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PBSC students land Department of Energy internships

Two Palm Beach State College students, Vinicius Wagner and Lucas Michels, will soon pack their bags and head north to complete a 16-week, paid Community College Internship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The internship runs from January to May of next year. As part of the application process, Wagner and Michels selected their preferred internship site from among the DOE’s 15 laboratories across the country.
Wagner, a Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student pursing his Associate in Arts degree, … Continue reading PBSC students land Department of Energy internships

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Community gathers for time capsule ceremony

Palm Beach State College students, faculty and local dignitaries gathered at the Loxahatchee Groves campus Monday to watch the College stuff a 30-year time capsule with artifacts and handwritten messages and then bury it in the courtyard.
Attendees of the ceremony included members of the PBSC District Board of Trustees, Florida Senator Bobby Powell, Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, The Town of Loxahatchee Groves Mayor David Browning, The Village of Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig, and several vice mayors and council members from the surrounding municipalities as well as local high school principals. … Continue reading Community gathers for time capsule ceremony

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Three PBSC employees win Bravo Awards

Two faculty and one staff member received Palm Beach State College’s Bravo Award at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus.
Professors Suzanne Duff and Allen Webber and Interim Student Learning Center Manager Wesley Wells were selected from a college wide pool of 23 contenders nominated by their PBSC colleagues for the award.
All nominees shared the distinction of going above and beyond the normal expectations of their jobs and enthusiastically supporting the College through creative contributions and outstanding service.  … Continue reading Three PBSC employees win Bravo Awards

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PBSC client support service employees win national award

Four members of Palm Beach State College’s Client Support Services Department (formerly Media Technology and Instructional Services) received the Best Promotional Video award in the 2017 Consortium of College and University Media Centers national video contest.
Their winning entry (see below) was a three-minute, 10-second video covering the College’s Math and Science Institute.
The video was created by Dustan Drebing and Julie Somera, who work on the Palm Beach Gardens campus; Karina Silva-Santisteban on the Lake Worth campus; … Continue reading PBSC client support service employees win national award

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Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

Dr. Guy Harvey, a marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon.
The affair, presented by Bank of America and chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $150. … Continue reading Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

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New exhibit encourages recycling

A new exhibit created to remind people of the importance of recycling is coming to The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.
Titled “Waste Not,” the exhibit features artwork that was repurposed from discarded materials from Aidana Baldassarre, Randy Burman, Stephen Futej, Isabel Gouveia, Sibel Kocabasi, Allison Kotzig and Lucinda Linderman. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
The show, which runs Oct 31 to Dec. 8, features 16 pieces of artwork that are available for sale. … Continue reading New exhibit encourages recycling

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Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

As the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, Gina Rose has had a lifelong passion for learning.
Growing up in a working-class family in the rural town of Ware, Mass., her parents stressed the need to go to college.
“Even though they didn’t get a college education, they always wanted that for me,” said Rose, a learning specialist on the Lake Worth campus. “In fact, when I would ask them what I was going to be when I grew up, … Continue reading Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

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Grammy-winning artist headlines fall music series

Palm Beach State College’s Music Department will host two-time Grammy award winner and jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove during a Tuesday Nite Big Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Duncan Theatre. The Big Band will also perform with the PBSC jazz combos at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Eissey Campus Theatre.
Tickets to the Nov. 21 concert with Hargrove are $15 and $5 for PBSC students, faculty and staff as well as K-12 students. … Continue reading Grammy-winning artist headlines fall music series

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Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

The Belle Glade cosmetology program reopened this fall with a new design and new faculty.
The 2,186-square-foot lab underwent almost $36,000 in renovations while the program took a yearlong hiatus to better meet student needs.  A cohort of 10 students began the program earlier this month.
The lab now includes a new accent wall, tile flooring, cabinets, carpet, paint, furniture and artwork. The College hired interior designer Gregory Ross from Ross Interiors to design its modern look. … Continue reading Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

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Students to perform Shakespeare play

Palm Beach State College students will put their acting skills to the test in the Theatre Department’s first production of a William Shakespeare play in six years.
More than 20 PBSC students, one of the largest casts in recent years, will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 20 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct 21 in the Duncan Theatre.
Tickets are $5 for PBSC students, faculty and staff and $12 for regular admission. … Continue reading Students to perform Shakespeare play

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