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Salzinger wins $15,000 award for artwork

Palm Beach State College Professor Samantha Salzinger has received a $15,000 award from the South Florida Cultural Consortium for her artwork, as well as an opportunity to showcase her winning pieces at an upcoming exhibit.
She is among 12 visual and media artists —six individuals and a collaborative —selected this year for the award, described as one of the most lucrative presented by local arts agencies in the U.S. The South Florida Cultural Consortium presents the awards at either the $7,500 or $15,000 level each year through its Visual and Media Artists Program. … Continue reading Salzinger wins $15,000 award for artwork

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New associate dean joins Palm Beach Gardens campus

Dr. Linda P. Lebile, whose higher education career includes stints in Asia, Texas and Africa, has joined Palm Beach State College as an associate dean of academic affairs at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference in the lives of our students,’’ said Lebile, who has been making the rounds, getting to know faculty, staff and students since starting Aug. 20. “My goal is to help students complete their college education and graduate with skills to allow them to be productive citizens with prosperous lives because they need to make a difference not just in their lives but in the lives of others, … Continue reading New associate dean joins Palm Beach Gardens campus

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Bender accepted into leadership program

Jessica Bender, auxiliary services and college card manager, is among 59 professionals accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program.
The Leadership Engage program is a highly-competitive 10-month program which offers participants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.
According to Marlee Brannock, events and marketing manager for LPBC, the organization received a record number of applicants this year.  She was selected by a committee for her professional leadership and service. … Continue reading Bender accepted into leadership program

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Vallejo appointed to Lakeside Health Advisory Board

Dr. Maria Vallejo, Palm Beach State College vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, will play a role in ensuring access to quality health care for the residents of the Glades.
She has been appointed to a four-year term on the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, which advises the Health Care District Board of Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners on issues related to the overall health and wellness of residents, … Continue reading Vallejo appointed to Lakeside Health Advisory Board

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Romenesko and Stoupas earn Stewart Award

Professors Nataliya Romenesko and Dr. George Stoupas are the 2018 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Awards, the top honor presented by Palm Beach State College for excellence in teaching and learning in the classroom.
Dr. Anita Kaplan, dean of bachelor’s degree programs and chair of the Stewart Awards Committee, announced the winners during Convocation Tuesday where College administrators welcomed back faculty and staff for the start of the 2018-2019 new academic year and updated them on new initiatives. … Continue reading Romenesko and Stoupas earn Stewart Award

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PBSC employees win award for book they co-authored

A book co-authored by Palm Beach State College employees Janet DeVries Naughton and Dr. Ginger Pedersen has received a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor on the Lake Worth campus, and Pedersen, vice president of information services, won the President’s Book Award in the Florida Adult Non-Fiction category for “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County.” They shared the award with co-authors Graham Brunk, … Continue reading PBSC employees win award for book they co-authored

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PBSC names Pustizzi executive director of human resources

Palm Beach State College has named Michael Pustizzi the executive director of human resources. He brings more than 25 years of human resources corporate experience to the role and joins PBSC Aug. 27.
“We are looking forward to Michael joining our team,’’ said Richard Becker, vice president of administration and business services. “The business of HR has gotten more complex, and Michael brings strong leadership skills and extensive experience, including from a diversified and complex communications industry. … Continue reading PBSC names Pustizzi executive director of human resources

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Alum earns Harvard master’s degree and thanks PBSC

Growing up in humble beginnings in Brazil, Palm Beach State College alumnus Fabio DeMoura learned early the value of hard work and education, but he never imagined that he would earn a master’s degree from Harvard Extension School, one of 12 degree-granting institutions at Harvard University.
He credits PBSC and its faculty for supporting him and helping prepare him to achieve his goal this year. Now a West Palm Beach resident with dual citizenship in Brazil and the U.S., … Continue reading Alum earns Harvard master’s degree and thanks PBSC

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Alum raising funds to make hometown center a reality

Palm Beach State College alumnus Luc Beauliere has a big vision for his hometown of Saint-Marc, Haiti.
Beauliere, who graduated from PBSC in 2007 with an Associate in Arts degree, is currently raising funds to build a community center for the people of Saint-Marc and the surrounding areas.
The center, called the Artibonite Gospel Tabernacle (AGT) Center, will serve as a hospital, university, worship facility and musical conservatory.
The idea to build a center first originated from Beauliere’s father, … Continue reading Alum raising funds to make hometown center a reality

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Guthrie named new student trustee

In the short time that Shanice Guthrie has been attending Palm Beach State College, she has come to notice the strong unity among its diverse student population. However, she has also noticed that many students feel detached from the school.
This is something she hopes to change as the newly appointed PBSC student trustee for the 2018-19 academic year.
“Students are mostly unaware of the vast array of services and benefits that is provided at their disposal,” said Guthrie, … Continue reading Guthrie named new student trustee

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