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Palm Beach State College launches Kimmel Leadership Academy for students

A group of 27 Palm Beach State College students, including some who aspire to be engineers, physicians and human services professionals, honed their leadership skills in an inaugural program launched at the Boca Raton campus with a $42,000 gift from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Foundation.
The curriculum for the Kimmel Leadership Academy, based on the Social Change Model of Leadership, was developed by Dr. Kalisha Waldon, a professor at the PBSC Boca Raton campus. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College launches Kimmel Leadership Academy for students

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PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success

Florida State Rep. and Palm Beach State College alumna Kelly Skidmore visited PSBC’s Lake Worth campus on Aug. 3 to present items collected from a clothing drive she conducted to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that provides affordable gently used clothing and accessories to students and members of the PBSC community.
Skidmore brought more than 200 items that were dropped off at her office in Boca Raton. The clothing drive was held from July 1 to 27. … Continue reading PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success

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Belle Glade campus volunteers give youth a new look at Back to School PBC!

Volunteers across Palm Beach County, including instructors and alumni from the Cosmetology and Barbering programs and Student Government Association members at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, helped get K-12 students ready for the new school year.
For the third year, the campus served as one of four locations for the invitation-only Back to School PBC! event presented July 31 by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Office of Community Revitalization in partnership with the Spirit of Giving Network, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus volunteers give youth a new look at Back to School PBC!

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International student with a passion to help others selected as student trustee

Less than a year ago, Lorena Martin Reyes was living in her hometown of Madrid, Spain having just graduated high school from IES Mariana Pineda.
Now a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student, she is enjoying a new life in the United States, living with her aunt, uncle and cousins in Lake Worth, and juggling many responsibilities.
One of those is to represent the student body as PBSC’s newly selected student trustee for the 2022-23 academic year. … Continue reading International student with a passion to help others selected as student trustee

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New PBSC initiatives to help students overcome financial barriers to education

Palm Beach State College has launched two initiatives to help students eliminate financial barriers so that they can continue to pursue their educational dreams.
The “Restart Your Dream” initiative offers up to 2,000 students who attended from fall 2017 to summer 2021 but stopped a chance to come back for free in-state tuition on any number of credits for the fall 2022 term. The initiative is on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, students must fill out an admissions application, … Continue reading New PBSC initiatives to help students overcome financial barriers to education

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PBSC partners with SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on voter education

As the site for the “Decision 2022: Before You Vote” Florida Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate general election debates being held in October, Palm Beach State College is spreading awareness among students and residents on how to vote and participate in the election process.
PBSC, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College, produced a voter education video that provides information on how to vote and participate in the election process, … Continue reading PBSC partners with SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on voter education

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The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC

More than 20 students’ lives were forever changed after the Foundation for Palm Beach State College was awarded a historic $153,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to establish scholarships for students pursuing vocational and career programs, including public safety, emergency response, trades and STEM related fields.
The gift is the largest and one of several the Rotary Club has given to the College Foundation over the years to help students succeed.
“I felt like Santa Claus telling my students the great news that they were chosen as recipients,” said Matt Keeler, … Continue reading The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC

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Palm Beach State College earns reaccreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed Palm Beach State College’s accreditation for an additional 10 years.
The SACSCOC Board of Trustees voted to approve the reaffirmation at its recent meeting. The decision followed an extensive process that included a virtual site visit in October 2021 by a SACSCOC on-site committee of higher education experts and leaders. During the two-day visit, the committee held more than 35 interviews with individuals and groups across PBSC to review the College’s programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College earns reaccreditation

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PBSC receives federal grants to continue Upward Bound program and expand to the Glades

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to Palm Beach State College by the U.S. Department of Education to expand the Upward Bound TRIO college readiness program.

A portion of the funding will enable PBSC to launch an Upward Bound TRIO program in the Glades to serve Pahokee and Glades Central high schools. This will mark the first Upward Bound TRIO program for high school students in those western communities. … Continue reading PBSC receives federal grants to continue Upward Bound program and expand to the Glades

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State allocates $25 million for Lox Groves campus building

Lawmakers have allocated an additional $25 million in the state budget recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis toward construction of a Dental & Medical Services Technology Building at the Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Groves campus.
Plans are to relocate the existing Dental Hygiene and Surgical Services Associate in Science degree programs and the Dental Assisting career certificate program from the Lake Worth campus to what will become the second building at the Dennis P. Gallon Campus. … Continue reading State allocates $25 million for Lox Groves campus building

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