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Village of Royal Palm Beach recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

Mayor Fred Pinto, Palmer the Panther and Dean Kimberly Lancaster

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Village of Royal Palm Beach during a village council meeting July 13.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the Village of Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto was Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. Joining her from the Lox campus was Elizabeth Ferrier, budget analyst; CyNedra Blake, student activities manager; associate professor Allan Nosworthy and Director of the Library Learning Resource Center Jessica Echeverria. Also in attendance was PBSC’s Dean of Health Sciences Edward Willey.

During the meeting, Lancaster spoke about the history of the Loxahatchee Groves campus and its new high-tech $50 million Dental and Medical Services Technology Building which is set to be completed by February 2025 with classes beginning that fall.

As a thank you to the village, PBSC gift bags, which included 90th anniversary emerald paper weights, were given to the mayor, council members and others.

The Village of Royal Palm Beach proclamation marks 15 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 Village of Wellington on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and the City of South Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Elizabeth Ferrier, CyNedra Blake, Kimberly Lancaster, Palmer the Panther, Edward Willey, Allan Nosworthy and Jessica Echeverria.

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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