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Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

When Alexis Vazquez walks across the stage May 9 to accept his Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College, every step will be among the proudest he’s taken since rebounding from a traumatic accident that left him in a coma for three months.
“I’m so excited. I cannot wait,” said Vazquez, 31, of Boca Raton, who is among PBSC’s more than 3,200 graduates who will receive degrees and certificates during two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Boca Raton man overcomes coma and earns degree

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Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

Symone Sanders, a democratic strategist and CNN political analyst, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 11. During the celebration, the College will honor four people and an organization for their service and leadership in the community.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Sanders to speak at King celebration Jan. 11

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PBSC announces fall commencement speakers

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and State Sen. Bobby Powell Jr. will give the keynote speeches at Palm Beach State College’s fall commencement ceremonies for more than 2,700 expected graduates.
Two ceremonies are set for Dec. 19 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Mast, who is in his first term representing Florida’s 18th Congressional District, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC announces fall commencement speakers

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PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

Thirty years from now, students and employees of Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus will have an opportunity to look back through artifacts and handwritten messages to get a glimpse of what the campus is like today.

PBSC is placing a 30-year time capsule on the campus during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.  Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC’s retired fourth president whose name the campus bears, will be among the speakers. Other speakers include Carolyn L. … Continue reading PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus

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PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

Palm Beach State College has joined other colleges in waiving out-of-state tuition for Puerto Rican and Texas students who move to Florida because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey.
In making the announcement Thursday, PBSC leaders also said they would consider offering out-of-state tuition waivers to other students who are moving to Florida because their countries, states or territories were negatively impacted by natural disasters.
“Our hearts break for those whose education and lives were disrupted by these disasters. … Continue reading PBSC offers in-state tuition to hurricane victims

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PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

Palm Beach State College will reopen for classes and business on Monday, Sept. 18.
The facilities and security staff are continuing their assessments of the campuses and getting them ready for students, faculty and staff to return. Additional updates will be provided via the College emergency alert system, social media and the website. … Continue reading PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

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PBSC to remain closed until further notice

Updated 11: 20 a.m. Sept. 8, 2017
Palm Beach State College will remain closed until further notice due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma. All classes and activities are cancelled.
PBSC leaders will continue to monitor the storm’s path and provide updates about openings after all campuses have been assessed for damage and deemed safe to open.
Updates will be communicated via the College emergency alert system, at news.palmbeachstate.edu and via social media. … Continue reading PBSC to remain closed until further notice

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The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet

The Gardens Mall is teaming up with Palm Beach State College Aug. 30 to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift-style store for students.
The mall is hosting “Cocktails for a Cause” from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court. The event is open to the public. Admission is the donation of gently used clothing for adults or children. Attendees can RSVP at khanner@theforbescompany.com.
Panther’s Closet opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the PBSC Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet

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PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

The Student Services offices on all Palm Beach State College campuses will be open for special hours Saturday to help students get ready for the start of the fall term.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens and Loxahatchee Groves.  The following departments will be open: Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Registration, Bookstore, Cashier, Testing, Disability Support Services, as well as  Security for students who need to get their parking decal. … Continue reading PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

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Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

Palm Beach State College has received a $45,000 donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support Panther’s Closet and Panther’s Pantry, two initiatives to help students.
The gift was presented Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the Lake Worth campus. Students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College run Panther’s Closet as part of a one credit hour service-learning course offered each semester. … Continue reading Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects

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