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Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens recognize PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamations

From l: Van Williams, Shelly Petrolia, Luli Marx and Kim Copeland.

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the city of Delray Beach on May 2 and from the city of Palm Beach Gardens on May 4.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from Delray Beach mayor Shelly Petrolia was Provost and Dean of Students Services Van Williams. Joining him was Interim Associate Dean Luli Marx and Student Learning Center Manager Kim Copeland.

Dr. Tracy Pellett accepted the proclamation from the City of Palm Beach Gardens mayor Chelsea Reed. Joining him was Susan Del Portal, external affairs manager; Matthew Lenihan, business and community relations director; Jyrece McClendon, interim dean of academic affairs; Angela Harrington, chief communications and public affairs officer; student trustee Lorena Martin Reyes; and student Jane Kolaj.

Each proclamation talked about PBSC’s history, degrees, and its many talented and skilled graduates. It also spoke on the College’s programs in the line:

Whereas, with more than 130 programs of study, Palm Beach State College is the county’s leading educator of skilled professionals. Career programs span fields such as health care, computer science, business, biotechnology, creative arts, childcare, human services, teacher education, environmental science, landscape management, a wide variety of skilled trades, engineering, electrical power, and public safety.

Other proclamations will be presented recognizing PBSC’s historic anniversary from the city of West Palm Beach May 15, city of Boca Raton May 19 and Town of Palm Beach Shores May 22.

Throughout the year, PBSC will celebrate its 90th anniversary milestone with activities such as campus celebrations, open houses, innovation initiatives and capital projects. Stories will spotlight the achievements of alumni, students, faculty, staff and community partners on the College’s website. Social media posts and special events will use the hashtag #PBSC90th.

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