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Stephen Gibson named 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize winner

Stephen Gibson, the poet and English professor who taught at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus for 32 years before his retirement last year, has won the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, judged by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
Gibson won for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. A winner of many awards, including the Donald Justice Poetry Prize in 2014, Gibson’s previous poetry collections include The Garden of Earthly Delights of Ghazals, … Continue reading Stephen Gibson named 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize winner

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Ceremony recognizing local refugees to be held on campus

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

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PBSC Medical Assisting students gain global career options

The leading professional certification for medical assistants is now an international credential.
Already considered the profession’s gold standard in the United States, the Certified Medical Assistant credential from the American Association of Medical Assistants—known as the CMA (AAMA)—was recently recognized by the International Accreditation Service®.
Students in Palm Beach State College’s Medical Assisting program have been taking and passing the CMA (AAMA) exam for many years. Now this credential will give them the competitive edge to pursue the best jobs worldwide. … Continue reading PBSC Medical Assisting students gain global career options

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PBSC horticulture professor opens statewide conference

Dr. George K. Rogers, professor and chair of Palm Beach State College’s Environmental Horticulture department, was the opening ceremony speaker at the Florida State Horticulture Society’s annual convention held Sunday through Tuesday at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort in Stuart.
The 129th meeting of the nation’s oldest horticultural society drew 120 attendees representing the academic horticulture community, government, nursery businesses and more. Over 100 technical presentations covered new developments and practices for growers, processors, allied industries and other horticultural interests in Florida. … Continue reading PBSC horticulture professor opens statewide conference

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A journey in service: Study abroad students help Costa Rican orphanage

Professor Suzanne Duff, department chair for Human Services programs at Palm Beach State College, and 12 students returned June 7 from a study abroad trip to Costa Rica, exhausted yet elated.
The nine-day journey was the third annual summer trip led by Duff, designed to give PBSC students a hands-on experience serving those in need in another culture. On this trip, Duff and the students worked at a remote orphanage or hogarsito (“little home”) for boys ages 8 and up. … Continue reading A journey in service: Study abroad students help Costa Rican orphanage

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AAUW Florida to host girls STEM camp at Palm Beach State and FAU

The American Association of University Women – Florida will host a weeklong residential Tech Trek camp June 12-18 at Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus and Florida Atlantic University for 60 of Florida’s rising eighth-grade girls.
The camp is uniquely designed to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities that build their skills and interest in pursuing STEM careers. A longtime leader on issues related to women and girls in STEM, … Continue reading AAUW Florida to host girls STEM camp at Palm Beach State and FAU

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PBSC math professors receive Excellence Award from national organization

Two math professors at the Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus were recognized at a national conference of their peers for their strategies to help students succeed.
Zalmond Abbondanza, department chair for developmental mathematics, and Dr. Eugenia Cox received an Excellence Award during the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. They were the PBSC administration’s top choices from among the full-time faculty to represent the College at this year’s conference held May 28-31 in Austin, … Continue reading PBSC math professors receive Excellence Award from national organization

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Link to be honored by Northern Palm Beach County Chamber

Wendy Sartory Link, chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, will receive the Community Woman of the Year Award from the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce June 2.
The award will be presented at the chamber’s 2016 Leadership Awards Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
Link was chosen because of her commitment to the north part of the county, … Continue reading Link to be honored by Northern Palm Beach County Chamber

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Colvin named head volleyball coach

The Palm Beach State College Athletic Department announces Drew Colvin as its new head volleyball coach for the 2016-17 season.
Colvin will officially begin his duties on June 1. He replaces Sam Skelton, who was the head coach for the past 18 years.
Originally from Sanderson, Fla., Colvin has been Palm Beach State’s assistant volleyball coach along with his wife Jessica for the past nine years.
“Drew has shown a great level of loyalty and commitment to the volleyball program and we are excited to now see him as head coach,” said Athletic Director David Holstein. … Continue reading Colvin named head volleyball coach

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Partnership unlocks doors to security and automation jobs

When the phone rings with other colleges looking to replicate your program, you know you’re on to something.
Kent Hartwig is happy to take the calls. As the director of the new Security and Automation Systems Technician program at Palm Beach State College, he’s got a success story to share. The field is a hot one, most of the first class landed jobs halfway through, and companies are lined up to hire more.
The program started last August and paves the way to immediate employment in the rapidly growing security and building automation industry. … Continue reading Partnership unlocks doors to security and automation jobs

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