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New PBSC student trustee wants to help and inspire

When David Hernandez enrolled full time at Palm Beach State College in fall 2012, he never imagined that he would one day become the student trustee.
At 16, he had moved to Palm Beach County from Puerto Rico with his newly divorced mother and struggled to learn English. The language barrier crushed his plans to graduate in 2008 with his class at Olympic Heights High School, and, initially, his spirit. But then his neighbor, Bryan Cruz, … Continue reading New PBSC student trustee wants to help and inspire

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New VP of academic affairs to zoom in on graduation rates

Dr. Roger L. Yohe, who has nearly three decades of administrative and teaching experience at Arizona community colleges, has joined Palm Beach State College as the new vice president for academic affairs.
The Iowa native comes to PBSC from Mesa Community College, the largest of the 10 colleges governed by the Maricopa Community College District, where he was interim vice president of academic affairs for the last year. Prior to then, he served as Mesa Community College’s dean of innovative learning for five years, … Continue reading New VP of academic affairs to zoom in on graduation rates

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PBSC summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent

Palm Beach State College’s summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent, and college leaders attribute much of the growth to strategic recruitment initiatives and scholarships designed to encourage students to finish their education on schedule or sooner.
With an unduplicated headcount of 21,081 as of June 21, the summer enrollment is on pace to become the highest for the summer in the College’s history, said Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of student services and enrollment management. The Summer B session started Tuesday, … Continue reading PBSC summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent

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New campus to feature virtual reality science lab

A $186,743 grant has been awarded to Palm Beach State College from the Quantum Foundation to establish the first collegiate virtual medical lab in Florida using zSpace® 3D technology.
The Virtual Anatomy Laboratory or “VAL” will be located on Palm Beach State’s Loxahatchee Groves campus, which has an initial focus on health sciences and technology. The first building on the new campus is slated to open in spring with “VAL” ready for enrollment in the summer term. … Continue reading New campus to feature virtual reality science lab

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No tuition increase at PBSC for 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College students will not pay a penny more for their tuition and course fees next school year.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to freeze the cost of classes for all degree and certificate programs for the 2016-2017 academic year. For college credit courses, in-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for postsecondary adult vocational program courses are fixed at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour. … Continue reading No tuition increase at PBSC for 2016-2017

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