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PBSC receives generous gift to expand its simulation center

Palm Beach State College has received a generous grant from The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation to expand its Center of Excellence in Medical Simulation.
The expanded center will elevate teaching and learning for the College’s nursing and health science students and feature a proposed 14,202-square-foot facility, comprised of PBSC’s existing simulation labs and nearby classrooms on the second floor of the Education and Training Administration building on the Lake Worth campus.
“We are thrilled to receive this generous gift from the DeLuca family who share in our passion to improve communities through education,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC receives generous gift to expand its simulation center

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Health Care District partners with PBSC to advance nurses’ education and leadership

With the goal of promoting lifelong learning opportunities for their registered nurses, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Palm Beach State College to support Health Care District RNs in obtaining Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
“This partnership with Palm Beach State College affords our dedicated Health Care District nurses an economical pathway to advance their educational and leadership skills by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree that accommodates their work schedules,” said Steven Hurwitz, … Continue reading Health Care District partners with PBSC to advance nurses’ education and leadership

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Student-created artificial reef sculpture to help marine life in Lake Worth Inlet

Updated Nov. 16, 2020.
Local marine species have a new underwater habitat in the form of an artificial reef sculpture created by Palm Beach State College students.
Weighing 10 tons and measuring 13 feet long, 8 feet wide and 11 feet tall, the sculpture was picked up Nov. 13 from the Palm Beach Gardens campus and taken out to sea by barge on Nov. 16, where it was lowered to a depth of 40 feet about 1 mile southeast of the Lake Worth Inlet, … Continue reading Student-created artificial reef sculpture to help marine life in Lake Worth Inlet

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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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PBSC receives $3 million Hispanic Serving Institution grant

Palm Beach State College has received a $3 million federal grant to improve retention and completion rates of Hispanic and low-income students.
The Title V grant, awarded under the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic- Serving Institutions Program, will provide $600,000 a year over five years for the College’s Pathways to Success initiative.
It includes four components:

creation of a robust Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence to improve the capacity of faculty to address the needs of Hispanic and low-income students
creation of an ecosystem of data analytics to allow the College’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness office to inform faculty and college actions and resource allocation
embedding financial literacy into curriculum across programs and increased communication with students around the financial impacts of academic decisions, … Continue reading PBSC receives $3 million Hispanic Serving Institution grant

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PBSC panel to discuss need for low voltage technicians

As consumers and businesses increasingly use digital technologies to control security, thermostats, lighting, intercoms, entertainment systems and more, the need for low voltage technicians also has increased.    

Palm Beach State College will host a virtual panel discussion with industry leaders on low voltage technician careers from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Those interested in attending must first register for this free Zoom event.

Panelists include Angela Barnard, CEO, Audio Visual Systems; … Continue reading PBSC panel to discuss need for low voltage technicians

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PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus served as a partner for the first time this year in an annual event that provided free backpacks, school supplies, masks and prepacked nonperishable food to students from low-income, homeless and foster families in Palm Beach County to help prepare them for the new school year.
The Back to School PBC! drive-up event, sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners, the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR), Youth Services, … Continue reading PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

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Sister to Sister to help first-time-in-college women of color

The Student Counseling Center and the Palm Beach State College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs are partnering to launch a mentoring program for first-time-in-college women of color.   
The Sister to Sister project is being funded with a $4,200 mini grant the College received from BeWellPBC, a countywide behavioral health initiative engaging residents, providers and systems to advance behavioral health and wellness. Only 13 inaugural grants were awarded out of more than 100 applications from residents, … Continue reading Sister to Sister to help first-time-in-college women of color

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PBSC receives two federal Student Support Services grants

Palm Beach State College has been awarded two five-year highly competitive U.S. Department of Education grants totaling over $2.78 million to continue its longstanding TRIO Student Support Services program and to launch a new one solely for veterans.
With the first $294,725 per year Student Support Services grant, PBSC will serve 175 low-income, first-generation college students or those with disabilities each year through its existing program, which was initially funded in 2001. Now entering its 20th year at the College, … Continue reading PBSC receives two federal Student Support Services grants

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PBSC chosen as a Second Chance Pell experiment site

Palm Beach State College has been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in its Second Chance Pell experiment, which will provide more education opportunities for incarcerated individuals in Palm Beach and Martin counties.
The initiative, first created in 2015, provides need-based federal Pell grants for individuals in federal and state prisons to enroll in postsecondary programs offered at local colleges and universities or distance learning providers. PBSC is among a new cohort of 67 schools invited to participate this year. … Continue reading PBSC chosen as a Second Chance Pell experiment site

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