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Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

Three Palm Beach State College students enrolled in the Nails Technician Career Certificate Program at the Belle Glade campus will be able to launch their new careers in style thanks to $1,000 scholarships from Dress for Success Palm Beaches. In addition to the money for tuition and education-related expenses, Guadalupe Ruiz, Maya Vallejo and Jessica Riquiz will have access to a network of support, mentors, professional attire and developmental tools that will help them thrive in their work and life.    … Continue reading Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

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New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

Palm Beach State College recently celebrated the opening of the permanent home for its Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the Lake Worth campus that will serve as a hub for innovation, further elevate classroom instruction for students and position the College as a leader in educator development and professional learning. 
Staff, faculty, students, trustees and guests packed the more than 7,500-square-foot facility Nov. 30 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Housed on the second floor of the Technology Center building, … Continue reading New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

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PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

Palm Beach State College and the YMCA of the Palm Beaches held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 29, officially marking their new partnership for health and fitness services at the College’s Lake Worth campus.

Under the partnership agreement, the YMCA now manages PBSC’s Wellness Center, which opened in 2013, and oversees fitness services and combined group exercises. The YMCA’s 3,000 members can now use the fitness facilities at the Wellness Center, while PBSC students and employees who already had access to the Wellness Center, … Continue reading PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

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PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

Palm Beach State College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing the global company’s hourly employees with access to its more than 130 degree and certificate programs.  In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Palm Beach State College to support the education and training needs of Amazon’s workforce locally and around the nation,’’ said Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

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New library resource center opens at the Lox Groves campus

The new Julie and John Kime Library Resource Center for students and faculty officially opened Nov. 14 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The center, located on the third floor of the administration building, was made possible through a generous gift from PBSC alumni and philanthropists Julie and John Kime.
The new facility features personal computer and study spaces, a kiosk for students to access course materials using their PantherCard and a pin number, … Continue reading New library resource center opens at the Lox Groves campus

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Palm Beach State College ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista

Palm Beach State College has been ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and the global data firm Statista.
“This ranking recognizes the talents and hard work of PBSC’s faculty in delivering teaching and learning excellence, and the expertise and commitment of team members across the institution who support students in every aspect of their academic journey,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D.
PBSC ranked no. 70 out of 200 colleges. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista

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PBSC veterans give back through community project

A group of 13 Palm Beach State College veterans, including honorary guest speaker and Army veteran Van Williams, helped revitalize 10 homes on Nov. 4 as part of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and the City of Boynton Beach’s Veterans Build.
The event, presented by Vertical Bridge and sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation and Florida Power & Light, was held Nov. 4 in Sara Sims Park in Boynton Beach. … Continue reading PBSC veterans give back through community project

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PBSC wins regional NCMPR Award for social media post  

Palm Beach State College has won a Medallion Award from the National Council for Marketing and Communications District II for a social media post featuring a video recap of the spring 2022 commencement ceremonies.
The Facebook post reached 91,164 people with nearly 700 engagements in less than 24 hours. It was posted on May 13, the day after commencement, by Caroline Sheikhnia, digital media coordinator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, who oversees PBSC’s official social media accounts. … Continue reading PBSC wins regional NCMPR Award for social media post  

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Lox Groves campus hosts inaugural Harvest Fest

Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held its inaugural Harvest Fest to raise awareness of the College and its programs for Palm Beach County’s central and western communities.
The recruitment event, which was sponsored by the Foundation for Palm Beach State College and attended by more than 200, featured a showcase of PBSC’s programs, hayrides, face painting, a mini farmers market, photo opportunities with Palmer and more. Partners were Basore Family Farms in Wellington and the Tractor Supply Company in Loxahatchee Groves. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts inaugural Harvest Fest

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High school students zoom in on science at PBSC STEM Expo

More than 400 students from Palm Beach County high school medical academies attended the STEM: Science Expo ’22 at Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus Oct. 21 as part of ongoing initiatives to put those interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields on a solid academic path.
This was a collaborative collegewide event that featured science demonstrations and presentations by PBSC faculty, staff and students and other industry and university leaders, a showcase of the College’s STEM programs, … Continue reading High school students zoom in on science at PBSC STEM Expo

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