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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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PBSC seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Leadership Awards

Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards.
The awards recognize individuals and an organization for their contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment.
There are five award categories: Individual, Organization, PBSC Student, PBSC Alumni and PBSC Faculty/Staff. Nomination packets must be emailed, postmarked or faxed by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Details about the awards, submission guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.palmbeachstate.edu/mlk. … Continue reading PBSC seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Leadership Awards

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PBSC welcomes students back to campus, rolls out major systems

Palm Beach State College welcomed back more than 23,500 students for the fall term and rolled out two major systems— Workday Student and Canvas —to better serve them.
With four learning modalities — face-to-face, online, live online, and hybrid —students have more options to take their classes as they return to some sense of normalcy since the height of the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the coronavirus cases still on the rise, the College has maintained its sanitation processes and other COVID-19- policies to keep students, … Continue reading PBSC welcomes students back to campus, rolls out major systems

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PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

Palm Beach State College has erased nearly $2.3 million in student debt for more than 3,100 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The move helped students settle unpaid account balances incurred during the pandemic and get back on track this fall to continue their education.
“The feedback from students has been emotional and sincere with each unique situation,’’ said James Duffie, vice president of finance and administration. “They have expressed relief and gratitude for this support during this challenging time. … Continue reading PBSC cancels nearly $2.3 million in student debt

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