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PBSC celebrates MLK’s legacy, honors local individuals

Palm Beach State College paused Jan. 13 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor five individuals and an organization whose community work exemplifies the spirit of the noted civil rights leader.

The 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and livestreamed for the public. The theme was “Resilience and Empowerment: Moving Forward Together,’’ and the event included performances by the Palm Beach State College Concert Chorus and the Boynton Beach Community High School Choir. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates MLK’s legacy, honors local individuals

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PBSC selected as site for debates in key political races

The Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus will be the site in October for live televised debates for the Florida governor and U.S. Senate general election races, which are already drawing national attention.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, both national political figures, are expected to easily win renomination from Republican voters as they seek reelection to their respective positions against Democrat challengers still to be determined in the 2022 primary election process.  … Continue reading PBSC selected as site for debates in key political races

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PBSC athletics co-hosts West Palm Beach Invitational

The Palm Beach State College Athletics Department welcomed several top NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams to its Lake Worth campus gymnasium as co-host of the West Palm Beach Invitational.
PBSC partnered with Keiser University to host the event, which included 10 teams who played in tournaments Dec. 18-21, 2021.
On Dec. 20, PBSC hosted Texas Tech University vs. the University of Mississippi at 1:15 p.m. and on Dec. 21 High Point University vs. Florida Gulf Coast University at 1:15 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC athletics co-hosts West Palm Beach Invitational

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Grad Walk highlights graduates accomplishments

Palm Beach State College rolled out the red carpet at Grad Walk Dec. 12 to celebrate the achievements of its fall 2021 graduates, as well as those who completed their programs of study during the summer.

More than 600 students participated in the event at the Duncan Theatre. They arrived in groups of 50 in 15-minute increments starting at noon. With “Pomp and Circumstance” playing in the background, they were greeted by President Ava L. Parker, … Continue reading Grad Walk highlights graduates accomplishments

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PBSC Grad Walk set for Dec. 12

Palm Beach State College will hold Grad Walk Sunday, Dec. 12, to celebrate its more than 2,400 expected fall graduates and its more than 1,800 students who completed their programs of study during the summer.
The festive event is in lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony and will be held from noon to 7 p.m. in the Duncan Theatre. Graduates will arrive in groups of 50 in 15-minute prearranged time slots to hear their names called, … Continue reading PBSC Grad Walk set for Dec. 12

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Coleman-Ferrell named vice president of academic affairs

Dr. Tunjarnika “Nika” Coleman-Ferrell, who has served as Palm Beach State College’s interim vice president of academic affairs since January, has been selected for the permanent role.
She was chosen after a nationwide search that drew over 60 applicants and was narrowed to three finalists.  Her appointment is effective Dec. 1. Coleman-Ferrell has more than 23 years of varied higher education teaching and administrative experience, as well as a K-12 teaching background. She joined the College in 1998 as a professor of teacher education at the Boca Raton campus and worked her way through the ranks to become department chair, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell named vice president of academic affairs

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PBSC wins regional marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has won three awards for marketing and communications projects from District II of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
The council gave PBSC the following two first-place Gold Medallion Awards and one silver award for work created by members of the College Relations and Marketing department.

Notes/Cards/Invitations
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Gold
Interior Signage/Displays (single or series)
Panther’s Pantry & Panther’s Closet Wall and Window Graphics – Gold
Viewbook
Find Your Power – Silver

The invitation to the College’s annual Dr.Continue reading PBSC wins regional marketing awards

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PBSC strengthens diversity in STEM with $800,000 FPL grant

Palm Beach State College was awarded $800,000 from Florida Power & Light Company to bolster diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The grant will be given in $200,000 annual installments over the next four years as part of the FPL STEM Diversity Recruitment and Retention Fund, to further support PBSC’s ongoing efforts to provide educational equity while ultimately increasing workforce diversity in the local community.
“Making STEM education more accessible provides a clear pathway to success for students from a wide variety of backgrounds,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC strengthens diversity in STEM with $800,000 FPL grant

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PBSC among top 150 colleges eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

Palm Beach State College has been named among the top 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success, as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds. … Continue reading PBSC among top 150 colleges eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

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PBSC receives $200,000 grant from Bank of America

To drive a classroom-to-career pipeline of highly trained individuals, Palm Beach State College was awarded a Bank of America grant of $100,000 annually for two years, totaling $200,000. The funds will increase completion and job placement rates of underserved students by providing career placement, guidance, academic support and sustainable opportunities as part of the Transforming Communities workforce initiative at the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute.
“As we remain focused on improving equity and inclusion for all students, … Continue reading PBSC receives $200,000 grant from Bank of America

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