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Ibis Friends support PBSC veterans from boots to books

The Palm Beach State College Foundation has been awarded $40,000 for the second year in a row from the Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. to support student veterans at the College.
The donation will be used toward scholarships and book stipends. One student recipient, Joseph Morel, was not only a veteran but also a first-generation college student when he received an Ibis scholarship award.
“The scholarship was a blessing, as I am the first in my family to attend college in over five generations,” said Morel, … Continue reading Ibis Friends support PBSC veterans from boots to books

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Guthrie named new student trustee

In the short time that Shanice Guthrie has been attending Palm Beach State College, she has come to notice the strong unity among its diverse student population. However, she has also noticed that many students feel detached from the school.
This is something she hopes to change as the newly appointed PBSC student trustee for the 2018-19 academic year.
“Students are mostly unaware of the vast array of services and benefits that is provided at their disposal,” said Guthrie, … Continue reading Guthrie named new student trustee

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PBSC to offer an online associate degree

Palm Beach State College will offer an online 62-credit hour Associate in Arts in business degree program starting this fall.
This will be the College’s first fully online Associate in Arts degree program. It will begin with one to two cohorts of students who will take all the courses together,  allowing them the opportunity to encourage one another and form study groups.
There are still available slots. Students who are interested in enrolling may contact the College Information Center at 561-967-7222 for more information. … Continue reading PBSC to offer an online associate degree

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Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students

Palm Beach State College alumnus Alberto Leal wants to help and mentor first-generation college students through a new five-year scholarship that bears his name.
“Scholarships played a major role in financing my education,” said Leal, attorney and owner of The Leal Law Firm in Wellington. “I wanted to give back and provide that same opportunity for hard-working and qualified students. I strongly believe that we have an obligation to assist one another as fellow Panthers and as fellow people.”
As part of the PBSC Foundation first-generation college scholarships, … Continue reading Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students

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Seitz starts new initiatives to boost PBSC athletics

In just six months on the job, Athletics Director Tom Seitz has implemented several new initiatives to raise support for all Palm Beach State College sports programs and to ensure athletes get the academic help they need.
Seitz, the former commissioner of The Crossroads League in Indianapolis, recently started a Panther Athletic Club to help the community become more aware and involved in PBSC athletics.
Anyone is welcome to join the club. Membership fees range from $50 to $250. … Continue reading Seitz starts new initiatives to boost PBSC athletics

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Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

Ana M. Thomas is among the finalists for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County’s annual Esperanza Award.
Thomas, Foundation development director and Palm Beach State College alumna, is nominated in the education category for her significant impact to her profession and the community. Other award categories are business and community.
The awards luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. Tania Rogers, WPTV’s News Channel 5 reporter and anchor, … Continue reading Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

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Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

Ten Palm Beach County high schools students have been awarded a $500 Dr. Maria Vallejo Palm Beach State College ASPIRA scholarship to be used this fall.
The scholarship, created by Vallejo 15 years ago through a partnership with the local Palm Beach County ASPIRA chapter, helps support Latino and First Generation in College students earn a degree.
According to Vallejo, the vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, … Continue reading Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

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Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

Palm Beach State College recent grad Vinicius Wagner is on an emotional high these days.
Wagner recently learned he was one of only 13 students accepted to Princeton University as a transfer student this fall. Wagner wasn’t just accepted, he was also offered a full scholarship which will cover his tuition, housing and meals.
The University, which had not admitted transfer students since 1990, opened the admission process for the students again last fall, particularly encouraging applications from students from low-income backgrounds, … Continue reading Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

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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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