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PBSC students get lesson on dangers of distracted driving

Luz Mohalley stepped out of the driver side of the navy blue Jeep Feb. 26 holding the mock citation she received for swerving, driving below the posted speed limit, driving on the incorrect side of the road and causing a collision.
“I should be in jail,’’ she said. “I pressed my brake, but I still hit him [the other driver]. I saw him coming.”
While the Jeep was real, luckily for Mohalley, a Palm Beach State College student, … Continue reading PBSC students get lesson on dangers of distracted driving

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Forbes named Coach of the Year finalist

Kyle Forbes, who last year led the Panthers to their first appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball World Series, has been named one of three finalists for the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Coach of the Year.
He is up against John McCormack, head baseball coach at Florida Atlantic University, and Danny Randolph, women’s golf team coach at Lynn University. The winner will be announced March 23 during the 2014 Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. … Continue reading Forbes named Coach of the Year finalist

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Third annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game Feb. 20

Palm Beach State College’s Student Government Association on the Lake Worth campus will host its 3rd annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Elisabeth Erling Gymnasium. Those interested in participating may sign up in the Student Activities Center (BK 107).
Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. They may be purchased at the Cashier’s Office on the Lake Worth campus. All proceeds for the event will go to Relay For Life, … Continue reading Third annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game Feb. 20

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Biotech forces converging for special week

Palm Beach State College, a leading provider of biotechnology workforce education, will showcase its programs and host Florida biotech industry leaders during a weeklong celebration Feb. 17-21.
Biotech Awareness Week is for anyone interested in the life sciences. Students and those seeking biotech employment are especially encouraged to participate and bring their resumes and business cards. All events are free and take place at the BioScience Technology Complex (SC) on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Boulevard. … Continue reading Biotech forces converging for special week

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Visiting Notre Dame professor to explain social media Feb. 20

The use of social media has exploded around the globe. Collectively, Facebook. Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram now have billions of users. So how do we navigate it all?
Dr. Corey M. Angst, an associate professor in the Department of Management at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, will teach this and more as the featured speaker at the Notre Dame Club of the Palm Beaches 16th annual lecture event, “Grandma Friended Me on Facebook: Making Sense of Social Media,” … Continue reading Visiting Notre Dame professor to explain social media Feb. 20

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Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

Busloads of Head Start preschoolers came to the Dental Hygiene Care Center on the Lake Worth campus to get their teeth checked and cleaned on Feb. 7, the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. 
For the eighth year, Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department hosted the event as part of the American Dental Association’s national day, started in 2003. As tallied by the ADA, the 2014 Give Kids a Smile Day benefited 346,524 children at 1,525 events put on by 9,105 participating dentists and 28,370 volunteers. … Continue reading Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

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Remembering a beloved educator, mentor, friend

Almost 200 students, faculty and staff members came together Feb. 5 for a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Dacota Stewart-Dick, Palm Beach State College’s First-Year Experience manager. Stewart-Dick was killed Feb. 2 in her Parkland home.
Gray clouds and light showers misted the Lake Worth campus MLK Plaza as the service began, yielding the sky to a soft rainbow midway through the service.  Grieving along with family members,  the College community heard student musical tributes and shared recollections of special moments. … Continue reading Remembering a beloved educator, mentor, friend

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Former Miss America to speak at PBSC as part of Black History Month events

Ericka Dunlap, who became the first African American woman to be crowned Miss Florida in 2003 and who went on to win the Miss America title the following year, will speak at Palm Beach State College Feb. 19 as part of a series of Black History Month events that begin Tuesday.
A Black History Month kickoff celebration featuring music, food and other activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the Palm Beach Gardens campus. … Continue reading Former Miss America to speak at PBSC as part of Black History Month events

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Candlelight vigil to honor slain College employee

The murder of Palm Beach State College staff member Dacota Stewart-Dick in her Parkland home Sunday has sent shock waves through the College community, as employees and students struggle to cope with the tragedy.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, for students, faculty and staff to honor the memory of Stewart-Dick, PBSC First-Year Experience program manager.  The vigil will take place in the MLK Plaza, Lake Worth campus.  Grief counselors also have been made available through the College Counseling Center and the Employee Assistance Program to support co-workers and students as needed. … Continue reading Candlelight vigil to honor slain College employee

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Educators focus on a sustainable future at annual forum

Palm Beach State College’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (IEES) hosted the third annual Florida Colleges Energy Education Forum on Jan. 31 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
K-12 and college-level teachers met with representatives from renewable energy companies, the Energy and Materials Center at The Scripps Research Institute, South Florida Water Management District, the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center and the Florida Department of Education. The daylong event featured presentations and workshops on biofuel, … Continue reading Educators focus on a sustainable future at annual forum

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