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PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Wellington Community Foundation as part of a partnership with the College’s Veterans Success Center to provide scholarships for tuition and education-related expenses for student veterans who are Wellington residents.
The $1,000 scholarships will be given to 10 PBSC students. Veterans Success Center staff will choose the recipients based on those who are the most in need. The students will use the funds for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. … Continue reading PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation

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Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association to give students free access to the most popular or costly textbooks through the local public libraries.
The funding is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative offered in partnership with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to address issues experienced by rural and small communities. The campus library already allows students to check out some textbooks for free, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

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Hopkins and Jones artwork featured in Biennial exhibition

Palm Beach State College professor Kristin Miller Hopkins and adjunct instructor Symantha Jones are two of 30 artists who were recently chosen to showcase their artwork in the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s Biennial 2021 exhibition.
Hopkins and Jones, who are each presenting in the juried exhibition for the first time, were selected from a pool of 150 Palm Beach County artists. The free exhibition runs through May 28 at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, … Continue reading Hopkins and Jones artwork featured in Biennial exhibition

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Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the patio of its Technical Education Center from 10 to 11 a.m. April 29 to unveil its newly renovated welding lab. The event will be livestreamed to the public.
The 2,207-square-foot industry-driven lab has nearly doubled its capacity for students and features a new open floor plan, fume extraction system, equipment and more. Prior to the remodeling, the lab had 10 welding stations. … Continue reading Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

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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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