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New exhibit focuses on raw materials

A new exhibit featuring artwork created from earthly materials is on display at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.
Titled “Earthly Goods from Raw Materials,” the exhibit features the work of two South Florida artists Nadine Saitlin and Ronald Shaw. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct 19.
The show, which runs to Oct. 20, is a multimedia exhibit featuring 29 pieces of artwork that are available for sale. … Continue reading New exhibit focuses on raw materials

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Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause.
Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive.
As part of the project, Miles is going 60 feet under to analyze and experiment with over two hundred artificial coral reefs built by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation 1.5 miles northeast from the Jupiter Inlet. … Continue reading Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

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SGA to help promote safe driving

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Palm Beach State College is joining the efforts to help students keep their eyes on the road while driving.
The College’s SGA at Lake Worth is co-partnering with AT&T to bring the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign and Pledge Drive to campus.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the MLK plaza, students will get the opportunity to experience the company’s virtual reality 360 degree driving experience showing the potentially deadly consequences of smartphone distracted driving. … Continue reading SGA to help promote safe driving

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Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

Maureen Smith, who has more than 24 years of coaching experience, has been chosen as the new interim coach for the Panther women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. She replaces Kris Ruffo, who was the head coach for the past eight years.
Before joining Palm Beach State College, Smith, a New Jersey native, was the assistant coach for women’s basketball at University High School in Orlando and the assistant golf coach at Seminole State College in Sanford. … Continue reading Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

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Marine Corps vet is new PBSC student trustee

Growing up in a single parent household, Joseph Morel learned early the difficulties of life and the strengths one must have to succeed.
Determined to help his mother pay the bills, he and his older brother sacrificed their weekends to mow grass. Now, he is just as determined to help students at Palm Beach State College as their newly appointed student trustee for the 2017-18 academic year.
Morel, a Palm Beach County native and Coastal High School graduate, … Continue reading Marine Corps vet is new PBSC student trustee

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Wihbey starts community college leadership program

Beginning today, Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Jean Wihbey, Lake Worth campus provost and vice president for workforce development, will participate in a national leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders to transform community college student success.
Wihbey, along with 39 other participants, were awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence by The Aspen Institute earlier this year.
The program, delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative and top community college leaders, … Continue reading Wihbey starts community college leadership program

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New PBSC department focuses on innovative learning

A new Innovation and Instructional Technology department has been created at Palm Beach State College to further support the growth of e-learning on all campuses.
Heading the department, housed on the Boca Raton campus, is Director Lisa Gustinelli, who began earlier this summer. Gustinelli serves as a partner to Sidney Beitler, the e-Learning department director.
The goal is to better prepare students who transfer to four-year institutions and those who enter the workforce through broad exposure to digital technology. … Continue reading New PBSC department focuses on innovative learning

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Student veterans receive $40,000 from local group

The Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. has donated $120,000 to support veterans at four local organizations including the Palm Beach State College Foundation.
The funds were divided among the groups, with Palm Beach State receiving $40,000.
This is the third year in a row that Ibis Friends of Veterans has donated to student veterans at the College, with this year’s donation the highest to date. In 2016, the group donated $35,000 and in 2015 $25,000. … Continue reading Student veterans receive $40,000 from local group

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Vargas named a 2017 NCCHC Leadership Fellow

Dr. Roy Vargas has been named a 2017 Hispanic Leadership Program Fellow by the National Community College Hispanic Council. Vargas, dean of academic affairs for the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, was among 22 Hispanic community college administrators chosen from around the country.
The prestigious program is hosted by the University of San Diego (USD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, … Continue reading Vargas named a 2017 NCCHC Leadership Fellow

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Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.
Pitcher Gio Arriera was picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Jared Johnson was picked in the 17th round by the Washington Nationals, shortstop Matt Morales was chosen in the 23rd round by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Kyle Farjad was selected in the 33rd round by the Miami Marlins.
According to PBSC Head Coach Kyle Forbes, … Continue reading Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

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