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Palm Beach State College receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo for STEM students

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a donation of $10,000 on July 24 from the Wells Fargo Bank Foundation to support the Math & Science Institute on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
This is the second year the Wells Fargo Foundation has contributed to the MSI. It has also supported student scholarships in the past, donating $125,000 since 2006.
“This contribution fits well with Wells Fargo’s overall organizational support of higher education,” said Marcus Cobbe, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo for STEM students

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Bender earns CASP certification

Jessica Bender, manager of auxiliary services and college card at Palm Beach State College, has earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) designation from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.
CASP is a four-year certification that affirms the recipient’s expertise in management, leadership, marketing, student development and operations. It is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services.
Bender joined Palm Beach State in 2007 as the manager of the College Card program, … Continue reading Bender earns CASP certification

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Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as vice president of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for 2014-2015.
Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The program prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists—the health care professionals who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. … Continue reading Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

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Medical Assisting student honored for military service

On July 1, Gov. Rick Scott was in West Palm Beach to present 187 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award, a medal for Floridians who have served in a U.S. military branch. Thomas Whelan was among them.
Whelan, who is enrolled in Palm Beach State College’s Medical Assisting program, was honored for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989-94. A Sergeant E-5, he served during Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War) and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia). … Continue reading Medical Assisting student honored for military service

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Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center earns LEED Gold certification for green building excellence

Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus has been awarded LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices; gold is the second highest certification.
The Public Safety Training Center, which was completed in April 2013, earned gold certification for its successful use of methods to conserve energy, water and resources. … Continue reading Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center earns LEED Gold certification for green building excellence

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Beachcomber editor named PBSC 2014-2015 student trustee

Patricia Medina, editor-in-chief of the Beachcomber student newspaper at Palm Beach State College, has been selected student trustee for the 2014-2015 academic year.
In the non-voting role created by the District Board of Trustees in 2001, Medina will bring a student perspective on College issues and policies. An eight-member selection committee, which includes students, chose her after a college-wide application process open to the College’s 48,000 students.
“I know there are a lot of people who applied, … Continue reading Beachcomber editor named PBSC 2014-2015 student trustee

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Palm Beach State College tuition lowest in state, sixth lowest in the nation

With no tuition increases for three straight years, Palm Beach State College continues to have the lowest tuition in Florida among public four-year colleges and universities, and it now has the sixth lowest in the nation, according to new data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Department of Education on Monday released the updated college cost list on its College Affordability and Transparency Center. Based on 2012-2013 data, the list shows that PBSC’s yearly tuition for a full-time student was $2,324, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College tuition lowest in state, sixth lowest in the nation

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Palm Beach State architecture students can do!

Stacking and shaping 2,500 cans of red and black beans, tuna and bottled water into a replica of the United States and two of the nation’s most famous bridges was no small feat, but Palm Beach State College architecture students came out on top.
Their design for the Palm Beach County Food Bank  “Canstruction” event won a “Best Meal” award and tied with another team for the “Most Needed Food Items” award.
Using the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea,” seven teams participated in the contest and charitable event benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. … Continue reading Palm Beach State architecture students can do!

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PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

Two professors at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton are in Lithuania this week to conduct professional development training in crisis intervention for psychologists and lecture on U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Michael Miles, who teaches psychology, is conducting 20 hours of continuing education training for school and private practice psychologists. The training at Vilnius University in the capital of Lithuania June 16-21 covers such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, dealing with loss, vicarious traumas and others. … Continue reading PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

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Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

For the third year in a row, Palm Beach State College students pursuing associate degrees and certificates will not see an increase in their tuition.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep in-state tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at $98.25 per credit hour or $294.75 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for PSAV courses will remain at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour.
“That trend is a manifestation of the College’s commitment to student access and affordability,’’ said Palm Beach State President Dr. … Continue reading Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

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