Paul Cassidy, Palm Beach State College’s chief building official, was a football player at Forest Hill High School from 1969 to 1970 when he says the late actor Burt Reynolds appeared at some of his games.
“Occasionally, he would show up wearing a trench coat with the collar pulled around his head so that no one would see him and recognize him, and he’d sit on the bench with us,’’ said Cassidy, who has worked at the College since 1977. … Continue reading PBSC reflects on legacy of Reynolds
U.S. presidential elections will be the topic when former U.S. ambassador and Palm Beach State College alumnus Robert M. “Skipp” Orr, Ph.D., kicks off the 2018-19 Honors College Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Orr’s lecture, titled “Course Change: Seven U.S. Presidential Elections that Changed History,” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center, PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus. The free event is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, … Continue reading Former U.S. ambassador, alumnus to lecture at PBSC Oct. 10
The popular STEM Saturday that draws dozens of children to Palm Beach State College each month is going big with STEAM Fest 2018, a new initiative slated for Sept. 22 at the Lake Worth campus.
The inaugural STEAM Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building. The exhibition of science, technology, engineering, art and math will include indoor and outdoor science demonstrations, contests, crafts and more. It is free and open to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their families. … Continue reading STEAM Fest set for Sept. 22 at the Lake Worth campus
Palm Beach State College has become a hiring pipeline for the nation’s No. 1 eye hospital. Twelve graduates of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program currently work at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Palm Beach Gardens as ophthalmic technicians, comprising almost one-half of the facility’s technician staff of about 25.
“The Palm Beach State College program is very critical to our continued success,” said Anthony R. Garand, executive director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Palm Beach Gardens and Naples. … Continue reading No. 1-ranked Bascom Palmer fills jobs with PBSC grads
Palm Beach State College kicked off its collegewide New Student Welcome events at the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses earlier this week in advance of the start of fall classes.
The events, formerly called New Student Convocation, are meant to help the College’s anticipated 5,000 first-time-in-college students and their families make connections and familiarize themselves with PBSC.
“Students really enjoyed themselves at the Belle Glade campus,” said Drew Barrett, student activities manager. “The new students participated in an informative panel event with distinguished faculty and two current students from SGA. … Continue reading PBSC kicks off New Student Welcome events
Welding students at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will find their names on a plaque as the creators of a sculpture set for installation at Glades Central High School this fall. The nearly 11-foot, 1,000-pound sculpture will be the centerpiece of a garden at the school, and while the installation date is pending, the finished sculpture is on display at the Belle Glade campus for PBSC students to enjoy.
Smaller metal sculptures created by PBSC welding instructors are part of the landscape of the campus. … Continue reading Welding students create sculpture for Glades Central
The Palm Beach State College Foundation has been awarded $40,000 for the second year in a row from the Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. to support student veterans at the College.
The donation will be used toward scholarships and book stipends. One student recipient, Joseph Morel, was not only a veteran but also a first-generation college student when he received an Ibis scholarship award.
“The scholarship was a blessing, as I am the first in my family to attend college in over five generations,” said Morel, … Continue reading Ibis Friends support PBSC veterans from boots to books
In the short time that Shanice Guthrie has been attending Palm Beach State College, she has come to notice the strong unity among its diverse student population. However, she has also noticed that many students feel detached from the school.
This is something she hopes to change as the newly appointed PBSC student trustee for the 2018-19 academic year.
“Students are mostly unaware of the vast array of services and benefits that is provided at their disposal,” said Guthrie, … Continue reading Guthrie named new student trustee
Palm Beach State College will offer an online 62-credit hour Associate in Arts in business degree program starting this fall.
This will be the College’s first fully online Associate in Arts degree program. It will begin with one to two cohorts of students who will take all the courses together, allowing them the opportunity to encourage one another and form study groups.
There are still available slots. Students who are interested in enrolling may contact the College Information Center at 561-967-7222 for more information. … Continue reading PBSC to offer an online associate degree
Palm Beach State College alumnus Alberto Leal wants to help and mentor first-generation college students through a new five-year scholarship that bears his name.
“Scholarships played a major role in financing my education,” said Leal, attorney and owner of The Leal Law Firm in Wellington. “I wanted to give back and provide that same opportunity for hard-working and qualified students. I strongly believe that we have an obligation to assist one another as fellow Panthers and as fellow people.”
As part of the PBSC Foundation first-generation college scholarships, … Continue reading Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students