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PBSC seeks local support for new dental health building

The Florida Legislature has allocated $5 million for a new facility for the longstanding, highly regarded dental health education programs at Palm Beach State College, and now College leaders are drumming up additional support for the project.
The Dental & Medical Sciences Technology Building would replace the current 55-year-old structure at the Lake Worth campus, allowing PBSC to incorporate current and future technology required in the core components of the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree and the Dental Assisting postsecondary adult vocational certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC seeks local support for new dental health building

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PBSC awarded five-year grant to continue Upward Bound

Palm Beach State College has been awarded another five-year $1.35 million federal grant to continue its Upward Bound program that helps steer high school students on the path to higher education.
The College will receive $270,375 a year for the program that serves 65 participants per year from John I. Leonard, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Lakes high schools. Upward Bound is one of the programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and collectively known as TRIO.   … Continue reading PBSC awarded five-year grant to continue Upward Bound

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Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

Eleven students in Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program will never forget the house on 18th Street in West Palm Beach.
They finished wiring the 1,245-square-foot home for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County on May 24. Better yet, their work passed city inspection with flying colors.
Supervised by their instructor, master electrician Dan Neff, the students worked full-time for 7.5 days to complete the “rough in” stage for the home. They ran about 2,000 feet of cable, … Continue reading Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

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Illustrated Properties establishes scholarship for late friend

The management team at Illustrated Properties, one of South Florida’s most respected real estate companies, has donated $25,000 to the Palm Beach State College Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of their former president who died in an automobile crash in early 2013.
Francis Fiske “Chappy” Adams III,  was the son of Illustrated Properties founder Buddy Adams. According to his obituary, Chappy was a native of Palm Beach County, and graduated from the Benjamin School. … Continue reading Illustrated Properties establishes scholarship for late friend

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Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County.
The six-week program was offered at the Belle Glade campus, and all 10 students received scholarships funded by CareerSource through a National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The scholarship targeted displaced workers, 18 and older with a high school diploma, … Continue reading Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

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Marine surprises her mom at commencement

Palm Beach State College celebrated its nearly 2,700 spring graduates during two commencement ceremonies Tuesday, and one graduate received an early Mother’s Day surprise from her only child.
A stunned Trina McCray burst into tears when her daughter, Sgt. Lauren Albury of the U.S. Marines, dressed in her military uniform, stepped from behind the stage as McCray’s name was called. While McCray’s parents and friends were in the audience, she thought her daughter could not attend. … Continue reading Marine surprises her mom at commencement

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A special pairing helps lead veteran to graduation

Palm Beach State College student Daniel O’Neal will graduate May 9 with an Associate in Science degree in paralegal studies.
He won’t be walking across the stage alone though. He’s bringing a very dear friend with him. One who will also be wearing a cap and gown.
His friend is a 6-year old male Siberian Husky named Ghost. Without him, O’Neal might not have ever graduated.
“When I first became a student at Palm Beach State in 2008, … Continue reading A special pairing helps lead veteran to graduation

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PBSC set to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

Palm Beach State College is holding two commencement ceremonies May 9 for its nearly 2,700 spring graduates. State Sen. Jack Latvala and U.S. Rep.  Alcee Hastings will be the keynote speakers.
Latvala, R-Clearwater, Senate Appropriations chairman, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for the combined 1,092 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs.
Hastings, a Democrat who represents Florida’s 20th District and is currently serving his 13th term in Congress, … Continue reading PBSC set to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

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Dentists and students make a difference in a day

Many adults in our community can’t afford basic dental treatment, so for the third year in a row, local volunteer dentists teamed up with Palm Beach State College Dental Health students to do something about it.
Dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, assisted by PBSC Dental Health students, treated 42 adults at Free Dentistry Day held today at the dental clinic on the Lake Worth campus.
The focus of the first-come, … Continue reading Dentists and students make a difference in a day

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PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

More than $135,000 was raised for the Palm Beach State College’s STEAM initiative during the College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic held last Friday.
This brings the total raised at the golf tournaments over the last 12 years to more than $1.7 million.
The funds will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships and program enhancements to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in these fields. To date, the tournaments have funded 1,000 scholarships. … Continue reading PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

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