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PBSC professor Carmencita Mitchell honored as a Woman Who Moves the Nation

Palm Beach State College professor Carmencita Mitchell is one of 10 women honored with a Women Who Move the Nation Award from The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials for her outstanding leadership and exemplary dedication to the transportation industry.
Carmencita is the chair of the Palm Tran Public Transportation Service Board and a tenure-track faculty member at Palm Beach State where she also serves as English department cluster chair for the five campuses.
Mitchell was appointed by the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners to serve as the Chairwoman of the PTSB. … Continue reading PBSC professor Carmencita Mitchell honored as a Woman Who Moves the Nation

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PBSC faculty exchange ideas to improve student success through Summer Institute

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) hosted its in-person component of the 2024 Summer Institute on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus May 8-10 at the Public Safety Training Center.
Faculty are now working on their individual deliverable projects and the program resumes with a closing virtual session on Friday, June 7 where faculty participants are expected to showcase their work and exchange ideas for best practices.
The largest cohort to-date of 48 faculty participants convened to explore active learning strategies, … Continue reading PBSC faculty exchange ideas to improve student success through Summer Institute

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TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

Four Palm Beach State College TRIO Student Support Services students won first place at the STEM Bridge Building National Competition in Atlanta on Saturday, April 26. The win marks their second consecutive victory.
The students, who are all first-year college students, are Nadleyrlande Francisque, Sophonie Simeon, Nadia Nobel and Esperancia Senneus.
Livia Aragon, one of the SSS advisors, made sure the students arrived with much enthusiasm and team building spirit.
They were invited to compete after placing first in the Regional Bridge Building competition at a Student Leadership Conference at the University of Florida in Tampa last year. … Continue reading TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

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Mother/daughter duo cheer each other on to graduation

Danielle Lobo and her daughter Aaliyah (Leo) Lobo always had a close relationship. Nevertheless, thanks to similar desires, they were about to embark on a journey beyond their parent/child relationship.
Leo was dually enrolled at Seminole Ridge High School and the goalkeeper for the travel soccer team. Early in 2022, she suffered a complete tear of three different knee muscles, ending a 10-year soccer career. In her recovery, Leo took a deep dive into her academics. … Continue reading Mother/daughter duo cheer each other on to graduation

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PBSC interior design students transform play therapy room at local nonprofit

The play therapy room at the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County has now received an amazing makeover, thanks to the support of PBSC’s interior design students.
The center unveiled the newly designed therapeutic playroom during an open house event at the center on Thursday, April 25. The refurbished playroom is specially designed for use by children who have been subjected to abuse.
A group of nine Interior Design Technology program students started volunteering their time and skills in 2022 to redesign the center’s children’s playroom. … Continue reading PBSC interior design students transform play therapy room at local nonprofit

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PBSC students present undergraduate research at FAU symposium

Palm Beach State College students Kyla Torres and Lourdes Baldera were invited to present their undergraduate research project at Florida Atlantic University’s 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 5 in Boca Raton.
Under the guidance of PBSC professor Dr. Shivangi Prasad, Torres and Baldera presented an in-depth science literature review via posterboard on the Ecological and Human Health Impacts of Agrochemicals use in banana production.
“Being two of the only PBSC students at the symposium, … Continue reading PBSC students present undergraduate research at FAU symposium

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Florida Rep. John Snyder to be keynote speaker at PBSC’s spring commencement ceremony

Palm Beach State College will welcome Florida Rep. John Snyder as the keynote speaker during the College’s 2024 spring commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cacti Park (formerly the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) in West Palm Beach.
During the ceremony, which will be livestreamed on PBSC’s website, PBSC will award degrees and certificates to more than 1,900 graduates including more than 950 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program and more than 850 graduates of the Associate in Science, … Continue reading Florida Rep. John Snyder to be keynote speaker at PBSC’s spring commencement ceremony

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Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society students recognized at international conference

Palm Beach State College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society students from the Alpha Delta Iota Chapter at the Boca Raton campus received international recognition at the PTK International Catalyst Convention held April 4-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention in Orlando for their efforts in their Honors in Action and College Project.
Through the Honors in Action project, PTK students combine research, problem-solving, and action-oriented service to address real-world challenges in our community. … Continue reading Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society students recognized at international conference

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Palm Beach State College team creates award winning site to enhance microbiology education through FAU competition

Palm Beach State College students Jean Elysee Dorsainville and Jonathan “Jonah” Guarnizo, and professors Stefania Volpe and Dr. Nirthieca Suthakaran, were the winners of the PBSC track of Florida Atlantic University’s Wave Program.
The program is an applied research and entrepreneurial competition that challenges students to develop projects that solve real-world problems.  This is the second year that PBSC students have participated in the competition, which allows PBSC students to connect with FAU resources and networks. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College team creates award winning site to enhance microbiology education through FAU competition

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PBSC students to participate in Norton Museum’s College Night April 12

Palm Beach State College and Palm Beach Atlantic University students will be participating in the Norton Museum of Art’s College Night from 5 to 10 p.m. April 12 in West Palm Beach, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy.
The event, titled “Art After Dark: Celebrating College Student Creativity,” will feature hands-on workshops, live performances, poetry and storytelling, a dance session and more.
PBSC fine art students will participate in the Vendor’s Market and lead 15-minute Spotlight Tours on specific pieces in Norton’s collection. … Continue reading PBSC students to participate in Norton Museum’s College Night April 12

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