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Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Palm Beach State College students are learning what it takes to explore outer space as participants in NASA’s undergraduate programs. Miguel Mattis and Matthew Merlo are part of a new generation of students inspired—like the Apollo generation before them—by NASA’s ambitious plans for future missions, which include sending the first woman astronaut to the moon by 2024, establishing a sustainable human presence there by 2028, and moving beyond to Mars. … Continue reading Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

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PBSC students win big in Phi Beta Lambda national contests

Four Palm Beach State College students each placed in the top 10 in national Phi Beta Lambda competitions, including one who brought home a first-place prize.
They were among more than 1,400 students from colleges and universities across the country who attended this year’s Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to participating in workshops, they tested their business acumen in 61 competitive events. Only the top 10 winners were recognized in the competitions that each drew up to 50 contestants or more. … Continue reading PBSC students win big in Phi Beta Lambda national contests

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PBSC freezes tuition for eighth year

Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the eighth straight year.
The District Board of Trustees unanimously voted June 18 to hold the line on tuition as part of its approval of the $130.5 million 2019-2020 operating 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, which is among the lowest in Florida and in the nation. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for eighth year

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Bigger veterans center offers more to Gardens students

The Veterans Resource Center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus has a new 529-square-foot home to better accommodate its growing number of student veterans.
The center, formerly located on the second floor of the library, is now in the Burt Reynolds Student Center, Room 134 adjacent to the Student Services Lounge.
“This location is a premier spot on our campus and will be much more convenient for our veterans as it is close to advising, the cafeteria, … Continue reading Bigger veterans center offers more to Gardens students

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TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

Several PBSC students were recently hired by TechGarage, a robotics program at FAU Tech Runway®, as robotics coaches for elementary-and middle-school-age members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
The $15 an hour positions were made possible by the Department of Education, which awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs a 21st-Century Community Learning Center Grant to expand the TechGarage program to club sites in the Glades area.
PBSC students from the Belle Glade campus and other campuses coach Boys & … Continue reading TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

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PBSC students create concepts to expand Armory Art Center

Students in a PBSC architecture class received hands-on experience, and three of them landed cash prizes for their ideas to expand the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
The Advanced Design class taught in the spring by Boca Raton Professor Dharmesh Patel took on the task of developing concepts to expand the 50,000-square-foot arts education facility as their semester project.
The students unveiled their final conceptual drawings and models earlier this month in front of the Armory Art Center Board of Directors and staff and some city officials. … Continue reading PBSC students create concepts to expand Armory Art Center

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PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

Palm Beach State College conferred degrees and certificates to more than 3,200 spring graduates during two  commencement ceremonies May 8.
State Rep. Marylynn Magar was the keynote 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.
State Rep. David Silvers was the keynote speaker at the afternoon ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Arts transfer degree. Other speakers included PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC confers over 3,200 degrees and certificates

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PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

Palm Beach State College recently received a silver award in the public sector category from the Palm Beach County School District for its role in launching a volunteer tutoring program for students at Jupiter Middle School.
The award was presented at the school district’s annual Volunteer & Business Partners Awards  Breakfast. The volunteer tutoring program is designed to help English Language Learner (ELL) students at Jupiter Middle School boost their reading and language skills.
Students from the Dr. … Continue reading PBSC wins award for middle school tutoring program

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14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

One hundred and thirty-six players enjoyed a great round of golf recently during Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2019 Golf Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa – home of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens.
Themed, “Be our Champion,” the sold-out event was held April 26 to raise funds for student scholarships. There were more than 50 local companies that sponsored or had employees play in the tournament.
This year marks Fastrack MCI’s 12th year participating. … Continue reading 14th annual Golf Classic champions student success

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Summer youth programs return to two PBSC campuses

Two popular summer programs for youth are relaunching this year at Palm Beach State College.
Summer Youth College will be held at the Boca Raton campus June 3-Aug. 2 for children 8 to 12. The Summer Youth Arts Program will run from June 3- July 25 on the Lake Worth campus with workshops for youth 8 to 17. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pre-camp and post-camp options are available for parents who need earlier drop-off or later pick-up times. … Continue reading Summer youth programs return to two PBSC campuses

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