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Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

One of the leading global minds on innovation and technology Gary Vaynerchuk or “GaryVee” as he is known will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Yvonne S. Boice STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
Other sponsors of the event are the Palm Beach Post as the media sponsor and the South Florida Tech Hub as marketing sponsor. … Continue reading Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

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Waldon selected by ACUE to be a faculty expert in Artificial Intelligence Quick Study series

Dr. Kalisha Waldon, professor of education and student life skills at Palm Beach State College, was selected by the Association of College and University Educators to be a faculty expert in their Artificial Intelligence Quick Study Series.
As an expert, Waldon contributed her knowledge and expertise to the courses and resources that were designed for the series which feature one-hour, self-paced, interactive learning experiences where participants can earn badges.
She was nominated by Vice President of Academic Innovation and Strategy Dr. … Continue reading Waldon selected by ACUE to be a faculty expert in Artificial Intelligence Quick Study series

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Pratt & Whitney awards scholarships to PBSC engineering technology students

Sonya Mingola knew she wanted to be an engineer since middle school, as one of the first students in the school’s new engineering academy. After high school she enrolled at Florida State University in Tallahassee. But after just one semester, she decided to leave. “FSU was too big and impersonal for me and most of the teaching was done by grad students,” Mingola said. So she transferred to PBSC’s engineering technology program to get her Associates in Science degree with a concentration in alternative energy sources. … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney awards scholarships to PBSC engineering technology students

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PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

Palm Beach State College will hold its third annual Humanities Arts Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in the Humanities Building on the College’s Lake Worth campus.
The free event is open to the public and will showcase PBSC’s students, faculty and the College’s Humanities programs of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Film, Music, Interior Design and Theatre.
Current students, alumni and professors from each program will be on hand to share information.
“There is no better way to get information than to have an event where you can see for yourself what it is that we offer,” said Interior Design Professor Nancy Albert who is co-chairing the event with Theatre Professor David Hyland. … Continue reading PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

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Single mom turned entrepreneur credits PBSC for giving her the flexibility to succeed

As a young single mom living in Palm Beach County, Julie Khanna wanted to earn a higher education degree and she knew there was no better choice than Palm Beach State College.
“I needed an educational institution which would not only offer the chance to pursue my academic goals in relation to my chosen career path (nursing) but also allow me flexibility to care for my daughter while offering a quality education at an affordable price,” Khanna said. … Continue reading Single mom turned entrepreneur credits PBSC for giving her the flexibility to succeed

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STEM scholarship helps skyrocket engineer to a career at NASA

Palm Beach State College alumna Holly Pascal is hoping to inspire and uplift the next generation of the aerospace workforce.
Currently a NASA Headquarters Systems Engineer in Washington, D.C., Pascal is also the author of “The College to Dream Job Blueprint,” the founder of the Women’s Aerospace Network, and is passionate about advancing the building blocks of humanity throughout the solar system.
Pascal’s journey started when she received PBSC’s Capture Program scholarship through a partnership with Florida Atlantic University. … Continue reading STEM scholarship helps skyrocket engineer to a career at NASA

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Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

Palm Beach State College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 8, to officially open its new Panther’s Closet and Pantry at its Boca Raton campus.
More than 50 staff, community members and elected officials attended the ceremony, including former Boca Raton city council member and county commissioner Robert Weinroth; Donna Biase, co-founder and chief executive officer of Best Foot Forward Foundation; Jessica Del Vecchio, economic development manager for the City of Boca Raton; Kelly Kennedy, … Continue reading Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

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Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

Palm Beach State College alumnus Renaud Felix, Jr., of Greenacres, was recognized on Monday, Feb. 5, by the City of Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores and council members with a special certificate recognizing his outstanding academic achievement and dedication for earning a college degree before graduating high school.
Felix was awarded an Associate in Arts degree from PBSC last December during a ceremony at the BallPark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

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Palm Beach State College celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at Palm Beach State College will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month. CTE Month is recognized to celebrate and highlight the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Florida.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the Florida Department of Education to shine a spotlight on CTE Month and celebrate the opportunity and triumphs embedded in our CTE courses,” PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

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Girl Scout VP says PBSC provided her with a solid foundation

Elle Harrigan’s career began as a certified pharmacy technician and trainer for Walgreens which led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biotechnology at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Fueled by this scientific foundation, she thought she would pursue a career in research. However, life had different plans for Harrigan, now the vice president of advancement at Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.
While she was at PBAU, she started volunteering at Urban Youth Impact (UYI), … Continue reading Girl Scout VP says PBSC provided her with a solid foundation

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