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Guthrie named new student trustee

In the short time that Shanice Guthrie has been attending Palm Beach State College, she has come to notice the strong unity among its diverse study population. However, she has also noticed that many students feel detached from the school.
This is something she hopes to change as the newly appointed PBSC student trustee for the 2018-19 academic year.
“Students are mostly unaware of the vast array of services and benefits that is provided at their disposal,” said Guthrie, … Continue reading Guthrie named new student trustee

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PBSC to offer an online associate degree

Palm Beach State College will offer an online 62-credit hour Associate in Arts in business degree program starting this fall.
This will be the College’s first fully online Associate in Arts degree program. It will begin with one to two cohorts of students who will take all the courses together,  allowing them the opportunity to encourage one another and form study groups.
There are still available slots. Students who are interested in enrolling may contact the College Information Center at 561-967-7222 for more information. … Continue reading PBSC to offer an online associate degree

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Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students

Palm Beach State College alumnus Alberto Leal wants to help and mentor first-generation college students through a new five-year scholarship that bears his name.
“Scholarships played a major role in financing my education,” said Leal, attorney and owner of The Leal Law Firm in Wellington. “I wanted to give back and provide that same opportunity for hard-working and qualified students. I strongly believe that we have an obligation to assist one another as fellow Panthers and as fellow people.”
As part of the PBSC Foundation first-generation college scholarships, … Continue reading Leal scholarship to help first-generation college students

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PBSC to host Judicial Candidates Forum July 19

Palm Beach State College will hold a forum July 19 for the 17 candidates vying for five contested seats on the bench at the 15th Judicial Circuit Court and Palm Beach County Court.
The Judicial Candidates Forum will be from 5-8 p.m. in the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is open to the public. The agenda includes a reception at 5-6 p.m. Circuit Court candidates will speak from 6-7 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC to host Judicial Candidates Forum July 19

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PBSC holds the line on tuition for seventh consecutive year

Palm Beach State College students will not see a hike in their tuition for the seventh straight year.
The District Board of Trustees has voted to freeze tuition as part of its approval of the $132.5 million 2018-2019 fiscal year budget that goes into effect July 1.
In-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for postsecondary adult vocational program courses are fixed at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour. … Continue reading PBSC holds the line on tuition for seventh consecutive year

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Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

Palm Beach State College is developing plans to convert the former Center for Early Learning at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, which closed this month, into a Center for Innovation in Health Sciences.
Current plans are to relocate three existing high-demand career programs to the facility: Ophthalmic Medical Technology, Sonography and Respiratory Care. College administrators said relocating the programs from the BioScience Technology Complex and the Lewis Center would create much-needed space in those buildings.
The administration decided last fall to close the Center for Early Learning effective June 15, … Continue reading Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

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NCBAA to host Juneteenth Celebration June 19

The Palm Beach State College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs is hosting its 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Public Safety Training Center conference room on the Lake Worth campus and will include networking, food and a viewing of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” outside on the lawn. It is free and open to the public.
NCBAA is collaborating this year with the College’s District Diversity Council and Student Activities to commemorate the historic event 153 years ago when slaves in Texas were finally informed that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended in the United States. … Continue reading NCBAA to host Juneteenth Celebration June 19

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Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

Ten Palm Beach County high schools students have been awarded a $500 Dr. Maria Vallejo Palm Beach State College ASPIRA scholarship to be used this fall.
The scholarship, created by Vallejo 15 years ago through a partnership with the local Palm Beach County ASPIRA chapter, helps support Latino and First Generation in College students earn a degree.
According to Vallejo, the vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, … Continue reading Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship

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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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