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PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

Thirty years from now, students and employees of Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus will have an opportunity to look back through artifacts and handwritten messages to get a glimpse of what the campus is like today.

PBSC is placing a 30-year time capsule on the campus during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.  Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC’s retired fourth president whose name the campus bears, will be among the speakers. Other speakers include Carolyn L. … Continue reading PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

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PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

Palm Beach State College has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Palm Beach Sector, to host a Public Safety Job Fair. The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Public Safety Conference Center on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The hiring event is free and open to the public.
People looking for careers in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, 911 dispatch, … Continue reading PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

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Veterans breakfast offers up nourishment and thanks

About 20 veterans gathered for breakfast this morning, and along with the eggs, pastries and coffee, were served a huge helping of thanks for their service.
Sponsored by Palm Beach State College’s Student Government Association, the breakfast was held in the Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus. It gave the veterans—who came from PBSC as well as the community—an opportunity to enjoy a meal together and express themselves.
SGA kicked off the event with a special video that featured PBSC students saying “thank you” in honor of Veterans Day. … Continue reading Veterans breakfast offers up nourishment and thanks

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Three PBSC employees win Bravo Awards

Two faculty and one staff member received Palm Beach State College’s Bravo Award at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus.
Professors Suzanne Duff and Allen Webber and Interim Student Learning Center Manager Wesley Wells were selected from a college wide pool of 23 contenders nominated by their PBSC colleagues for the award.
All nominees shared the distinction of going above and beyond the normal expectations of their jobs and enthusiastically supporting the College through creative contributions and outstanding service.  … Continue reading Three PBSC employees win Bravo Awards

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Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

Dr. Guy Harvey, a marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon.
The affair, presented by Bank of America and chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $150. … Continue reading Guy Harvey to headline PBSC STEAM luncheon

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Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

As the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, Gina Rose has had a lifelong passion for learning.
Growing up in a working-class family in the rural town of Ware, Mass., her parents stressed the need to go to college.
“Even though they didn’t get a college education, they always wanted that for me,” said Rose, a learning specialist on the Lake Worth campus. “In fact, when I would ask them what I was going to be when I grew up, … Continue reading Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

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Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

Officials from the FBI, Secret Service and top cybersecurity professionals paid a visit to Palm Beach State College Thursday—not to investigate, but to educate.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and these experts participated in a day-long series of lectures and panel discussions on the state of cybersecurity in the nation and the best ways individuals can protect themselves and their data from hackers and identity thieves.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. kicked off the Lake Worth campus event, … Continue reading Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

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PBSC among Aspen Prize top community colleges

Palm Beach State College is once again among the top 150 community colleges in the nation eligible to compete for the coveted 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
The $1 million Aspen Prize is the signature recognition of high achievement in America’s community colleges. Using publicly available data on student outcomes, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program chose the top 150 community colleges from nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges. PBSC has been on the list each year since the award began in 2011. … Continue reading PBSC among Aspen Prize top community colleges

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Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

The Belle Glade cosmetology program reopened this fall with a new design and new faculty.
The 2,186-square-foot lab underwent almost $36,000 in renovations while the program took a yearlong hiatus to better meet student needs.  A cohort of 10 students began the program earlier this month.
The lab now includes a new accent wall, tile flooring, cabinets, carpet, paint, furniture and artwork. The College hired interior designer Gregory Ross from Ross Interiors to design its modern look. … Continue reading Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

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PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

Palm Beach State College will build its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building on its Loxahatchee Groves campus and relocate its long-standing, highly regarded dental health education programs to the 75-acre site.
The District Board of Trustees reached the unanimous decision during its regular meeting Tuesday after a recommendation from the College administration.
College leaders had contemplated building the facility on the Lake Worth campus, where the existing 55-year old structure is located. However, after analyzing the two sites and receiving input from faculty, … Continue reading PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

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