After just a year and a half of operation, the Palm Beach State College Student United Way has received a national award for logging more than 3,000 community service hours through local volunteer activities in 2013-2014.
United Way Worldwide presented the Student United Way, based at the Lake Worth campus, with the VOLUNTEER Promising Practice Award earlier this month. It was among only nine Student United Way clubs on college campuses across the United States to receive awards for their “innovative approaches to giving, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Student United Way wins national award for service
Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University took more than 100 audience members on May 22 on a journey to better understand the science, art and overall fascination surrounding astrological images in a presentation at Palm Beach State College. Titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction,” the event was sponsored by Bank of America.
From photos of supernovas and black holes to the well-known “Pillars of Creation” image taken by the Hubble Telescope, … Continue reading Astrophysicist presents our galaxy and beyond at Palm Beach State College STEAM event
Former Palm Beach State College basketball powerhouse and Olympic gold medalist Yolanda Griffith will be honored as one of the greatest in the sport as she takes the stage on June 14 to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.
Griffith, who is currently a first assistant coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., will be one of six women inducted that day. They include Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), … Continue reading Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will be the keynote speaker during the third Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. June 3.
Muoio’s presentation is titled “Beyond the Glass Ceiling.” 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. Attendees may bring their lunch; … Continue reading Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3
The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University in a presentation titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction” at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Tickets are $35 per person. PBSC faculty and staff can attend for $25 and students are admitted free.
With nearly 25 years’ experience as a researcher and scientist, Smith is working with X-ray emitting light forms to discover clues to the basic building blocks of the universe. … Continue reading Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22
Thirty golf foursomes gathered on May 9 at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic.
The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, raised $101,000 to benefit the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.
The team of McDonalds North Palm Beach County, Ron Wright, Matthew Dodeson, Martin Deloach and Ricky Wade, … Continue reading PBSC Foundation golf tournament raises $101,000 at annual Golf Classic
Palm Beach State College is implementing stricter financial aid policies that will drastically change the way it doles out federal funds and make students more accountable for the dollars they receive.
Beginning in the fall, federal financial aid funds will not be disbursed to students until 30 days after the start of the term. Student loans will be divided into two disbursements — half at the 30- day point and the remainder at mid-semester. Students with loans may find the majority of their first disbursement paying tuition and other financial obligations to the College. … Continue reading Palm Beach State stiffens financial aid policies
Palm Beach State College awarded more than 2,400 degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies on May 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Click on the image below to see photos from that day.
… Continue reading PBSC graduates more than 2,400 at spring commencement ceremonies
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
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