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Job Fair goes high tech: Plan for Oct. 2 Gardens event with mobile app

Students and local job seekers will be able to meet more than 45 hiring employers at the Job & University Transfer Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. The event is free and open to the public, and with the new app, attendees can plan ahead.
In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, a new “PBSC Career Fair Plus” mobile app is now available for free download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. … Continue reading Job Fair goes high tech: Plan for Oct. 2 Gardens event with mobile app

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Art exhibit honoring canine companions opens Sept. 16 at PBSC

A new exhibit that promises to warm the hearts of dog lovers opens Sept. 16 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.
“Bark,” an all-dog exhibit, features the photographs, sculptures and paintings of Palm Beach County artists Durga Garcia, Victoria R. Martin and Nancy Spielman. The exhibition opens Sept. 16 with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues through Oct. 17. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Art exhibit honoring canine companions opens Sept. 16 at PBSC

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Palm Beach State presents high-energy welcome for new students

Palm Beach State College held New Student Convocation at the Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth campuses today, continuing a series of celebrations being held across the College to formally welcome thousands of first-time students and mark the start of their academic journeys.
Dressed in academic regalia, faculty and staff greeted students and their families, creating a ceremonial experience similar to what students will get when they graduate. Students heard motivational remarks from various speakers, information on PBSC services and tips on how to succeed in college. … Continue reading Palm Beach State presents high-energy welcome for new students

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Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System, visited Palm State College today, but he didn’t come empty-handed. He came with checks.
Hanna delivered three checks totaling $40,067 for scholarships aimed at relieving the nursing shortage and helping students who are the first in their family to attend college. The money is part of more than $900,000 in scholarship funds that the Florida College System Foundation will award this year to the 28 colleges in the FCS. … Continue reading Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

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PBSC climbs to eighth highest producer of associate degrees in the country

With its graduation rates on the rise, Palm Beach State College is now the eighth largest producer of associate degree graduates in the U.S., climbing three notches from last year’s ranking, according to Community College Week.
The annual Top 100 rankings by the education publication show that Palm Beach State awarded 4,598 degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, a 9 percent hike over the previous year. The College also saw a similar graduation spike in the previous year. … Continue reading PBSC climbs to eighth highest producer of associate degrees in the country

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Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

The staff and Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and the CEO of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, Mark Pafford, will speak about how to preserve our natural habitats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in Meldon Hall, Room BB 111 on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation, titled “Ecological Equilibrium,” will give attendees tips they can use to help keep our air and water clean. … Continue reading Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

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A check for tech: TEAm grant creates pathways to computer science careers

The Florida Board of Governors, along with Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Broward College, celebrated the rollout on Aug. 13 of the BOG’s Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) grant program—an ambitious effort to align university and college degrees with the state’s future workforce needs. FAU, PBSC and BC won the competitive $3.5 million grant, called the Computer Accelerated Pipeline to Unlock Regional Excellence (CAPTURE), through an innovative three-way partnership to increase the number of graduates in the high-wage, … Continue reading A check for tech: TEAm grant creates pathways to computer science careers

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Students get free course, jumpstart to college in Summer Quest

With her high school senior year completed, Selena Barrera could have taken a break this summer before starting college, but she decided to get ahead.
Within weeks of graduating from Palm Beach Lakes High School, she was back in school at Palm Beach State College earning her first three college credits and getting a taste of campus life.
“Since I had one required course I felt that I should just do it and get it over with,’’ said Barrera who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree and a radiography career. … Continue reading Students get free course, jumpstart to college in Summer Quest

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PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015

Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College since 1997, informed the District Board of Trustees today of his desire to retire from that post effective June 30, 2015. The board accepted the decision, expressing sadness but praising his distinguished service and wishing him well.
“President Gallon has been a pillar of the College and the community for the past 17 years,” said Carolyn L. Williams, board chairperson. “We celebrate his remarkable career, and we cannot adequately express our appreciation for his service to our students and to Palm Beach County.”
Gallon said he is experiencing “some anxiety” over the decision, … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015

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Former national radio personality to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at PBSC

Author and national radio personality Blanche Williams will be the speaker during the fourth Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. August 12. The event is free and open to the public.
Williams will share some of her past experiences, including working with the Clinton administration, hosting a national XM satellite radio talk show, and covering the nomination and inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was also invited to the White House because of her work as founder of the National Black Women’s Town Hall, … Continue reading Former national radio personality to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at PBSC

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