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Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, provost and dean of student services at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Sandi Barrett, program director for trade and industry continuing education, both received AFC Honorary Life Membership Awards, the highest award presented by the Association of Florida Colleges.
The awards were presented during the opening general session of the 70th AFC Annual Meeting and Conference held Nov. 6-8 in Palm Harbor.
Coleman-Ferrell, who served as AFC’s president in 2018 and more than two years on the AFC Executive Board, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

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Russell receives Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward

Dr. Bernadette Russell, Palm Beach State College’s vice president of e-learning and instructional technology and Boca Raton campus provost, has received the inaugural Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward.
The Boca Raton-based nonprofit organization, which provides academic support and advocacy for about 200 foster care students from kindergarten to college each year, tapped Russell for the award because of her strong support since its founding nearly 10 years ago. The award was presented during Best Foot Forward’s first-ever Sole Mate Luncheon held Oct. … Continue reading Russell receives Anchor Award from Best Foot Forward

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Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

Janell Wildgoose-Carroll, program grant manager at the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, has been accepted into the highly competitive flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County for 2019-2020.
She is among 56 professionals tapped this year for Leadership Engage, which offers participants from diverse industries and backgrounds a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience designed to better the county. They will spend nine months gaining a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles, … Continue reading Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

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McNeal to lead Boys & Girls Clubs Glades Advisory Board

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, has been elected to chair the Glades Area Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
She will begin her new two-year term in October after serving as the inaugural board’s vice chair for more than a year. She replaces Spencer Davis who will continue to serve on the 15-member board.
“I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve as chair of the Glades Area Advisory Board,” said McNeal, … Continue reading McNeal to lead Boys & Girls Clubs Glades Advisory Board

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Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

Since 2017, Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, known as Dr. Chandra, has organized 13 STEM Saturdays, an initiative he started at Palm Beach State College to introduce students (pre-K-12) to STEM subjects through interactive exhibits and activities.
Last year, he went a step further and organized the first STEAM Fest, which involved several community partners and drew nearly 800 people from the community. It was such a huge success that he is spearheading it again on Nov. 16. … Continue reading Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

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Miedema to lead District Board of Trustees in 2019-2020

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees has reorganized its leadership by electing a new chair and vice chair for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Trustee Barbara J. Miedema was elected to serve as chair, succeeding Trustee Carolyn L. Williams, and Trustee Wendy S. Link, Esq., was elected to serve as vice chair, a position previously held by Trustee Miedema. Williams remains on the five-member board appointed by the governor, as does Darcy J. … Continue reading Miedema to lead District Board of Trustees in 2019-2020

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Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

Four Palm Beach State College professors are the 2019 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The winners, who were announced yesterday during Faculty Convocation at the Duncan Theatre, are the teams of Catherine Montero and Mark Gatlin and Cary High, J.D., and Casey Reiter, J.D. This was the first time two teams were chosen. Each team received a $5,000 award.
Montero and Gatlin and High and Reiter were selected from among 21 applications that included four teams of two for the award, … Continue reading Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

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Bender receives Distinguished Service Award

Palm Beach State College employee Jessica Bender is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Campus Card Users Distinguished Service Award.
The award, sponsored by PERSONA Campus, is presented annually to recognize an individual who has advanced the industry, exhibited entrepreneurial spirit, is an active member of NACCU, is actively involved in research and development, and who is active in the industry through serving on advisory boards and/or actively educating through presentations and sessions. … Continue reading Bender receives Distinguished Service Award

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McCann named a top 30 basketball coach under 30

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Martin McCann has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2019 Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team.
The award is presented to the most promising coaches that have achieved a high level of success before the age of 30. The NABC began presenting the Under Armour 30-Under-30 award in 2016, and McCann is one of only two community or junior college coaches to ever make the list. The NABC consists of over 5,000 college coaches that promise to uphold the organization’s four core values: advocacy, … Continue reading McCann named a top 30 basketball coach under 30

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Vallejo retires from PBSC, leaves lasting impact

Fatima Cajas was mixing up coffee drinks at Delicias Cuban Bakery when she first met Dr. Maria Vallejo from Palm Beach State College.
She had a desire to go to college, but before that chance meeting with Vallejo 10 years ago, she couldn’t see past the barriers she felt as an immigrant from Ecuador. While frequenting the eatery inside a Lake Worth gas station, Vallejo slipped her a business card and encouraged her to enroll at PBSC. … Continue reading Vallejo retires from PBSC, leaves lasting impact

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