A team of 14 Palm Beach State College current and former faculty and staff members raised $1,080 for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s 13th annual LOOP for Literacy race to help ensure that every Palm Beach County resident can read.
The event, held Feb. 11 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach, had more than 500 participants and raised the highest amount in its history at almost $90,000. It was cochaired by PBSC professor Helena Zacharis and Andrew Lowenstein, … Continue reading PBSC raises more than $1,000 for Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County →
More than 50 members of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Engage Class of 2023 learned more about higher education during a visit to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus on Jan. 11 as part of their Education Day.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. delivered the keynote address on “The State of Higher Education in Palm Beach County” and welcomed guests at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, based at the campus.
Parker talked about PBSC’s facts, … Continue reading Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class →
When Isabella Henderson started taking classes at PBSC, she was confident she would get a great education. That’s because Henderson was following in the footsteps of her mother, Paula McLeod, who not only shared with her the benefits of attending, but that the College would offer her a great path to a university like it did for her.
McLeod, the vice president of major gifts at the United Way of Palm Beach County, and Henderson, who is pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Human Services, … Continue reading Daughter continues mom’s legacy at Palm Beach State College →
Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, was inducted into the Inner City Youth Golfers Inc.’s Community Giants Class of 2022 during a ceremony Dec. 10 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. As a Community Giant, she was also honored with their Administrator of the Year award.
“Dr. McNeal received the award for her love and commitment to the youth, and her service and dedication to the community. … Continue reading McNeal named 2022 ICYG Community Giant; receives Administrator of the Year award →
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 →