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O’Malley wins national award for excellence in teaching

Dr. Chasity O’Malley, a science professor and department chair with a knack for infusing technology into her classes, has been selected the 2018 winner of the HAPS-Thieme Excellence in Teaching Award.
The 1,700-member Human Anatomy and Physiology Society presents the annual award in partnership with Thieme, a leading science textbook publisher. It comes with a $1,500 honorarium, as well as a waiver of registration fees and an opportunity to present an excellence in teaching workshop at the society’s annual conference May 26-30 in Columbus, … Continue reading O’Malley wins national award for excellence in teaching

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PBSC to host Afterschool/Summer Camp Job Fair Feb. 7

Palm Beach State College is collaborating with public and private employers in Palm Beach County for the first Afterschool/Summer Camp Job Fair scheduled for Feb. 7.
Teenagers and adults seeking employment opportunities in afterschool programs and summer camps will have access to more than a dozen employers with over 300 full-time and part-time positions to fill. The job fair will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Public Safety Conference Center on the PBSC Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC to host Afterschool/Summer Camp Job Fair Feb. 7

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PBSC expands student access to mental health counseling

Palm Beach State College students who need mental health counseling now have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The College has partnered with BayCare Behavioral Health to provide broader and more convenient access to counseling and other services for its 49,000 students on five campuses. Through the partnership, students can call 800-878-5470 and speak confidentially to an experienced mental health professional who will listen to their concerns and connect them to licensed counselors in their geographic area. … Continue reading PBSC expands student access to mental health counseling

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MLK Celebration draws more than 600 people

More than 600 people packed the Duncan Theatre for the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration where keynote speaker Symone Sanders said “the only thing that has ever moved the needle in this country, in our communities and in our neighborhoods is bold, radical and revolutionary change.”

Symone,  democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, used  this year’s recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Leadership Award and Dr. King’s legacy to encourage the crowd to not wait until they are asked to do something to serve and improve their communities. … Continue reading MLK Celebration draws more than 600 people

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Rutherford to join PBSC as new VP of Advancement

David Rutherford, a seasoned higher education fundraising chief who also worked for more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership, will join Palm Beach State College as the new Vice President of Advancement.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D., selected Rutherford for the newly created position on her executive leadership team following a nationwide search. Rutherford starts Jan. 16 and will have administrative oversight of the Grants office, College Relations and Marketing and the PBSC Foundation.
Rutherford comes to PBSC from Florida Atlantic University, … Continue reading Rutherford to join PBSC as new VP of Advancement

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Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

Symone Sanders, a democratic strategist and CNN political analyst, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 11. During the celebration, the College will honor four people and an organization for their service and leadership in the community.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

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Berman replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

State Rep. Lori Berman has been tapped to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Mast as the keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College’s morning commencement ceremony Dec. 19.
Berman will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and certificate programs. Mast was scheduled to speak but is unable to attend because a last-minute session has been scheduled for next week.
PBSC is holding two ceremonies for its more than 2,700 fall graduates, … Continue reading Berman replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

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PBSC announces fall commencement speakers

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and State Sen. Bobby Powell Jr. will give the keynote speeches at Palm Beach State College’s fall commencement ceremonies for more than 2,700 expected graduates.
Two ceremonies are set for Dec. 19 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Mast, who is in his first term representing Florida’s 18th Congressional District, will speak at the 10 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 announces fall commencement speakers

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Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, dean of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, will officially step into her new role as president of the Association of Florida Colleges Jan. 1.
Coleman-Ferrell took the oath of office during AFC’s Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 1-3 in Palm Harbor, Fla. She is only the fourth College employee to lead the more than 7,000-member organization since its establishment in 1949.
During her inauguration speech, Coleman-Ferrell unveiled her presidency year theme, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president

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PBSC alum helps Astros win World Series

Brad Peacock was a high school third baseman when Palm Beach State College recruited him in 2006 to play for the Panthers. There was one change.
Instead of third base, former PBSC baseball coach Alex Morales signed him to be a pitcher. That turned out to be the best move for Peacock, now a Houston Astros pitcher who helped lead the team to its first World Series Championship Wednesday.
“He’s an athletic kid with a really good arm,’’ said Morales, … Continue reading PBSC alum helps Astros win World Series

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