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Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

As the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, Gina Rose has had a lifelong passion for learning.
Growing up in a working-class family in the rural town of Ware, Mass., her parents stressed the need to go to college.
“Even though they didn’t get a college education, they always wanted that for me,” said Rose, a learning specialist on the Lake Worth campus. “In fact, when I would ask them what I was going to be when I grew up, … Continue reading Rose pays it forward through Success Circle donation

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Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

Officials from the FBI, Secret Service and top cybersecurity professionals paid a visit to Palm Beach State College Thursday—not to investigate, but to educate.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and these experts participated in a day-long series of lectures and panel discussions on the state of cybersecurity in the nation and the best ways individuals can protect themselves and their data from hackers and identity thieves.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. kicked off the Lake Worth campus event, … Continue reading Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

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PBSC among Aspen Prize top community colleges

Palm Beach State College is once again among the top 150 community colleges in the nation eligible to compete for the coveted 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
The $1 million Aspen Prize is the signature recognition of high achievement in America’s community colleges. Using publicly available data on student outcomes, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program chose the top 150 community colleges from nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges. PBSC has been on the list each year since the award began in 2011. … Continue reading PBSC among Aspen Prize top community colleges

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Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

The Belle Glade cosmetology program reopened this fall with a new design and new faculty.
The 2,186-square-foot lab underwent almost $36,000 in renovations while the program took a yearlong hiatus to better meet student needs.  A cohort of 10 students began the program earlier this month.
The lab now includes a new accent wall, tile flooring, cabinets, carpet, paint, furniture and artwork. The College hired interior designer Gregory Ross from Ross Interiors to design its modern look. … Continue reading Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

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PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

Palm Beach State College will build its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building on its Loxahatchee Groves campus and relocate its long-standing, highly regarded dental health education programs to the 75-acre site.
The District Board of Trustees reached the unanimous decision during its regular meeting Tuesday after a recommendation from the College administration.
College leaders had contemplated building the facility on the Lake Worth campus, where the existing 55-year old structure is located. However, after analyzing the two sites and receiving input from faculty, … Continue reading PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

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PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands

Seven Palm Beach State College students and alumni worked together to get power restored to thousands in the surrounding communities after Hurricane Irma.
The group, who works at TRC Solutions in Palm Beach Gardens, traveled throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties for two weeks conducting field assessments and gathering data on damaged utility lines.
They were also in charge of keeping the public safe by redirecting pedestrians and traffic around downed power lines.
“We would stay with the wire until the crew arrived to fix it,” said Brad Robinson, … Continue reading PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands

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PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

Palm Beach State College has joined other colleges in waiving out-of-state tuition for Puerto Rican and Texas students who move to Florida because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey.
In making the announcement Thursday, PBSC leaders also said they would consider offering out-of-state tuition waivers to other students who are moving to Florida because their countries, states or territories were negatively impacted by natural disasters.
“Our hearts break for those whose education and lives were disrupted by these disasters. … Continue reading PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

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Belle Glade students offered new place to connect

A Student Activities Center opened at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus today giving students a new place to connect and unwind.
The 2,781-square-foot center, located in the TEC building, room 109, cost more than $17,000 to create and was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with live music, dancing, food and giveaways. It features two pool tables, a ping pong and foosball table, three flat screen televisions, four computers, 11 lounge chairs, as well as an X Box 1 and Play Station 4. … Continue reading Belle Glade students offered new place to connect

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More than 75 employers to recruit at two PBSC job fairs

Well-known South Florida companies, hospitals and government agencies will be seeking qualified candidates at two job fairs set for October at Palm Beach State College.
More than 75 employers combined will exhibit at the job fairs, ready to hire for full- and part-time openings, ranging from entry level to managerial, as well as internships. The job fairs are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 5
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Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus.
PBSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the internal forum:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Bachelor’s Programs, … Continue reading Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

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