Tag: Veterans

Student veterans receive $40,000 from local group

The Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization, Inc. has donated $120,000 to support veterans at four local organizations including the Palm Beach State College Foundation.
The funds were divided among the groups, with Palm Beach State receiving $40,000.
This is the third year in a row that Ibis Friends of Veterans has donated to student veterans at the College, with this year’s donation the highest to date. In 2016, the group donated $35,000 and in 2015 $25,000. … Continue reading Student veterans receive $40,000 from local group

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New veterans’ center planned for Lake Worth campus

Military veterans pursuing their education at Palm Beach State College will soon have a new place to connect, lounge, study and get academic support and other services to help them acclimate to school and civilian life.
The College is planning to renovate a former Criminal Justice building (CJA 207) on the Lake Worth campus and convert it into a Veterans’ Resource Center for veterans at all of the campuses. Recently vacated, the building was previously used as a faculty and staff office space for the Crime Scene Technology/Criminal Justice programs. … Continue reading New veterans’ center planned for Lake Worth campus

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Ribbon cutting April 27 for new Veterans Resource Center

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

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Palm Beach State celebrates veterans with breakfast

On the eve of the nation’s celebration of veterans, Palm Beach State College paused to acknowledge its own students and employees who have served in the armed forces.
The College held a free breakfast celebration at the Lake Worth, Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses today in support of the 600 veterans enrolled this semester and dozens of others who work at the College.
“I think this event is great, and you get to mingle with other veterans,’’ said Sgt. … Continue reading Palm Beach State celebrates veterans with breakfast

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Medical Assisting student honored for military service

On July 1, Gov. Rick Scott was in West Palm Beach to present 187 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award, a medal for Floridians who have served in a U.S. military branch. Thomas Whelan was among them.
Whelan, who is enrolled in Palm Beach State College’s Medical Assisting program, was honored for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989-94. A Sergeant E-5, he served during Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War) and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia). … Continue reading Medical Assisting student honored for military service

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