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Palm Beach State College featured on the cover of Community College Journal

President Ava L. Parker and PBSC students are featured on the June/July cover of Community College Journal.  The article focuses on how Parker’s dynamic leadership has resulted in the creation of cutting-edge new degree programs, major capital projects and numerous strategic partnerships.  In the cover story, Parker, who also serves as the American Association of Community Colleges Board Chair, reaffirmed her commitment to the success of each and every PBSC student and the various strategic initiatives underway to ensure College’s continued growth. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College featured on the cover of Community College Journal

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Boca Raton campus leader selected as student trustee

Palm Beach State College Boca Raton Student Government Association president and entrepreneur Ryan Steeghs has been selected as PBSC’s new student trustee for the 2024-25 academic year.
Chosen for the role out of nine candidates who interviewed for the position, Steeghs will represent PBSC’s student body at his first District Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. He is the 24th student to serve in the role.
A graduate of Boca Raton Community High School, … Continue reading Boca Raton campus leader selected as student trustee

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PBSC’s Small Business University boasts highest enrollment to date

Palm Beach State College held a Small Business University award Ceremony and networking event on Tuesday, June 25, that was presented by PBSC, the School District of Palm Beach County’s Office of Diversity in Business Practices and Kaufman Lynn Construction.
Small Business University offers small business owners and entrepreneurs eight courses to help start or run a business.
The university program had the highest enrollment, with over 100 students participating per course, which were delivered by six faculty members from PBSC’s bachelor’s program, … Continue reading PBSC’s Small Business University boasts highest enrollment to date

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Palm Beach State College receives ACUE Movement Maker Award

Palm Beach State College is one of three Movement Maker institutions nationwide recognized by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) for creating a culture that prizes teaching excellence.
PBSC was honored on Friday, June 14, at the second annual National Higher Education Teaching Conference (NHETC) in Minneapolis, along with the University of Texas System and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.
“Student success happens in class through great teaching and learning. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College receives ACUE Movement Maker Award

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Florida’s top hurricane experts discuss how best to prepare for storm season during forum

With the 2024 hurricane season expected to be one of the most active on record, a panel of emergency managers and hurricane experts met at Palm Beach College’s Lake Worth campus on Wednesday, June 5, to discuss how best to prepare for the season.
The forum, which was organized by The Palm Beach Post and open to the public, covered what to do before, during and after a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs June 1st through November 30th, … Continue reading Florida’s top hurricane experts discuss how best to prepare for storm season during forum

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PBSC faculty exchange ideas to improve student success through Summer Institute

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) hosted its in-person component of the 2024 Summer Institute on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus May 8-10 at the Public Safety Training Center.
Faculty are now working on their individual deliverable projects and the program resumes with a closing virtual session on Friday, June 7 where faculty participants are expected to showcase their work and exchange ideas for best practices.
The largest cohort to-date of 48 faculty participants convened to explore active learning strategies, … Continue reading PBSC faculty exchange ideas to improve student success through Summer Institute

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Palm Beach State College wins Heroes in Medicine award

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services (PBCMS) presented Palm Beach State College with the Community Hero Award at the 21st annual Heroes in Medicine Awards ceremony in Boynton Beach. The awards honor people and organizations throughout Palm Beach County who use their skills and resources to provide outstanding services. Proceeds from the event benefit Project Access, which provides health care for low income or uninsured residents of Palm Beach County.
As the leading educator of healthcare professionals within the county, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College wins Heroes in Medicine award

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TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

Four Palm Beach State College TRIO Student Support Services students won first place at the STEM Bridge Building National Competition in Atlanta on Saturday, April 26. The win marks their second consecutive victory.
The students, who are all first-year college students, are Nadleyrlande Francisque, Sophonie Simeon, Nadia Nobel and Esperancia Senneus.
Livia Aragon, one of the SSS advisors, made sure the students arrived with much enthusiasm and team building spirit.
They were invited to compete after placing first in the Regional Bridge Building competition at a Student Leadership Conference at the University of Florida in Tampa last year. … Continue reading TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

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May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

Over 40 first responder employers from Aventura to Orlando, including police, corrections, fire rescue, EMS and 911 dispatch departments, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This free hiring event is open to the public, with priority entry from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for veterans and students with military or school ID. … Continue reading May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

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Mother/daughter duo cheer each other on to graduation

Danielle Lobo and her daughter Aaliyah (Leo) Lobo always had a close relationship. Nevertheless, thanks to similar desires, they were about to embark on a journey beyond their parent/child relationship.
Leo was dually enrolled at Seminole Ridge High School and the goalkeeper for the travel soccer team. Early in 2022, she suffered a complete tear of three different knee muscles, ending a 10-year soccer career. In her recovery, Leo took a deep dive into her academics. … Continue reading Mother/daughter duo cheer each other on to graduation

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