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PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

Palm Beach State College’s graduating Dental Hygiene students were set to take their state licensure exams this spring when COVID-19 prevented them from performing the one exam that requires treating a live patient. Otherwise ready to start their careers, no license meant no job. 
But with perseverance and an emergency order from the Florida Department of Health, the students took the clinical exam on Aug. 5—using a computerized manikin to simulate a patient. 
Indeed, COVID-19 brought about the first use of manikins in dental hygiene licensure exams in Florida and across the nation. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

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PBSC Respiratory Care graduate ready to fight pandemic

Jahlissa Powell has always wanted to help people, and now she’ll get the chance. As a new respiratory therapist at Jupiter Medical Center, she will be among the frontline health care professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.  
“I’m actually really excited to enter the field right now, even though it is a pandemic,” said Powell, who graduated magna cum laude in May from Palm Beach State College’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program. “Now that I’m an RRT, … Continue reading PBSC Respiratory Care graduate ready to fight pandemic

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PBSC maintains top 10 rankings for veterans services

Palm Beach State College has earned national top 10 rankings from two prestigious military publishers for the third consecutive year. Military Times and VIQTORY have placed PBSC third and fourth respectively on their lists of the best higher education institutions for veterans, which in turn makes PBSC the highest-ranking Florida school in its category.
Announced this week, VIQTORY has again designated PBSC a Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, the highest level possible, and maintained the College’s rank as fourth among large public postsecondary institutions in the U.S. … Continue reading PBSC maintains top 10 rankings for veterans services

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Electrician students to compete again at Ideal National

Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program is charged up and ready to compete at the Ideal National Championship for the second year in a row.
Once again, a PBSC electrician student is the fastest in Florida, but also this year, another student and a recent graduate have earned Wild Card spots. All will represent Palm Beach State next month at this annual “race-against-the-clock” competition that determines the best professional and student/apprentice electricians in North America. … Continue reading Electrician students to compete again at Ideal National

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Pathway produces male role models for Greenacres youth

The teaching and child care professions are still predominantly occupied by women, but not if the men of the Greenacres Youth Programs have a say—especially those who are Palm Beach State College students and alumni.
Operated by the Community and Recreation Services Department of the City of Greenacres, the Greenacres Youth Programs annually serve upwards of 250 children and youth, ages 5-17, in age-appropriate afterschool programs and winter, spring and summer camps—all supervised by a better-than-average balance of male and female role models. … Continue reading Pathway produces male role models for Greenacres youth

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Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the first-ever South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30.

Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former state Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans.  It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. … Continue reading Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

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Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

Students and community job seekers will be able to meet recruiters from a wide range of companies, health care providers and government agencies at two October career fairs to be held at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. The fairs are organized by the PBSC Career Center on each campus.
Free and open to the public, the fairs will bring a combined total of more than 70 employers hiring for full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

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Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

More than 20 police departments and other criminal justice organizations from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando will recruit at the third annual Criminal Justice Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Free and open to the public, the fair is designed for those seeking positions in law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch. Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. … Continue reading Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

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Students present winning research at national conference

Presenting a research paper is a daunting task for Ph.D.’s, let alone undergraduate students, but Etiane Navarro and Renato De La Rosa met the challenge when they attended the American Psychological Association’s annual convention Aug. 8-11 in Chicago.
These Palm Beach State College students—now graduates—earned the trip as the second-place winners of the 2019 Anne Anastasi Research Paper and Conference Travel Scholarship, a national competition sponsored by Psi Beta, the community college national honor society in psychology. … Continue reading Students present winning research at national conference

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Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Palm Beach State College students are learning what it takes to explore outer space as participants in NASA’s undergraduate programs. Miguel Mattis and Matthew Merlo are part of a new generation of students inspired—like the Apollo generation before them—by NASA’s ambitious plans for future missions, which include sending the first woman astronaut to the moon by 2024, establishing a sustainable human presence there by 2028, and moving beyond to Mars. … Continue reading Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

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