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Town of Juno Beach recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Town of Juno Beach during a town council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the Town of Juno Beach Mayor Alexander Cooke was Provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus Dr. Stephen Joyner.  Joining him from the College was Dean of Academic Affairs Jyrece McClendon, student trustee Daniel Gil-Sanchez, External Affairs Manager Susan Del Portal, and Interim Assistant Dean of Student Services Ken Badaracco.

The 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.

As a thank you to the town, PBSC gift bags that included emerald paper weights were given to the mayor, council members and others.

Dr. Stephen Joyner (left) with Mayor Alexander Cooke.

The Town of Juno Beach proclamation marks 20 municipal proclamations to date presented to PBSC by municipalities in Palm Beach County as well as the Palm Beach County Commissioners. The next proclamation to be presented recognizing PBSC’s historic anniversary will be from the City of Greenacres on Monday, Oct. 2.

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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