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Urban League honors three members of Panther family

The Urban League of Palm Beach County honored three members of the Palm Beach State College Panther family for their outstanding leadership and service in the community.
George Elmore, founder and president of Hardrives, Inc. in Delray Beach, a PBSC Foundation board member since 2011 and PBSC donor for over 30 years, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., received the Trailblazer Award and Gabriel Gerig, a dual enrollment student who completed his Associate in Arts degree while at Inlet Grove Community High School, … Continue reading Urban League honors three members of Panther family

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Partnerships yield first graduating class of Palm Beach Lakes High School Fire Academy

The first class to graduate from the Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Fire Academy was celebrated in a ceremony May 17 at Palm Beach State College, not only for being first but also for proving what strong community partnerships can accomplish.
A Career and Technical Choice Academy offered by the School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Fire Academy provides a pathway to a high school diploma and a fire service career. … Continue reading Partnerships yield first graduating class of Palm Beach Lakes High School Fire Academy

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PBSC celebrates spring graduates with traditional fanfare

Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,000 spring graduates at two commencement ceremonies May 12 and applauded their resilience in reaching the milestone despite unique challenges caused by the pandemic.
It was the first time since December 2019 that PBSC held commencement ceremonies with keynote speakers and traditional fanfare, including a performance by the PBSC drumline and singing of the College’s alma mater.
“For many of you it has taken two years to reach this milestone. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates spring graduates with traditional fanfare

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Loxahatchee Groves campus celebrates five years

Palm Beach State College celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Loxahatchee Groves campus with a small outdoor reception and updates on enrollment, community partnerships and expansion plans.
The Dennis P. Gallon campus, officially named in honor of the College’s former longtime president, opened as the fifth campus on Feb. 27, 2017, to more than 700 students. Today, it serves over 5,000 students annually.
During the District Board of Trustees meeting at the campus May 10, Kimberly Lancaster, … Continue reading Loxahatchee Groves campus celebrates five years

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PBSC honors graduate receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Tarruck Wheeler, a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College graduate, is among 100 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,200 applicants from 332 community colleges, provides students with up to $55,000 per year for up to three years to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
Wheeler is the College’s 2021-22 Student Trustee and will be graduating summa cum laude with an Associate in Arts degree on May 12. … Continue reading PBSC honors graduate receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

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Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives

A group of local business executives participated in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to give students insight into employment and internship opportunities in the information technology, accounting, business and construction fields.

Participants in the Executive Leaders Roundtable & Luncheon were Ken Romer, chief information officer for ITMS; Allen Gast, founder and president of Gast Construction Group, Inc.; Lynn Stockford, manager of Network Development, East Coast for Tampa General Hospital; Stuart Hack, … Continue reading Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives

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PBSC receives $700,000 in federal funds to expand respiratory care lab

Palm Beach State College will receive $700,000 in federal funds to expand and enhance its clinical training lab for students in the Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, who was responsible for getting the funding in the 2022 fiscal year budget recently signed by President Joe Biden, made a formal announcement at a press conference April 13 in the Lewis Center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
“Palm Beach State College is especially recognized for the important role it plays in responding to the workforce needs of our community,’’ Frankel said. … Continue reading PBSC receives $700,000 in federal funds to expand respiratory care lab

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PBSC returns to traditional commencement ceremonies

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center May 12 to celebrate its more than 2,000 expected spring graduates.
The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. A second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for Associate in Arts degree graduates. State Sens. Tina Polsky, … Continue reading PBSC returns to traditional commencement ceremonies

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Super Bowl winner talks mental health during luncheon

Palm Beach State College welcomed Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandon Powell to the Lake Worth campus April 5 for a Lunch & Learn presentation titled “My Life, My Journey.”
During the event, sponsored by Student Activities for National Stress Awareness Month, Powell discussed his childhood, his time in the National Football League, and how he deals with mental stress on and off the field.
According to Powell, whose team won the 2022 Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals, … Continue reading Super Bowl winner talks mental health during luncheon

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Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership

Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus hosted its inaugural STEAM Day as part of a new partnership with Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School to increase community engagement.
“This partnership is a great extension of the College’s long-standing collaboration with the Palm Beach County School District,” said Kimberly Lancaster, dean of the Loxahatchee Groves campus. “It will not only help the elementary school meet some of its STEAM goals, but it also helps expand awareness of the Lox Groves campus and our programs. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership

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