Palm Beach State College is preparing for another hike in summer enrollment with the return of year-round Pell grants.
The funding, announced by the U.S. Department of Education last year, means that PBSC’s more than 14,000 students currently receiving Pell grants for 2017-2018 academic year may also qualify for a summer grant of up to $2,960. This is the first time since 2011 that year-round Pell grants have been available.
The exact amount for students will vary depending on their expected family contribution, … Continue reading Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment
Stephen Gibson, an award-winning poet and retired Palm Beach State College English professor, will return to campus March 19 to kick-off the spring visiting writers series.
Presented by the Communications Division, the Two Seasons Reading Series features four poets and novelists and runs through National Poetry Month in April. Gibson will give a craft talk from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a poetry reading at 6:45 p.m. in room 103 in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs. … Continue reading Visiting writers series starts March 19
Role models in civil discourse may be hard to find these days, but nearly 40 Palm Beach State College students have found theirs by going to court.
PBSC became the first college in the country Wednesday to host Civil Discourse and Decisions, a national initiative of the federal courts that gives high school and college students a courtroom experience of practicing civil discourse and decision-making skills that they can use in their lives.
The students, who are enrolled in Associate Professor Phillip Mancusi’s American Government and Political Science classes, … Continue reading PBSC hosts federal court civil discourse program
Hakeem Rahim, the nationally recognized mental health advocate, brought his I Am Acceptance College Tour to Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus Thursday evening. The tour aims to create a culture of mental wellness on campuses nationwide that will decrease the stigma of mental illness, promote mental health and empower students to take full control of their mental health.
Rahim shared his own journey with bipolar disorder with the audience of more than 100, … Continue reading Acceptance, hope fuel evening focused on mental health
Holocaust refugees who fled to Latin America will be among the topics discussed at the 9th Annual Spanish Language Celebration at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus March 21.
The celebration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127. The events, which are free and open to the public, include two panel discussions, a film presentation and more.
“The Ninth Annual Spanish Celebration promises to offer insights into historical and current events,” … Continue reading Students to lead first discussion at Spanish celebration
Palm Beach State College has been named Career and Technical Education Business Partner of the Year by the Palm Beach County School District’s Department of Choice and Career Options.
The award was presented Tuesday at the school district’s CTE recognition dinner at the Marriott hotel in West Palm Beach.
Tera Hands, choice coordinator at Palm Beach Lakes High School, nominated PBSC, citing a laundry list of support her school specifically received from College staff at career and college fairs, … Continue reading PBSC receives CTE Business Partner of the Year Award
Hakeem Rahim, a nationally recognized mental health advocate, will speak at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton Feb. 22.
The Harvard graduate, who began speaking openly in 2012 about his 18-year journey with bipolar disorder, will present his talk titled “Acceptance” from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in room 103 in the Humanities and Technology Center. Hosted by PBSC in partnership with nonprofit group Boca Raton’s Promise, the event aims to raise awareness and educate people about mental illness. … Continue reading Mental health advocate to speak at PBSC Feb. 22
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has fully accepted Palm Beach State College’s Fifth-Year Interim Report, signaling that the institution continues to provide high-quality and effective programs, services and instruction.
The Committee on Fifth-Year Interim Reports reviewed PBSC’s compliance with 17 select accreditation standards, as well as the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Impact Report, and concluded that the College does not need to submit additional reports.
“The fact that we will not have any follow up reports until our reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022 is quite an achievement,’’ said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading Accrediting body gives PBSC thumbs up on interim report
Palm Beach State College alumnus Dr. Robert D. Matteson and his wife, Nancy, have donated $30,000 to the PBSC Foundation’s STEAM initiative to establish an endowed scholarship.
The scholarship is available to students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. To be eligible, students must have financial need, be enrolled in nine or more credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Matteson, who graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in 1972, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus and wife donate $30,000 to STEAM initiative
Diving with tiger sharks off the coast of Mexico, exploring the coral reefs along Panama or painting sea creatures on the hull of a massive cruise ship. These are some of the ways Dr. Guy Harvey spends his days.
The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. … Continue reading Harvey talks art, passion for sea life