Tag: Ava L. Parker

Haney and DeMauro win Stewart Award

Professors Kanathy Haney and Sandra DeMauro, two of Palm Beach State College’s newest faculty members, are this year’s winners of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The recipients were announced during Convocation Aug. 21 where President Ava L. Parker and other College leaders welcomed faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award is the highest award presented by the College to faculty. It recognizes faculty and program instructors who use interactive learning to promote student engagement, … Continue reading Haney and DeMauro win Stewart Award

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Boot camp gives students a jump on fall term

Palm Beach State College on Wednesday concluded its weeklong, intensive boot-camp-style programs designed to help students polish their skills and build a support network before tackling their freshman-level English and math courses.
“Math Jump” and “Jump Write In!,’’ both faculty-led initiatives on the Lake Worth campus, required participants to spend eight or 10 hours a day, depending on the program, for five days. They spent the time getting ahead on content they will cover in their intermediate algebra, … Continue reading Boot camp gives students a jump on fall term

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PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth.
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was up 2.8 percent for 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. That means that PBSC students, the majority of whom are part time, took far more classes. The student headcount also rose slightly to 49,303 students in 2016-2017, up from 47,893 in 2015-2016.
Despite the economic turnaround and low unemployment rate, … Continue reading PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

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Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

Palm Beach State College has received a $45,000 donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support Panther’s Closet and Panther’s Pantry, two initiatives to help students.
The gift was presented Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the Lake Worth campus. Students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College run Panther’s Closet as part of a one credit hour service-learning course offered each semester. … Continue reading Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

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Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

Two of the events being held at Palm Beach State College in celebration of Women’s History Month will feature College administrators.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D.,  will moderate the “Limitless Opportunity: Women Leaders in Higher Education”panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at the Belle Glade campus. The panelists include Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses; … Continue reading Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

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Investiture of PBSC President Ava L. Parker set for March 2

The investiture of Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., will be held March 2, culminating weeklong activities that correspond with the opening of the fifth campus in Loxahatchee Groves and a new era in the College’s history.
The presidential investiture will be held at 4 p.m. in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/NewVision.Continue reading Investiture of PBSC President Ava L. Parker set for March 2

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Grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for new PBSC campus

Palm Beach State College is holding a grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for its new campus in Loxahatchee Groves. More than 600 students will begin classes there the day before.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and include a ribbon cutting and tours of the first 50,000-square-foot, three-story building on the Dennis P. Gallon Campus. The campus name honors the former long-term president whose portrait will be unveiled and will adorn an entrance wall. … Continue reading Grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for new PBSC campus

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President launches gold performance campaign

After two successive years of earning “Silver” status in the state’s new performance funding model, Palm Beach State College is launching a “Go Bold for Gold!” initiative aimed at reaching the top echelon in 2016-17.
Focused primarily on increasing student retention and completion rates, the initiative doubles down on strategies introduced a year ago to support students’ progress toward graduation.  They include steps such as enhanced advising and communication, focused scholarships, improved class scheduling and identifying and providing certificate awards at certain completion points. … Continue reading President launches gold performance campaign

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President unveils reorganization plan to improve service, student success

Organizational changes designed to help Palm Beach State College better focus on student success and quality customer service were announced by President Ava L. Parker today in her first State of the College address to faculty and staff.
In a broad leadership restructuring, Parker is expanding the role of provost, the chief administrator for each campus, to include College-wide responsibilities as vice presidents as well as a campus reassignment for three of them.   She also announced a new vice president position to oversee information technology and the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. … Continue reading President unveils reorganization plan to improve service, student success

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PBSC gets $9 million from Legislature to complete new campus

Palm Beach State College leaders are celebrating the news that $9 million allocated by the Florida Legislature to complete the first phase of the fifth campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves also has survived the governor’s veto pen.
Gov. Rick Scott announced on Tuesday his plans to slice approximately $256.1 million in projects before signing the “Florida First” spending plan into law. PBSC’s long-planned campus, which will create greater access to higher education and job training for residents and businesses in Palm Beach County’s west-central area, … Continue reading PBSC gets $9 million from Legislature to complete new campus

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