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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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Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2017 All-Florida Academic Team  for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 7 in Tallahassee.
Crystal Edwards of Delray Beach, Christy Laflamme of Palm Beach Gardens, Rina Raad of Boca Raton, Rafael Bernardo Velazquez of West Palm Beach, Rosalyn Velez of Lake Worth and Joshua Ciorciari of Hicksville, N.Y. … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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PBSC team raises almost $1,000 for PBC children

Twenty-five Palm Beach State College faculty, staff and administrators became heroes for Palm Beach County children this past weekend during the Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach.
This 14th annual event was held to raise funds for The Children’s Home Society of Florida, which provides a variety of programs that focus on child abuse, neglect, prevention and intervention, adoption and adoption support services.
The PBSC group raised almost $1,000 toward the Children’s Home Society’s goal of $100,000. … Continue reading PBSC team raises almost $1,000 for PBC children

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Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

Palm Beach State College students are helping dig up ancient artifacts such as stone tools, ceramics and more at the Hutchinson site, a pre-Columbian, Native American archaeological site in Belle Glade that might prove to be 6,000 years old.
The students are part of the Introduction to Archaeology class taught by Dorothy Block at the Belle Glade campus. As part of the course, students learn about site excavation, analysis and how to interpret findings.
The Hutchinson site is located in an agricultural area and is named after the late Warner Hutchinson, … Continue reading Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

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Exhibit to feature student artwork

Seventy-five Palm Beach State College art students will showcase their work in the 31st Annual Student Art Exhibition beginning April 4.
The exhibition runs through May 5 and is a showcase of the best artwork created by students from the Palm Beach Gardens campus. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 4. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Students in each art class selected the 129 works of their peers to showcase in the gallery. … Continue reading Exhibit to feature student artwork

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‘Southern Babes’ exhibit to feature artwork from women

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of four local women artists opens today at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
Titled “Southern Babes,” the exhibit runs through April 24 and celebrates Women’s History Month. An opening reception will be held in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. April 5. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
“Woman artists often encounter challenges in having their artwork featured in exhibitions and galleries,” said Adjunct Instructor Leslie Albert. … Continue reading ‘Southern Babes’ exhibit to feature artwork from women

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Celebration to include talk on Trump’s immigration agenda

The Trump agenda and immigration to the United States are among the topics that will be discussed at the 8th Annual Spanish Language Celebration at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus March 21.
Themed “Engagement, Exchange and Understanding,” the celebration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127. The events, which are free and open to the public, include a panel discussion, a film presentation and a lecture on Latino American cultural narratives, … Continue reading Celebration to include talk on Trump’s immigration agenda

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PBSC named as one of the top colleges for Hispanics

Palm Beach State College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States.
The magazine listed the College as number five on its list of the top 10 4-Year Schools Awarding the Most Associate Degrees to Hispanics in its February special issue on community colleges.
The rankings were based upon data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. According to the Center, … Continue reading PBSC named as one of the top colleges for Hispanics

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