Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student John Stella has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a commemorative medallion.
Stella, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was one of 50 chosen to be named a silver scholar, along with 50 gold and 50 bronze scholars across the country through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). … Continue reading PBSC student John Stella Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar →
More than 400 people tuned in on their creativity at PBSC’s Humanities Arts Fest 2023 on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lake Worth campus.
Attendees at the free event took playwriting classes, created art, watched short films, designed a room, listened to live music and much more. The event was organized to highlight the work of students and faculty in PBSC’s music, fine arts, theater, film, graphic design and interior design departments.
Organizers of the event were: David Gibble (music); … Continue reading Music, film, theatre and more showcased at Humanities Arts Fest →
More than 500 current and former participants of federally funded TRIO programs run by Palm Beach State and other colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations came together for a South Florida National TRIO Day celebration Feb. 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
Palm Beach State hosted the event for the first time in partnership with TRIO programs from Broward College, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Indian River State College, … Continue reading Students celebrate South Florida National TRIO Day at Palm Beach State College →
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 →
TMRW Sports, which is focused on building progressive approaches to sports, media and entertainment, gifted $1 million to Palm Beach State College as part of its agreement to build the future home of TGL, a high-tech golf league, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
The gift was announced during a celebration Feb. 21 of the new partnership between PBSC and TMRW Sports, which was cofounded by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and sports executive Mike McCarley. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1 million gift from TMRW Sports at golf venue groundbreaking →
Five professors from varied academic disciplines have been selected as Palm Beach State College’s 2023 recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards.
NISOD annually recognizes faculty and staff chosen by their respective community and technical colleges for excellence in teaching and learning. The award winners will be recognized at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence, which is scheduled for May 27-30 in Austin, Texas.
This is the largest number of NISOD winners PBSC has ever selected for the annual award. … Continue reading Five PBSC professors selected for 2023 NISOD Excellence Awards →
Joan and Victor Oristano lived a lifelong commitment of giving to those in need. On Feb. 9, their legacy was again recognized with the unveiling of the newly named Oristano Center for Innovation in Health Sciences at Palm Beach State’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.
The center, which opened in 2021 in a refurbished building, uses cutting-edge technology in real-world settings to train students in the Ophthalmic Medical Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs, providing a sustainable pipeline of highly qualified medical professionals to the community. … Continue reading PBSC names Oristano Center for Innovation in Health Sciences →
Palm Beach State College, Florida’s first public community college, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
To mark the College’s historic milestone, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners presented a special proclamation during its regular meeting Feb. 7 to PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., and Carolyn L. Williams, chair of the College’s District Board of Trustees.
When presenting the proclamation, Commissioner Michael Barnett, a PBSC alumnus, was joined at the podium by Commissioners Sara Baxter, … Continue reading Palm Beach County Commission recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamation →
The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels is returning to Palm Beach State College as part of this year’s Black History Month events being held at the College.
The exhibit will be displayed at the Palm Beach Gardens campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in room SCA 127. Founded by Angela Jennings in 1995, Sankofa has been educating the public on African American history for 28 years. It contains over 2,000 pictures, … Continue reading PBSC Black History Month events include traveling museum →
Palm Beach State College recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of its new Panther’s Closet on the Belle Glade campus, where students can buy new or gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for $1.
The celebration on Jan. 31 was attended by dozens of students, faculty and staff, as well as elected officials and community leaders and partners. Among them were Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson and Vice Mayor Joaquin Almazan; South Bay Mayor Joe Kyles and Vice Mayor Betty Bernard; … Continue reading Panther’s Closet opens at PBSC Belle Glade campus →