Tag: Ginger Pedersen

PBSC employees win award for book they co-authored

A book co-authored by Palm Beach State College employees Janet DeVries Naughton and Dr. Ginger Pedersen has received a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor on the Lake Worth campus, and Pedersen, vice president of information services, won the President’s Book Award in the Florida Adult Non-Fiction category for “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County.” They shared the award with co-authors Graham Brunk, … Continue reading PBSC employees win award for book they co-authored

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New dean of curriculum comes on board

Dr. Velmarie Albertini has joined Palm Beach State College as the new dean of curriculum.
She has 20 years of teaching and leadership experience and comes to the College from Barry University, where she has worked since August 2016 as associate dean of academic and student affairs. She replaces Susan Bierster, who has filled the role on an interim basis for the last two years following the promotion of Dr. Ginger Pedersen, vice president of information services. … Continue reading New dean of curriculum comes on board

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Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

Two of the events being held at Palm Beach State College in celebration of Women’s History Month will feature College administrators.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D.,  will moderate the “Limitless Opportunity: Women Leaders in Higher Education”panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at the Belle Glade campus. The panelists include Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses; … Continue reading Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

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Wired up: PBSC expands internet access

Palm Beach State College students will have more wireless internet access on campus this fall, and those in Belle Glade can now can borrow mobile hotspots to use at home for free.
The College is expanding Wi-Fi to 133 additional classrooms across the campuses and to the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. The initiative means that by the end of September every classroom at PBSC’s Belle Glade campus, the smallest of the four, will be wireless. … Continue reading Wired up: PBSC expands internet access

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PBSC professors recognized at national conference for excellence in teaching

Two Palm Beach State College professors, including one who created an interactive e-book to help students master the concepts taught in their anatomy lab, were recently recognized at a national conference for community college faculty, staff and administrators.
Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, who teaches science at the Lake Worth campus, and Professor Christopher Schmersahl, who teaches English at the Belle Glade campus, were chosen by College administrators from among 320 full-time faculty members to represent PBSC at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership May 25-28 in Austin, … Continue reading PBSC professors recognized at national conference for excellence in teaching

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