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BDB chief to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College April 1

Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, will be the keynote speaker during the second Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. April 1.
Smallridge will speak about her personal journey to her leadership role on the Business Development Board. The talk will be given in the BioScience Technology Complex, room SC127, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE/Leadership or by calling 561-207-5708. … Continue reading BDB chief to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College April 1

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Florida TEAm grant to accelerate pipeline for computer science, engineering students

The Florida Board of Governors has awarded Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and Palm Beach State College a $3.5-million state grant to create an accelerated pipeline for students in computer science and computer engineering.
The FAU/BC/PBSC partnership was developed in response to the  Board of Governors’ Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) grant program, part of an ambitious effort to align university and college degrees with the state’s future workforce needs. The grants went to collaborative higher education projects designed to produce more students for careers in high-need areas, … Continue reading Florida TEAm grant to accelerate pipeline for computer science, engineering students

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Palm Beach State to host free “College is Possible” seminar April 5

Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar April 5 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning.
“College is Possible,” a college planning day for high school juniors and seniors and their parents, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. A free continental breakfast will be provided. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to host free “College is Possible” seminar April 5

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Mathematics, Magic & Mystery March 31 to April 3

With the invention of computers, visual artists began to create digital imagery using mathematics, art and the language of code. One such artist and programmer, Nathan Selikoff, will explore this phenomenon further and show how individuals can manipulate objects and virtual worlds without any direct physical contact in his presentation titled “Art & Algorithms” as the featured demonstration during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week March 31 to April 3.
Selikoff will give his showing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. … Continue reading Mathematics, Magic & Mystery March 31 to April 3

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Famed journalist and author to discuss Florida: Revelations of America March 27

T.D. Allman, a historian, author and foreign correspondent famed for his eyewitness accounts of historic events, will present “Florida: Revelations of America” at 7 p.m. March 27 at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus BioScience Technology Complex Room 127. The event is free and open to the public.
Allman, a Florida native and author of “Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State,” will give insights into Florida’s past and present position in America. … Continue reading Famed journalist and author to discuss Florida: Revelations of America March 27

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Actress Victoria Rowell speaks at “Hats Off to Women Luncheon”

Victoria Rowell, an Emmy-nominated actress and New York Times bestselling author, was the keynote speaker at the “Hats Off to Women” luncheon held at the Lake Worth campus March 13.
About 100 people, many ladies wearing stylish hats, attended the red carpet, invitation-only event at the Public Safety Training Complex. The event was organized by the Office of Student Activities and the Palm Beach State College Foundation.
Rowell, who co-starred in the hit primetime television series Diagnosis Murder for Viacom for eight seasons while simultaneously working in daytime drama for Sony/Bell/CBS, … Continue reading Actress Victoria Rowell speaks at “Hats Off to Women Luncheon”

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Art at the Airport exhibit features work of three PBSC professors

Travelers and visitors at the Palm Beach International Airport can see the artwork of three Palm Beach State College faculty members.
The artwork of Professors Sherry Stephens, Wayne Stephens and Kristin Miller Hopkins were selected for the current “Art at the Airport” exhibit sponsored by Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program. The exhibit began Feb. 26 and runs through June 25 on Level 2 of the main airport terminal, across from Travelers Lounge.
Nearly 90 artworks were submitted and the county’s Public Art Committee selected 24 based on their artistic merit and composition. … Continue reading Art at the Airport exhibit features work of three PBSC professors

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Gov. Scott reappoints Williams to District Board of Trustees

Carolyn L. Williams, a longtime member of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott Thursday to another term.
Her new term, which must be confirmed by the Florida Senate, ends May 31, 2017.
Williams, a retired senior staff advisor for the South Florida Water Management District, is currently chairperson of the five-member District Board of Trustees.  She first joined the board in 1999.
She is  chair and president of the Gerald A. … Continue reading Gov. Scott reappoints Williams to District Board of Trustees

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Spanish Language Celebration to be held at Palm Beach State College March 24-27

Musical performances, food, dancing, poetry and special lectures on various topics, including immigration and Spanish art and culture are what attendees can expect at the Fifth Annual Spanish Language Celebration to be held at three of Palm Beach State College’s campuses including Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Boca Raton. The events are free and open to the public.
The three-day event, themed “Creativity and Celebration: the Spanish Language in a Global Society” is sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and McGraw Hill Higher Education. … Continue reading Spanish Language Celebration to be held at Palm Beach State College March 24-27

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Palm Beach State College to present Technology Week March 17-20

Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus will present Technology Week March 17-20 exploring how technology has impacted everyday life and will in the future. The schedule includes 24 presentations by Palm Beach State faculty, staff and students. The events are free and open to the public and will be held in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room 127.
In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Dr. Claudia Chiesi, former president of Harford Community College in Bel Air, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to present Technology Week March 17-20

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