Carl Amritt, a former Palm Beach State College student, has won a statewide award for his work advocating for the restoration of voting rights for the more than 1.5 million Floridians with a past felony conviction.
He will be presented the Florida Campus Compact Student Excellence in Service Award at the organization’s Awards Gala in Tampa Nov. 17 where students, faculty, institutes of higher education and legislators will be honored. Amritt is among three students who will receive a Student Excellence in Service Award, … Continue reading Former PBSC student wins Florida Campus Compact award
Palm Beach State College is holding a ribbon cutting April 27 for a new center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus that gives student veterans their own place to connect, unwind and get information on college and community resources.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center on the second floor of the campus library (room 216). In attendance will be U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who has co-sponsored legislation calling for a federal grant funding program to establish such centers at colleges and universities. … Continue reading Ribbon cutting April 27 for new Veterans Resource Center
Earlier this month, Palm Beach State College student Charlene Rupert received an unexpected phone call that left her filled with excitement. On the other end was U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who asked Rupert to accompany her to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address in Washington D.C. today.
“When I received the invitation, I honestly didn’t know what to say,” said Rupert. “It was such an honor. For years, I have admired Lois because she is always trying to support immigrants like me find a better way of life here.”
Originally from Venezuela, … Continue reading Palm Beach State student to attend State of the Union address