Palm Beach State College science professors Dr. Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri and Dr. Tod Fairbanks and math professor Alex Opritsa have been chosen to receive an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
They will travel to Austin, Texas to receive their medallion award at the NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence set for May 25-28.
NISOD presents the awards to all faculty, staff and administrators nominated nationwide by their respective institutions to attend the conference each year. … Continue reading Three STEM professors to receive NISOD Excellence Awards
With 147 novels published, it’s no wonder that the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, writes all day, every day.
“I love it,” Patterson told the crowd of more than 540 Wednesday as the guest speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 7th annual STEAM luncheon. “Writing to me is an opportunity to share my truth either realistically or symbolically as to how I view the world.”
The event, chaired by south Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice and presented by Bank of America, … Continue reading Patterson talks literacy, arts during STEAM luncheon
Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses will each hold a Family Fun Day to increase community engagement.
The Belle Glade event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building and the Loxahatchee Groves event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on the patio. The activities are free and open to the public.
This is the second annual Family Fun Day for the Belle Glade campus and the first for the Loxahatchee Groves campus. … Continue reading Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves
Two Palm Beach State College voice students took home awards for their performances recently in an audition competition held by the Florida Gold Coast National Association of Teachers of Singing chapter.
Charlie Alguera won first place in the Third Year College Men Musical Theatre category and Giavanna Joseph won second place in the First Year College Women Musical Theatre category.
This was the third year in a row that Alguera, who is currently a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, … Continue reading PBSC music students win local awards
Protests are happening all over the world today. Many of them start off peaceful but end up turning violent.
This is something that Palm Beach State College alumna and Native American expert and activist Jenny Big Crow hopes to help change through her message promoting nonviolence.
Big Crow speaks often on her Native American heritage and the importance of civil disobedience, especially the lessons she learned as part of the 2016 Standing Rock Protest.
The grassroots movement happened in reaction to the planned Dakota Access Pipeline construction in the northern United States. … Continue reading Alumna promotes message of nonviolence
The 1978 men’s basketball team that led then Palm Beach Junior College to its first state title is returning to campus for a reunion celebration.
PBSC will welcome back and recognize the eight-player team of Michael Bennett, William (Bill) Buchanan, Dirk Jamison, Shack Leonard, Jr., Paul Mercak, Michael Owens, Derrick Paul, Sammy Weathersbee and their coach Joe Ceravalo and assistant coach Willie Gibson at halftime during the men’s basketball game starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in the gym on the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading 1978 men’s championship basketball team to be honored
Starting a new business can be intimidating. However, Palm Beach State College alumna Angela Yungk and her friend, Jessie Prugh, were up to the challenge when they found themselves unhappy in their careers.
“We were both very creative, and we both had a desire to be business owners,” Yungk said. “So after a year of talking, the idea to start our own magazine came into fruition. What started out as a simple idea at ﬁrst, has quickly blossomed into a career that I could never have imagined.”
Today, … Continue reading PBSC alumna helps elevate the arts through magazine
When Tatiana Vong was just 18 years old, she found herself in a challenging situation. She had no job or place to live and didn’t speak English.
Vong, who will be graduating magna cum laude Dec. 19 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in project management, had moved to the United States from Batir, Moldova through a visa exchange program.
After working a week in Pensacola, Fla., she and another woman placed in the same job through the program decided to pursue better options and took a bus to Orlando. … Continue reading Vong realizes dream of a U.S. education
Palm Beach State College will recognize its soon-to-be fall graduates not only at commencement, but also at GradFest, a new initiative launching this semester.
The event is designed to give graduates an opportunity to celebrate their collegiate accomplishments and learn more about PBSC’s Alumni Network, bachelor’s programs and more. It takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
“Graduation is a significant milestone for our students, … Continue reading PBSC to hold first GradFest celebration
A beloved Christmas tradition that has been a part of the Glades community for three decades is ending on a high note this year.
On Dec. 2, Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present the 30th and final production of its Living Christmas Tree performance.
The event, titled “A Holiday to Remember: 30 Years of Favorites,” will feature more than 100 children and adult volunteer choir members from the Glades community who will sing popular selections from the past three decades such as “Holiday Rock,” “Light Up the Tree” and “Let it Snow.” It takes place at 3 p.m. … Continue reading Living Christmas Tree to hold 30th and final show