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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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PBSC’s Honors Academic Journal included in LOC

The Spring 2019 edition of Sabiduría, Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Academic Journal, is now included in the online catalog of the Library of Congress.
The peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal highlights the research work of Honors College students. Before being accepted, the College had to complete an application this year which required Library of Congress staff to review the issue and description of the publication characteristics.
Twenty manuscripts submitted for consideration in the 2019 edition went through a rigorous screening process by an editorial team of nine honors students to ensure the best that Palm Beach State has to offer was included. … Continue reading PBSC’s Honors Academic Journal included in LOC

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PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

One of the most damaging cybercrimes for businesses to fall victim to is ransomware, according to a United States Secret Service representative who spoke anonymously at Palm Beach State College as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“Even smartphones can be encrypted with ransomware, and I believe we are going to see more and more of that,” the representative told the crowd of more than 100 at a seminar titled “Cybersecurity is in your hands. What are you going to do with it?” … Continue reading PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

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STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

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Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

John Smith, the director of communications for Duffy’s Management, Inc., has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2019-20 academic year.
Smith, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in project management, was chosen from 10 students who interviewed for the job.
“Accessibility is why I chose to attend PBSC and is what I hope to continue to strengthen in my role as student trustee,” said Smith. “PBSC made it easy for me to start school with flexible class schedules, … Continue reading Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

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Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

Since 2017, Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, known as Dr. Chandra, has organized 13 STEM Saturdays, an initiative he started at Palm Beach State College to introduce students (pre-K-12) to STEM subjects through interactive exhibits and activities.
Last year, he went a step further and organized the first STEAM Fest, which involved several community partners and drew nearly 800 people from the community. It was such a huge success that he is spearheading it again on Nov. 16. … Continue reading Chandramohan receives STEM Champion award

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