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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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Bargain book prices at Palm Beach State’s annual event

The Palm Beach State College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges and the Library Learning Resource Center will hold their annual book sale during National Library Week, which runs April 13-19. The book sale will be held April 14 and 15 on the Lake Worth campus.
A great variety of books, CDs and records will be available on both days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Library Learning Resource Center/Technology Center courtyard. All of the proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach State AFC chapter and the AFC Scholarship Fund for employees and students. … Continue reading Bargain book prices at Palm Beach State’s annual event

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Energetic leader reaches out to students and community | Dr. Kristy Taylor

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
When students walk into one of Dr. Kristy Taylor’s classrooms, they quickly learn to be uninhibited. “I tell my students that what is said in the classroom stays in the classroom,” says Taylor.
According to the Pearl, Miss., native, letting students feel comfortable enough to express their opinions even if they are different from the mainstream is the key to unlocking their creativity.This is just one of many things Taylor believes are needed to have a successful learning experience. … Continue reading Energetic leader reaches out to students and community | Dr. Kristy Taylor

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Palm Beach State College to hold annual juried student art exhibition April 8 – May 7.

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College will hold its annual juried student art show beginning April 8.
The 28th Annual Student Art Exhibition is a showcase of artwork created by Palm Beach State art students. The exhibition runs from April 8 through May 7, with the opening reception held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to hold annual juried student art exhibition April 8 – May 7.

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