Fatima Cajas was mixing up coffee drinks at Delicias Cuban Bakery when she first met Dr. Maria Vallejo from Palm Beach State College.
She had a desire to go to college, but before that chance meeting with Vallejo 10 years ago, she couldn’t see past the barriers she felt as an immigrant from Ecuador. While frequenting the eatery inside a Lake Worth gas station, Vallejo slipped her a business card and encouraged her to enroll at PBSC. … Continue reading Vallejo retires from PBSC, leaves lasting impact
Palm Beach State College has hired new executive deans for its Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal will serve in the position on the Belle Glade campus and Dr. Stephen Joyner at Loxahatchee Groves. Since 2015, McNeal has served as the assistant dean of student services at the Belle Glade campus. Joyner was previously a higher education enrollment consultant and dean of student services at Miami Dade College.
McNeal and Joyner, who officially begin April 1, … Continue reading McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses
Ten Palm Beach County high schools students have been awarded a $500 Dr. Maria Vallejo Palm Beach State College ASPIRA scholarship to be used this fall.
The scholarship, created by Vallejo 15 years ago through a partnership with the local Palm Beach County ASPIRA chapter, helps support Latino and First Generation in College students earn a degree.
According to Vallejo, the vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, … Continue reading Ten awarded PBSC ASPIRA scholarship
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
Students registering for spring classes at Palm Beach State College can now choose Loxahatchee Groves from among their campus choices.
PBSC’s long anticipated fifth campus is set to officially open Feb. 27. Existing students can register online now, choosing from 64 sections of general education courses that largely count toward the Associate in Arts transfer degree. New students can apply for admission online and get prepared to start in the spring. College leaders say the mostly 10-week classes developed specifically for that campus as well as some classes for the eight-week term can serve about 2,000 students. … Continue reading PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus set to open Feb. 27
Dr. Maria Vallejo is giving back to one of her alma maters.
Vallejo, the vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses, has been named a new trustee to the 26-member Hampshire College Board of Trustees.
She will serve a four-year term now through June 30, 2020.
“I am thrilled to get to serve on the board at Hampshire,” said Vallejo. “I had an incredible experience there as a student and really enjoyed the service-learning aspect of the college. … Continue reading Vallejo lends expertise to alma mater
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
A crowd of more than 80 Palm Beach State College members and community leaders in the Glades gathered Tuesday to officially welcome Dr. Maria Vallejo to the Belle Glade campus during a reception and luncheon at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
The PBSC Foundation sponsored the event to introduce Vallejo, who was recently appointed as the new vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. … Continue reading Vallejo shares vision for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses
Dr. Maria M. Vallejo, who has been provost of the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus for 16 years, is featured in the March 12 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine among the Top 25 Women in Higher Education.
Editors at the Virginia-based publication selected the honorees for the Women’s History Month edition from among colleges and universities across the nation. The list includes several presidents and other college leaders. “I believe that Dr. … Continue reading Vallejo named among Top 25 Women in Higher Education
Dr. Maria Vallejo, provost of the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus who has more than 30 years of higher education experience, will be the featured speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Forum on Dec. 2.The forum, hosted every other month by PBSC’s Corporate and Continuing Education division, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Vallejo to discuss lessons in leadership at forum Dec. 2