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PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

Palm Beach State College staff and faculty brought home several awards from the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference for exemplary use of classroom technology, excellence in communications and marketing and outstanding service.
The awards were presented throughout the conference in Lake Buena Vista Nov. 2-4 that drew 400 attendees, including representatives from each Florida College System institution. PBSC had the second highest number of voting delegates among the 28 colleges. … Continue reading PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

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PBSC medical simulation center wins best practice award

The Center of Excellence in Medical Simulation at Palm Beach State College has been chosen by the Florida College System as a 2016 recipient of the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award.

The honor will be presented this week at the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jacqueline Rogers, Ed.D., Lake Worth campus dean of health sciences and public safety, will accept the award for the center that she founded to enable students to practice clinical skills utilizing human patient simulators capable of mimicking any medical condition or crisis. … Continue reading PBSC medical simulation center wins best practice award

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Parker speaks at State Board of Education meeting

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., spoke at the State Board of Education meeting at the Palm Beach Gardens campus today, updating the seven member-panel on the status of proposed changes to the metrics used for performance-based funding and other matters concerning the Florida College System.
Speaking on behalf of the Council of Presidents for the 28 institutions, she provided updates on the funding formula for the system and the “2+ 2” statewide articulation that guarantees FCS Associate in Arts degree graduates and selected Associate in Science degree graduates admission into one of the  state’s 12 public universities. … Continue reading Parker speaks at State Board of Education meeting

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Five PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 21 at the Embassy Suites USF in Tampa.
Erin Lafon of Greenacres, Olivia Lowrey of Lake Worth, Trystan Drew of West Palm Beach, Shneior Zalman Korf of Delray Beach, and an unnamed student were among 128 students from the Florida College System named to the team. … Continue reading Five PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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Chancellor Pumariega encourages PBSC graduates to “stay curious”

Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,600 fall graduates during two commencement ceremonies today.
Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System, was the keynote speaker. She told graduates that she started her higher education at then Miami Dade Community College, where she played basketball.
“Today, I’m at Palm Beach State College as the chancellor of the same system that gave me an opportunity,’’ she said, later noting that 53 percent of Florida’s university juniors and seniors came from the 28 community and state colleges in the Florida College System. … Continue reading Chancellor Pumariega encourages PBSC graduates to “stay curious”

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Florida College System chancellor to speak at commencement

Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System, will be the keynote speaker at two commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 for Palm Beach State College’s more than 2,600 fall graduates.
The first ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the 1,219 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs along with the certificate programs. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. … Continue reading Florida College System chancellor to speak at commencement

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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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Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge

Palm Beach State College leaders today accepted Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s statewide “Ready, Set, Work” challenge calling for the achievement of 100 percent graduation rates for full-time students.
College officials said the challenge is formidable but attainable through a concerted effort to improve student completion.
“We know what is at stake for our students, and we are wholeheartedly committed to making sure that they have what they need to get to the finish line,” said College President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College leaders endorse governor’s graduation challenge

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U.S. Reps. Deutch, Frankel urge opposition to guns on campus legislation

Flanked by mothers holding pictures of relatives killed by gun violence, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted Deutch held a press conference at Palm Beach State College today, urging opposition to bills in the Florida Legislature that would allow individuals with a concealed weapons license to carry firearms on college and university campuses.
“This Legislature is about to turn Florida into the Wild West,’’ said Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, noting the impact that the proposed legislation could have on the state at a time when the nation already is experiencing a rise in gun deaths and mass shootings. … Continue reading U.S. Reps. Deutch, Frankel urge opposition to guns on campus legislation

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Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System, visited Palm State College today, but he didn’t come empty-handed. He came with checks.
Hanna delivered three checks totaling $40,067 for scholarships aimed at relieving the nursing shortage and helping students who are the first in their family to attend college. The money is part of more than $900,000 in scholarship funds that the Florida College System Foundation will award this year to the 28 colleges in the FCS. … Continue reading Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

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