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
Palm Beach State College is hosting several Black History Month events, including a workshop by popular magician Ran’D Shine, who has performed and lectured throughout the United States and the world.
Shine will perform at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Lecture Hall at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. It is free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff.
A native of Philadelphia, Shine prides himself on being a historian and educator of magic. … Continue reading PBSC hosts Black History Month events
The room was packed with students from PBSC’s Automotive and Diesel Service Technology programs. One student received a scholarship, but all of them left with something valuable: advice from an industry pro.
Tim Calhoun, fleet director for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, presented Palm Beach State College with a check for $2,500 Monday on behalf of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators. It was the second half of FLAGFA’s $5,000 scholarship gift that represents an ongoing commitment to the College. … Continue reading Statewide group steers money into student scholarships
The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $100,000 donation from the Meyer and Bernice Kesner Foundation to support the College’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative.
The Meyer and Bernice Kesner Foundation scholarship, which was given in honor of the late Palm Beach Gardens couple, will be a five-year scholarship open to students pursuing STEM careers.
Meyer taught continuing education classes in beginning level management at the College in 1980. He had a degree in management from Rutgers University. … Continue reading STEAM initiative receives $100,000 donation
Palm Beach State College is collaborating with public and private employers in Palm Beach County for the first Afterschool/Summer Camp Job Fair scheduled for Feb. 7.
Teenagers and adults seeking employment opportunities in afterschool programs and summer camps will have access to more than a dozen employers with over 300 full-time and part-time positions to fill. The job fair will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Public Safety Conference Center on the PBSC Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC to host Afterschool/Summer Camp Job Fair Feb. 7
When it came time for Palm Beach State College students and twin sisters Hannah and Hailey Lord to decide where they would pursue their bachelor’s degrees, it was a no-brainer.
At the time, the two were Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College students who had just earned their Associate in Arts degrees at PBSC. At graduation, they were both smiling ear-to-ear because they were getting their degrees with no debt thanks to their Presidential Honors College Scholarship, … Continue reading Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship
Palm Beach County ranks third out of all Florida counties for suspected cases of human trafficking. It’s a statistic that Kanathy Haney, professor of health science and education, wants desperately to change.
As chair of PBSC’s Human Trafficking Coalition, Haney moderated an educational forum on the Lake Worth campus Monday, which she and her team organized in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches and the Green Dot Program of Palm Beach County’s Division of Victim Services & … Continue reading Human trafficking forum teaches how to be part of solution