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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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PBSC student Maria Rodriguez wins Kravet Design of Distinction competition

Palm Beach State College student Maria Rodriguez has won the Kravet Design of Distinction competition created through a partnership with PBSC’s Interior Design Department and Kravet, a leader in the trade home furnishings industry.
It allowed students in the Design Studio 2 spring course to research the Cascade Mountains community to create a home to be used as a family vacation home and part-time rental that included floor plans, window treatments, furniture and more as their final project. … Continue reading PBSC student Maria Rodriguez wins Kravet Design of Distinction competition

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STEM student workshops to be held at PBSC Sept. 12 & 14

Two STEM student workshops will be held at Palm Beach State College for those interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and learning about the resources available at PBSC from current PBSC students.
The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in SC 114 on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and at the same time Sept. 14 in CE 119 at the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading STEM student workshops to be held at PBSC Sept. 12 & 14

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City of Westlake recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary with a proclamtion

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Westlake during a city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the City of Westlake Mayor JohnPaul O’Connor was Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs for the Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade campuses.  Joining her from PBSC was Edward Willey, dean of health sciences; Cynedra Blake, student activities manager for the Loxahatchee Groves campus; … Continue reading City of Westlake recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary with a proclamtion

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PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

When Palm Beach State College alumnus John Charmant came to the United States in 2009 from Haiti, he couldn’t speak English and struggled adapting to the culture.
Today, thanks to the support and encouragement of some of his high school and PBSC professors, he is the proud author of “Luxers’ Multiverse: The Grand Design,” an English book published in 2018.
The book is set in the year 2090, where the traditional borders between countries have dissolved, … Continue reading PBSC professors inspire alumnus to publish first book

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