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Florida Rep. John Snyder to be keynote speaker at PBSC’s spring commencement ceremony

Palm Beach State College will welcome Florida Rep. John Snyder as the keynote speaker during the College’s 2024 spring commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cacti Park (formerly the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) in West Palm Beach.

During the ceremony, which will be livestreamed on PBSC’s website, PBSC will award degrees and certificates to more than 1,900 graduates including more than 950 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program and more than 850 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs.

The top five majors not including the Associate in Arts degree are: the Associate in Science degree in Nursing; Emergency Medical Technician College Credit Certificate; Facials Specialty Career Certificate Program; the Bachelor of Science degree in Supervision and Management with a concentration in General Management; and the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Snyder is a member of the Florida House of Representatives, elected in 2020 to represent the 86th district, which covers portions of Palm Beach and Martin County.  Born and raised in Martin County, Snyder attended Indiana Wesleyan University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.  He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2015, Snyder founded ESI Works, a recruiting and payroll company that specializes in healthcare and education staffing. He is the current Deputy Majority Leader and serves on five committees in the Florida House including the Civil Justice Subcommittee (Vice Chair), the Judiciary Committee, the Health & Human Services Committee, and the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

He currently resides in Stuart with his wife Brittany, and their two daughters. For more information on PBSC’s graduation, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/graduation.

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