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King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, was the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, telling the crowd that “Dr. King’s legacy is so significant that we should all engage in it.”
“The significance of Dr. King’s legacy is not simply to be frozen in an ‘I have a dream moment,’ Dyson said, referring to King’s famous “I have a Dream Speech” delivered on Aug. … Continue reading King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

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Dyson to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 12

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 12.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP.
As part of the celebration, … Continue reading Dyson to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 12

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Special winter break hours designed to help students

Students, don’t panic. If you are trying to register for classes, see an advisor or apply for financial aid before winter break starts next week, you have options.
While Palm Beach State College is closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 2, the Student Services department on the Lake Worth campus will be open four days during the break to help students get ready for the 2017 spring term.
All students, no matter which campus they plan to attend, … Continue reading Special winter break hours designed to help students

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Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Palm Beach State College’s plans to provide its educational offerings at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The SACS approval is for five years —until 2020 — when Palm Beach State will undergo its next institutional re-accreditation process.
“This approval acknowledges that we meet standards of academic quality,’’ said Dr. Roger Yohe, PBSC vice president of academic affairs. “We want to have quality programs, … Continue reading Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

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Deutch and Frankel to speak at PBSC fall commencement

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel, who were both recently re-elected, will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 20 for more than 2,700  graduates.
Deutch, who  currently represents Florida’s 21st Congressional District covering communities throughout western Palm Beach and Broward counties, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for the 1,325 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs along with the certificate programs. … Continue reading Deutch and Frankel to speak at PBSC fall commencement

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New PBSC alma mater to formally debut at commencement

Palm Beach State College has an official new song.
Titled “Hail, Palm Beach State College,” the new alma mater, which will be sung for the first time by graduates at the morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies Dec. 20, was written by PBSC Learning Specialist Wesley C. Wells and musically composed by Professor Allen Webber.
Wells’ song was chosen from 10 entries that were submitted during a contest held earlier this year. A panel of five judges, … Continue reading New PBSC alma mater to formally debut at commencement

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PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus set to open Feb. 27

Students registering for spring classes at Palm Beach State College can now choose Loxahatchee Groves from among their campus choices.
PBSC’s long anticipated fifth campus is set to officially open Feb. 27. Existing students can  register online now, choosing from 64 sections of general education courses that largely count toward the Associate in Arts transfer degree. New students can apply for admission online and get prepared to start in the spring. College leaders say the mostly 10-week classes developed specifically for that campus as well as some classes for the eight-week term can serve about 2,000 students. … Continue reading PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus set to open Feb. 27

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PBSC to introduce a drumline next year

Palm Beach State College leaders are aiming to raise the volume of the school’s spirit with the launch next year of a new drumline.
The Palm Beach State College Drumline will bring high energy and high quality performances to College sporting events and commencement ceremonies as well as community events and local schools.
“These groups are at the forefront of most colleges and universities, and we want to bring that same recognition, excitement and entertainment to Palm Beach State,” … Continue reading PBSC to introduce a drumline next year

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Gardens MTIS department wins national awards

Palm Beach State College’s Media Technology and Instructional Services department at the Palm Beach Gardens campus has won two top honors in the 2016 national video contest conducted by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers.  First-place awards went to “Library Tour” in the Best Training Video category and “Student Learning Center” in the Best Promotional Video category.  The entire MTIS staff contributed to the production of the videos.
This is the seventh year CCUMC has conducted a video contest.  … Continue reading Gardens MTIS department wins national awards

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PBSC wins regional NCMPR awards for communications

Palm Beach State College has won three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II for promotional and marketing pieces designed by members of the College Relations and Marketing graphic design team.
The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
The College received a first-place gold Medallion Award in the Notes/Cards/Invitations category for an invitation created for the 2016 Dr. … Continue reading PBSC wins regional NCMPR awards for communications

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