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Scarpino named PBSC athletics director

John Scarpino has been named Palm Beach State College’s new athletics director. The announcement comes as the program transitions this fall from Division I to Division II in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“I look forward to the challenge of transitioning into Division II and working with our seasoned, veteran coaching staff to establish PBSC athletics as one of the premier programs in the nation,” said Scarpino, who has 32 years of student services administration experience and more than 15 years as an athletics director. … Continue reading Scarpino named PBSC athletics director

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Wheeler to encourage mental health dialogue as student trustee

Growing up, Tarruck Wheeler saw school as an insurmountable problem.
“It was always challenging for me,” says Wheeler, who ended up getting a GED.
At the time, Wheeler, now PBSC’s newly selected student trustee and a Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student, was struggling with dyslexia. However, he did not realize it until he was officially diagnosed later in life. Once diagnosed, he got the courage to pursue a higher education.
Wheeler, who will serve for the 2021-22 academic year, … Continue reading Wheeler to encourage mental health dialogue as student trustee

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PBSC hosts open house recruitment events

Palm Beach State College has kicked off a series of open house recruitment events for new, returning and prospective students to learn more about the College, complete the admissions process and get ready for the fall term.
The first open house, which was one of the College’s largest in-person events since going remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held July 15 on the Lake Worth campus. There will be a second one at Lake Worth from 10 a.m. … Continue reading PBSC hosts open house recruitment events

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PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Wellington Community Foundation as part of a partnership with the College’s Veterans Success Center to provide scholarships for tuition and education-related expenses for student veterans who are Wellington residents.
The $1,000 scholarships will be given to 10 PBSC students. Veterans Success Center staff will choose the recipients based on those who are the most in need. The students will use the funds for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. … Continue reading PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation

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Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association to give students free access to the most popular or costly textbooks through the local public libraries.
The funding is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative offered in partnership with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to address issues experienced by rural and small communities. The campus library already allows students to check out some textbooks for free, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

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Hopkins and Jones artwork featured in Biennial exhibition

Palm Beach State College professor Kristin Miller Hopkins and adjunct instructor Symantha Jones are two of 30 artists who were recently chosen to showcase their artwork in the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s Biennial 2021 exhibition.
Hopkins and Jones, who are each presenting in the juried exhibition for the first time, were selected from a pool of 150 Palm Beach County artists. The free exhibition runs through May 28 at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, … Continue reading Hopkins and Jones artwork featured in Biennial exhibition

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Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the patio of its Technical Education Center from 10 to 11 a.m. April 29 to unveil its newly renovated welding lab. The event will be livestreamed to the public.
The 2,207-square-foot industry-driven lab has nearly doubled its capacity for students and features a new open floor plan, fume extraction system, equipment and more. Prior to the remodeling, the lab had 10 welding stations. … Continue reading Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

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PBSC theater students create film about 2020

Palm Beach State College theater students have released the film “2020: Seeing the World Clearly” to portray what the year meant to them.

The film, which runs an hour and 15 minutes, is a collection of monologues written and performed by students who collaborated on the piece with the PBSC film department and the Theatre Lab , the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University. It was directed by PBSC professor David Hyland and co-directed by adjunct instructor E. … Continue reading PBSC theater students create film about 2020

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PBSC awarded grant to create affordable, online homework

Palm Beach State College has been awarded a $10,000 Edfinity Affordable Learning Grant supported by the National Science Foundation to create more affordable, textbook-neutral and personalized online homework collections for Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry and Precalculus.
These exemplar course collections will then be made available to all other Florida institutions through an open Edfinity catalog.
After applying, the College was the first institution awarded the newly created grant which was designed to be offered only to carefully reviewed institutions. … Continue reading PBSC awarded grant to create affordable, online homework

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PBSC to celebrate Black History Month with virtual events

Palm Beach State College is celebrating Black History Month through a series of virtual events this month to recognize the contributions of African Americans in the United States.  
The free events include online trivia games, testimonies of people who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities and a four-day series Feb. 9-12 organized by the College’s Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross Cultural Equity Institute, the Equity Office and the District Diversity Council.  
“I encourage all students, faculty and staff to attend as many of the BHM programming as they can,” said Dr. … Continue reading PBSC to celebrate Black History Month with virtual events

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