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Vargas named a 2017 NCCHC Leadership Fellow

Dr. Roy Vargas has been named a 2017 Hispanic Leadership Program Fellow by the National Community College Hispanic Council. Vargas, dean of academic affairs for the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, was among 22 Hispanic community college administrators chosen from around the country.
The prestigious program is hosted by the University of San Diego (USD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, … Continue reading Vargas named a 2017 NCCHC Leadership Fellow

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Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.
Pitcher Gio Arriera was picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Jared Johnson was picked in the 17th round by the Washington Nationals, shortstop Matt Morales was chosen in the 23rd round by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Kyle Farjad was selected in the 33rd round by the Miami Marlins.
According to PBSC Head Coach Kyle Forbes, … Continue reading Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

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Panther volleyball star heads to Duke

Palm Beach State College alumna and former volleyball setter Haley Seyfarth achieved great success during her time at Palm Beach State.
Her excellence on the court got the attention of six NCAA Division I and Division II universities, all of which offered her a full scholarship to play this fall. She chose Duke University in Durham, NC.
During her two years at Palm Beach State, she was the first Panther volleyball player to be named as a NJCAA Division I First Team All-American for her athletic skills and helped lead the Panthers to a Southern Conference Championship for the first time in 11 years. … Continue reading Panther volleyball star heads to Duke

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Illustrated Properties establishes scholarship for late friend

The management team at Illustrated Properties, one of South Florida’s most respected real estate companies, has donated $25,000 to the Palm Beach State College Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of their former president who died in an automobile crash in early 2013.
Francis Fiske “Chappy” Adams III,  was the son of Illustrated Properties founder Buddy Adams. According to his obituary, Chappy was a native of Palm Beach County, and graduated from the Benjamin School. … Continue reading Illustrated Properties establishes scholarship for late friend

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Woolfe showcases her photography on campus

Photographs by retired Palm Beach State College employee Teresa Woolfe are being presented in an exhibit that runs now through May 29 at the art gallery on the Lake Worth campus.  An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 18.
Woolfe, who was an executive administrative assistant, worked at the Palm Beach Gardens campus for 29 years before transferring to the Lake Worth campus for seven years. She retired last year. While she was employed, … Continue reading Woolfe showcases her photography on campus

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NAWA art exhibit opens May 16

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus will host the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Florida Chapter’s annual art exhibit beginning May 16.
The exhibit, titled “Envisioning New Pathways,” is a multimedia show that will include sculptures, paintings, photography, ceramics and mixed media. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. May 16 in the gallery. The exhibit will run through Sept. 1.
With a membership of more than 100 women, the NAWA Florida Chapter fosters public awareness of, … Continue reading NAWA art exhibit opens May 16

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A special pairing helps lead veteran to graduation

Palm Beach State College student Daniel O’Neal will graduate May 9 with an Associate in Science degree in paralegal studies.
He won’t be walking across the stage alone though. He’s bringing a very dear friend with him. One who will also be wearing a cap and gown.
His friend is a 6-year old male Siberian Husky named Ghost. Without him, O’Neal might not have ever graduated.
“When I first became a student at Palm Beach State in 2008, … Continue reading A special pairing helps lead veteran to graduation

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Panther teams head to state tournaments

The Palm Beach State College baseball and softball teams are heading to their state championships.
Both teams placed second overall in the Southern Conference. The baseball team regular season record was 35-13 and softball was 30-22.
The softball team plays in the NJCAA Region 8 state tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Vero Beach at Historic Dodgertown Stadium against Daytona State College (34-16), who is ranked seventh in the state and 19th in the NJCAA National Poll. … Continue reading Panther teams head to state tournaments

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PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

More than $135,000 was raised for the Palm Beach State College’s STEAM initiative during the College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic held last Friday.
This brings the total raised at the golf tournaments over the last 12 years to more than $1.7 million.
The funds will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships and program enhancements to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in these fields. To date, the tournaments have funded 1,000 scholarships. … Continue reading PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

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PBSC golf classic sold out, sponsorships still available

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at the Wanderers Club in Wellington on Friday, April 21. Registrations to play have sold out but sponsorships opportunities are still available.
The tournament is themed “Drive for Student Success” and is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading PBSC golf classic sold out, sponsorships still available

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