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
Up-and-coming movers and shakers don’t just populate the business world. Community colleges also have their fair share—for example, Professor Suzanne Duff, department chair for Human Services programs at Palm Beach State College.
Duff has been named to the 40 Under 40 list of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. Launched this year, the list will recognize outstanding community college women under the age of 40 on an annual basis. … Continue reading Duff named to ‘40 under 40’ list of community college achievers
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
While caring for his father-in-law stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, David Kindred took his first-ever college classes at Palm Beach State. After 20 years in the electrical trade, Kindred had suffered a severe work injury, lost his business and was now getting back on his feet – pointed in a different direction.
Changing careers is the new normal, and many turn to Palm Beach State College as a place to begin again. … Continue reading Heart’s Desire: Career transformations at Palm Beach State