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Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

Palm Beach State College student and Marine Corps veteran Joseph Morel is one of 61 recipients nationwide selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew almost 1,500 applicants, will provide him with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Morel, the 2017-18 PBSC student trustee, earned an Associate in Arts degree at PBSC in 2017 and is planning to graduate this spring with an Associate in Science degree in Electrical Power Technology. … Continue reading Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

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‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

Dr. Christine Mann Darden, an American mathematician and aeronautical engineer who spent 40 years at NASA, will be the guest speaker April 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Speaker Series event.
The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, faculty and staff. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries. … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

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Phi Beta Lambda students win state awards

Three Palm Beach State College students will compete on the national level after winning top awards at the Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Adrian Stephenson won first place in the Help Desk category, Thomas DeVito was awarded second place in the Justice Administration category and Magdala St. Fleur took home third in Client Relations during the event held in Orlando March 28-31.
Hundreds of students from colleges and universities, including 14 from PBSC, participated in competitive activities in numerous categories. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students win state awards

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McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

Palm Beach State College has hired new executive deans for its Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal will serve in the position on the Belle Glade campus and Dr. Stephen Joyner at Loxahatchee Groves. Since 2015, McNeal has served as the assistant dean of student services at the Belle Glade campus. Joyner was previously a higher education enrollment consultant and dean of student services at Miami Dade College.
McNeal and Joyner, who officially begin April 1,   … Continue reading McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

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Celebration explores history and current events

The 10th Annual Spanish Language Celebration will be held on March 20 at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room SC 127 in the BioScience Technology Complex. Themed “The American Dream,” it is free and open to the public. It  includes a presentation titled  “The Political Crisis in Venezuela: Is a Regime Change Possible?” from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. by Dr. Luis Fleischman, PBSC professor of sociology and author of “Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era.” Fleischman also served as a foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign. … Continue reading Celebration explores history and current events

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Three STEM professors to receive NISOD Excellence Awards

Palm Beach State College science professors Dr. Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri and Dr. Tod Fairbanks and math professor Alex Opritsa have been chosen to receive an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their medallion award at the NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 25-28.
NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated nationwide by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Three STEM professors to receive NISOD Excellence Awards

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Patterson talks literacy, arts during STEAM luncheon

With 147 novels published, it’s no wonder that the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, writes all day, every day.
“I love it,” Patterson told the crowd of more than 540 Wednesday as the guest speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 7th annual STEAM luncheon. “Writing to me is an opportunity to share my truth either realistically or symbolically as to how I view the world.”
The event, chaired by south Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice and presented by Bank of America, … Continue reading Patterson talks literacy, arts during STEAM luncheon

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Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses will each hold a Family Fun Day to increase community engagement.
The Belle Glade event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building and the Loxahatchee Groves event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on the patio. The activities are free and open to the public.
This is the second annual Family Fun Day for the Belle Glade campus and the first for the Loxahatchee Groves campus. … Continue reading Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

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PBSC music students win local awards

Two Palm Beach State College voice students took home awards for their performances recently in an audition competition held by the Florida Gold Coast National Association of Teachers of Singing chapter.
Charlie Alguera won first place in the Third Year College Men Musical Theatre category and Giavanna Joseph won second place in the First Year College Women Musical Theatre category.
This was the third year in a row that Alguera, who is currently a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, … Continue reading PBSC music students win local awards

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Alumna promotes message of nonviolence

Protests are happening all over the world today. Many of them start off peaceful but end up turning violent.
This is something that Palm Beach State College alumna and Native American expert and activist Jenny Big Crow hopes to help change through her message promoting nonviolence.
Big Crow speaks often on her Native American heritage and the importance of civil disobedience, especially the lessons she learned as part of the 2016 Standing Rock Protest.
The grassroots movement happened in reaction to the planned Dakota Access Pipeline construction in the northern United States. … Continue reading Alumna promotes message of nonviolence

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