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Seado Vasquez tapped for prestigious fellowship program

Christina Seado Vasquez, assistant dean of student services at the Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Groves campus, is one of 24 community college administrators nationwide selected as a 2018 Hispanic Leadership Program Fellow.
The prestigious National Community College Hispanic Council program works to develop a pool of highly qualified  Latinas and Latinos whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions with the ultimate goal of becoming a community college president. The University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences hosts the program. … Continue reading Seado Vasquez tapped for prestigious fellowship program

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Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

Ana M. Thomas is among the finalists for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County’s annual Esperanza Award.
Thomas, Foundation development director and Palm Beach State College alumna, is nominated in the education category for her significant impact to her profession and the community. Other award categories are business and community.
The awards luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. Tania Rogers, WPTV’s News Channel 5 reporter and anchor, … Continue reading Thomas nominated for an Esperanza Award

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HVAC scholarship boosts woman’s new career

Alexis Rodriguez joined the ranks of women entering male-dominated industries when she enrolled in Palm Beach State College’s Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration program last fall. Now, after receiving the Hilmor Retool Your Future Scholarship, nothing can stop her.
Hilmor, a leading manufacturer of HVAC/R tools, started its scholarship contest in 2014 to help the next generation of HVAC/R technicians. Rodriguez, one of six 2018 winners nationwide and the only female, received a $5,000 scholarship, … Continue reading HVAC scholarship boosts woman’s new career

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Two PBSC staffers join Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Boards

Two Palm Beach State College employees have been appointed to advisory boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, including one who is making history.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal, assistant dean of student services for the Belle Glade campus, will serve as vice chair of the six-member inaugural advisory board for Clubs in the Belle Glade area, which includes a teen center and six elementary school sites that serve about 1,500 members daily. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the organization, … Continue reading Two PBSC staffers join Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Boards

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Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

Assessment Director Dr. Karen Pain and English Professor Laura Clouse will be among this year’s recipients of an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their awards at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 26-29. NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

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Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

Kayla Kerr will don a cap and gown and graduate from Palm Beach State College with her Associate in Arts degree —one week before graduating from Wellington High School.
The aspiring forensic pathologist is among 35 dual enrollment students – the highest number ever – who will receive their A.A. transfer degree this spring. Among the group are  students from Lake Worth, Clewiston, Palm Beach Gardens, William T. Dwyer, Seminole Ridge, Jupiter, John I. … Continue reading Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

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Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

The way Skip Measelle sees it, his life would not be what it is today were it not for Reuben Aldridge Hale, Jr.
“He was a master teacher and gifted artist whose influence and encouragement was pivotal in my career,” said Measelle, one of Hale’s former students who now owns an art studio in West Palm Beach.
Hale, who passed away March 23, spent more than three-decades at the College as a professor, chairman of the Art Department and chairman of the Division of Humanities. … Continue reading Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

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PBSC alum takes dream further with Sallie Mae scholarship

When Tevin Ali graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2015, he was already considering Johns Hopkins University for graduate school. Now as a winner of a $20,000 Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students, one of four awarded nationwide on April 30, Ali can realize his goal without financial worries.
After earning an Associate in Science degree in Biotechnology at PBSC, followed by a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University in 2017, … Continue reading PBSC alum takes dream further with Sallie Mae scholarship

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Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

When Alexis Vazquez walks across the stage May 9 to accept his Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College, every step will be among the proudest he’s taken since rebounding from a traumatic accident that left him in a coma for three months.
“I’m so excited. I cannot wait,” said Vazquez, 31, of Boca Raton, who is among PBSC’s more than 3,200 graduates who will receive degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

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PBSC graduate among 2018 ‘Faces of Technology’

Christoph Ziegler, a Palm Beach State College graduate, is among the Florida High Tech Corridor’s 2018 “Faces of Technology.” 
Ziegler, lead industrial and product designer at AVEO Engineering in Palm Coast, is among nine individuals selected because they “embody the talent behind the Corridor’s burgeoning 23-county high tech region.” They are featured in the Corridor’s annual magazine, florida.HIGH.TECH 2018, and online at www.facesoftechnology.com.
“The Corridor is proud to recognize individuals like Christoph for their contributions to our region’s high tech industry,” Ed Schons, … Continue reading PBSC graduate among 2018 ‘Faces of Technology’

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