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911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

Every year more than one million 911 calls are answered by public safety telecommunicators in Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach State College has been training these “heroes behind the headsets” for a decade.
The county’s leader in public safety education, Palm Beach State established the Public Safety Telecommunications Career Certificate Program in 2012 in response to Florida becoming one of the first states to require certification for 911 dispatchers. It is still the only state college program of its kind south of Brevard County. … Continue reading 911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

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Five PBSC students make All-Florida Academic Team

Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2022 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievements, leadership and service to the community.
They are: Felipe Julio,  who served as president last year of the Alpha Delta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the Boca Raton campus; Deenah Ilario and Cheyanne McComas from the Lake Worth campus and Nicole Aldrich and Vincent DiGiovanni from the Palm Beach Garden campus. … Continue reading Five PBSC students make All-Florida Academic Team

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PBSC celebrates first graduates of the Human Services bachelor’s program

Five Palm Beach State College students are hoping to improve the lives of others as they become the first to graduate from the bachelor’s degree program in Human Services.
Each one has overcome great challenges ranging from addiction and depression to abuse and bullying and now have a deep desire to help others in similar situations.
“One of the best parts of my job is watching people transform into the next version of themselves,” said Dr. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates first graduates of the Human Services bachelor’s program

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Summer chemistry program at PBSC leads to new opportunity for aspiring doctor

Palm Beach State College graduate Isabella Donadio Pizzolato has been accepted into a scientific research program at Florida Atlantic University, and she credits a chemistry initiative launched at PBSC this summer with helping her make the leap.
Instead of relaxing on the beach or doing other things, Pizzolato enrolled in Basic Chemistry Application and Research Training, a six-week program on the Boca Raton campus. Guided by PBSC science department specialists Kat Huang and Meaghan Janiak, she learned how to extract caffeine from green tea and make soap as part of projects to hone her research skills. … Continue reading Summer chemistry program at PBSC leads to new opportunity for aspiring doctor

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PBSC psychology students win Psi Beta Emerging Researcher Award

Two Palm Beach State College students received an Emerging Researcher Award from Psi Beta, a national honor society in psychology, and now their research article has been chosen for publication this fall in the inaugural edition of a peer–reviewed journal.

Craig Tomlin and Rivkah Estrin were among only four  selected nationwide for the newly created award open to community college students. The award, which came with a small monetary gift, stems from research that Tomlin and Estrin conducted with a third student, … Continue reading PBSC psychology students win Psi Beta Emerging Researcher Award

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PBSC launches construction and health science programs to meet industry demands 

New degree and certificate programs in construction and the health sciences are slated to begin this fall term at Palm Beach State College to meet industry hiring demands. Classes begin August 23.
With the Building Construction Management Associate in Science degree and related certificate, Palm Beach State aims to bring much-needed new talent into the growing construction industry to replenish its rapidly aging workforce. In the health sciences, the A.S. degree and certificate programs in Health Services Management, … Continue reading PBSC launches construction and health science programs to meet industry demands 

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All-Florida Academic Team includes five PBSC students

Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2021 All-Florida Academic Team for their educational achievements, leadership and service to the community.
They are Raphael Gutierrez, president of the Lake Worth campus Student Government Association; Bernard Harrigan, chief of staff of the SGA on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and vice president of the Community Earth Club; Laura Sandoval Ulloa, an interior design student on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Boca Raton campus students Shira Yarimi and Tianhao Zhang. … Continue reading All-Florida Academic Team includes five PBSC students

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PBSC receives $1.3 million from FDOE to enhance workforce education

Individuals looking to quickly upskill, or reskill, to become more marketable in an economy impacted by COVID-19 will find scholarships and accelerated training opportunities at Palm Beach State College through a $1.3 million grant from the Florida Department of Education.   
With this grant, Palm Beach State has partnered with FDOE in the statewide Get There Florida workforce education initiative, announced by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sept. 24. PBSC’s grant is part of the $35 million awarded to Florida’s higher education system to provide training solutions for people impacted by the pandemic. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1.3 million from FDOE to enhance workforce education

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PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

Palm Beach State College’s graduating Dental Hygiene students were set to take their state licensure exams this spring when COVID-19 prevented them from performing the one exam that requires treating a live patient. Otherwise ready to start their careers, no license meant no job. 
But with perseverance and an emergency order from the Florida Department of Health, the students took the clinical exam on Aug. 5—using a computerized manikin to simulate a patient. 
Indeed, COVID-19 brought about the first use of manikins in dental hygiene licensure exams in Florida and across the nation. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

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Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Ivan Franco, Ansley Peede and Brentley Walker (Lake Worth campus); Filipe Pestana Frances (Boca Raton campus); and Matan Siskind and Hadley Strainge (Palm Beach Gardens campus) are among 166 students selected for this year’s team. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony March 6 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event, hosted by the Florida College System, … Continue reading Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team

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