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Duff and Bang win 2020 Stewart Awards for teaching

Dr. Suzie Duff and Dr. Jang-Young Bang, who are both credited with launching a new program or initiative at Palm Beach State College, are the 2020 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The Lake Worth campus professors were surprised with the news at a recent faculty forum. The award, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize for each winner, is the highest honor presented by Palm Beach State College for excellence in teaching and learning in the classroom. … Continue reading Duff and Bang win 2020 Stewart Awards for teaching

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PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus served as a partner for the first time this year in an annual event that provided free backpacks, school supplies, masks and prepacked nonperishable food to students from low-income, homeless and foster families in Palm Beach County to help prepare them for the new school year.
The Back to School PBC! drive-up event, sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners, the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR), Youth Services, … Continue reading PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

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Parker elected to serve on AACC board

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has been elected by her peers from around the nation to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges.
She is among eight newly-elected board members who will serve three-year terms beginning July 1. Six institutional members and two affiliated council members, all current community college chief executive officers, were elected to join the 32-member board. Parker was one of 13 CEOs nominated in the institutional member category. … Continue reading Parker elected to serve on AACC board

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Serra recognized again by American Payroll Association

Palm Beach State College Payroll Director Laurel Serra has received a Citation of Merit, her fourth such recognition, from the American Payroll Association.
The PBSC alumna and certified payroll professional, was recognized during the association’s Congress Xstream: An Online Conference & Expo held June 2-5. An in-person event was originally planned for May in Orlando, but it was cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Serra was honored for her work as co-chair of the Social Networking and Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force committees and as a member of the Chapter Recognition and National Speakers Bureau committees. … Continue reading Serra recognized again by American Payroll Association

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PBSC receives federal grant for Job Corps Scholars Program

Palm Beach State College has received a more than $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job skills training and employment counseling for Job Corps-eligible youth and adults ages 16 to 24 years old.
PBSC is among only 20 community colleges, historically black colleges and universities and tribally controlled colleges and universities awarded a grant as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project that aims to train 1,600 students nationwide over two years, … Continue reading PBSC receives federal grant for Job Corps Scholars Program

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Fiedler and Spencer receive NISOD Excellence Award

Palm Beach State College English Professor Robin Fiedler and Stephen Spencer, an instructor in the Marine, Automotive and Diesel Technology programs, are among this year’s recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.
The awards are presented annually to faculty and staff ― selected by their respective institutions― for their outstanding teaching and contributions to their campuses. Plans were underway to recognize and present the honorees with their medallions at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, … Continue reading Fiedler and Spencer receive NISOD Excellence Award

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Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Ivan Franco, Ansley Peede and Brentley Walker (Lake Worth campus); Filipe Pestana Frances (Boca Raton campus); and Matan Siskind and Hadley Strainge (Palm Beach Gardens campus) are among 166 students selected for this year’s team. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony March 6 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event, hosted by the Florida College System, … Continue reading Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

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Traveling museum among PBSC Black History Month events

The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels will make a two-day stop at Palm Beach State College as part of a series of Black History Month events being held across the College.
The Student Activities offices organized the events to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans. Other events include guest speakers, movie screenings and musical performances. They are free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff.
Founded by Angela Jennings in 1995, … Continue reading Traveling museum among PBSC Black History Month events

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Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

Nearly 700 people attended the Palm Beach State College 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 16 with keynote speaker Paula Williams Madison.

The former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, spoke for about 30 minutes, telling the crowd about her life as the daughter of immigrant parents from Kingston, Jamaica who had come to the United States to pursue the America dream that King envisioned. … Continue reading Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

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Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

The Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus will be open for special hours on three days during the two-week winter break to help students from all campuses register and prepare for their spring classes.
The Admissions/Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, Testing, Veterans Services, New Student Orientation and the Center for Student Accessibility (formerly Disability Support Services) offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Dec. 27 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. … Continue reading Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

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