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Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Ivan Franco, Ansley Peede and Brentley Walker (Lake Worth campus); Filipe Pestana Frances (Boca Raton campus); and Matan Siskind and Hadley Strainge (Palm Beach Gardens campus) are among 166 students selected for this year’s team. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony March 6 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event, hosted by the Florida College System, … Continue reading Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

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Traveling museum among PBSC Black History Month events

The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels will make a two-day stop at Palm Beach State College as part of a series of Black History Month events being held across the College.
The Student Activities offices organized the events to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans. Other events include guest speakers, movie screenings and musical performances. They are free and open to PBSC students, faculty and staff.
Founded by Angela Jennings in 1995, … Continue reading Traveling museum among PBSC Black History Month events

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Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

Nearly 700 people attended the Palm Beach State College 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 16 with keynote speaker Paula Williams Madison.

The former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, spoke for about 30 minutes, telling the crowd about her life as the daughter of immigrant parents from Kingston, Jamaica who had come to the United States to pursue the America dream that King envisioned. … Continue reading Nearly 700 people attend King celebration

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Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

The Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus will be open for special hours on three days during the two-week winter break to help students from all campuses register and prepare for their spring classes.
The Admissions/Registration, Advising, Financial Aid, Testing, Veterans Services, New Student Orientation and the Center for Student Accessibility (formerly Disability Support Services) offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Dec. 27 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. … Continue reading Lake Worth campus open for special winter break hours

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PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

Palm Beach State College has signed a contract with U.S. Sugar Corporation to provide onsite courses for students in the company’s training program at its Clewiston site.
The courses are being taught by Belle Glade campus faculty for students in the Industrial Skills Training Academy that the company recently launched to grow its own talent. In addition to PBSC, which provides general education courses in algebra, chemistry, physics and welding, U.S. Sugar’s other training partners include representatives from companies that manufacture its high-tech equipment. … Continue reading PBSC partners with U.S. Sugar to provide training

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Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, provost and dean of student services at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Sandi Barrett, program director for trade and industry continuing education, both received AFC Honorary Life Membership Awards, the highest award presented by the Association of Florida Colleges.
The awards were presented during the opening general session of the 70th AFC Annual Meeting and Conference held Nov. 6-8 in Palm Harbor.
Coleman-Ferrell, who served as AFC’s president in 2018 and more than two years on the AFC Executive Board, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell and Barrett receive highest AFC award

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PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has won four awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. District II of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations gave PBSC two first-place Gold Medallion Awards for work created by members of the College Relations and Marketing department. In addition, CRM staff have been recognized with two Awards of Excellence from the Communications and Marketing Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges.
The annual regional NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, … Continue reading PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

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PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement

Palm Beach State College is hosting another series of community forums on its campuses this academic year to educate and engage the public on wide ranging topics, including economic development, immigration, chronic illness and voting.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are being organized by the Office of Community Relations in partnership with the campuses.
The series launches Nov. 14 at the Belle Glade campus where community leaders will outline initiatives underway to continue to improve the Glades area schools and spur economic development in that region. … Continue reading PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement

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PBSC named a top 150 U.S. Community College

Palm Beach State College was named today as one of the 150 community colleges 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 were picked by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges using publicly available data that showed strong and improving student outcomes in learning, completion rates, … Continue reading PBSC named a top 150 U.S. Community College

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Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

Janell Wildgoose-Carroll, program grant manager at the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, has been accepted into the highly competitive flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County for 2019-2020.
She is among 56 professionals tapped this year for Leadership Engage, which offers participants from diverse industries and backgrounds a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience designed to better the county. They will spend nine months gaining a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles, … Continue reading Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program

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