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PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

Palm Beach State College will bring home the trophy this week after winning the Palm Healthcare Foundation’s first-ever “Let’s Move” video contest designed to help inspire county residents to get physically active.
The three-minute video produced by Lyn Becker, Lake Worth campus wellness coordinator, features PBSC students, faculty and staff across the College showing different movement activities.  Becker will accept the traveling trophy during a reception Thursday to display on campus until next year’s contest.
“This is a well-deserved honor, … Continue reading PBSC wins ‘Let’s Move’ video contest

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PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

Palm Beach State College honors student Vinicius Wagner has been chosen as one of only 47 recipients nationwide for the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship provides Wagner with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor’s degree.
Wagner is currently completing a 16-week paid internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy at Princeton University.  He was told the good news Thursday via Skype with PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC student awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

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PBSC faculty shine at AFC teaching and learning conference

Nineteen Palm Beach State College faculty ― a record number ― are presenting this week at the Association of Florida Colleges International Conference on Teaching and Learning that is underway in Orlando.
The three-day conference, which ends Friday, brings together leading academic professors, researchers, and instructors to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of college teaching and learning.  It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, … Continue reading PBSC faculty shine at AFC teaching and learning conference

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PBSC Model UN team wins Distinguished Delegation Award

Palm Beach State College’s seven-member team won a Distinguished Delegation Award for their representation of Luxembourg at this year’s National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
This was PBSC’s fourth year participating and third time earning an award, including its second for Distinguished Delegation, at the event billed as the world’s largest intercollegiate Model UN Conference.
During two conferences in March, more than 5,000 college and university students simulated the functions of the United Nations, … Continue reading PBSC Model UN team wins Distinguished Delegation Award

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PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

Two new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning labs were unveiled today at elementary schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties with the help of Palm Beach State’s Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
The first lab opened at Village Academy Elementary School in Delray Beach and the second at the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The labs were created with a two-year $420,000 grant from The PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative. … Continue reading PBSC helps open STEAM labs at elementary schools

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PBSC partners with businesses to solve workforce needs

Palm Beach State College’s Workforce Development Community Impact Partnership held its first Trade and Industry Partnership meeting on March 28 to address the county’s workforce needs.
More than 50 businesses attended the event on the Lake Worth campus and discussed career readiness, career pathways, career success and other important issues. PBSC President Ava L. Parker and Dr. Jean A. Wihbey, vice president of workforce development and the campus provost, welcomed the group and provided remarks. The panelists included Steve Craig, … Continue reading PBSC partners with businesses to solve workforce needs

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PBSC wins national award for ‘one college’ video

Palm Beach State College has won a Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations for a promotional video highlighting the College’s “Five Campuses, One College” concept.
The 1 ½-minute video won a third-place bronze award in the video shorts-single category. Produced in-house by Idalia Centeno, multimedia specialist in the College Relations and Marketing office, the video featured PBSC students, faculty and staff.

NCMPR, which has a membership of about 1,600 PR and marketing professionals from more than 650 colleges, … Continue reading PBSC wins national award for ‘one college’ video

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Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

How can math solve common problems? Find those answers and much more during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week April 2 to 5.
Themed, “Mathematics and the Environment,” the week features more than 50 free workshops, classroom exercises, lectures, competitions, games and more.
The events are being held on all campuses to increase understanding of mathematics and  bring more awareness to the PBSC community of the significant role math plays in everyday issues.
Each campus will host guest speaker Mario “Marty” … Continue reading Math Awareness explores how subject adds value to life

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SGA to host Women in Politics forum

Palm Beach County female  leaders in politics will participate in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens March 27.
The Women’s History Month event features State Rep. Lori Berman, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino and Michelle Oyola McGovern, director of outreach for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Rubenstein Pavilion.  It is free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff. … Continue reading SGA to host Women in Politics forum

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Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment

Palm Beach State College is preparing for another hike in summer enrollment with the return of year-round Pell grants.
The funding, announced by the U.S. Department of Education last year, means that PBSC’s more than 14,000 students currently receiving Pell grants for 2017-2018 academic year may also qualify for a summer grant of up to $2,960. This is the first time since 2011 that year-round Pell grants have been available.
The exact amount for students will vary depending on their expected family contribution, … Continue reading Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment

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