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McNeal accepted into Leadership Engage program

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, has been accepted into the 2021-22 class for Leadership Engage, the highly selective flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County.
Presented by iTHINK Financial, Leadership Engage is a 10-month program that unites community leaders and offers participants a transformative learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.
McNeal, who has led the Belle Glade campus since 2019, … Continue reading McNeal accepted into Leadership Engage program

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PBSC among partners in new research center that aims to address inequities in college online learning

Palm Beach State College is among nine colleges and universities, and the only one in Florida, partnering in a new national research initiative that aims to address inequities in online learning in higher education.
SRI Education and the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College are launching a research center with a $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. They are partnering with these broad-access colleges and universities,  … Continue reading PBSC among partners in new research center that aims to address inequities in college online learning

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PBSC’s all-female paramedic team wins EMS competition

The first all-female paramedic team from Palm Beach State College is continuing the College’s longtime streak of bringing home the metal from first-responder competitions.
The team of Dema Ammar, Brooke Stark and Madison Waite finished first in the student division at the 24th Annual “First There, First Care” Conference, held June 14-15 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood. They outscored the other six student teams and placed ninth in overall scoring, … Continue reading PBSC’s all-female paramedic team wins EMS competition

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PBSC revises facial coverings policy to prepare for full on-campus operations this fall

Palm Beach State College is revising its facial coverings policy in preparation for a full and safe return to campus operations this fall term.
Effective July 1, facial coverings will be recommended inside campus classrooms and offices, as well as outside when social distancing is not possible. Current guidelines related to social distancing, hand washing and area cleaning will remain in effect until further notice.
The College also is launching a get “Back on Campus, Back on Track” initiative to promote summer open houses, … Continue reading PBSC revises facial coverings policy to prepare for full on-campus operations this fall

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Grad Walk brings smiles, tears of joy for graduates

In lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony, Palm Beach State College held Grad Walk  May 13 to celebrate the achievements of its spring 2021 graduates.

For eight hours, graduates donning caps and gowns arrived in groups of 40 during 15-minute prearranged time slots to hear their names called, walk across the stage, be greeted by President Ava L. Parker, J.D. and be photographed. The families, some teary eyed, watched and chanted from the audience in the Duncan Theatre as their graduate crossed the stage. … Continue reading Grad Walk brings smiles, tears of joy for graduates

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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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