When Alexis Vazquez walks across the stage May 9 to accept his Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College, every step will be among the proudest he’s taken since rebounding from a traumatic accident that left him in a coma for three months.
“I’m so excited. I cannot wait,” said Vazquez, 31, of Boca Raton, who is among PBSC’s more than 3,200 graduates who will receive degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree
Christoph Ziegler, a Palm Beach State College graduate, is among the Florida High Tech Corridor’s 2018 “Faces of Technology.”
Ziegler, lead industrial and product designer at AVEO Engineering in Palm Coast, is among nine individuals selected because they “embody the talent behind the Corridor’s burgeoning 23-county high tech region.” They are featured in the Corridor’s annual magazine, florida.HIGH.TECH 2018, and online at www.facesoftechnology.com.
“The Corridor is proud to recognize individuals like Christoph for their contributions to our region’s high tech industry,” Ed Schons, … Continue reading PBSC graduate among 2018 ‘Faces of Technology’
PBSC Professor Tracy Ciucci is being inducted into the Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy at her alma mater—Western Michigan University.
Ciucci is among eight WMU alumni selected this year by the Department of Human Performance and Health Education for their professional achievements, contributions and service. They will be recognized during the 17th annual Alumni Honor Academy Breakfast April 14.
“I could not be more excited about it,’’ said Ciucci, who was nominated by Dr. … Continue reading Ciucci to be honored by Western Michigan University
Two Palm Beach State College students will compete on the national level after winning top awards at the Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Patreace Scharschmidt won first-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts, Management Concepts and Retail Management categories. Joshua Deese won second-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts category during the event held in Orlando March 22-25.
Hundreds of students from colleges and universities, including eight from PBSC, participated in competitive activities in numerous categories. The top two winners in each category are now eligible to compete at the national competition that will be held in Baltimore June 23-26. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students land state awards
Palm Beach State College is preparing for another hike in summer enrollment with the return of year-round Pell grants.
The funding, announced by the U.S. Department of Education last year, means that PBSC’s more than 14,000 students currently receiving Pell grants for 2017-2018 academic year may also qualify for a summer grant of up to $2,960. This is the first time since 2011 that year-round Pell grants have been available.
The exact amount for students will vary depending on their expected family contribution, … Continue reading Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has been tapped to receive a Women on the Move Award from ONYX Magazine, marking the latest in a series of honors for her leadership and service in higher education.
Parker is among 31 of Florida’s most impactful and influential women of color who will be recognized by the Orlando-based publication during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. … Continue reading Parker tapped for Women on the Move Award
Dr. Elizabeth Horvath, a longtime Palm Beach State College computer science professor, has received a Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Engineers’ Council.
Horvath received the honor from the nonprofit California-based organization Feb. 22 at the 2018 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Business Development Board, the event recognizes engineers and engineering projects in all disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, structural and civil. In addition to the awards ceremony held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, … Continue reading Horvath receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
Palm Beach State College has been named Career and Technical Education Business Partner of the Year by the Palm Beach County School District’s Department of Choice and Career Options.
The award was presented Tuesday at the school district’s CTE recognition dinner at the Marriott hotel in West Palm Beach.
Tera Hands, choice coordinator at Palm Beach Lakes High School, nominated PBSC, citing a laundry list of support her school specifically received from College staff at career and college fairs, … Continue reading PBSC receives CTE Business Partner of the Year Award
Palm Beach State College has a new drone to give Environmental Science Technology students a close-up view of how the industry uses the popular technology for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.
Dr. Jessica Miles, a professor and Environmental Science department chair, and Rick Householder, an adjunct instructor of the required GIS mapping course, are obtaining certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly the unmanned aircraft. Using hand-held navigation equipment, they will capture images and data from wetlands and other areas and use the information in their classes. … Continue reading Drone propels environmental program to greater heights
Hakeem Rahim, a nationally recognized mental health advocate, will speak at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton Feb. 22.
The Harvard graduate, who began speaking openly in 2012 about his 18-year journey with bipolar disorder, will present his talk titled “Acceptance” from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in room 103 in the Humanities and Technology Center. Hosted by PBSC in partnership with nonprofit group Boca Raton’s Promise, the event aims to raise awareness and educate people about mental illness. … Continue reading Mental health advocate to speak at PBSC Feb. 22