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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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Phi Beta Lambda students win in national competition

Two Phi Beta Lambda students at Palm Beach State College, who had already won state awards earlier this year, have now succeeded at the national level.
Patreace Scharschmidt and Joshua Deese won first place and sixth place, respectively, in the Entrepreneurship Concepts contest, which involved a 60-minute objective test on various business competencies administered during the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Baltimore June 23-26. The conference drew 1,800 college students who participated in 60 business and business-related competitive events for an opportunity to win $110,000 in cash awards. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students win in national competition

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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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