline Francois and Patricia Ruiz-Medina, both Honors College students, writers for the Beachcomber student newspaper and members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, prevailed in three rounds, winning $250 each as well as a trophy. They defeated competitors from Berea College in Kentucky, … Continue reading PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

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Last minute tax filer? Professor Stuart-Tuggle offers tips

With the April 15 deadline looming, many taxpayers may be rushing to file their federal income tax returns to avoid a penalty.
Professor Gracelyn Stuart-Tuggle, a certified public accountant who has been teaching accounting at Palm Beach State College for 25 years, shared some important changes for 2013 and tips.
“A lot of people don’t know that if you don’t owe, you don’t have to file by the 15th, and you don’t have to file for an extension. … Continue reading Last minute tax filer? Professor Stuart-Tuggle offers tips

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