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PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

The Dental Health Services Clinic on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus was full of smiles on March 21 when children from the Wellington Boys and Girls Club received free preventive dental treatment at the Give Kids a Smile event hosted by PBSC’s Dental Hygiene program.
Thirty-four children received a dental cleaning, x-rays (if needed), fluoride treatment, sealants, and oral health education, all performed by students currently enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

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PBSC cybersymposium brings together ethical hackers and top employers

On Wednesday, March 20, Palm Beach State College in partnership with local and national cybersecurity organizations brought together student ethical hackers, cyberscientists and industry practitioners to examine the latest cyber-defense techniques and emerging cybercrime threats at a symposium on the college’s Lake Worth campus.
Cybersecurity is one of the most in demand areas for highly paid information technology jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to increase by 32% over the next decade — much faster than the average for occupations overall. … Continue reading PBSC cybersymposium brings together ethical hackers and top employers

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PBSC SGA members to lead at regional level; earn certification

Student Government Association leaders from Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus were elected to the Florida College System SGA Region 4 board during the FCSSGA Leadership Retreat held last month at the College of Central Florida’s Ocala campus.
The students are: Marjelie Pierre Etienne who was elected Secretary; Deshaunte Tribble, elected as assistant coordinator; Marlon Morin as Jurisprudence and Rayan Melvin as alternate Jurisprudence.
“Our students ran very competitive races, and I was pleased to see them offer themselves to lead on the regional level,” said Provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus Dr. … Continue reading PBSC SGA members to lead at regional level; earn certification

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Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

Engines roared and turns got tighter as law enforcement and civilian motorcycle riders maneuvered their 1000cc bikes on challenging courses at the 2024 Panther Prowl Motorcycle Rodeo hosted by Palm Beach State College, March 14-16.
South Florida’s only combined law enforcement and civilian motorcycle competition, the rodeo took place at the 4.5-acre skid pad of Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. Fifty riders from as far away as Canada and Michigan participated in two days of challenges, … Continue reading Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

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PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

As many as 35 employers, including child care centers, public and private schools, government agencies and recreation centers, will recruit for more than 200 positions at the Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair, Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center, room PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
Free and open to the public, this third annual Early Childhood and Afterschool Job Fair is designed for job seekers looking for full- and part-time positions as early childhood educators, … Continue reading PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

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Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

One of the leading global minds on innovation and technology Gary Vaynerchuk or “GaryVee” as he is known will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Yvonne S. Boice STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
Other sponsors of the event are the Palm Beach Post as the media sponsor and the South Florida Tech Hub as marketing sponsor. … Continue reading Gary Vaynerchuk to be keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Luncheon April 16

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PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

Palm Beach State College invites the public to relax and enjoy a Friday evening of music, drama, film, art and interactive activities at its third annual Humanities Arts Festival March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Humanities Building (HU) on the College’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
Free and family-friendly, the Humanities Arts Fest will feature live jazz and classical guitar, theatre scenes, art projects and demos, short films and more—all showcasing the talent of PBSC students and faculty, … Continue reading PBSC Humanities Arts Fest to feature fine arts, theatre and more

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PBSC to hold 2nd annual motorcycle competition for police and civilian riders

Fifty competitors, including civilians and police officers from as far away as Canada, Louisiana and Wisconsin, will participate in Palm Beach State College’s 2024 Panther Prowl Motorcycle Rodeo March 14-16 at the Lake Worth campus. While riders must register and pay a fee to compete in the event, the public is invited to observe at no charge.
South Florida’s only combined civilian and law enforcement motorcycle competition, the rodeo will take place at the 4.5-acre defensive driving course (aka skid pad), … Continue reading PBSC to hold 2nd annual motorcycle competition for police and civilian riders

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Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

Palm Beach State College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 8, to officially open its new Panther’s Closet and Pantry at its Boca Raton campus.
More than 50 staff, community members and elected officials attended the ceremony, including former Boca Raton city council member and county commissioner Robert Weinroth; Donna Biase, co-founder and chief executive officer of Best Foot Forward Foundation; Jessica Del Vecchio, economic development manager for the City of Boca Raton; Kelly Kennedy, … Continue reading Panther’s Closet and Pantry officially open on the Boca Raton campus

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Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

Palm Beach State College alumnus Renaud Felix, Jr., of Greenacres, was recognized on Monday, Feb. 5, by the City of Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores and council members with a special certificate recognizing his outstanding academic achievement and dedication for earning a college degree before graduating high school.
Felix was awarded an Associate in Arts degree from PBSC last December during a ceremony at the BallPark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Aspiring surgeon recognized by City of Greenacres for earning PBSC degree

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