PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus
Thirty years from now, students and employees of Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus will have an opportunity to look back through artifacts and handwritten messages to get a glimpse of what the campus is like today.
PBSC is placing a 30-year time capsule on the campus during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC’s retired fourth president whose name the campus bears, will be among the speakers. Other speakers include Carolyn L. Williams, vice chairperson of the District Board of Trustees, PBSC President Ava L. Parker and Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade campuses. The College has invited students, faculty and staff and local dignitaries to attend.
“This is a historic occasion in PBSC’s history. We don’t open a campus every day. Therefore, it’s important to document for future generations our story,” Vallejo said. “We believe it is an exciting story and worthy of telling. The capsule will do just that.”
Instructors in the Welding program on the Belle Glade campus built the time capsule. It will include photos of the campus faculty and staff, the history of the College and campus, newspaper articles, College program brochures, pennants, copies of the alumni magazine and other artifacts. It also will include handwritten messages from today’s students.
The Loxahatchee Groves campus opened for classes Feb. 27. Almost 2,000 students are now enrolled on the campus.
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