Tag: Ava Parker

Parker is new leader of the Council of Presidents

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., hosted her first business meeting this month as the new chair of the Council of Presidents.
The Council of Presidents includes the leaders of the 28 state and community colleges comprising the Florida College System, which serves more than 800,000 students. Parker was passed the gavel for the top leadership role for the 2018-2019 year after serving one year as chair of the COP’s Policy and Advocacy Committee. … Continue reading Parker is new leader of the Council of Presidents

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Panther Strong 2023: PBSC commits to innovative academic leadership

Building on a foundation as Palm Beach County’s largest institution of higher education, Palm Beach State College has launched Panther Strong 2023, a new five-year strategic plan that sets an aggressive goal of being a nationally recognized leader in advancing student success.
For almost 85 years, Palm Beach State has served the needs of the county, providing high-quality, accessible and affordable degrees and certificates, as well as workforce development and lifelong learning. Looking forward, … Continue reading Panther Strong 2023: PBSC commits to innovative academic leadership

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Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

Palm Beach State College is developing plans to convert the former Center for Early Learning at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, which closed this month, into a Center for Innovation in Health Sciences.
Current plans are to relocate three existing high-demand career programs to the facility: Ophthalmic Medical Technology, Sonography and Respiratory Care. College administrators said relocating the programs from the BioScience Technology Complex and the Lewis Center would create much-needed space in those buildings.
The administration decided last fall to close the Center for Early Learning effective June 15, … Continue reading Center for Early Learning closes; new plans for the facility

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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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Accrediting body gives PBSC thumbs up on interim report

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has fully accepted Palm Beach State College’s Fifth-Year Interim Report, signaling that the institution continues to provide high-quality and effective programs, services and instruction.
The Committee on Fifth-Year Interim Reports reviewed PBSC’s compliance with 17 select accreditation standards, as well as the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Impact Report, and concluded that the College does not need to submit additional reports.
“The fact that we will not have any follow up reports until our reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022 is quite an achievement,’’ said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading Accrediting body gives PBSC thumbs up on interim report

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Palm Beach State levels up with new ad campaign

Palm Beach State College, the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, has launched a new advertising campaign to elevate its image, raise awareness of its diverse academic programs and encourage students to make PBSC their first choice for higher education.
The “Level Up” campaign launched in digital media channels, including targeted display, mobile, social and streaming music. In the first half of next year, PBSC plans to ramp-up the campaign to include cable TV, … Continue reading Palm Beach State levels up with new ad campaign

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PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

Thirty years from now, students and employees of Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus will have an opportunity to look back through artifacts and handwritten messages to get a glimpse of what the campus is like today.

PBSC is placing a 30-year time capsule on the campus during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.  Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC’s retired fourth president whose name the campus bears, will be among the speakers. Other speakers include Carolyn L. … Continue reading PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

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PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

Palm Beach State College will build its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building on its Loxahatchee Groves campus and relocate its long-standing, highly regarded dental health education programs to the 75-acre site.
The District Board of Trustees reached the unanimous decision during its regular meeting Tuesday after a recommendation from the College administration.
College leaders had contemplated building the facility on the Lake Worth campus, where the existing 55-year old structure is located. However, after analyzing the two sites and receiving input from faculty, … Continue reading PBSC selects Loxahatchee Groves for new dental building

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PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

Palm Beach State College has joined other colleges in waiving out-of-state tuition for Puerto Rican and Texas students who move to Florida because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey.
In making the announcement Thursday, PBSC leaders also said they would consider offering out-of-state tuition waivers to other students who are moving to Florida because their countries, states or territories were negatively impacted by natural disasters.
“Our hearts break for those whose education and lives were disrupted by these disasters. … Continue reading PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

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President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

The following memo was emailed to Palm Beach State College students.
Sept. 6,  2017
Dear Palm Beach State College Panthers,

As you may know, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The deadlines established in the decision are provided below:

Effective Sept. 5, new applications for the DACA program will not be considered.
Individuals who currently have DACA status will be allowed to maintain their status through the deferred action period. … Continue reading President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

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