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Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality

Former Palm Beach State College basketball powerhouse and Olympic gold medalist Yolanda Griffith will be honored as one of the greatest in the sport as she takes the stage on June 14 to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.
Griffith, who is currently a first assistant coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., will be one of six women inducted that day. They include Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), … Continue reading Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality

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Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will be the keynote speaker during the third Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. June 3.
Muoio’s presentation is titled “Beyond the Glass Ceiling.” The talk will be given in the BioScience Technology Complex, room SC127, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE/Leadership or by calling 561-207-5708. Attendees may bring their lunch; … Continue reading Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3

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Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University in a presentation titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction” at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Tickets are $35 per person. PBSC faculty and staff can attend for $25 and students are admitted free.
With nearly 25 years’ experience as a researcher and scientist, Smith is working with X-ray emitting light forms to discover clues to the basic building blocks of the universe.  … Continue reading Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22

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PBSC Foundation golf tournament raises $101,000 at annual Golf Classic

Thirty golf foursomes gathered on May 9 at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, raised $101,000 to benefit the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.
The team of McDonalds North Palm Beach County, Ron Wright, Matthew Dodeson, Martin Deloach and Ricky Wade, … Continue reading PBSC Foundation golf tournament raises $101,000 at annual Golf Classic

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Two feminine forces unite in The Nature of Impermanence exhibit opening May 13

Palm Beach State College’s Art Gallery at Eissey Campus presents Carin Wagner and Yvonne Parker sharing their complementary artistic visions of change, transformation and our impact on nature in an exhibit titled “The Nature of Impermanence” from May 13 through September 5. The opening reception is at 5:30 p.m. May 13. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Sculptures, prints and large oil paintings will be on sale with prices ranging from $150 to $30,000. … Continue reading Two feminine forces unite in The Nature of Impermanence exhibit opening May 13

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Chance to win big prizes at Palm Beach State’s annual golf tournament May 9

The Palm Beach College Foundation calls all who love the game of golf to come out and play and help drive the STEAM initiative at the annual Golf Classic at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, May 9.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, supports programs to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Several corporate sponsors have been supporting the tourney for multiple years and have expanded their contribution beyond the event. … Continue reading Chance to win big prizes at Palm Beach State’s annual golf tournament May 9

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PBSC student government members advocate in Tallahassee, several elected as state leaders

More than 30 Palm Beach State College students from the Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses traveled to Tallahassee April 2-4 for the Florida College System Student Government Association final conference for the 2013-14 academic year.
The conference integrated, for the first time, the organization’s annual “Rally in Tally” event which saw attendees gather on the Capitol steps and hear from several energetic speakers before going into their scheduled meetings with state leaders. … Continue reading PBSC student government members advocate in Tallahassee, several elected as state leaders

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An open book of kindness, passion and knowledge | Joanne Cameron

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
In the spring of 1989, Joanne Cameron walked into a large empty room that was to become part of the new Limestone Creek Elementary School in Jupiter. Her task: to set up a library from scratch.
“I felt a bit overwhelmed, realizing the size of the project at hand,” says Cameron. That intimidation, however, soon turned into excitement as she thought of all the possibilities of the new job. … Continue reading An open book of kindness, passion and knowledge | Joanne Cameron

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From high school dropout to cop to engaging professor | David Childers

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
Sitting on David Childers desk is a top 10 list of human fears. Number one is public speaking. Number four is death. “That means if someone goes to a funeral, he or she would rather be the cadaver than give the eulogy,” says Childers.
The thought seems absurd but is a reality that Childers has to tackle when he teaches public speaking and fundamentals of speech communication. … Continue reading From high school dropout to cop to engaging professor | David Childers

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