Tag: Ava L. Parker

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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PBSC, Modernizing Medicine sign MOU to collaborate on campus training hub

Palm Beach State College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Modernizing Medicine to create an innovative training hub at the College’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus for students preparing for health information technology careers and medical professionals learning to use systems for digitizing and managing patient records.
The memorandum of understanding provides that Modernizing Medicine would give PBSC students training for healthcare jobs, access to its groundbreaking iPad-based electronic health record (EHR) system, modmed EMA™, … Continue reading PBSC, Modernizing Medicine sign MOU to collaborate on campus training hub

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Rogers to lead PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus

Dr. Jacqueline Rogers, dean of health sciences and public safety at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, has been appointed to also oversee the launch of the College’s new campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves.
As campus director, Rogers is providing operational oversight, leadership and vision for the College’s fifth campus, which has an initial focus on health sciences and technology.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., said she tapped Rogers because of her health care background and extensive involvement with local industry. … Continue reading Rogers to lead PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus

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PBSC spearheads STEAM initiative for kids

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received $200,000 of a $420,000 PNC Foundation Grow Up Great STEAM grant today during a ceremony at the Village Academy Elementary School in Delray Beach.
The gift will be used over the next two years to create a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math initiative through the College’s Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
The grant also includes the School District of Palm Beach County, the School District of Broward County, … Continue reading PBSC spearheads STEAM initiative for kids

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Support PBSC students by purchasing advance fair tickets

Each January, over a half a million visitors enjoy 17 fun-filled days at the annual South Florida Fair. This year, you can not only experience all the fair has to offer but also support students at the same time.
The Palm Beach State College Foundation has partnered with the fair to offer advance discounted admission tickets beginning today through Jan. 14, 2016. Each time an individual buys a ticket, a portion of the proceeds will go to support PBSC student scholarships. … Continue reading Support PBSC students by purchasing advance fair tickets

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Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge

Palm Beach State College leaders today accepted Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s statewide “Ready, Set, Work” challenge calling for the achievement of 100 percent graduation rates for full-time students.
College officials said the challenge is formidable but attainable through a concerted effort to improve student completion.
“We know what is at stake for our students, and we are wholeheartedly committed to making sure that they have what they need to get to the finish line,” said College President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge

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Two professors receive 2015 Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award

Palm Beach State College leaders officially welcomed faculty and staff to the start of the 2015-2016 academic year during Convocation today and named this year’s winners of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professors Nancy Pennea, who teaches math on the Belle Glade campus, and Jeannette Sullivan, who teaches Introduction to the College Experience at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, were surprised with the annual award, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize.
“As a faculty member, … Continue reading Two professors receive 2015 Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award

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Aspiring engineer selected new PBSC student trustee

Jesse Pulliam, an aspiring engineer who took his first college classes while a high school senior, has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Jupiter resident and 2013 William T. Dwyer High School graduate was chosen by a committee after an application and interview process open to all PBSC students with at least a 3.0 grade point average and at least 24 credit hours completed. Nine students were interviewed for the position. … Continue reading Aspiring engineer selected new PBSC student trustee

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