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City of Riviera Beach recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

From left: Ken Badaracco, Palmer the Panther, Dr. Stephen Joyner, Dr. Julia Botel, Susan Del Portal and Jyrece McClendon.

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Riviera Beach during a city council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from council member Dr. Julia A. Botel was Provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus Dr. Stephen Joyner.

Joining him from the College was Jyrece McCledon, dean of academic affairs; Ken Badaracco, interim assistant dean of student services; and Susan Del Portal, external affairs manager.

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 city, PBSC gift bags that included emerald paper weights were given to the mayor, council members and others.

The City of Riviera Beach proclamation marks 23 proclamations to date presented to PBSC by municipalities in Palm Beach County as well as the Palm Beach County Commissioners.

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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