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Vallejo to discuss lessons in leadership at forum Dec. 2

Dr. Maria Vallejo, provost of the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus who has more than 30 years of higher education experience, will be the featured speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Forum on Dec. 2.The forum, hosted every other month by PBSC’s Corporate and Continuing Education division, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Vallejo to discuss lessons in leadership at forum Dec. 2

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Patel selected Educator of the Year by architecture organization

Palm Beach State College Professor Dharmesh Patel has been selected Educator of the Year by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Patel was chosen for his innovative initiatives to give students real-world experiences and connect them to local architects. He will be recognized during the AIA Palm Beach Design & Honor Awards Banquet tonight at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach.
“It’s very gratifying,’’ said Patel who taught part-time at PBSC for two years before becoming a full-time architecture professor in 2009. … Continue reading Patel selected Educator of the Year by architecture organization

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Murillo selected for NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Jose Murillo, a Palm Beach State College student and administrative assistant for the Educational Opportunity Center, has been accepted into the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Undergraduate Fellows Program for 2014-2015.
Established in 1989, the program aims to diversify the pool of individuals interested in pursuing careers in student affairs and higher education. It is a structured mentorship program targeting students from traditionally underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations. The four main components are: on-campus mentorship, … Continue reading Murillo selected for NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

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PBSC employees honored for going ‘above and beyond’

Palm Beach State’s Employee Recognition Committee presented the coveted Bravo Award to three College employees Nov. 7 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. The ceremony capped off the annual college-wide competition that recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. The three winners were chosen from a pool of 28, all nominated by peers for their exceptional efforts that embody the College’s mission to foster student success.
The 2014 Bravo Award winners:
Kerry Weiss,Continue reading PBSC employees honored for going ‘above and beyond’

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Palm Beach Gardens City Council recognizes Wihbey for her work

After five years on the job, Dr. Jean Wihbey, provost of the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus, is making a mark on the campus and the community, and the city council is taking notice.
In a rare move, the Palm Beach Gardens City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Wihbey for her work since taking the helm in 2009. Under her watch, the campus has developed even stronger relationships with the business community that have led to internships and job opportunities for students, … Continue reading Palm Beach Gardens City Council recognizes Wihbey for her work

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Ponciano tapped for NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

Henry Ponciano, assistant dean of student services at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, is among only 20 higher education administrators throughout the country selected this year for the Leadership Fellows Program sponsored by the National Community College Hispanic Council and the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences.
The program is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Latinas and Latinos who aspire to move up the ranks in higher education. … Continue reading Ponciano tapped for NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

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Professors Schmersahl and Sfiropoulos honored for innovative teaching

Two Palm Beach State College professors started the 2014-2015 academic year on a high note after being named the winners of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award for their innovative work to engage students in their classes.
Christopher Schmersahl, who teaches English in Belle Glade, and Mike Sfiropoulos, who teaches developmental English at the Lake Worth campus, were announced the 2014 winners during Convocation Aug. 20 where PBSC leaders officially welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year. … Continue reading Professors Schmersahl and Sfiropoulos honored for innovative teaching

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PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015

Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College since 1997, informed the District Board of Trustees today of his desire to retire from that post effective June 30, 2015. The board accepted the decision, expressing sadness but praising his distinguished service and wishing him well.
“President Gallon has been a pillar of the College and the community for the past 17 years,” said Carolyn L. Williams, board chairperson. “We celebrate his remarkable career, and we cannot adequately express our appreciation for his service to our students and to Palm Beach County.”
Gallon said he is experiencing “some anxiety” over the decision, … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015

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Bender earns CASP certification

Jessica Bender, manager of auxiliary services and college card at Palm Beach State College, has earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) designation from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.
CASP is a four-year certification that affirms the recipient’s expertise in management, leadership, marketing, student development and operations. It is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services.
Bender joined Palm Beach State in 2007 as the manager of the College Card program, … Continue reading Bender earns CASP certification

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Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as vice president of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for 2014-2015.
Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The program prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists—the health care professionals who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. … Continue reading Latimer elected to American Society of Radiologic Technologists board

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