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Van Williams selected to lead PBSC Boca Raton campus

Van Williams, an Army veteran with 24 years of higher education experience, including 12 at Palm Beach State College, has been selected to lead the Boca Raton campus as provost and dean of student services.
Williams, current dean of student services on the Lake Worth campus, will begin his new role June 1 and become the newest member of President Ava L. Parker’s executive leadership team. He was selected after a nationwide search that was narrowed to two finalists. … Continue reading Van Williams selected to lead PBSC Boca Raton campus

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PBSC Honors College offers students third transfer option

Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and the University of South Florida’s Judy Genshaft Honors College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow PBSC honors students to transfer into USF’s Honors College.
Under the partnership, PBSC’s Honors College students who wish to transfer to USF’s Honors College will have to complete their associate degrees in good standing with at least a 3.5 GPA. They must then go through the general USF admissions process and be accepted. … Continue reading PBSC Honors College offers students third transfer option

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All-Florida Academic Team includes five PBSC students

Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2021 All-Florida Academic Team for their educational achievements, leadership and service to the community.
They are Raphael Gutierrez, president of the Lake Worth campus Student Government Association; Bernard Harrigan, chief of staff of the SGA on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and vice president of the Community Earth Club; Laura Sandoval Ulloa, an interior design student on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Boca Raton campus students Shira Yarimi and Tianhao Zhang. … Continue reading All-Florida Academic Team includes five PBSC students

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PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades

To help meet workforce needs in the Glades, Palm Beach State College has established a bridge partnership program for home health aide graduates from West Technical Education Center who desire to continue their training.
Through the partnership with the West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, graduates who qualify are able to take the final two courses of PBSC’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program, which includes eligibility to take the state certified nursing assistant licensure exam. … Continue reading PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades

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New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students

Follett Higher Education Group, Palm Beach State College’s longtime business partner, is giving $125,000 over five years for a new scholarship to help students with tuition and other educational expenses.
The first round of Follett Higher Education Group scholarships will target students who work in the hospitality and service industry, many of whom have been displaced because of the pandemic and are in school retooling their skills. Scholarships are for $1,000 each, and the deadline to apply is June 15. … Continue reading New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students

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PBSC partners with county to offer Community Emergency Response Team training 

Palm Beach County residents interested in getting basic training in emergency and disaster preparedness can do so for free.  
Palm Beach State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education division is partnering with the county’s Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management to offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on the Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. The 24-hour training program will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. … Continue reading PBSC partners with county to offer Community Emergency Response Team training 

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Exhibit spotlighting the Glades on display at the Dolly Hand

An art exhibit showcasing the attributes of the Glades is on display at Palm Beach State College’s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
Titled “Outside the Box,” the exhibit runs until Feb. 23 and features original artworks inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of the Glades’ natural and human-made environments, communities, recreational activities, education, arts, culture and industry.
It is the first public art exhibit hosted by the Dolly Hand since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the staff is taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all attendees. … Continue reading Exhibit spotlighting the Glades on display at the Dolly Hand

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PBSC honors four individuals, an organization at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College held its 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually Jan. 21 with keynote speaker Yvette Miley, an award-winning journalist and NBCUniversal News Group executive who was raised in Riviera Beach.
Themed “Activism, Advocacy and Allyship Toward Equality,” the event was livestreamed from the Duncan Theatre and included an awards presentation for this year’s recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.
Watch a recap. View more photos on Flickr. … Continue reading PBSC honors four individuals, an organization at MLK celebration

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President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

Dear Panthers,
Happy New Year and welcome back to another year at Palm Beach State College. I hope your holiday break was safe, pleasant and restful and that you are as excited as I am to begin a new chapter as we start a new term and embark on another journey together.
To our students, our wonderful and Panther proud PBSC scholars, I’m excited to see more of you on campus and to provide more innovative opportunities to prepare you for success. … Continue reading President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

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Gov. DeSantis appoints three to PBSC District Board of Trustees

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees will welcome three new members to the dais.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Omar Soto-Jimenez, Patrice Bishop and Dr. Melissa Friedman-Levine to the five-member governing board for varying terms that began Dec. 23, 2020.  They replace Darcy Davis, Philip Ward III and Barbara Miedema and will attend their first board meeting Jan. 12.
Soto-Jimenez, of Boynton Beach, is the chief technology officer at Rybovich boat company. Previously, … Continue reading Gov. DeSantis appoints three to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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