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Chancellor Hebda visits Palm Beach State

Florida College System Chancellor Kathy Hebda recently visited Palm Beach State College to get a closeup look at some of its programs and facilities.
On June 9, President Ava L. Parker, J.D., and a group of staff and faculty greeted Hebda on the Lake Worth  and led her on tours of the Public Safety Training Center, as well as the Duncan Theatre, Library, Veterans Success Center and the Art Gallery in the Humanities Building. She also visited the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting labs and other career programs. … Continue reading Chancellor Hebda visits Palm Beach State

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Three Boys & Girls Club teens are first recipients of new scholarship to attend PBSC

The inaugural recipients of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County-Belle Glade Teen Center Scholarship Fund for Palm Beach State College were recently announced.
Ayanna Graham, De’Mario Sims and Guilbert Amilcar are the three Smith & Moore Family Teen Center members who will each receive a $1,500 a year scholarship to cover costs to pursue an associate degree or career certificate at PBSC. The scholarships were made possible by a seed donation to the College from community partner and philanthropist Laura Finfrock. … Continue reading Three Boys & Girls Club teens are first recipients of new scholarship to attend PBSC

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Oristano gift celebrates a family legacy

For the late Joan and Victor Oristano, giving was always a family tradition. Throughout his lifetime, Victor had put his values into action by investing time and resources to help the underserved. A recent gathering at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus honored the Oristanos and their lifelong commitment to those in need, launching the Joan and Victor Oristano Endowed Scholarship.
The Oristano’s generous scholarship continues the family’s legacy of philanthropy with a $1 million gift to the PBSC Foundation, … Continue reading Oristano gift celebrates a family legacy

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Partnership to help underserved youth explore careers

Palm Beach State College Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) department and Love, Hope & Healing, Inc., a nonprofit organization, have partnered to develop a five-week Career Exploration Summer Program.
The program will be for 20 underserved, underrepresented youth ages 15 and 16 from the Riviera Beach area and will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 through July 11 (no class the week of July 4) on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading Partnership to help underserved youth explore careers

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PBSC celebrates spring graduates with traditional fanfare

Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,000 spring graduates at two commencement ceremonies May 12 and applauded their resilience in reaching the milestone despite unique challenges caused by the pandemic.
It was the first time since December 2019 that PBSC held commencement ceremonies with keynote speakers and traditional fanfare, including a performance by the PBSC drumline and singing of the College’s alma mater.
“For many of you it has taken two years to reach this milestone. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates spring graduates with traditional fanfare

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PBSC honors graduate receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Tarruck Wheeler, a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College graduate, is among 100 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,200 applicants from 332 community colleges, provides students with up to $55,000 per year for up to three years to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
Wheeler is the College’s 2021-22 Student Trustee and will be graduating summa cum laude with an Associate in Arts degree on May 12. … Continue reading PBSC honors graduate receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

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Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives

A group of local business executives participated in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to give students insight into employment and internship opportunities in the information technology, accounting, business and construction fields.

Participants in the Executive Leaders Roundtable & Luncheon were Ken Romer, chief information officer for ITMS; Allen Gast, founder and president of Gast Construction Group, Inc.; Lynn Stockford, manager of Network Development, East Coast for Tampa General Hospital; Stuart Hack, … Continue reading Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives

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PBSC alumnus wins national research award

 Palm Beach State College alumnus Craig Tomlin has won another national award for research conducted during the height of the pandemic and while pursuing his Associate in Arts degree.
The aspiring psychologist is among only 20 winners selected in 10 categories by the Council on Undergraduate Research. CUR received over 2,600 abstract submissions from students at universities and colleges around the country vying to present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, … Continue reading PBSC alumnus wins national research award

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Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership

Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus hosted its inaugural STEAM Day as part of a new partnership with Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School to increase community engagement.
“This partnership is a great extension of the College’s long-standing collaboration with the Palm Beach County School District,” said Kimberly Lancaster, dean of the Loxahatchee Groves campus. “It will not only help the elementary school meet some of its STEAM goals, but it also helps expand awareness of the Lox Groves campus and our programs. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership

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Foley donates $25,000 to launch scholarship for PBSC Police Academy recruits

Former Congressman Mark Foley, a longtime public servant, has donated $25,000 to Palm Beach State College to launch a scholarship to help Police Academy recruits fund their training and to get more of them in the law enforcement pipeline.  
Foley, who attended then Palm Beach Community College and comes from a family line of law enforcement officers, said he is giving back in recognition of his father and grandfather who served at his hometown police department in Newton, … Continue reading Foley donates $25,000 to launch scholarship for PBSC Police Academy recruits

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