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Baldwin named dean of health sciences

Dr.  Alphonso Baldwin has been named the new dean of health sciences at Palm Beach State College.
Baldwin comes to PBSC from the College of Lake County in Illinois, where he has worked since 2008 as dean of the Lakeshore Campus.  He starts his new role Jan. 22, filling a position that became available after the retirement of Dr. Jacqueline Rogers in 2016.
Baldwin has been involved in community action activities wherever he has lived.  These activities have included coordination of asthma education camps for the Kansas branch of the American Lung Association, … Continue reading Baldwin named dean of health sciences

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Rutherford to join PBSC as new VP of Advancement

David Rutherford, a seasoned higher education fundraising chief who also worked for more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership, will join Palm Beach State College as the new Vice President of Advancement.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D., selected Rutherford for the newly created position on her executive leadership team following a nationwide search. Rutherford starts Jan. 16 and will have administrative oversight of the Grants office, College Relations and Marketing and the PBSC Foundation.
Rutherford comes to PBSC from Florida Atlantic University, … Continue reading Rutherford to join PBSC as new VP of Advancement

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PBSC mourns passing of past president Ed Eissey

Last evening, Palm Beach State College lost an icon and a beloved friend. Edward M. Eissey, Ph.D., the third president of the College, passed away at the age of 89.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ed Eissey,” said Ava L. Parker, J.D., president of Palm Beach State College. “Palm Beach State would not be what it is today without the vision and dedication of Dr. Eissey. He pioneered the pathway we continue to build upon. … Continue reading PBSC mourns passing of past president Ed Eissey

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Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, dean of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, will officially step into her new role as president of the Association of Florida Colleges Jan. 1.
Coleman-Ferrell took the oath of office during AFC’s Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 1-3 in Palm Harbor, Fla. She is only the fourth College employee to lead the more than 7,000-member organization since its establishment in 1949.
During her inauguration speech, Coleman-Ferrell unveiled her presidency year theme, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell sworn in as AFC president

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PBSC client support service employees win national award

Four members of Palm Beach State College’s Client Support Services Department (formerly Media Technology and Instructional Services) received the Best Promotional Video award in the 2017 Consortium of College and University Media Centers national video contest.
Their winning entry (see below) was a three-minute, 10-second video covering the College’s Math and Science Institute.
The video was created by Dustan Drebing and Julie Somera, who work on the Palm Beach Gardens campus; Karina Silva-Santisteban on the Lake Worth campus; … Continue reading PBSC client support service employees win national award

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PBSC students present at national NSF conference

Two students in PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program presented on a national stage this week.
Alexander Burgess and Joseph Morel were among a select group of community college students chosen to attend the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator Conference Oct. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Burgess spoke about the knowledge he and fellow classmates have applied to the design and implementation of solar-powered benches in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading PBSC students present at national NSF conference

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PBSC alum gets spotlight at national STEM summit

Tevin Ali, a Palm Beach State College biotechnology graduate, represented students across the nation at the STEM Higher Education Council National Leaders Summit recently held in Washington, D.C.
The event was hosted Sept. 27-28 by STEMconnector®, a resource and a service designed to link “all things STEM,” at the Gallup World Education Headquarters.
Ali, who is now pursuing an online master’s degree in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University, was the conference’s only student speaker alongside corporate CEO’s, … Continue reading PBSC alum gets spotlight at national STEM summit

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President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

The following memo was emailed to Palm Beach State College students.
Sept. 6,  2017
Dear Palm Beach State College Panthers,

As you may know, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The deadlines established in the decision are provided below:

Effective Sept. 5, new applications for the DACA program will not be considered.
Individuals who currently have DACA status will be allowed to maintain their status through the deferred action period. … Continue reading President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

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Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause.
Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive.
As part of the project, Miles is going 60 feet under to analyze and experiment with over two hundred artificial coral reefs built by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation 1.5 miles northeast from the Jupiter Inlet. … Continue reading Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

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Haney and DeMauro win Stewart Award

Professors Kanathy Haney and Sandra DeMauro, two of Palm Beach State College’s newest faculty members, are this year’s winners of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The recipients were announced during Convocation Aug. 21 where President Ava L. Parker and other College leaders welcomed faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award is the highest award presented by the College to faculty. It recognizes faculty and program instructors who use interactive learning to promote student engagement, … Continue reading Haney and DeMauro win Stewart Award

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