Palm Beach State College’s Machining Technology Program has once again received a scholarship grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The $10,000 grant will enable more students to gain in-demand skills.
The scholarship grant is the third award that PBSC has received from the foundation, following awards in 2015 and 2017, bringing the total to $50,000. As in past years, the award will help defray the educational expenses of students in the 1500 clock-hour postsecondary adult vocational program, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation keeps up aid for machining students
Beginning today, Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Jean Wihbey, Lake Worth campus provost and vice president for workforce development, will participate in a national leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders to transform community college student success.
Wihbey, along with 39 other participants, were awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence by The Aspen Institute earlier this year.
The program, delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative and top community college leaders, … Continue reading Wihbey starts community college leadership program
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
Palm Beach State College’s national search for a new dean of student services for the Lake Worth campus ended internally with the appointment of Van Williams, who served as an assistant dean for the last three years.
The Army veteran with 18 years of higher education experience was chosen from four finalists for the position that drew 283 applicants. He replaced Penny McIsaac, who retired in January after 18 years in the role.
“The candidate pool was very impressive, … Continue reading Williams named Lake Worth campus student services dean
Local welders can now get industry-recognized advanced certifications at Palm Beach State College, which in turn will help local businesses compete and grow.
A longtime leader in welding education, PBSC has been named an Accredited Test Facility for the American Welding Society. As the second college in Florida and only the fifth entity of any kind in the state to achieve ATF status, PBSC has begun to offer advanced AWS certifications in various welding processes. … Continue reading Welders, industry to benefit from PBSC testing facility
Jean Wihbey, provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College, has received a Magnificent Leader Award from the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope.
Wihby was recognized for her inspiration and leadership for academic programs and vision for Palm Beach State College. She is active in the community and serves on many boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, PGA Corridor Association and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. … Continue reading Wihbey earns leadership award
Students and the public have the opportunity to hear from women who are shaping our community in a series of talks hosted by Palm Beach State College.
The first Women’s Empowerment Forum this year is presented by PNC Bank and will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27. The forum features a panel discussion titled “Women of Social Change.” The panel will be comprised of Dr. Jean Wihbey, PBSC provost; … Continue reading PBSC Women’s Empowerment Forum kicks off Feb. 27
After five years on the job, Dr. Jean Wihbey, provost of the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus, is making a mark on the campus and the community, and the city council is taking notice.
In a rare move, the Palm Beach Gardens City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Wihbey for her work since taking the helm in 2009. Under her watch, the campus has developed even stronger relationships with the business community that have led to internships and job opportunities for students, … Continue reading Palm Beach Gardens City Council recognizes Wihbey for her work