Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., spoke on “The Future of STEM Education” as the keynote speaker at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s 12th Annual Youth Empowerment Breakfast at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.
Parker was introduced at the Dec. 7 breakfast by Leah St. Hilaire, a Suncoast High School and National Urban League Incentives To Excel & Succeed (NULITES) student.
Parker thanked the Urban League for its community support and focus on STEM education, … Continue reading PBSC President Ava Parker talks STEM education at Urban League youth empowerment event
Palm Beach State President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has received the 2022 South Florida Ultimate CEO award from the South Florida Business Journal for her visionary business leadership.
The award was presented by Comcast Business during a ceremony Nov. 17 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. As a recipient, Parker was featured with other honorees on the cover of the business journal’s Nov. 18 edition.
Parker was among 15 honorees, who were recognized for their amazing contributions to their company, … Continue reading Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO award
The new Julie and John Kime Library Resource Center for students and faculty officially opened Nov. 14 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The center, located on the third floor of the administration building, was made possible through a generous gift from PBSC alumni and philanthropists Julie and John Kime.
The new facility features personal computer and study spaces, a kiosk for students to access course materials using their PantherCard and a pin number, … Continue reading New library resource center opens at the Lox Groves campus
A group of 13 Palm Beach State College veterans, including honorary guest speaker and Army veteran Van Williams, helped revitalize 10 homes on Nov. 4 as part of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and the City of Boynton Beach’s Veterans Build.
The event, presented by Vertical Bridge and sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation and Florida Power & Light, was held Nov. 4 in Sara Sims Park in Boynton Beach. … Continue reading PBSC veterans give back through community project
Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held its inaugural Harvest Fest to raise awareness of the College and its programs for Palm Beach County’s central and western communities.
The recruitment event, which was sponsored by the Foundation for Palm Beach State College and attended by more than 200, featured a showcase of PBSC’s programs, hayrides, face painting, a mini farmers market, photo opportunities with Palmer and more. Partners were Basore Family Farms in Wellington and the Tractor Supply Company in Loxahatchee Groves. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts inaugural Harvest Fest
A Lunch & Learn workshop titled “Stop the Stigma” was held at Palm Beach State College to help educate faculty, staff and students about suicide prevention.
More than 100 people attended the event, which was held Sept. 27 for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It was hosted by the Lake Worth Psychology & Human Services Club in partnership with the Hanley Foundation, Lake Worth Student Activities and the Student Counseling and Case Management Center. … Continue reading Workshop helps educate on suicide prevention
Palm Beach State College, along with members of community organizations and the military, paused to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sept. 8 in a College memorial ceremony titled “Remember the Fallen 9/11” held at its Palm Beach Gardens campus amphitheater.
Narrated by PBSC Student Development Manager Ashton Davis, the event was open to the public and featured moments of silence, facts about the attacks and remarks from PBSC staff and community members including PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC and the community gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims
Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held a Welcome Back & Community Roundup networking event Aug. 26 for faculty, staff and local businesses from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
The western-themed event was attended by 67 faculty, staff and community members and was organized to welcome PBSC faculty back to campus, give College updates on the start of the fall 2022 term, and thank staff for their hard work. It also connected 11 local businesses to the campus and gave faculty the opportunity to meet representatives from those businesses and potential career possibilities for PBSC students and graduates. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts local businesses during Community Roundup event
Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus and The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s acute care teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center (LMC), have partnered to support workforce and education needs in the Glades.
As part of the partnership, PBSC high school dual enrollment and Belle Glade campus students will have the opportunity to tour Lakeside, attend information sessions about hospital programs and careers, and learn more about the hospital’s student ambassador program.
PBSC staff will also conduct presentations at LMC regarding the College’s programs to hospital staff and administrators who wish to continue their education. … Continue reading PBSC and LMC partner to support workforce and education needs
Florida State Rep. and Palm Beach State College alumna Kelly Skidmore visited PSBC’s Lake Worth campus on Aug. 3 to present items collected from a clothing drive she conducted to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that provides affordable gently used clothing and accessories to students and members of the PBSC community.
Skidmore brought more than 200 items that were dropped off at her office in Boca Raton. The clothing drive was held from July 1 to 27. … Continue reading PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success