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PBSC strengthens diversity in STEM with $800,000 FPL grant

Palm Beach State College was awarded $800,000 from Florida Power & Light Company to bolster diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The grant will be given in $200,000 annual installments over the next four years as part of the FPL STEM Diversity Recruitment and Retention Fund, to further support PBSC’s ongoing efforts to provide educational equity while ultimately increasing workforce diversity in the local community.
“Making STEM education more accessible provides a clear pathway to success for students from a wide variety of backgrounds,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC strengthens diversity in STEM with $800,000 FPL grant

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PBSC among top 150 colleges eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

Palm Beach State College has been named among the top 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success, as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds. … Continue reading PBSC among top 150 colleges eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

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PBSC receives $200,000 grant from Bank of America

To drive a classroom-to-career pipeline of highly trained individuals, Palm Beach State College was awarded a Bank of America grant of $100,000 annually for two years, totaling $200,000. The funds will increase completion and job placement rates of underserved students by providing career placement, guidance, academic support and sustainable opportunities as part of the Transforming Communities workforce initiative at the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute.
“As we remain focused on improving equity and inclusion for all students, … Continue reading PBSC receives $200,000 grant from Bank of America

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PBSC remains a national leader in veterans services

Palm Beach State College once again ranks among the top 10 schools in the country for veterans services.
VIQTORY, a prestigious military publisher, designated PBSC as a 2021-2022 “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, with a ranking of 8th in the large public schools category.
To develop the annual Military Friendly® Schools list, which was published in the October edition of G.I. Jobs magazine, VIQTORY evaluated public data and responses from a proprietary survey completed by over 1,200 schools. … Continue reading PBSC remains a national leader in veterans services

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PBSC unveils suicide prevention bench in Belle Glade

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 26 to unveil a suicide prevention and awareness bench on campus. The bench, located on the patio entrance of CRA (Classrooms A) building, is the second to be placed on a PBSC campus.
Those in attendance included South Bay Commissioner Dr. Esther Berry and Lisa Wilson, aide to Palm Beach County District 6 Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.
Josh’s Benches for Awareness, a nonprofit mental health organization, … Continue reading PBSC unveils suicide prevention bench in Belle Glade

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PBSC ranks among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic students

Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine has named Palm Beach State College among the top 100 institutions in the nation for Hispanic students.
PBSC ranks 10th for degrees conferred for Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities majors. The College also ranks 33rd for the total number of associate degrees granted and 38th for the total enrollment among four-year schools.
The Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics rankings, published in Hispanic Outlook Oct. … Continue reading PBSC ranks among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic students

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PBSC theaters to launch new season

Palm Beach State College’s three theaters at its Belle Glade, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses are gearing up for their 2021-2022 performing arts season that begins in January with a diverse lineup of performances.
With the theme “See it Live,” the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Duncan Theatre and Eissey Campus Theatre staff are hoping patrons will be excited to return for more in-person performances. Two of the theaters also are celebrating milestones this season, … Continue reading PBSC theaters to launch new season

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State-required motorcycle training and safety class now available at PBSC

Motorcyclists who need to take the state-mandated training and safety class required to get the motorcycle endorsement added to their driver license can now do so at Palm Beach State College.
Motorcycle Training Institute,  Inc., a Miami-based company, has contracted with PBSC’s Corporate and Continuing Education division to provide the two-day Basic RiderCourse on the Lake Worth campus.
The instructional component for the two-day class currently is held virtually, while the on-cycle riding portion is held on campus. … Continue reading State-required motorcycle training and safety class now available at PBSC

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Boca campus and community welcome new leadership

The Palm Beach State College Foundation hosted more than 150 guests at the Boca Raton campus Sept. 21 to share its vision, welcome new leadership and recognize the significance of Palm Beach State’s impact on the community for nearly 90 years.
With the selection of Van Williams earlier this year as the new campus provost and dean of student services, the celebration luncheon was the backdrop to formally introduce him to the community and share new goals for the 900-student Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading Boca campus and community welcome new leadership

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PBSC celebrates life of Patricia Richie

Palm Beach State College paused Sept. 16 to celebrate the life of Patricia V. Richie, former workforce dean, who died Aug. 24.
The Celebration of Life ceremony was held outside in the Pruitt Plaza at the Education and Training Center, which houses many of the programs she oversaw. Richie retired this past January after about 27 years at the College. Speakers included current and former College administrators, staff and faculty, members of her family, … Continue reading PBSC celebrates life of Patricia Richie

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