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PBSC graduates see future with 20/20 vision

In two commencement ceremonies May 8, Palm Beach State College will award degrees and certificates to more than 2,400 graduates, including the first group of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Ophthalmic Medical Technology.
The commencement ceremony for the Associate in Arts transfer degree graduates will be held at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony for graduates receiving certificates and Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Associate in Science degrees will be held at 2 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC graduates see future with 20/20 vision

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College praises legislation benefiting immigrant students

On the final day of the 2014 legislative session, Florida’s lawmakers have passed HB 851, providing a waiver of out-of-state tuition fees for public higher education for students who are undocumented for federal immigration purposes.
The bill, which Gov. Rick Scott has publicly supported, is similar to previous ones which several colleges in the Florida College System have pushed for since 2002.  To qualify, students must have attended a secondary school in this state for three consecutive years immediately before graduating from a Florida high school, … Continue reading College praises legislation benefiting immigrant students

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Two feminine forces unite in The Nature of Impermanence exhibit opening May 13

Palm Beach State College’s Art Gallery at Eissey Campus presents Carin Wagner and Yvonne Parker sharing their complementary artistic visions of change, transformation and our impact on nature in an exhibit titled “The Nature of Impermanence” from May 13 through September 5. The opening reception is at 5:30 p.m. May 13. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Sculptures, prints and large oil paintings will be on sale with prices ranging from $150 to $30,000. … Continue reading Two feminine forces unite in The Nature of Impermanence exhibit opening May 13

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Chance to win big prizes at Palm Beach State’s annual golf tournament May 9

The Palm Beach College Foundation calls all who love the game of golf to come out and play and help drive the STEAM initiative at the annual Golf Classic at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, May 9.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, supports programs to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Several corporate sponsors have been supporting the tourney for multiple years and have expanded their contribution beyond the event. … Continue reading Chance to win big prizes at Palm Beach State’s annual golf tournament May 9

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Six Palm Beach State students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students selected for the 2014 All-Florida Academic Team will be recognized by the Florida College System at an awards ceremony at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando today.
Lisa Pudda, Melissa Almeida, Cheryl Campbell, Brian Green,  Jeffrey Spreng and Anders Viane are among 109 students around the state named to this year’s team. The awards ceremony for the team is being held in conjunction with the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Convention. … Continue reading Six Palm Beach State students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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Smile: PBSC to install 550 more security cameras

Security is about to get even tighter at Palm Beach State College.
The District Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to award a bid to install 550 additional security cameras college-wide.
John Smith, security director, said the cameras, expected to cost approxmiately $2 million, will serve as a deterrent to crime. Installation is expected to begin this summer.
“It’s not going to be a secret that the campus is covered. It should do what we want as far as hinder us from being a target. … Continue reading Smile: PBSC to install 550 more security cameras

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PBSC student government members advocate in Tallahassee, several elected as state leaders

More than 30 Palm Beach State College students from the Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses traveled to Tallahassee April 2-4 for the Florida College System Student Government Association final conference for the 2013-14 academic year.
The conference integrated, for the first time, the organization’s annual “Rally in Tally” event which saw attendees gather on the Capitol steps and hear from several energetic speakers before going into their scheduled meetings with state leaders. … Continue reading PBSC student government members advocate in Tallahassee, several elected as state leaders

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PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

Tackling hot topics such as “stand your ground” laws, U.S. border policies and mandatory health insurance for Americans, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program recently won a regional debate competition.
Team members Edline Francois and Patricia Ruiz-Medina, both Honors College students, writers for the Beachcomber student newspaper and members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, prevailed in three rounds, winning $250 each as well as a trophy. They defeated competitors from Berea College in Kentucky, … Continue reading PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

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Life on the Wild Side: Brian Dowling’s surprising, satisfying career

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
Sometimes destiny stares you right in the face.
Picture a seven-year-old boy staring transfixed at two man-eating lions, stuffed and on display at Chicago’s Field Museum. He would get a good grade on his school report about the notorious killers of Tsavo, Kenya.
Flash forward to today and this seven-year-old is now the general curator for Lion Country Safari, the renowned drive-through wild animal park in western Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Life on the Wild Side: Brian Dowling’s surprising, satisfying career

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