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Panther’s Closet opens at PBSC Belle Glade campus

Palm Beach State College recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of its new Panther’s Closet on the Belle Glade campus, where students can buy new or gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for $1.
The celebration on Jan. 31 was attended by dozens of students, faculty and staff, as well as elected officials and community leaders and partners. Among them were Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson and Vice Mayor Joaquin Almazan; South Bay Mayor Joe Kyles and Vice Mayor Betty Bernard; … Continue reading Panther’s Closet opens at PBSC Belle Glade campus

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McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

LaTanya McNeal, Ed.D., executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, discussed how innovative partnerships are helping to expand opportunities for students in health care fields during Leadership Palm Beach County’s Leadership Focus 2023 program held recently at Lakeside Medical Center.
McNeal was part of a panel on “Health Care in Palm Beach County – Innovation and Partnerships in the Glades.” She highlighted how PBSC is partnering with Lakeside Medical Center to help increase the number of students pursuing careers in health care. … Continue reading McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

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PBSC lands $950,000 federal grant to help students with basic needs

More help is on the way for Palm Beach State College students who need assistance with transportation, housing, child care, food and other basic needs while pursuing their education.
PBSC has received a $950,000 Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its Student Counseling Center staff and increase and strengthen partnerships with community agencies and organizations to boost services for students. With an enhanced and streamlined needs assessments and case management framework, … Continue reading PBSC lands $950,000 federal grant to help students with basic needs

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PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

Olympic gold medalist Robert “Bob” Beamon knows a lot about winning in the face of challenges and adversity.

As keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College’s 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. Celebration Jan. 19, he described overcoming a tough beginning – with the death of his mom just months after his birth and getting into trouble as a youth – to set world and Olympic records at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. … Continue reading PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

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PBSC faculty receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching

More than 90 Palm Beach State College faculty members have received a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education.
The credential was awarded after faculty completed the Effective Online Teaching Practices 25-module course, where they learned evidence-based teaching practices proven to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. Aligned with research in cognition and adult learning, the ACUE course covers how to design an effective online course, … Continue reading PBSC faculty receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching

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PBSC helps tell the story of Florida’s Seminole Alliance

Palm Beach State College partnered with the Florida Black Historical Research Project, Inc. to bring the 185th Seminole Reunion to Palm Beach County.
The Jan. 11 – 15, 2023 reunion, which featured local tours, symposiums, films, historical recitations and spiritual remembrances, recounted how the two battles of the Loxahatchee River turned the tide of the 40-yearlong assault on native and African Seminole freedom on the Florida peninsula and led to the capture and deportation of these people on the deadly Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. … Continue reading PBSC helps tell the story of Florida’s Seminole Alliance

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PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College students from the Student Empowerment in Action Club volunteered with the Debra Weiss Dance Company at the city of Boca Raton’s MLK Jr. Day annual celebration on Jan. 16.
The  celebration began with a free community breakfast at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the site of The King Monument and Allen’s Place Pearl City Community Garden (APPCCG).
PBSC students visited APPCCG, where DWDC donated a planting bed for the Pearl City Youth. They then joined in a parade to Mizner Park Amphitheatre, … Continue reading PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

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PBSC receives $1 million for artificial intelligence and virtual reality training

Palm Beach State College will receive $1 million in federal funding to train faculty and students in artificial intelligence and to buy high-tech equipment for them to get ahead on rapidly growing technology that will transform industries.

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel announced the funding Jan. 17 at the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence on the Lake Worth campus. She secured the funds, along with money for 14 other projects in her district, through the Community Project Funding process for the fiscal year 2023 budget. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1 million for artificial intelligence and virtual reality training

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Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

More than 50 members of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Engage Class of 2023 learned more about higher education during a visit to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus on Jan. 11 as part of their Education Day.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. delivered the keynote address on “The State of Higher Education in Palm Beach County” and welcomed guests at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, based at the campus.
Parker talked about PBSC’s facts, … Continue reading Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

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Olympic record holder Bob Beamon to speak at PBSC’s 24th annual MLK celebration Jan. 19

Robert “Bob” Beamon, who set a world record when he landed a long jump of 29 feet, 2 ½ inches at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Themed “When Standing Up Matters,” the celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Olympic record holder Bob Beamon to speak at PBSC’s 24th annual MLK celebration Jan. 19

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