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Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

Nearly 700 people attended the Palm Beach State College 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 16 with keynote speaker Paula Williams Madison.

The former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, spoke for about 30 minutes, telling the crowd about her life as the daughter of immigrant parents from Kingston, Jamaica who had come to the United States to pursue the America dream that King envisioned. … Continue reading Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

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Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

Paula Williams Madison, a former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
The celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

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County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners has approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 12, 2020 as Palm Beach State College Day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the institution’s latest name change and its impact as an educational pillar in the community.
Commissioner Melissa McKinlay presented the proclamation during the commission meeting Jan. 7. On hand to accept it were a group of PBSC trustees, staff and Palmer, PBSC’s Panther mascot.
McKinlay, who recently used her leftover campaign funds to create a scholarship for students, … Continue reading County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

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Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

The Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus will be open for special hours on three days during the two-week winter break to help students from all campuses register and prepare for their spring classes.
The Admissions/Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, Testing, Veterans Services, New Student Orientation and the Center for Student Accessibility (formerly Disability Support Services) offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Dec. 27 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. … Continue reading Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

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PBSC to offer business certificate in Riviera Beach

Palm Beach State College will begin offering the courses for its Business Specialist College Credit Certificate at the Riviera Beach Public Works Center in January as part of a new initiative to enhance access to short-term educational training for the city’s residents.
Leaders from PBSC and the city recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding sealing the partnership. Through the initiative, Riviera Beach residents can take the first two courses from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Mondays (Introduction to Business) and Tuesdays (Microcomputer Applications) for the spring term. … Continue reading PBSC to offer business certificate in Riviera Beach

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PBSC names fall commencement speakers

Florida State Reps. Joseph Casello and Mike Caruso will be the featured speakers at Palm Beach State College’s fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 19.
More than 2,700 graduates will receive degrees and certificates, including 1,600 who are receiving the Associate in Arts transfer degree and more than 200 who are earning bachelor’s degrees. Casello will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC names fall commencement speakers

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PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

Palm Beach State College has signed a contract with U.S. Sugar Corporation to provide onsite courses for students in the company’s training program at its Clewiston site.
The courses are being taught by Belle Glade campus faculty for students in the Industrial Skills Training Academy that the company recently launched to grow its own talent. In addition to PBSC, which provides general education courses in algebra, chemistry, physics and welding, U.S. Sugar’s other training partners include representatives from companies that manufacture its high-tech equipment. … Continue reading PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

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Tony Dungy to keynote PBSC STEAM Luncheon

New York Times bestselling author and NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Eighth Annual STEAM Luncheon.
The highly anticipated STEAM Luncheon is PBSC’s signature event to increase scholarships, business partnerships and internship opportunities to support students pursuing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields. This year, the College will also celebrate its achievements in enrollment, completion and other areas that have transformed the lives of students and strengthened the community. … Continue reading Tony Dungy to keynote PBSC STEAM Luncheon

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JPMorgan Chase invests $250K in Supply Chain programs

Palm Beach State College has received a $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to widen the reach of its Supply Chain programs and create a larger pipeline of skilled workers for Palm Beach County’s growing distribution and logistics industry.
Courses for the Supply Chain Management Associate in Science degree and the Logistics and Transportation Specialist College Credit Certificate have been offered at the Lake Worth campus since the programs began in 2018. However, beginning in January, they also will be available at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, … Continue reading JPMorgan Chase invests $250K in Supply Chain programs

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PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has won four awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. District II of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations gave PBSC two first-place Gold Medallion Awards for work created by members of the College Relations and Marketing department. In addition, CRM staff have been recognized with two Awards of Excellence from the Communications and Marketing Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges.
The annual regional NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, … Continue reading PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

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