Dr. Jeannett Manzanero, director of the Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center at Palm Beach State College, has won an Esperanza Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for her work helping immigrants adapt to life in the U.S. and pursue a college education.
She was among four individuals selected from a pool of nine finalists for the inaugural awards. The awards, which recognize Hispanic business women in Palm Beach County who have significantly impacted their profession and the community, … Continue reading Manzanero honored for Global Education Center work
The Dr. Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center at Palm Beach State College is partnering with local organizations to recognize and raise awareness of refugees living in the community.
The Center, along with the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, will hold the Palm Beach County World Refugee Day and Citizenship Ceremony June 23 on Palm Beach State’s Lake Worth campus.
The free event will be held from 9 a.m. … Continue reading Ceremony recognizing local refugees to be held on campus
Earlier this month, Palm Beach State College student Charlene Rupert received an unexpected phone call that left her filled with excitement. On the other end was U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who asked Rupert to accompany her to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address in Washington D.C. today.
“When I received the invitation, I honestly didn’t know what to say,” said Rupert. “It was such an honor. For years, I have admired Lois because she is always trying to support immigrants like me find a better way of life here.”
Originally from Venezuela, … Continue reading Palm Beach State student to attend State of the Union address