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Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

Assessment Director Dr. Karen Pain and English Professor Laura Clouse will be among this year’s recipients of an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their awards at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 26-29. NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Pain and Clouse to receive NISOD Excellence Award

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Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

Kayla Kerr will don a cap and gown and graduate from Palm Beach State College with her Associate in Arts degree —one week before graduating from Wellington High School.
The aspiring forensic pathologist is among 35 dual enrollment students – the highest number ever – who will receive their A.A. transfer degree this spring. Among the group are  students from Lake Worth, Clewiston, Palm Beach Gardens, William T. Dwyer, Seminole Ridge, Jupiter, John I. … Continue reading Spring graduates include 35 dual enrollment students

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Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

The way Skip Measelle sees it, his life would not be what it is today were it not for Reuben Aldridge Hale, Jr.
“He was a master teacher and gifted artist whose influence and encouragement was pivotal in my career,” said Measelle, one of Hale’s former students who now owns an art studio in West Palm Beach.
Hale, who passed away March 23, spent more than three-decades at the College as a professor, chairman of the Art Department and chairman of the Division of Humanities. … Continue reading Scholarship helps continue legacy of former division chair

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PBSC alum takes dream further with Sallie Mae scholarship

When Tevin Ali graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2015, he was already considering Johns Hopkins University for graduate school. Now as a winner of a $20,000 Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students, one of four awarded nationwide on April 30, Ali can realize his goal without financial worries.
After earning an Associate in Science degree in Biotechnology at PBSC, followed by a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University in 2017, … Continue reading PBSC alum takes dream further with Sallie Mae scholarship

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Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

When Alexis Vazquez walks across the stage May 9 to accept his Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College, every step will be among the proudest he’s taken since rebounding from a traumatic accident that left him in a coma for three months.
“I’m so excited. I cannot wait,” said Vazquez, 31, of Boca Raton, who is among PBSC’s more than 3,200 graduates who will receive degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

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PBSC graduate among 2018 ‘Faces of Technology’

Christoph Ziegler, a Palm Beach State College graduate, is among the Florida High Tech Corridor’s 2018 “Faces of Technology.” 
Ziegler, lead industrial and product designer at AVEO Engineering in Palm Coast, is among nine individuals selected because they “embody the talent behind the Corridor’s burgeoning 23-county high tech region.” They are featured in the Corridor’s annual magazine, florida.HIGH.TECH 2018, and online at www.facesoftechnology.com.
“The Corridor is proud to recognize individuals like Christoph for their contributions to our region’s high tech industry,” Ed Schons, … Continue reading PBSC graduate among 2018 ‘Faces of Technology’

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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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