Tag: Dennis Gallon

Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Palm Beach State College’s plans to provide its educational offerings at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The SACS approval is for five years —until 2020 — when Palm Beach State will undergo its next institutional re-accreditation process.
“This approval acknowledges that we meet standards of academic quality,’’ said Dr. Roger Yohe, PBSC vice president of academic affairs. “We want to have quality programs, … Continue reading Loxahatchee Groves campus gets SACS approval

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50 Years Later – The Merger of Two Junior Colleges

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16
Six vivid paintings of Roosevelt Junior College alumni and staff hang from a wall on the second floor of Palm Beach State’s Lake Worth campus library.
Other than a whirring printer, it is quiet on this particular day. Across the room, students are busy at computer stations, some with headphones draping their ears. Most of them are millennials unfamiliar with the stories and the history behind the images of Ineria Hudnell, … Continue reading 50 Years Later – The Merger of Two Junior Colleges

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Gallon receives James L. Wattenbarger Award

Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, former Palm Beach State College president, was honored last Thursday by his peers around the state for his more than four decades of work and dedication to the Florida College System.
Gallon was presented the James L. Wattenbarger Award by the Florida College System Council of Presidents during the Association of Florida College’s Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 10-13 in Lake Buena Vista. The prestigious award is given annually in honor of Wattenbarger, … Continue reading Gallon receives James L. Wattenbarger Award

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Campus name to honor outgoing president

Palm Beach State College’s new campus in Loxahatchee Groves will be named after outgoing president Dennis P. Gallon.
The College’s District Board of Trustees recently passed a unanimous resolution naming the campus for Dr. Gallon in recognition of his outstanding service to the College and the community. The naming was announced at a June 19 scholarship benefit dinner honoring Gallon, who is retiring June 30 after more than 50 years of service in Florida education, including 18 years as PBSC president. … Continue reading Campus name to honor outgoing president

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Gallon gives final address to last of the 75,044 graduates during his tenure

Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon delivered his final commencement remarks during two ceremonies Monday, telling the spring graduates that he hopes their time at the College was a “period of personal transformation that will never end.”
He shared his own story of being a high school student growing up in the rural town of Monticello with his mind set on being a professional drummer before attending college and discovering his passion for education. “You should have a script in life to follow, … Continue reading Gallon gives final address to last of the 75,044 graduates during his tenure

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PBSC President Dennis Gallon to confer his final diplomas May 11

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 11 for the 2,838 students in the last graduating class under President Dennis Gallon’s 18-year tenure.
The first ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. for the 1,562 Associate in Arts transfer degree graduates, which represents 55 percent of the class. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the 1,276 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to confer his final diplomas May 11

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PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship

When Ana Guevara and Patricia Medina walked into a meeting with Palm Beach State College administrators, they didn’t expect to end up in tears.
Overcome with joy, the two Honors College students cried after learning Tuesday that they each won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The coveted scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and required fees for the two to three years needed to complete their bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship

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Palm Beach State College trustees select first female president

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees culminated a six-month national search process Wednesday, unanimously choosing Ava L. Parker, J.D., to become the first female president of Palm Beach State College.
Parker, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University, was one of four finalists who met with the board Wednesday, each making a case for being the best fit to lead the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College trustees select first female president

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Ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 17 for new sports field on Belle Glade campus

Palm Beach State College at Belle Glade is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 17 to formally dedicate the new multipurpose field, giving intramural sports teams a place to practice and play.
The ceremony will be at 3:45 p.m. on the 225-foot by 345-foot field behind the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, and it will include remarks from Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon. The ribbon cutting ceremony is part of several sporting activities planned for students beginning with a fun run at noon. … Continue reading Ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 17 for new sports field on Belle Glade campus

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Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

Palm Beach State College held its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Lake Worth campus Jan. 15.
Dr. Lillie W. McCain, a retired professor from Mott Community College in Michigan, was the keynote speaker for the celebration themed “Education. Empowerment. Equality.” McCain, who grew up on a farm in Teoc, Miss., displayed a cotton stalk and wore a 9-foot cotton sack as a visual illustration of growing up picking cotton.  She discussed the importance of education and the need for individuals to address stereotypes and prejudices in order for the country to fulfill King’s dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, … Continue reading Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

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