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Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

The way Skip Measelle sees it, his life would not be what it is today were it not for Reuben Aldridge Hale, Jr.
“He was a master teacher and gifted artist whose influence and encouragement was pivotal in my career,” said Measelle, one of Hale’s former students who now owns an art studio in West Palm Beach.
Hale, who passed away March 23, spent more than three-decades at the College as a professor, chairman of the Art Department and chairman of the Division of Humanities. … Continue reading Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

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PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

Thirty-two teams of four came out to play last Friday in the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2018 Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
Themed, “Swing for Student Success,” the event raised more than $140,000 which will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships as part of the College’s STEAM initiative.
During a closing awards ceremony and cocktail reception, the top three teams were announced and prizes were given for those who won the longest drive, … Continue reading PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

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PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 9 for its more than 3,200 spring graduates. State Sen. Kevin Rader and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will be the keynote speakers.
Rader, who represents District 29, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for the combined 1,383 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs.
Putnam, a fifth generation Floridian who grew up on his parents’ citrus and cattle farm, … Continue reading PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

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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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