Tag: Palm Beach State College

How do you spell “worthwhile”?

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. The game in this case was the 25th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Each year, local businesses and institutions send teams to compete and raise money for the vital cause of ensuring that every child and adult in Palm Beach County can read. At last evening’s event, Palm Beach State College’s team may not have won, … Continue reading How do you spell “worthwhile”?

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PBSC Paramedic students win ClinCon competition

The “Panthermedics” are on the prowl and winning. This team of Palm Beach State College Paramedic students placed first in the student division at the 2016 Bill Shearer International ALS/BLS (Advanced and Basic Life Support) Competition at the ClinCon Conference, held July 13-15 in Orlando.
The prestigious annual competition pits national and international emergency medical services teams against each other in realistic prehospital care scenarios. A parallel competition for school EMS teams allows students to test their skills in the same scenarios. … Continue reading PBSC Paramedic students win ClinCon competition

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EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC

Emergency medical services teams from around the state competed at Palm Beach State College’s third annual Panther EMS Challenge, held April 15 at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
The fast-paced competition tested the teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support through a series of demanding, realistic medical scenarios that involved full-body human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) as well as people portraying patients.
Twelve professional teams competed, including teams from Palm Beach, … Continue reading EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC

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Students work with Alzheimer’s patients in award-winning partnership

Students in Palm Beach State College’s Practical Nursing and Patient Care Assistant programs are gaining invaluable experience with Alzheimer’s patients as part of an award-winning partnership with Alzheimer’s Community Care, Florida’s largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services.
Today Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans, and by 2050, the number could be as high as 16 million. Meanwhile, a critical shortage of nurses and long-term care workers with dementia-specific training is already a concern. … Continue reading Students work with Alzheimer’s patients in award-winning partnership

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PBSC, Modernizing Medicine sign MOU to collaborate on campus training hub

Palm Beach State College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Modernizing Medicine to create an innovative training hub at the College’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus for students preparing for health information technology careers and medical professionals learning to use systems for digitizing and managing patient records.
The memorandum of understanding provides that Modernizing Medicine would give PBSC students training for healthcare jobs, access to its groundbreaking iPad-based electronic health record (EHR) system, modmed EMA™, … Continue reading PBSC, Modernizing Medicine sign MOU to collaborate on campus training hub

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Robotics competition brings more than 180 middle schoolers to PBSC

After preparing for weeks in afterschool programs across the Palm Beach County School District, 23 student teams came together Saturday to pit their robots against one another in exciting head-to-head competition.
The event was the Palm Beach County School District’s 14th Annual Middle School Afterschool Program Robotics Extravaganza, which was hosted for the first time by Palm Beach State College. Part of the national First Lego League robotics competition, the event had the highest turnout in its history, … Continue reading Robotics competition brings more than 180 middle schoolers to PBSC

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Scholarship green helps PBSC horticulture students

Three Palm Beach State College students studying horticulture and landscape management have received $2,750 in scholarships from organizations that preserve and promote Florida’s green spaces.
The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, recently awarded their annual scholarships to two students enrolled in Palm Beach State’s Landscape and Horticulture programs:

Amanda Newell was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help her pursue the Landscape and Horticulture Specialist College Credit Certificate and possibly go further. … Continue reading Scholarship green helps PBSC horticulture students

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The Accidental Pioneer: Sonography students benefit from Patty Braga’s experience, passion

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16

It was a crisp autumn day in 1969 and 17-year-old Patty Braga was driving the family Mustang on River Road in Passaic, N.J. With a girlfriend in tow, they were on their way to Willowbrook Mall for a day of shopping. Unfortunately, a tree at the end of a miscalculated curve got in the way. Both fully recovered from the accident, though it took Braga longer. She dislocated her hip and was in traction for three weeks at St. … Continue reading The Accidental Pioneer: Sonography students benefit from Patty Braga’s experience, passion

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Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16

It’s a worldwide war. Every person, organization and government is under threat of attack, and Palm Beach State College has joined the fight.
Yes, computer hackers are formidable enemies. These faceless criminals permeate the Internet, targeting computers, mobile devices, tablets, networks and cloud-based services — wherever they can wreak havoc with personal information, intellectual property and even the world’s infrastructure.
According to the security company Symantec’s latest report, … Continue reading Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

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PBSC automotive students receive Grainger scholarships

Ruben Cabrera and Mitchell Ramos, classmates in Palm Beach State College’s Automotive Service Technology program, have each received a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship from Grainger, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products.
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program, offered in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, helps students earning an associate degree or certificate in skilled trades or public safety fields. … Continue reading PBSC automotive students receive Grainger scholarships

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