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Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship

When it came time for Palm Beach State College students and twin sisters Hannah and Hailey Lord to decide where they would pursue their bachelor’s degrees, it was a no-brainer.
At the time, the two were Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College students who had just earned their Associate in Arts degrees at PBSC. At graduation, they were both smiling ear-to-ear because they were getting their degrees with no debt thanks to their Presidential Honors College Scholarship, … Continue reading Twins to graduate with no debt thanks to scholarship

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Human trafficking forum teaches how to be part of solution

Palm Beach County ranks third out of all Florida counties for suspected cases of human trafficking. It’s a statistic that Kanathy Haney, professor of health science and education, wants desperately to change.
As chair of PBSC’s Human Trafficking Coalition, Haney moderated an educational forum on the Lake Worth campus Monday, which she and her team organized in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches and the Green Dot Program of Palm Beach County’s Division of Victim Services & … Continue reading Human trafficking forum teaches how to be part of solution

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PBSC expands student access to mental health counseling

Palm Beach State College students who need mental health counseling now have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The College has partnered with BayCare Behavioral Health to provide broader and more convenient access to counseling and other services for its 49,000 students on five campuses. Through the partnership, students can call 800-878-5470 and speak confidentially to an experienced mental health professional who will listen to their concerns and connect them to licensed counselors in their geographic area. … Continue reading PBSC expands student access to mental health counseling

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MLK Celebration draws more than 600 people

More than 600 people packed the Duncan Theatre for the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration where keynote speaker Symone Sanders said “the only thing that has ever moved the needle in this country, in our communities and in our neighborhoods is bold, radical and revolutionary change.”

Symone,  democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, used  this year’s recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Leadership Award and Dr. King’s legacy to encourage the crowd to not wait until they are asked to do something to serve and improve their communities. … Continue reading MLK Celebration draws more than 600 people

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Military publications rate PBSC high for veterans services

Three military publications—Victory Media, Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition—have named Palm Beach State College to their 2018 lists of schools that best provide veterans, service members and their families with the higher education and support they need to pursue a civilian career.
Victory Media designated PBSC a 2018 Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, placing the College seventh among large public postsecondary institutions in the U.S. More than 1,300 schools participated and 849 received one of the Military Friendly® designations, … Continue reading Military publications rate PBSC high for veterans services

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Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

Symone Sanders, a democratic strategist and CNN political analyst, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 11. During the celebration, the College will honor four people and an organization for their service and leadership in the community.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

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PBSC celebrates more than 2,700 fall graduates

Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,700 fall graduates during two commencement ceremonies Dec. 19 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

State Rep. Lori Berman, who represents District 90, was the speaker at the morning ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and certificate programs. Berman applauded graduates for their sacrifices to complete their education, including juggling school with raising families or working.  … Continue reading PBSC celebrates more than 2,700 fall graduates

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Tragedy prompts mom to go to college for the first time

Every morning, Lorna Beckford wakes up with inescapable grief.
Beckford has dealt with the pain since 2008, when her son, Derron, died in a motorcycle crash in Lake Worth at age 22. At the time, he was a Palm Beach State College student majoring in business. He left behind his mother, father Stephen, as well as three brothers, Kerrick, Steve and Troy.

“Derron would always encourage me to go to PBSC,” said Beckford, who grew up in Jamaica and received a GED at age 45 from the Adult Education Center of Palm Beach. … Continue reading Tragedy prompts mom to go to college for the first time

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PBSC launches new online version of Contact magazine

Palm Beach State College has launched a new online version of Contact, its longstanding,  award-winning alumni magazine.
The site was redesigned by 561 Media, a full-service digital design and marketing agency located in Boca Raton. The new modern design makes it easier to incorporate videos in stories and share content on social media.
The Fall 2017 special double edition features articles on the College’s major milestones of the year and more than 60 profiles on outstanding PBSC alumni. … Continue reading PBSC launches new online version of Contact magazine

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Berman replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

State Rep. Lori Berman has been tapped to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Mast as the keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College’s morning commencement ceremony Dec. 19.
Berman will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and certificate programs. Mast was scheduled to speak but is unable to attend because a last-minute session has been scheduled for next week.
PBSC is holding two ceremonies for its more than 2,700 fall graduates, … Continue reading Berman replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

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