The doors of educational opportunity continue to swing wide open for two Palm Beach State Honors College alumna who have been awarded their second scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, this time to cover up to $200,000 of their graduate school expenses.
Maria “Mili” Chapado, a 2012 A.A. degree graduate and Patricia Medina, a former student trustee and 2015 A.A. degree graduate, have each been awarded a Graduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. … Continue reading PBSC alums win scholarships worth $200K for grad school
For the third time since launching Student Support Services in the 2001-2002 academic year, Palm Beach State College has received another five-year grant to continue the federally-funded TRIO program to help low-income, first-generation college students and those with disabilities successfully complete their education.
With $247,584 per year from the U.S. Department of Education, SSS will continue serving 170 PBSC students at a time through academic advising, help completing financial aid forms, university transfer assistance, tutoring and exposure to cultural events and activities. … Continue reading PBSC receives new federal grant to continue Student Support Services
Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon delivered his final commencement remarks during two ceremonies Monday, telling the spring graduates that he hopes their time at the College was a “period of personal transformation that will never end.”
He shared his own story of being a high school student growing up in the rural town of Monticello with his mind set on being a professional drummer before attending college and discovering his passion for education. “You should have a script in life to follow, … Continue reading Gallon gives final address to last of the 75,044 graduates during his tenure
Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 11 for the 2,838 students in the last graduating class under President Dennis Gallon’s 18-year tenure.
The first ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. for the 1,562 Associate in Arts transfer degree graduates, which represents 55 percent of the class. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the 1,276 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to confer his final diplomas May 11
When Ana Guevara and Patricia Medina walked into a meeting with Palm Beach State College administrators, they didn’t expect to end up in tears.
Overcome with joy, the two Honors College students cried after learning Tuesday that they each won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The coveted scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and required fees for the two to three years needed to complete their bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship
For the second year in a row, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program brought home the first-place trophy from a regional debate competition, besting students from three universities.
Team members Patricia Medina, who is the PBSC student trustee, and Gemima Joseph prevailed in three rounds after going head-to-head with teams from the University of South Carolina Upstate, Mississippi Valley State University and Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
“It was a great experience. … Continue reading Student Support Services Debate Team wins second regional competition
Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2015 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
Robert Bitgood of Boynton Beach, Carlos de Jesus of Lake Worth, Grant Lanham of Jupiter, John McMillan of North Palm Beach, Patricia Medina of Boca Raton and Trudi Waldbillig of Boca Raton were among 124 students from the Florida College System named to the team. They are all members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. … Continue reading Six Palm Beach State students named to 2015 All-Florida Academic Team
Patricia Medina, editor-in-chief of the Beachcomber student newspaper at Palm Beach State College, has been selected student trustee for the 2014-2015 academic year.
In the non-voting role created by the District Board of Trustees in 2001, Medina will bring a student perspective on College issues and policies. An eight-member selection committee, which includes students, chose her after a college-wide application process open to the College’s 48,000 students.
“I know there are a lot of people who applied, … Continue reading Beachcomber editor named PBSC 2014-2015 student trustee