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Dentists and students make a difference in a day

Many adults in our community can’t afford basic dental treatment, so for the third year in a row, local volunteer dentists teamed up with Palm Beach State College Dental Health students to do something about it.
Dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, assisted by PBSC Dental Health students, treated 42 adults at Free Dentistry Day held today at the dental clinic on the Lake Worth campus.
The focus of the first-come, … Continue reading Dentists and students make a difference in a day

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PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

More than $135,000 was raised for the Palm Beach State College’s STEAM initiative during the College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic held last Friday.
This brings the total raised at the golf tournaments over the last 12 years to more than $1.7 million.
The funds will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships and program enhancements to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in these fields. To date, the tournaments have funded 1,000 scholarships. … Continue reading PBSC Foundation raises more than $135,000 at Golf Classic

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PBSC Model UN team recognized as a top performer

For the second straight year, Palm Beach State College’s team of students was recognized as a top performer at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
The eight-member PBSC Model United Nations team, which represented the country of Bahrain in the Middle East, received Honorable Mention Delegation, one of three tiers of awards. The other tiers are Distinguished Delegation and Outstanding Delegation.
“Only about 20 percent of the participating teams earn recognition, so we are very proud of our accomplishment,” said Professor Terry Randolph, … Continue reading PBSC Model UN team recognized as a top performer

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Glades businesses donate equipment for PBSC training

Palm Beach State College has received equipment valued at nearly $100,000 from Everglades Agricultural Area business partners.
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida donated a $20,000 dump truck, Everglades Farm Equipment a $25,000 John Deere Stationary Power Unit, and Florida Crystals Corporation gifted a $50,000 tractor Tuesday to be used to train students in the College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program at the Belle Glade campus.
Christopher Hardy, a graduate of the program, said, “Receiving my certificate from PBSC opened so many doors for me and I am grateful for those opportunities. … Continue reading Glades businesses donate equipment for PBSC training

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PBSC golf classic sold out, sponsorships still available

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at the Wanderers Club in Wellington on Friday, April 21. Registrations to play have sold out but sponsorships opportunities are still available.
The tournament is themed “Drive for Student Success” and is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading PBSC golf classic sold out, sponsorships still available

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PBSC hosts undergraduate life sciences symposium

More than 200 life science undergraduate students and faculty descended upon Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus on Saturday, April 1, for the fifth annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
At this largest symposium to date, attendees heard guest speakers, visited with exhibiting companies and schools, and participated in a research competition. Students presented original life science research projects, competing for first, second and third place awards. The institutions represented were Barry University, … Continue reading PBSC hosts undergraduate life sciences symposium

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PBSC team raises almost $1,000 for PBC children

Twenty-five Palm Beach State College faculty, staff and administrators became heroes for Palm Beach County children this past weekend during the Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach.
This 14th annual event was held to raise funds for The Children’s Home Society of Florida, which provides a variety of programs that focus on child abuse, neglect, prevention and intervention, adoption and adoption support services.
The PBSC group raised almost $1,000 toward the Children’s Home Society’s goal of $100,000. … Continue reading PBSC team raises almost $1,000 for PBC children

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Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

Palm Beach State College students are helping dig up ancient artifacts such as stone tools, ceramics and more at the Hutchinson site, a pre-Columbian, Native American archaeological site in Belle Glade that might prove to be 6,000 years old.
The students are part of the Introduction to Archaeology class taught by Dorothy Block at the Belle Glade campus. As part of the course, students learn about site excavation, analysis and how to interpret findings.
The Hutchinson site is located in an agricultural area and is named after the late Warner Hutchinson, … Continue reading Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

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PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

Palm Beach State College is seeking nearly $22 million from the Florida Legislature for a new dental health sciences building as part of its legislative priorities for this year.
College leaders say the new facility would replace the existing structure, which was built in 1962 and houses the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program, the Dental Assisting postsecondary adult vocational certificate program and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. … Continue reading PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

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Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

Two of the events being held at Palm Beach State College in celebration of Women’s History Month will feature College administrators.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D.,  will moderate the “Limitless Opportunity: Women Leaders in Higher Education”panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at the Belle Glade campus. The panelists include Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses; … Continue reading Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

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