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PBSC alumnus coauthors book, shares story of autism

Palm Beach State College alumnus William Andrew Rose, who recently coauthored with his mom a book detailing his experiences of being diagnosed at 2-years-old with autism spectrum disorder, is featured on the website of a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting solutions for those with autism and their families.
In the Autism Speaks article, written in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Rose encourages those with autism and other disabilities to be “consistent when applying for employment and never give up on your dreams until they come to fruition.”
Now 27, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus coauthors book, shares story of autism

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PBSC ranks among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic students

Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine has named Palm Beach State College among the top 100 institutions in the nation for Hispanic students.
PBSC ranks 10th for degrees conferred for Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities majors. The College also ranks 33rd for the total number of associate degrees granted and 38th for the total enrollment among four-year schools.
The Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics rankings, published in Hispanic Outlook Oct. … Continue reading PBSC ranks among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic students

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Boca campus and community welcome new leadership

The Palm Beach State College Foundation hosted more than 150 guests at the Boca Raton campus Sept. 21 to share its vision, welcome new leadership and recognize the significance of Palm Beach State’s impact on the community for nearly 90 years.
With the selection of Van Williams earlier this year as the new campus provost and dean of student services, the celebration luncheon was the backdrop to formally introduce him to the community and share new goals for the 900-student Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading Boca campus and community welcome new leadership

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PBSC celebrates life of Patricia Richie

Palm Beach State College paused Sept. 16 to celebrate the life of Patricia V. Richie, former workforce dean, who died Aug. 24.
The Celebration of Life ceremony was held outside in the Pruitt Plaza at the Education and Training Center, which houses many of the programs she oversaw. Richie retired this past January after about 27 years at the College. Speakers included current and former College administrators, staff and faculty, members of her family, … Continue reading PBSC celebrates life of Patricia Richie

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PBSC seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Leadership Awards

Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards.
The awards recognize individuals and an organization for their contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment.
There are five award categories: Individual, Organization, PBSC Student, PBSC Alumni and PBSC Faculty/Staff. Nomination packets must be emailed, postmarked or faxed by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Details about the awards, submission guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.palmbeachstate.edu/mlk. … Continue reading PBSC seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Leadership Awards

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PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

Palm Beach State College has erased nearly $2.3 million in student debt for more than 3,100 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The move helped students settle unpaid account balances incurred during the pandemic and get back on track this fall to continue their education.
“The feedback from students has been emotional and sincere with each unique situation,’’ said James Duffie, vice president of finance and administration. “They have expressed relief and gratitude for this support during this challenging time. … Continue reading PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

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Bishop reappointed to PBSC District Board of Trustees

Patrice Bishop, one of the newest members of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed to a four-year term by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Her term on the five-member governing board runs Aug. 27, 2021-Aug. 31, 2025. The appointment must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Bishop, of Palm Beach Gardens, is executive vice president of Human Resources and Risk Management for Kitson & Partners, a real estate development company. … Continue reading Bishop reappointed to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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Longtime former Workforce Dean Pat Richie passes away

This story has been updated to include details on the memorial service set for Sept. 16, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Patricia V. Richie, Palm Beach State College’s former longtime dean of Business, Trades and Public Safety programs, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 24, her family has announced.
Richie, whom many called Pat or Dean Richie, had worked at the College in various workforce roles for 27 years before retiring in January. “Pat truly loved working at Palm Beach State College and spoke very highly and fondly of both her work family and the countless students she had the pleasure of mentoring and leading at the College,’’ her family said in a statement. … Continue reading Longtime former Workforce Dean Pat Richie passes away

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Carballoso appointed to Leadership Glades board

Roberto Carballoso, Student Learning Center manager at the Belle Glade campus, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Leadership Glades Advisory Board of Directors.
Leadership Glades is a program of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce that prepares leaders for the challenges facing the community.
“I’m honored that they asked me to serve,’’ said Carballoso. “It’s a great program. It’s doing great things for the community and for upcoming leaders in the community.”
Carballoso is a graduate of PBSC’s Emerging Leaders program and of the Leadership Glades class of 2018.  … Continue reading Carballoso appointed to Leadership Glades board

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PBSC Belle Glade campus partners again in countywide Back to School event

For the second time, Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus served as a partner in an annual event designed to help Palm Beach County K-12 students in need prepare for the new school year.
The Back to School PBC! drive-up event was held July 24 at six locations across the county where students received backpacks, school supplies and books, as well as dental kits and other personal hygiene items. At the Belle Glade campus, nonperishable food also was distributed, … Continue reading PBSC Belle Glade campus partners again in countywide Back to School event

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