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PBSC student receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Ivan Franco, a Palm Beach State College Honors College student, is among only 50 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,500 applicants from 311 community colleges, provides students with up to $40,000 a year to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
PBSC leaders surprised Franco with the news during a virtual meeting on Zoom. “I was shocked. … Continue reading PBSC student receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

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Prophete to lead Cross-Cultural Equity Institute

Dr. Karline Prophete, who has 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education and K-12, has been named interim director of Palm Beach State College’s new Cross-Cultural Equity Institute.
Prophete was picked from a pool of internal PBSC applicants to launch and establish the groundwork for the institute designed to improve retention and close the graduation gap for minority students at the College. She begins her new role April 16.
“I’m definitely honored to be a part of this work at the College. … Continue reading Prophete to lead Cross-Cultural Equity Institute

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PBSC donates medical supplies to area hospitals

Palm Beach State College is donating medical supplies to area hospitals to assist with treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff from Wellington Regional Medical Center, one of the College’s 15 affiliate hospitals, picked up hundreds of surgical masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizers and other personalized protective equipment, from the Lake Worth campus on April 3. Plans are underway to also donate to Tenant Healthcare for its hospitals. The supplies are normally used by PBSC’s health care programs, … Continue reading PBSC donates medical supplies to area hospitals

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PBSC to offer two new bachelor’s degrees this fall

Palm Beach State College will begin offering two new bachelor’s degree programs in the fall to give students pursuing careers in human services and respiratory therapy more options to further their education and meet the growing demands of the critical fields.
The Florida Board of Education approved the College’s proposals April 1 to launch a Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. The programs will bring the number of bachelor’s degrees offered by the College to five. … Continue reading PBSC to offer two new bachelor’s degrees this fall

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PBSC Career Centers partner with FPL to employ students

The Career Centers at Palm Beach State College have partnered with Florida Power & Light Company to provide part-time job opportunities for students currently enrolled in school.
Through the program, students will receive paid training and earn $12 an hour to work as customer  service representatives in FPL’s Customer Care Center located at the company’s Customer Service East office on Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach. FPL expects to have approximately 15 students fill the positions. … Continue reading PBSC Career Centers partner with FPL to employ students

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PBSC receives NSF grant to expand cybersecurity training

Palm Beach State College will begin offering two cybersecurity college credit certificate programs at the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses this summer to provide access to training in rural communities and to help attract more women and underrepresented minorities into the growing field.
The initiative, dubbed Project CODE (Computer Outreach for Diverse Education), is being funded with a $592,630 grant from the National Science Foundation. Distance learning labs will be outfitted with high-tech equipment at each campus to allow faculty to teach courses remotely. … Continue reading PBSC receives NSF grant to expand cybersecurity training

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PBSC to create Cross-Cultural Equity Institute

Palm Beach State College is planning to establish a Cross-Cultural Equity Institute this year to improve retention and help close the graduation gap for minority students.
The institute will be named after Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, a local philanthropist and former longtime educator and elected official, whose generous gift to the College is making it possible. The Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute is expected to be the first of its kind in the Florida College System to address an issue facing community colleges across the state and that is part of the national higher education dialogue. … Continue reading PBSC to create Cross-Cultural Equity Institute

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Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

Paula Williams Madison, a former NBCUniversal executive who currently is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and founding partner with The Group LLC, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
The celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Paula Madison to speak at 21st annual King celebration

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County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners has approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 12, 2020 as Palm Beach State College Day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the institution’s latest name change and its impact as an educational pillar in the community.
Commissioner Melissa McKinlay presented the proclamation during the commission meeting Jan. 7. On hand to accept it were a group of PBSC trustees, staff and Palmer, PBSC’s Panther mascot.
McKinlay, who recently used her leftover campaign funds to create a scholarship for students, … Continue reading County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

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Brothers complete A.A. degrees in one year; headed to UF

Anas Saeed Saeed Ahmed and his brother, Maaz Saeed Saeed Ahmed, enrolled at Palm Beach State College as international students from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2018, determined to complete their Associate in Arts transfer degrees in one year.
After taking as many as six or more classes each term, which required special permission, they are set to graduate together on Dec. 19. They both have been accepted to the University of Florida for the spring semester to pursue bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering. … Continue reading Brothers complete A.A. degrees in one year; headed to UF

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