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PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

Two professors at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton are in Lithuania this week to conduct professional development training in crisis intervention for psychologists and lecture on U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Michael Miles, who teaches psychology, is conducting 20 hours of continuing education training for school and private practice psychologists. The training at Vilnius University in the capital of Lithuania June 16-21 covers such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, dealing with loss, vicarious traumas and others. … Continue reading PBSC professors invited to Eastern Europe to share expertise

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Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

For the third year in a row, Palm Beach State College students pursuing associate degrees and certificates will not see an increase in their tuition.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep in-state tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at $98.25 per credit hour or $294.75 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for PSAV courses will remain at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour.
“That trend is a manifestation of the College’s commitment to student access and affordability,’’ said Palm Beach State President Dr. … Continue reading Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

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Banking executive named to District Board of Trustees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Charles K. “Chuck” Cross, Jr. to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees.
Cross, 56, of Boca Raton, is the executive vice president of commercial banking for Seacoast National Bank. He serves as treasurer of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and previously chaired the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
He assumes the Palm Beach State board seat formerly held by David H. Talley, whose term has expired.  … Continue reading Banking executive named to District Board of Trustees

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TSA to honor graduates of Palm Beach State’s Homeland Security program

Fifteen employees of the Transportation Security Administration based at Palm Beach International Airport will be honored on June 12 for completing a college credit certificate program in Homeland Security offered by Palm Beach State College. The Achievement Ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
The Homeland Security Specialist college credit certificate was offered at no cost to the TSA employees by the TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement. … Continue reading TSA to honor graduates of Palm Beach State’s Homeland Security program

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Palm Beach State to get $6 million from state for campus in Loxahatchee Groves

Palm Beach State College will get $6 million from the Florida Legislature this year toward construction of the first building on its new campus in Loxahatchee Groves.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $68.9 million in the state’s 2014-2015 budget before signing the $77 billion spending plan into law today. However, he kept in the new budget funding for Palm Beach State’s fifth campus approved by legislators.
The campus will be constructed on 75 acres at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to get $6 million from state for campus in Loxahatchee Groves

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Palm Beach State College Student United Way wins national award for service

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

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Astrophysicist presents our galaxy and beyond at Palm Beach State College STEAM event

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

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Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality

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

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Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3

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

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Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22

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

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