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PBSC professor and student team up to educate others about the post-secondary challenges of autistic students

Palm Beach State College professor Hersh Chaitin, Ph.D., and student Erin Slavin are spotlighting the significant barriers that students with autism spectrum disorder face in obtaining a post-secondary education.
Chaitin, along with Dr. Javad Hashemi, associate dean of research at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Dr. Jacquie Wood at FAU’s Center for Autism Related Disabilities, recently contributed to a research manuscript that was published in 2023 titled, “Extended Reality: An Evidence-Based Practice Support Tool for ASD Students Transitioning to Post-Secondary Engineering Education.” … Continue reading PBSC professor and student team up to educate others about the post-secondary challenges of autistic students

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A strong skill set, grit and optimism are key to entrepreneurship, says GaryVee during PBSC’s STEAM Luncheon

One of the leading global minds on innovation and technology Gary Vaynerchuk, or “GaryVee” as he is known to his 44 million social media followers, spoke to a crowd of more than 500 as the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Yvonne S. Boice STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 16, at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
The annual luncheon honored the philanthropic legacy of the College’s late friend, … Continue reading A strong skill set, grit and optimism are key to entrepreneurship, says GaryVee during PBSC’s STEAM Luncheon

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Wyatt selected as semifinalist for Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student Wyatt Anderson has been selected as a semifinalist for the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Wyatt, who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree, was selected as one of 459 semifinalists from over 1,600 applications from students at two-year colleges across the country.
The scholarship aims to help community college students who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability, leadership, and service transfer to top four-year institutions and avoid student debt. … Continue reading Wyatt selected as semifinalist for Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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Arnold and Flores selected for ASRT student to leadership development program

Palm Beach State College radiography students Alexia Arnold and Wilmer Flores were selected to represent the state of Florida as participants in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Student to Leadership Development Program.
Arnold and Flores are two of 68 students chosen for the 2024 program out of 150 students who applied nationwide, including five from the state of Florida. They are the third and fourth students to be selected for this program from PBSC.
The program is three years and offers students a chance to attend ASRT educational sessions and network with medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. … Continue reading Arnold and Flores selected for ASRT student to leadership development program

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CEO of Related Urban tells more than 2,000 PBSC graduates to never give up on a career vision

Palm Beach State College welcomed Kenneth A. Himmel, president and CEO of Related Urban, the nation’s leading developer of large-scale mixed-use properties, as the keynote speaker during the College’s 2023 fall commencement ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
During the ceremony, PBSC awarded degrees and certificates to more than 2,000 graduates including a little more than 1,000 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program and a little more than 1,000 graduates of the Associate in Science, … Continue reading CEO of Related Urban tells more than 2,000 PBSC graduates to never give up on a career vision

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PBSC celebrates 90th anniversary at its inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala

Palm Beach State College welcomed more than 300 guests for a celebratory night of dinner and dancing at its inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala held Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Lake Worth campus Fire Academy Complex.
The sold-out event, hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies CBS 12 news anchor Luli Ortiz, recognized the College’s 90th anniversary, raised funds for student scholarships and honored alumni and other leaders who strengthen the community.
“It’s hard to believe that 90 years ago 41 students were in that very first class to come to Palm Beach Junior College. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates 90th anniversary at its inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala

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Alumnus plans surprise proposal in PBSC chemistry lab

When Fernando Lopez walked into his Palm Beach State College organic chemistry lab in the fall of 2017, a student sitting in the row behind him caught his eye.
That student was Glades Central High School graduate Doris Bridgeth Cabrera.
“I thought Doris was so beautiful, and I knew right then I needed to find a way to get her number,” said Lopez.
Lopez eventually gave Cabrera his Snapchat username in the hopes she would message him. … Continue reading Alumnus plans surprise proposal in PBSC chemistry lab

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City of Greenacres recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Greenacres during a city council meeting on Monday, Oct. 2.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from Mayor Joel Flores was Provost of the Lake Worth campus Barbara Cipriano. Joining her from the College was Director of Corporate and Continuing Education Deborah Gordon, Dean of Student Services Ronnie Malave, and Business and Community Relations Director Matthew Lenihan.
The proclamation talked about PBSC’s history, … Continue reading City of Greenacres recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

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City of Pahokee recognizes PBCS’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Pahokee during a city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the City of Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb was Executive Dean of the Belle Glade campus Dr. LaTanya McNeal.  Joining her from the College was Associate Administrative Assistant Clarissa Verduzco and Associate Dean Andraes Alexander.
The proclamation talked about PBSC’s history, degrees, … Continue reading City of Pahokee recognizes PBCS’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

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PBSC and the community gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Palm Beach State College commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with more than 500 staff, students and members of community and military service organizations gathering at a College remembrance ceremony held outside the Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus on Monday, Sept. 11.
The event, kicked off by Lake Worth campus Provost Barbara Cipriano who gave opening remarks, was open to the public and featured the Olympic Heights Community High School Color Guard, … Continue reading PBSC and the community gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

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