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Ciucci to be honored by Western Michigan University

PBSC Professor Tracy Ciucci is being inducted into the Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy at her alma mater—Western Michigan University.
Ciucci is among eight WMU alumni selected this year by the Department of Human Performance and Health Education for their professional achievements, contributions and service.  They will be recognized during the 17th annual Alumni Honor Academy Breakfast April 14.
“I could not be more excited about it,’’ said Ciucci, who was nominated by Dr. … Continue reading Ciucci to be honored by Western Michigan University

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Gov. Scott appoints Davis to PBSC District Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Darcy Davis, chief executive officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees.
Davis of Palm Beach Gardens is appointed for a term beginning April 5 and ending May 31, 2021. She replaces Charles Cross, Jr. who served as chair of the five-member board.
Davis joined the Health Care District in July 2011 and has served in several roles of increasing responsibility, … Continue reading Gov. Scott appoints Davis to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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Phi Beta Lambda students land state awards

Two Palm Beach State College students will compete on the national level after winning top awards at the Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Patreace Scharschmidt won first-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts, Management Concepts and Retail Management categories. Joshua Deese won second-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts category during the event held in Orlando March 22-25.
Hundreds of students from colleges and universities, including eight from PBSC, participated in competitive activities in numerous categories. The top two winners in each category are now eligible to compete at the national competition that will be held in Baltimore June 23-26. … Continue reading Phi Beta Lambda students land state awards

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Kershner to be honored as hero in health care education

In the eyes of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, Robert M. Kershner, M.D., is a hero.
Dr. Kershner, who is chairman, medical director and the lead professor for Palm Beach State College’s Ophthalmic Medical Technology program, will be honored at PBCMS’s upcoming 15th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon for his contributions in health care higher education. The event will be held April 20 at the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Kershner to be honored as hero in health care education

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PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

When Palm Beach State College alumnus and employee John Charmant came to the United States in 2009 from Haiti, he couldn’t speak English and struggled adapting to the culture.
Today, thanks to the support and encouragement of some of his high school and PBSC professors, he is the proud author of “Luxers’ Multiverse: The Grand Design,” an English book published earlier this year.
The book is set in the year 2090, where the traditional borders between countries have dissolved, … Continue reading PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

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PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

To say that Palm Beach State College alumna and employee Janet DeVries Naughton is interested in Palm Beach County history is an understatement.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor at the College’s Lake Worth campus, is not only curious, she has devoted many years of her free time to author or co-author 10 published books on the topic. She’s also contributed chapters to Florida history anthologies published by her colleagues.
Her latest co-authored book, “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County,” honors the work of the volunteers, … Continue reading PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

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Parker tapped for Women on the Move Award

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has been tapped to receive a Women on the Move Award from ONYX Magazine, marking the latest in a series of honors for her leadership and service in higher education.
Parker is among 31 of Florida’s most impactful and influential women of color who will be recognized by the Orlando-based publication during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. … Continue reading Parker tapped for Women on the Move Award

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Horvath receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Dr. Elizabeth Horvath, a longtime Palm Beach State College computer science professor, has received a Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Engineers’ Council.
Horvath received the honor from the nonprofit California-based organization Feb. 22 at the 2018 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Business Development Board, the event recognizes engineers and engineering projects in all disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, structural and civil. In addition to the awards ceremony held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, … Continue reading Horvath receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

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O’Malley wins national award for excellence in teaching

Dr. Chasity O’Malley, a science professor and department chair with a knack for infusing technology into her classes, has been selected the 2018 winner of the HAPS-Thieme Excellence in Teaching Award.
The 1,700-member Human Anatomy and Physiology Society presents the annual award in partnership with Thieme, a leading science textbook publisher. It comes with a $1,500 honorarium, as well as a waiver of registration fees and an opportunity to present an excellence in teaching workshop at the society’s annual conference May 26-30 in Columbus, … Continue reading O’Malley wins national award for excellence in teaching

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Baldwin named dean of health sciences

Dr. Alphonso Baldwin has been named the new dean of health sciences at Palm Beach State College.
Baldwin comes to PBSC from the College of Lake County in Illinois, where he has worked since 2008 as dean of the Lakeshore Campus.  He starts his new role Jan. 22, filling a position that became available after the retirement of Dr. Jacqueline Rogers in 2016.
Baldwin has been involved in community action activities wherever he has lived.  These activities have included coordination of asthma education camps for the Kansas branch of the American Lung Association, … Continue reading Baldwin named dean of health sciences

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