The “Panthermedics” are on the prowl and winning. This team of Palm Beach State College Paramedic students placed first in the student division at the 2016 Bill Shearer International ALS/BLS (Advanced and Basic Life Support) Competition at the ClinCon Conference, held July 13-15 in Orlando.
The prestigious annual competition pits national and international emergency medical services teams against each other in realistic prehospital care scenarios. A parallel competition for school EMS teams allows students to test their skills in the same scenarios. … Continue reading PBSC Paramedic students win ClinCon competition
Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), associate professor of medical imaging in Palm Beach State College’s Radiography program, has been installed as president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the world’s largest radiologic science association.
Latimer will serve one term as president and one term as chairman of ASRT’s board of directors. His presidential term began in late June, after the conclusion of the 2016 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Las Vegas. … Continue reading Latimer to lead world’s largest radiologic science association
Eighteen students from across Palm Beach County have been awarded Palm Beach State College’s top scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.
The students, who received the Presidential Honors College Scholarship, gathered today for a welcome orientation at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the Lake Worth campus.
The guest speaker was Dr. Roger L. Yohe, vice president for academic affairs. Yohe spoke about Palm Beach State’s rich academic history and how important it is for students to engage in college life and set goals. … Continue reading Palm Beach State welcomes top scholarship recipients
Poor oral health severely impacts overall health, and no population is more vulnerable than older adults, especially those on a fixed income. They cut back on dental appointments or don’t even have a dentist. Many with dentures wrongly believe that they don’t need a dentist.
Florida is focused on improving oral health in older adults, and Palm Beach State College students are pitching in. Eight students in the College’s Dental Hygiene A.S. degree program participated in Florida’s first Older Adult Oral Health Surveillance Project, … Continue reading Dental Hygiene students help in first oral health screening for older adults
Haya Ghannouma, a graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Biotechnology Associate in Science degree program, has received the 2016 Student of the Year Award from the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers.
Each year, one outstanding student from a two or four-year Florida higher education institution is chosen by a FloridaACE selection committee for the award. Ghannouma received $300 and a crystal award.
To be eligible, she had to complete at least 10 weeks of a work or educational experience and demonstrate professional, … Continue reading PBSC biotechnology graduate honored for excellence in field
Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs for the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus, has received a fellowship to attend the “Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism” Summer International Seminar in Israel.
The 140-hour intensive seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem will bring together distinguished educators and scholars from around the world July 3-21 for lectures, pedagogic workshops, group discussions and survivor testimonies.
Participants also will get outside of the classroom for field trips to Christian and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, … Continue reading Berkowitz receives fellowship to attend international seminar in Israel
Heather Rollins, 14, hopes to have a career in biotechnology one day.
This week, she got the opportunity to explore the field further as a participant in the four-day mother/daughter STEM camp at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
Rollins, who was part of eight mother/daughter teams, enrolled in the camp with her sister Megan, 12, and mom Holly. Together, they learned about genetics, botany, chemistry, biology, engineering, microbiology, forensics and math through hands-on labs, … Continue reading Mothers/daughters team up to explore STEM fields
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
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
For the second year in a row, the Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. has committed to help student veterans at Palm Beach State College.
The organization donated $35,000 from its annual golf tournament to the Palm Beach State College Foundation at the Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach. The gift, presented yesterday, was $10,000 more than their previous donation.
This year’s donation will go toward student veteran scholarships, book stipends and club events on all of Palm Beach State’s campuses. … Continue reading Local organization boosts support for student veterans