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Palm Beach State College selected as finalist for national curriculum award

Palm Beach State College’s alternative scheduling/combined courses curriculum model is a finalist for a 2015 national Bellwether award.
The College is one of 10 finalists in the Instructional Programs and Services category, co-sponsored by the National Council of Instructional Administrators, which highlights programs or activities designed and successfully implemented to support teaching and learning in community and state colleges.
The College will participate in the final phase of the competition at the Community College Futures Assembly Jan. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College selected as finalist for national curriculum award

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Share your vision for Palm Beach State College’s next president

Palm Beach State College will hold listening sessions Dec. 9-10 at all four campuses to kick off the College’s national presidential search.
The listening sessions will provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the public to provide input and suggestions to guide the search.
Myers McRae, a national consulting firm specializing in the placement of executive leadership for higher education, will conduct the listening sessions. The firm has been selected by the College’s District Board of Trustees to coordinate the search for the successor to current president, … Continue reading Share your vision for Palm Beach State College’s next president

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Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

The staff and Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and the CEO of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, Mark Pafford, will speak about how to preserve our natural habitats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in Meldon Hall, Room BB 111 on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation, titled “Ecological Equilibrium,” will give attendees tips they can use to help keep our air and water clean. … Continue reading Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

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Former national radio personality to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at PBSC

Author and national radio personality Blanche Williams will be the speaker during the fourth Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. August 12. The event is free and open to the public.
Williams will share some of her past experiences, including working with the Clinton administration, hosting a national XM satellite radio talk show, and covering the nomination and inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was also invited to the White House because of her work as founder of the National Black Women’s Town Hall, … Continue reading Former national radio personality to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at PBSC

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Palm Beach State College receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo for STEM students

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a donation of $10,000 on July 24 from the Wells Fargo Bank Foundation to support the Math & Science Institute on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
This is the second year the Wells Fargo Foundation has contributed to the MSI. It has also supported student scholarships in the past, donating $125,000 since 2006.
“This contribution fits well with Wells Fargo’s overall organizational support of higher education,” said Marcus Cobbe, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo for STEM students

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Bender earns CASP certification

Jessica Bender, manager of auxiliary services and college card at Palm Beach State College, has earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) designation from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.
CASP is a four-year certification that affirms the recipient’s expertise in management, leadership, marketing, student development and operations. It is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services.
Bender joined Palm Beach State in 2007 as the manager of the College Card program, … Continue reading Bender earns CASP certification

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Astrophysicist presents our galaxy and beyond at Palm Beach State College STEAM event

Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University took more than 100 audience members on May 22 on a journey to better understand the science, art and overall fascination surrounding astrological images in a presentation at Palm Beach State College. Titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction,” the event was sponsored by Bank of America.
From photos of supernovas and black holes to the well-known “Pillars of Creation” image taken by the Hubble Telescope, … Continue reading Astrophysicist presents our galaxy and beyond at Palm Beach State College STEAM event

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Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality

Former Palm Beach State College basketball powerhouse and Olympic gold medalist Yolanda Griffith will be honored as one of the greatest in the sport as she takes the stage on June 14 to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.
Griffith, who is currently a first assistant coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., will be one of six women inducted that day. They include Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), … Continue reading Yolanda Griffith to enter elite ranks of basketball immortality

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Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will be the keynote speaker during the third Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum from noon to 1 p.m. June 3.
Muoio’s presentation is titled “Beyond the Glass Ceiling.” The talk will be given in the BioScience Technology Complex, room SC127, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE/Leadership or by calling 561-207-5708. Attendees may bring their lunch; … Continue reading Jeri Muoio to address Women’s Empowerment Forum at Palm Beach State College June 3

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Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22

The Palm Beach State College Foundation will host Dr. Randall Smith from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University in a presentation titled “The Science Behind Science Fiction” at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Tickets are $35 per person. PBSC faculty and staff can attend for $25 and students are admitted free.
With nearly 25 years’ experience as a researcher and scientist, Smith is working with X-ray emitting light forms to discover clues to the basic building blocks of the universe.  … Continue reading Astrophysicist Dr. Randall Smith to speak at PBSC STEAM event May 22

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