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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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Palm Beach State Invitational brings 600 first responders to Lake Worth

On May 2, Elizabeth Niedbalski waited in the 90-degree heat to compete in the Palm Beach State College Invitational on the Lake Worth campus. Her task: Hoist a 42-pound hose to the top of a five-story tower; drag a 160-pound steel beam across the parking lot using a mallet; negotiate a slalom obstacle course; then “rescue” a 165-pound mannequin by lifting and dragging it more than 100-feet. The catch? She had to do it in two minutes and all while wearing layers of heavy-duty protective gear, … Continue reading Palm Beach State Invitational brings 600 first responders to Lake Worth

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Embracing diversity and encouraging dreams: Dr. Peter Barbatis of PBSC champions support for all students

At Palm Beach State College, we believe in creating opportunities for every student and fostering an inclusive environment where dreams are nurtured and futures are built.
In a captivating conversation led by Elias Bustamante, ESPN content producer, and Deportes Radio host, Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management at PBSC, painted a vivid picture of the institution’s unwavering dedication to diversity and student success. PBSC, a beacon of inclusivity, has welcomed students from 150 different countries, … Continue reading Embracing diversity and encouraging dreams: Dr. Peter Barbatis of PBSC champions support for all students

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PBSC interior design students transform play therapy room at local nonprofit

The play therapy room at the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County has now received an amazing makeover, thanks to the support of PBSC’s interior design students.
The center unveiled the newly designed therapeutic playroom during an open house event at the center on Thursday, April 25. The refurbished playroom is specially designed for use by children who have been subjected to abuse.
A group of nine Interior Design Technology program students started volunteering their time and skills in 2022 to redesign the center’s children’s playroom. … Continue reading PBSC interior design students transform play therapy room at local nonprofit

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PBSC students present undergraduate research at FAU symposium

Palm Beach State College students Kyla Torres and Lourdes Baldera were invited to present their undergraduate research project at Florida Atlantic University’s 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 5 in Boca Raton.
Under the guidance of PBSC professor Dr. Shivangi Prasad, Torres and Baldera presented an in-depth science literature review via posterboard on the Ecological and Human Health Impacts of Agrochemicals use in banana production.
“Being two of the only PBSC students at the symposium, … Continue reading PBSC students present undergraduate research at FAU symposium

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