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PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

One of the most damaging cybercrimes for businesses to fall victim to is ransomware, according to a United States Secret Service representative who spoke anonymously at Palm Beach State College as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“Even smartphones can be encrypted with ransomware, and I believe we are going to see more and more of that,” the representative told the crowd of more than 100 at a seminar titled “Cybersecurity is in your hands. What are you going to do with it?” … Continue reading PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

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STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

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Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

John Smith, the director of communications for Duffy’s Management, Inc., has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2019-20 academic year.
Smith, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in project management, was chosen from 10 students who interviewed for the job.
“Accessibility is why I chose to attend PBSC and is what I hope to continue to strengthen in my role as student trustee,” said Smith. “PBSC made it easy for me to start school with flexible class schedules, … Continue reading Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

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Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

Since 2017, Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, known as Dr. Chandra, has organized 13 STEM Saturdays, an initiative he started at Palm Beach State College to introduce students (pre-K-12) to STEM subjects through interactive exhibits and activities.
Last year, he went a step further and organized the first STEAM Fest, which involved several community partners and drew nearly 800 people from the community. It was such a huge success that he is spearheading it again on Nov. 16. … Continue reading Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

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Sodexo brings fresher food, new look to campus dining

New food choices will be available on the Lake Worth campus Aug. 22 as the campus Panther Café officially reopens after a four-month hiatus to undergo a major transformation.
The new Lake Worth Panther Café, along with the updated Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton Panther Cafés, both which reopened July 1, now feature food choices from Sodexo America, LLC, the world’s leading provider of catering, hospitality and food retail services.
A five-member committee comprised of PBSC students and staff selected the company after a competitive solicitation process. … Continue reading Sodexo brings fresher food, new look to campus dining

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Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

Four Palm Beach State College professors are the 2019 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The winners, who were announced yesterday during Faculty Convocation at the Duncan Theatre, are the teams of Catherine Montero and Mark Gatlin and Cary High, J.D., and Casey Reiter, J.D. This was the first time two teams were chosen. Each team received a $5,000 award.
Montero and Gatlin and High and Reiter were selected from among 21 applications that included four teams of two for the award, … Continue reading Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

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Bigger veterans center offers more to Gardens students

The Veterans Resource Center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus has a new 529-square-foot home to better accommodate its growing number of student veterans.
The center, formerly located on the second floor of the library, is now in the Burt Reynolds Student Center, Room 134 adjacent to the Student Services Lounge.
“This location is a premier spot on our campus and will be much more convenient for our veterans as it is close to advising, the cafeteria, … Continue reading Bigger veterans center offers more to Gardens students

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TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

Several PBSC students were recently hired by TechGarage, a robotics program at FAU Tech Runway®, as robotics coaches for elementary-and middle-school-age members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
The $15 an hour positions were made possible by the Department of Education, which awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs a 21st-Century Community Learning Center Grant to expand the TechGarage program to club sites in the Glades area.
PBSC students from the Belle Glade campus and other campuses coach Boys & … Continue reading TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

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PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

Palm Beach State College recently received a silver award in the public sector category from the Palm Beach County School District for its role in launching a volunteer tutoring program for students at Jupiter Middle School.
The award was presented at the school district’s annual Volunteer & Business Partners Awards  Breakfast. The volunteer tutoring program is designed to help English Language Learner (ELL) students at Jupiter Middle School boost their reading and language skills.
Students from the Dr. … Continue reading PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

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14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

One hundred and thirty-six players enjoyed a great round of golf recently during Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2019 Golf Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa – home of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens.
Themed, “Be our Champion,” the sold-out event was held April 26 to raise funds for student scholarships. There were more than 50 local companies that sponsored or had employees play in the tournament.
This year marks Fastrack MCI’s 12th year participating. … Continue reading 14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

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