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Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

Palm Beach State College recent grad Vinicius Wagner is on an emotional high these days.
Wagner recently learned he was one of only 13 students accepted to Princeton University as a transfer student this fall. Wagner wasn’t just accepted, he was also offered a full scholarship which will cover his tuition, housing and meals.
The University, which had not admitted transfer students since 1990, opened the admission process for the students again last fall, particularly encouraging applications from students from low-income backgrounds, … Continue reading Reinstated initiative opens door to Princeton for PBSC grad

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PBSC awards more than 3,200 degrees and certificates

Palm Beach State College awarded more than 3,200 degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies May 9 that drew applause, laughter and even some tears from the spring graduates who range in age from 17 to 76.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony for the 1,839 Associate in Arts transfer degree recipients. The group included  35 dual enrollment students who earned their degrees while in high school and more than 30 graduates of the Dr. … Continue reading PBSC awards more than 3,200 degrees and certificates

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PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

Thirty-two teams of four came out to play last Friday in the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2018 Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
Themed, “Swing for Student Success,” the event raised more than $140,000 which will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships as part of the College’s STEAM initiative.
During a closing awards ceremony and cocktail reception, the top three teams were announced and prizes were given for those who won the longest drive, … Continue reading PBSC raises more than $140,000 at Golf Classic

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PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 9 for its more than 3,200 spring graduates. State Sen. Kevin Rader and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will be the keynote speakers.
Rader, who represents District 29, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for the combined 1,383 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs.
Putnam, a fifth generation Floridian who grew up on his parents’ citrus and cattle farm, … Continue reading PBSC to hold two commencement ceremonies May 9

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50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

Alberson Azor, a Palm Beach State College student pursuing an A.A. degree, is very glad that he opened a particular email waiting in his College inbox. It was a notice about Free Dentistry Day at the Lake Worth campus.
“It was like a blessing,” said Azor, who was one of 50 low-income adults who got relief at today’s event. “I woke up early, saw the email and definitely had to come here. I had gone to a dentist, … Continue reading 50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

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Chilean firefighters advance their skills at PBSC

In Chile, all firefighters are volunteers, but they are every bit as professional and dedicated to training. In fact, a dozen concluded a weeklong session of advanced training at Palm Beach State College’s Fire Academy on April 20.
The firefighters came to the Fire Academy by way of a partnership with Mutual Aid Fire Training, run by Danny Sheridan, who is also a battalion chief for the Fire Department of New York in the South Bronx. … Continue reading Chilean firefighters advance their skills at PBSC

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Golf Classic features contests, prizes and more May 4

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach on Friday, May 4. Registrations to play are currently on sale and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Themed “Swing for Student Success,” the tournament is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the College’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading Golf Classic features contests, prizes and more May 4

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Belle Glade campus to hold Family Fun Day

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold its first Family Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. April 21 to increase community engagement. The activities are free and open to the public.
The event, which will be held on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building, will feature food, live music from WAFC Classic Hits radio station and fire trucks. There will also be games and face painting, as well as photo opportunities with PBSC’s mascot Palmer the Panther. … Continue reading Belle Glade campus to hold Family Fun Day

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PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

Palm Beach State College will bring home the trophy this week after winning the Palm Healthcare Foundation’s first-ever “Let’s Move” video contest designed to help inspire county residents to get physically active.
The three-minute video produced by Lyn Becker, Lake Worth campus wellness coordinator, features PBSC students, faculty and staff across the College showing different movement activities.  Becker will accept the traveling trophy during a reception Thursday to display on campus until next year’s contest.
“This is a well-deserved honor, … Continue reading PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

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PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

Palm Beach State College honors student Vinicius Wagner has been chosen as one of only 47 recipients nationwide for the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship provides Wagner with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Wagner is currently completing a 16-week paid internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy at Princeton University.  He was told the good news Thursday via Skype with PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

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