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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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Day-long seminar to offer tips for legal professionals April 25

Palm Beach State College’s Center for Leadership and Professional Studies will host a Legal Education Seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus BioScience Technology Complex, Room 127.
The Continuing Legal Education seminar will feature four presentations by local legal professionals on the latest trends in the industry.
Highlighted lectures include “Technology and Court Room Ethics” by Judge Meenu Sasser at 8:30 a.m. and “Closing Arguments: How to Win Billion Dollar Verdicts” by Attorney Willie E. … Continue reading Day-long seminar to offer tips for legal professionals April 25

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Forbes honored as the top coach in Palm Beach County

It was a historic 2013 for Palm Beach State College baseball. With the leadership of head coach Kyle Forbes, the team won its first FCSAA state title since 1984 and made its first ever appearance in the NJCAA JUCO World Series.
For these efforts, Forbes was named Coach of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. He was presented the award March 23 during the commission’s Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. … Continue reading Forbes honored as the top coach in Palm Beach County

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Balfour Beatty Construction golf benefit raises more than $33,000 for student scholarships

Balfour Beatty Construction, the fifth largest general builder in the nation and one of Florida’s largest construction managers, raised $33,500 at their 20th annual golf benefit held March 10 at the Grand Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla. The funds were given the next day to the Palm Beach State College Foundation to be distributed for student scholarships.
“Golf was the perfect venue for all of our partners and subcontractors to show a strong commitment to giving back to the communities they serve,” said Clint Glass, … Continue reading Balfour Beatty Construction golf benefit raises more than $33,000 for student scholarships

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BDB chief to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College April 1

Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, will be the keynote speaker during the second Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. April 1.
Smallridge will speak about her personal journey to her leadership role on the Business Development Board. 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. … Continue reading BDB chief to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College April 1

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Mathematics, Magic & Mystery March 31 to April 3

With the invention of computers, visual artists began to create digital imagery using mathematics, art and the language of code. One such artist and programmer, Nathan Selikoff, will explore this phenomenon further and show how individuals can manipulate objects and virtual worlds without any direct physical contact in his presentation titled “Art & Algorithms” as the featured demonstration during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week March 31 to April 3.
Selikoff will give his showing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. … Continue reading Mathematics, Magic & Mystery March 31 to April 3

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