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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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Meatless Monday campaign aims to impact environment

The Palm Beach State College libraries are kicking off their version of a Meatless Monday campaign Feb. 3 to encourage people to refrain from eating meat on Mondays for their health and that of the planet.
The campaign, which is part of an international initiative, is being organized by the libraries in partnership with the Student Counseling Center, Panther’s Pantry and the Palm Beach Gardens Community Earth Club.
It supports PBSC’s Common Reader, “There Is No Planet B,” and runs through May 12. … Continue reading Meatless Monday campaign aims to impact environment

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Career Centers get a boost with donation from Enterprise Holdings

The Palm Beach State College Career Centers received a $4,500 donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation through their annual Jack Taylor Founding Values Award Program to support career development programs and recruitment events for students and alumni.
The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
“We feel that it’s important to give back to the communities that we serve,” said Teri-Anne Brennan, … Continue reading Career Centers get a boost with donation from Enterprise Holdings

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International student and aspiring nurse selected as student trustee

Three years ago, Gabrielle Louis came to Palm Beach State College from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to pursue an education and gain more experiences.
Not only is she accomplishing these goals, she has also been selected as the College’s student trustee for the 2020-21 academic year.
Louis, who graduated Summa Cum Laude this spring with an Associate in Arts degree, was chosen out of nine candidates who interviewed for the role via Zoom. She is the 20th student to serve in the role and will attend her first District Board of Trustees meeting Aug. … Continue reading International student and aspiring nurse selected as student trustee

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PBSC students place first in PBL state competitions

Four Palm Beach State College students have advanced to the national stage after winning first place in competitions during the 70th annual Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students competed virtually via Zoom (April 2-18) in a variety of events, including Job Interview, Impromptu Speaking, Accounting Principles, Business Presentation, and Human Resource Management.
The PBSC winners were: Jorge Badia, Impromptu Speech; Nick Rossi, Public Speaking; and the team of Martaluz Cisneros and Maria Bacas-Cook, … Continue reading PBSC students place first in PBL state competitions

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Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon

Tony Dungy, NFL Hall of Fame coach and New York Times bestselling author, described the characteristics of great leaders and the keys to success to a crowd of more than 650 Feb. 20 as the featured guest speaker at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 8th annual STEAM luncheon.
“As a leader, you have to know where you are going and that’s going to help you take other people there,” Dungy said.
Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl win in 2006, … Continue reading Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon

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MacMullen inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame

Palm Beach State College Professor of Music Michael MacMullen is now a member of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Hall of Fame.
MacMullen was inducted for his outstanding achievements and excellence in music and for his contributions to FCSAA during the 2020 FCSAA Winter Music Symposium at Florida Southern College.
“Receiving the award this year had special meaning to me because I had come full circle,” MacMullen said. “It was 26 years ago when I first attended a symposium as an observer, … Continue reading MacMullen inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame

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Injured Army vet overcomes tragedies to earn his degree

United States Army Veteran Clarence Jennings has had to endure one too many tragedies in his life, but he’s not letting any of them stop him from reaching his goals.
Jennings, 68, started attending Palm Beach State College two years ago and will graduate this month with an Associate in Science degree in Human Services. He also earned a PBSC College Credit Certificate in Addiction Studies.
Originally from Detroit, Mich., Jennings had attended the University of Detroit and a few other colleges earlier in his life but never obtained a degree. … Continue reading Injured Army vet overcomes tragedies to earn his degree

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