Tag: Ava L. Parker

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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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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