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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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PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth.
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was up 2.8 percent for 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. That means that PBSC students, the majority of whom are part time, took far more classes. The student headcount also rose slightly to 49,303 students in 2016-2017, up from 47,893 in 2015-2016.
Despite the economic turnaround and low unemployment rate, … Continue reading PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

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PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

The Student Services offices on all Palm Beach State College campuses will be open for special hours Saturday to help students get ready for the start of the fall term.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens and Loxahatchee Groves.  The following departments will be open: Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Registration, Bookstore, Cashier, Testing, Disability Support Services, as well as  Security for students who need to get their parking decal. … Continue reading PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

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Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

Last spring, 39 first-year Interior Design Technology students accepted a new challenge to put their skills to the test. Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County invited the students to participate in the first Habitat Home Design Competition.
Students Julissa Ehrnst and Pui Man Eva Lee-Zabatta shared the $250 prize, which was awarded August 9 in a ceremony on the Lake Worth campus. Their designs will be available for selection by future Habitat homeowners.
The students were challenged to create an interior design that a future Habitat homeowner could afford and maintain for generations. … Continue reading Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

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New Student Convocation set for all five campuses

Palm Beach State College will hold a New Student Convocation on each campus to welcome an anticipated 5,000 first-time-in-college students and their families this fall.
The events will be held on different days and times before and after the start of the fall term Aug. 23. Some of the activities will include interactive games, speakers, food, giveaways, appearances by Palmer the Panther and PBSC Drumline performances.
“It’s an introduction to the college experience,’’ said Drew Barrett, … Continue reading New Student Convocation set for all five campuses

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Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

Palm Beach State College has received a $45,000 donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support Panther’s Closet and Panther’s Pantry, two initiatives to help students.
The gift was presented Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the Lake Worth campus. Students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College run Panther’s Closet as part of a one credit hour service-learning course offered each semester. … Continue reading Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

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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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Palm Beach State strikes gold for performance

Palm Beach State College has achieved gold level in the Florida College System’s performance-based incentive program, garnering an additional $1.2 million from the state this year.
The additional dollars for earning the highest level possible bring PBSC’s total performance funding to $4.1 million this year, up from $2.9 million last year. It represents the College’s slice of $60 million in state performance funding allocated by the Florida Legislature, which includes $30 million in state performance funding and $30 million in institutional performance funding. … Continue reading Palm Beach State strikes gold for performance

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PBSC freezes tuition for sixth year

 Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the College’s standing as one of the most affordable higher education institutions in the state.
The PBSC District Board of Trustees approved the College’s $129.9 million general fund budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. It calls for in-state tuition and fees to remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for sixth year

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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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