All posts by Joyce Edelstein

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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New program to train much-needed marine technicians

Florida’s recreational marine and boating industry is growing at a fast clip, making it hard to fill job openings for marine mechanics and service technicians. Now Palm Beach State College stands ready to deliver these sought-after job candidates by launching the first technical certificate program of its kind in Palm Beach County.

Classes for PBSC’s new Marine Service Technology program start Aug. 22, and anyone interested in enrolling should attend the information session on Wednesday, … Continue reading New program to train much-needed marine technicians

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PBSC Respiratory Care program earns national award

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care has tapped Palm Beach State College’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program to receive its Distinguished RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) Credentialing Success Award.
CoARC, the nonprofit accreditation organization dedicated to respiratory care, presents this national award annually to highlight the RRT credential as the profession’s standard of excellence and recognize the CoARC-accredited programs that have the most graduates achieving it. Graduates of CoARC-accredited programs in the U.S. … Continue reading PBSC Respiratory Care program earns national award

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‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treatment, and for the fifth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it.
On Wednesday, April 24, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State Dental Health students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the Dental Health building on the Lake Worth campus. Due to time and space limitations, a maximum of 50 patients will be seen for the day, … Continue reading ‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

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Dycom creates new hiring partnership with PBSC

Dycom has partnered with Palm Beach State College to create a unique paid internship program that has so far brought 12 computer science students into the company’s Palm Beach Gardens headquarters.
Dycom is a leading provider of construction services for the telecommunications industry. The partnership enables PBSC students to gain experience working in a large IT environment, while Dycom gains access to quality interns who have the potential to become great employees.
Curtis Chambers, … Continue reading Dycom creates new hiring partnership with PBSC

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Alumni’s feature film leads to festivals and careers

When the curtain goes up at the 2019 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival April 24-28, Palm Beach State College alumni Kat and Josh Brady and Shelby Halberg will be in the audience. They will be on hand to answer questions after the screening of their film, “The Big Frozen Gumshoe,” a feature-length comedy that Kat Brady directed, Josh Brady produced, and Halberg shot.
The film, which had its debut at the Orlando Film Festival in October 2018, … Continue reading Alumni’s feature film leads to festivals and careers

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PBSC film certificate helps attorney redirect career

Palm Beach State College plays a starring role in Ann Deborah Fishman’s film “Swiped”—on screen and off.
The attorney-turned-filmmaker was enrolled in PBSC’s Motion Picture Post-Production Technology college credit certificate program in 2015 when she got the idea for a comedy about the hook-up culture on a fictional college campus and wrote the script while taking the program’s screenwriting course. A longtime Florida resident, she filmed the movie all around Palm Beach County during summer 2016, … Continue reading PBSC film certificate helps attorney redirect career

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Students, industry to collaborate in PBSC Innovation Lab

Palm Beach State College launched its new Innovation Lab at a grand opening ceremony Thursday with a ribbon-cutting, remarks by College and industry leaders and student technology demonstrations. Housed in the Technology Center on the Lake Worth campus, the 1,264 square-foot former classroom has been reimagined as a high-tech sandbox that will provide students with the tools and technologies they need to tackle actual industry challenges in collaboration with area businesses.
“The lab is designed to connect PBSC students with industry, … Continue reading Students, industry to collaborate in PBSC Innovation Lab

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Griffis speaks at DeSantis’ Florida Deregathon

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t wait long to take action on his campaign promise to reduce regulations that make it hard for Floridians to enter or remain in a profession or start a business. He invited the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards to Valencia College in Orlando on Jan. 31 for the first “Florida Deregathon,” and Palm Beach State College’s Rhonda Griffis was there.
Griffis, PBSC’s interim program director for Cosmetology, acted in her role as chair of the Florida State Board of Cosmetology and spoke for her profession at the daylong workshop. … Continue reading Griffis speaks at DeSantis’ Florida Deregathon

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PBSC moves up in top 10 rankings for veterans services

Palm Beach State College has earned national top 10 rankings from two prestigious military publishers for the second consecutive year. Viqtory and Military Times have placed PBSC fourth and seventh 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.
Viqtory, formerly known as Victory Media, has again designated PBSC a Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, the highest level, … Continue reading PBSC moves up in top 10 rankings for veterans services

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