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Seitz starts new initiatives to boost PBSC athletics

In just six months on the job, Athletics Director Tom Seitz has implemented several new initiatives to raise support for all Palm Beach State College sports programs and to ensure athletes get the academic help they need.
Seitz, the former commissioner of The Crossroads League in Indianapolis, recently started a Panther Athletic Club to help the community become more aware and involved in PBSC athletics.
Anyone is welcome to join the club. Membership fees range from $50 to $250. … Continue reading Seitz starts new initiatives to boost PBSC athletics

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Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

Ana M. Thomas is among the finalists for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County’s annual Esperanza Award.
Thomas, Foundation development director and Palm Beach State College alumna, is nominated in the education category for her significant impact to her profession and the community. Other award categories are business and community.
The awards luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. Tania Rogers, WPTV’s News Channel 5 reporter and anchor, … Continue reading Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

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Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

Ten Palm Beach County high schools students have been awarded a $500 Dr. Maria Vallejo Palm Beach State College ASPIRA scholarship to be used this fall.
The scholarship, created by Vallejo 15 years ago through a partnership with the local Palm Beach County ASPIRA chapter, helps support Latino and First Generation in College students earn a degree.
According to Vallejo, the vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, … Continue reading Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

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Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

Palm Beach State College recent grad Vinicius Wagner is on an emotional high these days.
Wagner recently learned he was one of only 13 students accepted to Princeton University as a transfer student this fall. Wagner wasn’t just accepted, he was also offered a full scholarship which will cover his tuition, housing and meals.
The University, which had not admitted transfer students since 1990, opened the admission process for the students again last fall, particularly encouraging applications from students from low-income backgrounds, … Continue reading Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

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Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

The way Skip Measelle sees it, his life would not be what it is today were it not for Reuben Aldridge Hale, Jr.
“He was a master teacher and gifted artist whose influence and encouragement was pivotal in my career,” said Measelle, one of Hale’s former students who now owns an art studio in West Palm Beach.
Hale, who passed away March 23, spent more than three-decades at the College as a professor, chairman of the Art Department and chairman of the Division of Humanities. … Continue reading Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

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PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

Thirty-two teams of four came out to play last Friday in the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2018 Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
Themed, “Swing for Student Success,” the event raised more than $140,000 which will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships as part of the College’s STEAM initiative.
During a closing awards ceremony and cocktail reception, the top three teams were announced and prizes were given for those who won the longest drive, … Continue reading PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

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PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 9 for its more than 3,200 spring graduates. State Sen. Kevin Rader and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will be the keynote speakers.
Rader, who represents District 29, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for the combined 1,383 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs.
Putnam, a fifth generation Floridian who grew up on his parents’ citrus and cattle farm, … Continue reading PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

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Golf Classic features contests, prizes and more May 4

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach on Friday, May 4. Registrations to play are currently on sale and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Themed “Swing for Student Success,” the tournament is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the College’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading Golf Classic features contests, prizes and more May 4

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Belle Glade campus to hold Family Fun Day

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold its first Family Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. April 21 to increase community engagement. The activities are free and open to the public.
The event, which will be held on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building, will feature food, live music from WAFC Classic Hits radio station and fire trucks. There will also be games and face painting, as well as photo opportunities with PBSC’s mascot Palmer the Panther. … Continue reading Belle Glade campus to hold Family Fun Day

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PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

Palm Beach State College honors student Vinicius Wagner has been chosen as one of only 47 recipients nationwide for the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship provides Wagner with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Wagner is currently completing a 16-week paid internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy at Princeton University.  He was told the good news Thursday via Skype with PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

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