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PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

Palm Beach State College conferred degrees and certificates to more than 3,200 spring graduates during two  commencement ceremonies May 8.
State Rep. Marylynn Magar was the keynote speaker at the morning ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and certificate programs.
State Rep. David Silvers was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Arts transfer degree. Other speakers included PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

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PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

Palm Beach State College recently received a silver award in the public sector category from the Palm Beach County School District for its role in launching a volunteer tutoring program for students at Jupiter Middle School.
The award was presented at the school district’s annual Volunteer & Business Partners Awards  Breakfast. The volunteer tutoring program is designed to help English Language Learner (ELL) students at Jupiter Middle School boost their reading and language skills.
Students from the Dr. … Continue reading PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

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14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

One hundred and thirty-six players enjoyed a great round of golf recently during Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2019 Golf Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa – home of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens.
Themed, “Be our Champion,” the sold-out event was held April 26 to raise funds for student scholarships. There were more than 50 local companies that sponsored or had employees play in the tournament.
This year marks Fastrack MCI’s 12th year participating. … Continue reading 14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

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Summer youth programs return to two PBSC campuses

Two popular summer programs for youth are relaunching this year at Palm Beach State College.
Summer Youth College will be held at the Boca Raton campus June 3-Aug. 2 for children 8 to 12. The Summer Youth Arts Program will run from June 3- July 25 on the Lake Worth campus with workshops for youth 8 to 17. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pre-camp and post-camp options are available for parents who need earlier drop-off or later pick-up times. … Continue reading Summer youth programs return to two PBSC campuses

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Magar and Silvers to speak at commencement ceremonies

Florida State Reps. MaryLynn Magar and David Silvers will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College spring commencement ceremonies for the more than 3,200 expected graduates.
The ceremonies will be held May 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Magar will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. Silvers will speak at the 2 p.m. … Continue reading Magar and Silvers to speak at commencement ceremonies

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Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

Palm Beach State College student and Marine Corps veteran Joseph Morel is one of 61 recipients nationwide selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew almost 1,500 applicants, will provide him with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Morel, the 2017-18 PBSC student trustee, earned an Associate in Arts degree at PBSC in 2017 and is planning to graduate this spring with an Associate in Science degree in Electrical Power Technology. … Continue reading Morel awarded prestigious national scholarship

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PBSC named one of the Most Promising Places to Work

Palm Beach State College has been named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine as one of its 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.
The College was one of 19 chosen nationwide. The findings will be published in the May 16, 2019 edition of the magazine.
PBSC was selected on criteria including workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. There was also a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, … Continue reading PBSC named one of the Most Promising Places to Work

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‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

Dr. Christine Mann Darden, an American mathematician and aeronautical engineer who spent 40 years at NASA, will be the guest speaker April 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Speaker Series event.
The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, faculty and staff. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries. … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story

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‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treatment, and for the fifth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it.
On Wednesday, April 24, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State Dental Health students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the Dental Health building on the Lake Worth campus. Due to time and space limitations, a maximum of 50 patients will be seen for the day, … Continue reading ‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

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Model UN team recognized at national conference

Palm Beach State College’s Model United Nations team was recognized for the fourth straight year for the quality of their performance at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
The six-member team received Honorable Mention, one of three tiers of awards, for their representation of San Marino, a country in Europe.  During two conferences each spring, more than 5,000 college and university students simulate the functions of the United Nations, which brings together diplomats from the approximately 200 countries of the world to pursue peaceful and multilateral solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. … Continue reading Model UN team recognized at national conference

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