Charles “Chuck” Cross, Jr. has been elected chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees for 2016-2017.
He was chosen by his peers on the five-member board Tuesday as part of an annual reorganization of the board. William Berger, an attorney with Greenspoon Marder law firm, was elected vice chair.
Cross, executive vice president of commercial banking for Seacoast National Bank, was appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. … Continue reading Cross to lead PBSC District Board of Trustees
Florida State Sen. Maria Sachs, Rep. Lori Berman and Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor will be the speakers at the 5th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Network Summit at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton.
The event, coordinated by the campus’ Corporate and Continuing Education department, will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29 in the Humanities and Technology Building, 801 Palm Beach State College Drive. Tickets are $25 each or $180 for a table of eight. … Continue reading PBSC Boca Raton campus to host Women Entrepreneurs Summit April 29
Parents seeking educational and fun programs for their children this summer have options at three Palm Beach State College campuses, including a new camp for 5- and 6- year-olds who have completed pre-K.
Programs are available at the Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses. Collectively, they serve children up to 14 years old and offer varying course options in arts, science, technology, engineering, math, fitness and more. Most programs will run Monday through Thursday, … Continue reading PBSC to offer summer youth programs at three campuses
The Palm Beach State College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges is holding its annual book sale at two campuses this year with prices starting at 50 cents.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 in the Rubenstein Pavilion at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. and April 11-13 at the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. In the past, the event was held only at the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading Get bargain prices at the annual book sale at Palm Beach State
Dr. Roy Vargas, a former administrator for Milwaukee Area Technical College with a background in business and chemistry, has joined the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus as dean of educational services.
He was hired after a nationwide search that drew 470 applicants. Vargas served for the last year as interim dean of the Schools of Business and Media & Creative Arts at MATC. Prior to then, he was associate dean of the School of Business for two and a half years and a full time business/supervisory management instructor for 11 years. … Continue reading Vargas joins PBSC Belle Glade campus as new dean of educational services
Organizational changes designed to help Palm Beach State College better focus on student success and quality customer service were announced by President Ava L. Parker today in her first State of the College address to faculty and staff.
In a broad leadership restructuring, Parker is expanding the role of provost, the chief administrator for each campus, to include College-wide responsibilities as vice presidents as well as a campus reassignment for three of them. She also announced a new vice president position to oversee information technology and the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. … Continue reading President unveils reorganization plan to improve service, student success
Palm Beach State College has captured a 2015 Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. NCMPR selected PBSC program brochures for its Silver award in the Brochure Series category at its national conference in St. Louis this month. The annual Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievements in communications at community and technical colleges and is the only national competition of its kind.
PBSC’s winning brochure series was created by the College Relations and Marketing department and included the Business, … Continue reading Palm Beach State wins national marketing award
Prominent Muslim leaders in Palm Beach County will participate in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College March 30 to help raise awareness of the true teachings of their faith and address the stigma surrounding individuals with Middle Eastern cultural backgrounds.
Titled “Islamophobia: Voices from the Muslim Community,” the discussion will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is free and open to the public. … Continue reading “Islamophobia” panel discussion at PBSC March 30 aims to promote peace
Palm Beach State College leaders are celebrating the news that $9 million allocated by the Florida Legislature to complete the first phase of the fifth campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves also has survived the governor’s veto pen.
Gov. Rick Scott announced on Tuesday his plans to slice approximately $256.1 million in projects before signing the “Florida First” spending plan into law. PBSC’s long-planned campus, which will create greater access to higher education and job training for residents and businesses in Palm Beach County’s west-central area, … Continue reading PBSC gets $9 million from Legislature to complete new campus
The 7th Annual Spanish Language Celebration will be held at Palm Beach State College March 22-23 to recognize one of the world’s most common languages while addressing biculturalism, Cuba, immigration and other topics concerning Latinos.
Themed “Latino Americans: History, Culture and Legacy,” the event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day in the BioScience Technology Complex and the Library Learning Resource Center, respectively, at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. It will include panel discussions, … Continue reading Spanish Language Celebration to focus on history, culture and legacy