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PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

As many as 35 employers, including child care centers, public and private schools, government agencies and recreation centers, will recruit for more than 200 positions at the Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair, Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center, room PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
Free and open to the public, this third annual Early Childhood and Afterschool Job Fair is designed for job seekers looking for full- and part-time positions as early childhood educators, … Continue reading PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

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Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

One of the leading global minds on innovation and technology Gary Vaynerchuk or “GaryVee” as he is known will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Yvonne S. Boice STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
Other sponsors of the event are the Palm Beach Post as the media sponsor and the South Florida Tech Hub as marketing sponsor. … Continue reading Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

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PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

Palm Beach State College will hold its third annual Humanities Arts Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in the Humanities Building on the College’s Lake Worth campus.
The free event is open to the public and will showcase PBSC’s students, faculty and the College’s Humanities programs of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Film, Music, Interior Design and Theatre.
Current students, alumni and professors from each program will be on hand to share information.
“There is no better way to get information than to have an event where you can see for yourself what it is that we offer,” said Interior Design Professor Nancy Albert who is co-chairing the event with Theatre Professor David Hyland. … Continue reading PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

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PBSC to hold 2nd annual motorcycle competition for police and civilian riders

Fifty competitors, including civilians and police officers from as far away as Canada, Louisiana and Wisconsin, will participate in Palm Beach State College’s 2024 Panther Prowl Motorcycle Rodeo March 14-16 at the Lake Worth campus. While riders must register and pay a fee to compete in the event, the public is invited to observe at no charge.
South Florida’s only combined civilian and law enforcement motorcycle competition, the rodeo will take place at the 4.5-acre defensive driving course (aka skid pad), … Continue reading PBSC to hold 2nd annual motorcycle competition for police and civilian riders

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Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

Palm Beach State College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 8, to officially open its new Panther’s Closet and Pantry at its Boca Raton campus.
More than 50 staff, community members and elected officials attended the ceremony, including former Boca Raton city council member and county commissioner Robert Weinroth; Donna Biase, co-founder and chief executive officer of Best Foot Forward Foundation; Jessica Del Vecchio, economic development manager for the City of Boca Raton; Kelly Kennedy, … Continue reading Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

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Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

Palm Beach State College alumnus Renaud Felix, Jr., of Greenacres, was recognized on Monday, Feb. 5, by the City of Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores and council members with a special certificate recognizing his outstanding academic achievement and dedication for earning a college degree before graduating high school.
Felix was awarded an Associate in Arts degree from PBSC last December during a ceremony at the BallPark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

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Palm Beach State College celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at Palm Beach State College will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month. CTE Month is recognized to celebrate and highlight the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Florida.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the Florida Department of Education to shine a spotlight on CTE Month and celebrate the opportunity and triumphs embedded in our CTE courses,” PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

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PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

On Friday, Feb. 2, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Palm Beach State College will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to transform the Belle Glade campus into an innovative digital hub for students and the local community.
“Palm Beach State College is proud to host this broadband initiative in partnership with the local community of Belle Glade and surrounding municipalities to ensure that PBSC students and all residents benefit from the digital resources that are vital to their daily lives,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

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Berkowitz talks how Nazis used propaganda to persecute Jews and Blacks during lecture

More than 150 PBSC students, faculty and staff learned about the Holocaust in person and via Zoom through a lecture titled “Racial Ideology and Pseudoscience in the Third Reich” given by PBSC’s former Dean of Academic Affairs on the Lake Worth campus and son of Holocaust survivors Dr. Irving Berkowitz.
Berkowitz covered an extensive array of topics including the power of Nazi propaganda in the persecution of Jews and Blacks, and how Jesse Owens foiled Hitler’s plans for the 1936 Olympics. … Continue reading Berkowitz talks how Nazis used propaganda to persecute Jews and Blacks during lecture

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Two-time Super Bowl champion inspires by example at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College welcomed Leonard Marshall, former NFL defensive lineman and New York Giants “Ring of Honor” legend, as its keynote speaker at PBSC’s 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 18 in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. He shared his life experiences in a conversational-style presentation, moderated by Tania Rogers, anchor and reporter for WPTV NewsChannel 5.
Marshall spoke about the traumatic effects of segregation growing up in Louisiana during the civil rights era and how Dr. … Continue reading Two-time Super Bowl champion inspires by example at MLK celebration

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