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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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Area ceramic artists to exhibit at Palm Beach State art gallery

Fourteen south Florida artists will feature their latest ceramic works in an exhibit titled “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall” at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College Feb. 18 to March 21. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.
The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of sculptural and functional work, each offering a perspective of current trends in south Florida. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Area ceramic artists to exhibit at Palm Beach State art gallery

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Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “Sweet Pea and the Duke – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25.
The Feb. 18 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 25 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5. … Continue reading Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

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Women’s Empowerment Forum kicks off Feb. 4

Students and the public have the opportunity to hear from women who are shaping our community in a series of free lunchtime talks hosted by Palm Beach State College.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the first Women’s Empowerment Forum will feature Beth Kigel, president and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Kigel’s talk, titled “Road to CEO: Reflection & Insight as a Woman in Business,” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment Forum kicks off Feb. 4

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Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000

Joining the statewide mission to make college as affordable as possible, Palm Beach State College has lowered the cost of its Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Management to $10,000 for qualified students. The tuition reduction answers Gov. Rick Scott’s “$10,000 Degree Challenge” to provide affordable, quality bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields. The challenge has been accepted by all 24 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges in the Florida College System.
The $10,000 price is reserved for Florida residents who complete an A.S. … Continue reading Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000

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PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

Palm Beach State College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute.
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization on Thursday released its list of top community colleges based on exceptional levels of student success. Only the colleges that make the list are eligible to compete for the prestigious 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence worth $1 million.
The Aspen Institute reviews publicly available data to determine which community colleges around the country demonstrate student success in three areas: student persistence, … Continue reading PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

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Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

Twenty-five students will each feature a painting of a personal expression during the 2014 Fine Arts Student Show Jan. 30 to March 31 at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The gallery is located in the Humanities building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. … Continue reading Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

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