Tag: Palm Beach State College Foundation

Gene Haas Foundation awards PBSC $20K for scholarships

More scholarship assistance is on the way for students in Palm Beach State College’s Machining Technology Program.
The College has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship grant award from the Gene Haas Foundation to help cover the educational expenses of students in the 1500 clock-hour postsecondary adult vocational program. This is the second award that Palm Beach State has received since 2015 from the California-based foundation, bringing the total to $40,000. So far, the Palm Beach State College Foundation, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation awards PBSC $20K for scholarships

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Parker announces couple’s $1 million gift at her investiture

During the investiture ceremony Thursday officially installing her as Palm Beach State College’s fifth president, Ava L. Parker, J.D., announced a $1 million gift to the College from a Palm Beach Gardens couple who have a passion for education.
Themed “Investing in a New Vision,” the academic ceremony drew more than 500 people to the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, including the Florida College System chancellor, college and university presidents, lawmakers and business leaders. … Continue reading Parker announces couple’s $1 million gift at her investiture

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Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

What is one key to success in life? According to Armando Christian Perez, better known as “Pitbull,” it’s to follow your own journey in life.
“I think that a lot of people always try to keep up with the Joneses as a way to benchmark their success and don’t follow their own journeys,” the Grammy award winner told the crowd of more than 650 at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 5th annual STEAM luncheon today. … Continue reading Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

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PBSC Foundation raises $90,000 at annual Golf Classic

The Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic raised $90,000 for the College’s STEAM initiative.
The funds will go toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) student scholarships and program enhancements to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in these fields.
Twenty-seven golf foursomes played in the tournament held on April 29 at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. The team of Jesse Lee, Jerry Springer, Mitch Crissman and Richard Browning took first place with a score of 55. … Continue reading PBSC Foundation raises $90,000 at annual Golf Classic

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‘Be the best you can be,’ says Patrick during PBSC’s STEAM luncheon

A crowd of more than 500 attended Palm Beach State College Foundation’s fourth annual STEAM luncheon today at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts. The luncheon featured NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, the first woman speaker for the event.
The event raised money for the Foundation’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative to help prepare students for the high-paying, high-demand positions immediately available in these industries.
Before Patrick’s remarks, Yvonne Boice, event chair, … Continue reading ‘Be the best you can be,’ says Patrick during PBSC’s STEAM luncheon

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PBSC spearheads STEAM initiative for kids

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received $200,000 of a $420,000 PNC Foundation Grow Up Great STEAM grant today during a ceremony at the Village Academy Elementary School in Delray Beach.
The gift will be used over the next two years to create a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math initiative through the College’s Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
The grant also includes the School District of Palm Beach County, the School District of Broward County, … Continue reading PBSC spearheads STEAM initiative for kids

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Support PBSC students by purchasing advance fair tickets

Each January, over a half a million visitors enjoy 17 fun-filled days at the annual South Florida Fair. This year, you can not only experience all the fair has to offer but also support students at the same time.
The Palm Beach State College Foundation has partnered with the fair to offer advance discounted admission tickets beginning today through Jan. 14, 2016. Each time an individual buys a ticket, a portion of the proceeds will go to support PBSC student scholarships. … Continue reading Support PBSC students by purchasing advance fair tickets

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $20,000 for student scholarships in machining

The Palm Beach State College Foundation has been given $20,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation for scholarships that will go to students in the College’s Machining Technology Program.
“Machining is at the core of manufacturing, which is vital to the economy,” said Richard Reeder, PBSC associate dean of trade and industry. “If you look at any manufactured item, a machinist probably had his or her hand in it somewhere. The Gene Haas Foundation not only recognizes just how important machinists are today but also how important machining education is, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation donates $20,000 for student scholarships in machining

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Palm Beach State College Foundation receives $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to support students

The Palm Beach State College Foundation has received $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for student scholarships.
“We are very passionate about supporting students in their academic goals,” said Spencer Siegel, president of the club. “We not only desire to help them financially but we also guide them through our mentorship program. These students are smart and very motivated and oftentimes have very little guidance as to what to do in life. We believe even the smallest push in the right direction from someone who is not their mom or dad can mean the world in terms of their success in life.”
The scholarships will be given to students who are: members of the Rotaract Club at Palm Beach State’s Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Foundation receives $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to support students

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Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes new officers

The Palm Beach State College Foundation board of directors has elected new officers who will serve a two-year term.
George Gentile, senior partner at Gentile, Glas, Holloway, O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. was chosen as chair. Ricky Wade, franchisee of B’ing the Best, Inc./McDonald’s, is vice chair. William Greenman, Jr., senior portfolio manager and team leader at BNY Mellon, is treasurer and Trish Lowry secretary. Noel Guillama, CEO of Guillama, Inc., is the immediate past chair. The officers were elected May 19. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes new officers

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