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McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

LaTanya McNeal, Ed.D., executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, discussed how innovative partnerships are helping to expand opportunities for students in health care fields during Leadership Palm Beach County’s Leadership Focus 2023 program held recently at Lakeside Medical Center.
McNeal was part of a panel on “Health Care in Palm Beach County – Innovation and Partnerships in the Glades.” She highlighted how PBSC is partnering with Lakeside Medical Center to help increase the number of students pursuing careers in health care. … Continue reading McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

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Alumnus helping empower communities impacted by environmental injustice

By: Dean Glorioso
Alumnus Bernard Harrigan earned his Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in spring 2021. An active member of the campus community, he served as vice president of Community Earth and president pro tempore of the Palm Beach Gardens campus. A student in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and member of Phi Theta Kappa, Harrigan represented students on the College Affordability Task Force and Quality Enhancement Plan Development Team and provided guidance through the Inter Club Council. … Continue reading Alumnus helping empower communities impacted by environmental injustice

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PBSC faculty receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching

More than 90 Palm Beach State College faculty members have received a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education.
The credential was awarded after faculty completed the Effective Online Teaching Practices 25-module course, where they learned evidence-based teaching practices proven to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. Aligned with research in cognition and adult learning, the ACUE course covers how to design an effective online course, … Continue reading PBSC faculty receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching

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PBSC helps tell the story of Florida’s Seminole Alliance

Palm Beach State College partnered with the Florida Black Historical Research Project, Inc. to bring the 185th Seminole Reunion to Palm Beach County.
The Jan. 11 – 15, 2023 reunion, which featured local tours, symposiums, films, historical recitations and spiritual remembrances, recounted how the two battles of the Loxahatchee River turned the tide of the 40-yearlong assault on native and African Seminole freedom on the Florida peninsula and led to the capture and deportation of these people on the deadly Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. … Continue reading PBSC helps tell the story of Florida’s Seminole Alliance

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PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College students from the Student Empowerment in Action Club volunteered with the Debra Weiss Dance Company at the city of Boca Raton’s MLK Jr. Day annual celebration on Jan. 16.
The  celebration began with a free community breakfast at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the site of The King Monument and Allen’s Place Pearl City Community Garden (APPCCG).
PBSC students visited APPCCG, where DWDC donated a planting bed for the Pearl City Youth. They then joined in a parade to Mizner Park Amphitheatre, … Continue reading PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

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Nursing alumnus helps accelerate Foundation chair’s ICU recovery

By: Dean Glorioso
The fear and loneliness of an intensive care unit can be devastating.
When Palm Beach State College Foundation Board Chair Ricky Wade found himself at Good Samaritan Medical Center, he expected quality care but not from who would give it, his own good Samaritan.
Wade spent 17 solitary days in the ICU. “The nights were the worst,” recalls Wade. “I was afraid to sleep, the anxiety unbearable.”
Several nights into his stay, Wade was greeted with something unexpected: a familiar voice. … Continue reading Nursing alumnus helps accelerate Foundation chair’s ICU recovery

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Palm Beach State College Mourns the Loss of Yvonne S. Boice, Prominent Philanthropist and Longtime Foundation Board Member

Palm Beach State College mourns the loss of Yvonne S. Boice, a beloved member of the Foundation for Palm Beach State College Board of Directors, whose light will continue to shine brightly at PBSC and throughout our communities. Yvonne passed away on Friday, January 13 at her home in Boca Raton. She was a Foundation Board Member since 2004.
“Yvonne was a tremendous individual and philanthropist who prioritized education and the students of Palm Beach State College,” said Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College Mourns the Loss of Yvonne S. Boice, Prominent Philanthropist and Longtime Foundation Board Member

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PBSC alumnus becomes successful artisan and entrepreneur

Palm Beach State College alumnus Matt Cox has been brewing since 2000.
When Cox opened Copperpoint Brewing Company in 2015, he brought a gem to Boynton Beach. PBSC alumnus Matt Cox has been brewing since 2000. When Cox opened Copperpoint Brewing Company in 2015, he brought a gem to Boynton Beach. Keeping everything close to home with local resources for both beer and bar—from the ingredients for brewing to the tables for gathering—Copperpoint is a true neighborhood establishment that has become a staple of local craftsmanship. … Continue reading PBSC alumnus becomes successful artisan and entrepreneur

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PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

Palm Beach State College celebrated more than 1,600 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

“The knowledge you gained at PBSC will set a solid foundation for your future,’’ PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., told the graduates while welcoming them and their family, friends and guests.
Attorney Gary Lesser, president of The Florida Bar and managing partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, … Continue reading PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

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PBSC staff, chapter bring home honors from AFC conference

Sixteen Palm Beach State College staff were recognized at the Association of Florida Colleges 73rd Annual Meeting and Conference. Recognitions ranged from the Best in Show award to an Honorary Lifetime Membership, an Exemplary Practice Award and other achievements and appointments.
Palm Beach State’s AFC chapter was named a Gold-level chapter at the conference, held Nov. 15-18 in Panama City Beach, and the following staff were honored:
AFC’s immediate past president Raymond D. Coulter III,Continue reading PBSC staff, chapter bring home honors from AFC conference

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