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Town of Jupiter recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamation

From l: Jyrece McClendon, Mayor Jim Kuretski, Susan Del Portal, and Ken Badaracco.

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Town of Jupiter during a town council meeting June 20.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the Town of Jupiter Mayor Jim Kuretski was Jyrece McClendon, dean of academic affairs at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. Joining her from the Gardens campus was Susan Del Portal, external affairs manager, and Ken Badaracco, interim assistant dean of student services.

“As we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we reflect on how Palm Beach State College has grown, evolved and expanded over the last 90 years,” said McClendon to the council. “Today, we have five campuses and have awarded 175,000 degrees and certificates. Many of our degree and certificate recipients are actively serving and working in a variety of industries within Palm Beach County.”

The Town of Jupiter proclamation marks 13 municipal proclamations to date presented to PBSC by municipalities in Palm Beach County. The next proclamations to be presented recognizing PBSC’s historic anniversary will be from the Town of Mangonia Park on June 27 and the Village of Royal Palm Beach July 13.

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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