Dr. Tracy Pellett has joined Palm Beach State College as the new provost at the Palm Beach Gardens campus effective Sept. 16.
Pellett, who was selected after a nationwide search, is an Orlando native and an experienced educator, professor and academic administrator. Before coming to PBSC, he worked with Amazon leading a workforce development initiative for adult learners near Seattle, Wash.
Tracy has a comprehensive background in higher education spanning more than 30 years. His many leadership roles include serving as executive director of University assessment at Minnesota State University-Mankato in Mankato, … Continue reading Pellett selected as new provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus
Palm Beach State College has opened a new lactation room at its Lake Worth campus to support breastfeeding mothers.
Currently, employees use a private office or space to express milk when nursing. A dedicated room on campus gives employees another option. The facility, which was announced during National Breastfeeding Month, is a welcomed and essential amenity for new moms.
“It means so much that our Human Resources department understood the need for a lactation room and acted,” said Vayola Delva, … Continue reading PBSC debuts new lactation room at Lake Worth campus
Barbara Cipriano has been selected as the new provost of Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus effective Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cipriano has served as PBSC’s associate dean of Public Safety since 2007 and will continue in her oversight of Public Safety until an interim is appointed.
She is an experienced leader with more than 27 years in education. She has worked in both public and private sector organizations, … Continue reading Barbara Cipriano selected as provost of the Lake Worth campus
Palm Beach State College is expanding its partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County to enhance cybersecurity and information technology instruction and prepare more students for the growing workforce needs, thanks to a more than $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Education.
College and school district officials formally announced the Palm Beach Collaborative Cyber Pathway Project at a kickoff event in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the Lake Worth campus Aug. … Continue reading Palm Beach State and School District partner on initiative to enhance cybersecurity training
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced Aug. 22 that Tunjarnika L. Coleman-Ferrell, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College, is one of 31 leaders selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This program, delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative, prepares the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.
Many sitting community college presidents plan to retire in the next decade, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell selected for the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship
The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus has been designated as the official host of the Muck City Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony, an annual tribute that recognizes athletes and patrons who got their start in the communities of Belle Glade, Clewiston, Pahokee and South Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The region, known as Muck City, is home to more than 80 NFL players and more than 400 collegiate athletes.
Launched by the Muck City Project this year, … Continue reading PBSC Belle Glade campus designated official host of Muck City Sports Hall of Fame Awards
The Foundation for Palm Beach State College was named the host organization for Achieve Palm Beach County, a network that supports postsecondary access and success for Palm Beach County high school graduates. After considering many outstanding candidates, The Foundation for PBSC was chosen because of the College’s dedication to equity, commitment to collective impact and passion for preparing students for career success.
“Palm Beach State has been educating students in this county for nearly 90 years. … Continue reading The Foundation for PBSC to host Achieve Palm Beach County
Volunteers across Palm Beach County, including instructors and alumni from the Cosmetology and Barbering programs and Student Government Association members at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, helped get K-12 students ready for the new school year.
For the third year, the campus served as one of four locations for the invitation-only Back to School PBC! event presented July 31 by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Office of Community Revitalization in partnership with the Spirit of Giving Network, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus volunteers give youth a new look at Back to School PBC!
Palm Beach State College has launched two initiatives to help students eliminate financial barriers so that they can continue to pursue their educational dreams.
The “Restart Your Dream” initiative offers up to 2,000 students who attended from fall 2017 to summer 2021 but stopped a chance to come back for free in-state tuition on any number of credits for the fall 2022 term. The initiative is on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, students must fill out an admissions application, … Continue reading New PBSC initiatives to help students overcome financial barriers to education
As the site for the “Decision 2022: Before You Vote” Florida Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate general election debates being held in October, Palm Beach State College is spreading awareness among students and residents on how to vote and participate in the election process.
PBSC, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College, produced a voter education video that provides information on how to vote and participate in the election process, … Continue reading PBSC partners with SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on voter education