The inaugural Palm Beach State College Invitational, held May 1-6 at the College’s Lake Worth campus, saw over 250 professional firefighters, paramedics and police officers, from Tallahassee to Miami, as well as Canada, compete to see who could most skillfully and quickly solve complex rescue challenges.
The event featured four types of public safety challenges: vehicle extrication, rapid intervention rescue, an EMS challenge, and motorcycle riding. Each competition consisted of preliminary and final rounds, with trophies awarded to the winners. … Continue reading PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders →
Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the city of Delray Beach on May 2 and from the city of Palm Beach Gardens on May 4.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from Delray Beach mayor Shelly Petrolia was Provost and Dean of Students Services Van Williams. Joining him was Interim Associate Dean Luli Marx and Student Learning Center Manager Kim Copeland.
Dr. Tracy Pellett accepted the proclamation from the City of Palm Beach Gardens mayor Chelsea Reed. … Continue reading Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens recognize PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamations →
PBSC alumnus Alexiou Gibson, CEO & President of The Transformation Factory, who struck a $600K deal on ABC’s Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker during Palm Beach State College’s 2023 spring commencement ceremony to be held for the first time at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches at 5:30 p.m. May 9 in West Palm Beach.
During the ceremony, PBSC will award degrees and certificates to more than 1,600 graduates including more than 900 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program and almost 700 graduates of the Associate in Science, … Continue reading ABC’s Shark Tank winner to be keynote speaker at PBSC’s commencement ceremony →
Palm Beach State College welcomed nine of the top members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to its Lake Worth campus April 26 for an inaugural academic signing day luncheon celebration.
During the event, the high school seniors, who were candidates for the Youth of the Year award at their respective clubs, committed to attend PBSC, toured campus and learned about the College’s 130 plus programs. They will also be receiving a PBSC scholarship. … Continue reading PBSC welcomes Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County members as future panthers →
Palm Beach State College student Androff Cesar is helping high school students access tools and resources to live mindful and organized lives through his award-winning community service program called Mind Check South Florida.
The program was developed through the FAU Wave program, an applied research and entrepreneurial competition that challenges students to develop projects that solve real-world problems.
Mind Check was selected as the winner out of four projects, submitted by PBSC students individually and in teams, … Continue reading Androff Cesar wins the Palm Beach State student track under the FAU Wave Program →
Update: The Technical Rescue Training (TRT) competition sponsored by Elevated Safety had to be postponed. The other four competitions are taking place as scheduled. Visit PBSC Invitational website for links to daily photo albums and competition results.
More than 65 teams, comprised of over 250 professional firefighters, police and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada, will compete to see who can most capably and quickly solve complex rescue challenges at the Palm Beach State College Invitational, … Continue reading More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6 →
Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Town of Lake Park during a town commission meeting April 19.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from mayor and PBSC alumnus Roger Michaud was Palm Beach Gardens Provost Dr. Tracy Pellett. Joining him was Susan Del Portal, external affairs manager; Ken Badaracco, interim assistant dean of student services; Matthew Lenihan, business and community relations director; and Jyrece McClendon, interim dean of academic affairs. … Continue reading Town of Lake Park recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamation →
About 500 local high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn more about Palm Beach State College this month thanks to the generosity of Mary’s Giving Fund.
The Fund, which was established in honor of philanthropist Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds, gave more than $3,300 to provide bus transportation to Palm Beach State from 14 local high schools so that students can attend Explore PBSC, a recruitment event at each of PBSC’s five campuses throughout April. … Continue reading Mary’s Giving Fund helps high schoolers explore Palm Beach State College →
Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Village of Tequesta during a village council meeting April 13.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College was Palm Beach Gardens Provost Dr. Tracy Pellett and former chair and member of the District Board of Trustees Wendy Sartory Link.
“On behalf of President Parker, we thank you,” said Pellett during the meeting. “We know knowledge is power. Certainly, PBSC has been bestowing that for many years. … Continue reading Village of Tequesta recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary year with proclamation →
By Dean Glorioso
Former Florida Congressman Mark Foley is giving back and paying forward with his second scholarship for Palm Beach State College. While the Congressman Mark Foley Law Enforcement Scholarship, established in 2022, helps students entering the College’s Criminal Justice Academy, the Congressman Mark Foley Nursing Scholarship is doing the same for students preparing for the vital field of nursing.
Fully funded over next 10 years, the scholarship supports one nursing student annually with a $2,500 award and is open to all Florida residents who meet nursing program requirements. … Continue reading Congressman Mark Foley Nursing Scholarship: The Essence of Giving →