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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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Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

Palm Beach State College student and Marine Corps veteran Joseph Morel is one of 61 recipients nationwide selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew almost 1,500 applicants, will provide him with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Morel, the 2017-18 PBSC student trustee, earned an Associate in Arts degree at PBSC in 2017 and is planning to graduate this spring with an Associate in Science degree in Electrical Power Technology. … Continue reading Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

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‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

Dr. Christine Mann Darden, an American mathematician and aeronautical engineer who spent 40 years at NASA, will be the guest speaker April 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Speaker Series event.
The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, faculty and staff. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries. … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

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Phi Beta Lambda students win state awards

Three Palm Beach State College students will compete on the national level after winning top awards at the Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Adrian Stephenson won first place in the Help Desk category, Thomas DeVito was awarded second place in the Justice Administration category and Magdala St. Fleur took home third in Client Relations during the event held in Orlando March 28-31.
Hundreds of students from colleges and universities, including 14 from PBSC, participated in competitive activities in numerous categories. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students win state awards

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McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

Palm Beach State College has hired new executive deans for its Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal will serve in the position on the Belle Glade campus and Dr. Stephen Joyner at Loxahatchee Groves. Since 2015, McNeal has served as the assistant dean of student services at the Belle Glade campus. Joyner was previously a higher education enrollment consultant and dean of student services at Miami Dade College.
McNeal and Joyner, who officially begin April 1,   … Continue reading McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

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Celebration explores history and current events

The 10th Annual Spanish Language Celebration will be held on March 20 at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room SC 127 in the BioScience Technology Complex. Themed “The American Dream,” it is free and open to the public. It  includes a presentation titled  “The Political Crisis in Venezuela: Is a Regime Change Possible?” from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. by Dr. Luis Fleischman, PBSC professor of sociology and author of “Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era.” Fleischman also served as a foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign. … Continue reading Celebration explores history and current events

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Three STEM professors to receive NISOD Excellence Awards

Palm Beach State College science professors Dr. Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri and Dr. Tod Fairbanks and math professor Alex Opritsa have been chosen to receive an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their medallion award at the NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 25-28.
NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated nationwide by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Three STEM professors to receive NISOD Excellence Awards

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