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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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PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

Two new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning labs were unveiled today at elementary schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties with the help of Palm Beach State’s Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
The first lab opened at Village Academy Elementary School in Delray Beach and the second at the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The labs were created with a two-year $420,000 grant from The PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative. … Continue reading PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

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Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

How can math solve common problems? Find those answers and much more during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week April 2 to 5.
Themed, “Mathematics and the Environment,” the week features more than 50 free workshops, classroom exercises, lectures, competitions, games and more.
The events are being held on all campuses to increase understanding of mathematics and  bring more awareness to the PBSC community of the significant role math plays in everyday issues.
Each campus will host guest speaker Mario “Marty” … Continue reading Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

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Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students are among 141 students named to the 2018 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 6 in Tampa.
Rosy Ayala of Greenacres, Austin Dahlstrom of Boca Raton, Amani Diaz of Tallahassee, David Fleisch of Riviera Beach, Jose Martinez of Palm Beach Gardens and Angela Pena of Lake Worth were among 133 students from the Florida College System named to the team, … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

When Palm Beach State College alumnus and employee John Charmant came to the United States in 2009 from Haiti, he couldn’t speak English and struggled adapting to the culture.
Today, thanks to the support and encouragement of some of his high school and PBSC professors, he is the proud author of “Luxers’ Multiverse: The Grand Design,” an English book published earlier this year.
The book is set in the year 2090, where the traditional borders between countries have dissolved, … Continue reading PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

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PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

To say that Palm Beach State College alumna and employee Janet DeVries Naughton is interested in Palm Beach County history is an understatement.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor at the College’s Lake Worth campus, is not only curious, she has devoted many years of her free time to author or co-author 10 published books on the topic. She’s also contributed chapters to Florida history anthologies published by her colleagues.
Her latest co-authored book, “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County,” honors the work of the volunteers, … Continue reading PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

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Students to lead first discussion at Spanish celebration

Holocaust refugees who fled to Latin America will be among the topics discussed at the 9th Annual Spanish Language Celebration at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus March 21.
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 two panel discussions, a film presentation and more.
“The Ninth Annual Spanish Celebration promises to offer insights into historical and current events,” … Continue reading Students to lead first discussion at Spanish celebration

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PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative

Palm Beach State College alumnus Dr. Robert D. Matteson and his wife, Nancy, have donated $30,000 to the PBSC Foundation’s STEAM initiative to establish an endowed scholarship.
The scholarship is available to students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. To be eligible, students must have financial need, be enrolled in nine or more credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Matteson, who graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in 1972, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative

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