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PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

Palm Beach State College celebrated more than 1,600 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

“The knowledge you gained at PBSC will set a solid foundation for your future,’’ PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., told the graduates while welcoming them and their family, friends and guests.
Attorney Gary Lesser, president of The Florida Bar and managing partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, … Continue reading PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

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PBSC staff, chapter bring home honors from AFC conference

Sixteen Palm Beach State College staff were recognized at the Association of Florida Colleges 73rd Annual Meeting and Conference. Recognitions ranged from the Best in Show award to an Honorary Lifetime Membership, an Exemplary Practice Award and other achievements and appointments.
Palm Beach State’s AFC chapter was named a Gold-level chapter at the conference, held Nov. 15-18 in Panama City Beach, and the following staff were honored:
AFC’s immediate past president Raymond D. Coulter III,Continue reading PBSC staff, chapter bring home honors from AFC conference

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TMRW Sports to Bring Venue to Palm Beach through Partnership with PBSC

TMRW Sports, which is focused on building progressive approaches to sports, media, and entertainment, has announced its future venue site through a new partnership with Palm Beach State College that will deliver a comprehensive program of educational and professional growth opportunities for the college and Palm Beach community. TMRW Sports first project, TGL is a new high-tech golf league in partnership with the PGA TOUR that will begin primetime play in 2024 from the purpose-built venue on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College. … Continue reading TMRW Sports to Bring Venue to Palm Beach through Partnership with PBSC

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PBSC President Ava Parker talks STEM education at Urban League youth empowerment event

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., spoke on “The Future of STEM Education” as the keynote speaker at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s 12th Annual Youth Empowerment Breakfast at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.
Parker was introduced at the Dec. 7 breakfast by Leah St. Hilaire, a Suncoast High School and National Urban League Incentives To Excel & Succeed (NULITES) student.
Parker thanked the Urban League for its community support and focus on STEM education, … Continue reading PBSC President Ava Parker talks STEM education at Urban League youth empowerment event

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Palm Beach State College to hold two commencement ceremonies Dec. 20

Palm Beach State College will award degrees and certificates to more than 1,600 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Dec. 20.
Attorney Gary Lesser, president of The Florida Bar and managing partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, a third-generation personal injury law firm, will be the keynote speaker at the 10 a.m. ceremony for more than 900 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to hold two commencement ceremonies Dec. 20

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Crowned Pearls of Wellington donates to PBSC food pantries

Students attending Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Lake Worth campuses will now have a variety of nonperishable food items to choose from in their on-campus food pantry.
The campuses received a large food donation from the Crowned Pearls Foundation of Wellington, the philanthropic arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Alpha Upsilon Omega Chapter (AAUO) of Wellington. Accepting the donation on Nov. 21 were work study students and pantry volunteers Damian Hernandez and Briana Gutierrez on behalf of Belle Glade campus Executive Dean Dr. … Continue reading Crowned Pearls of Wellington donates to PBSC food pantries

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Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

Three Palm Beach State College students enrolled in the Nails Technician Career Certificate Program at the Belle Glade campus will be able to launch their new careers in style thanks to $1,000 scholarships from Dress for Success Palm Beaches. In addition to the money for tuition and education-related expenses, Guadalupe Ruiz, Maya Vallejo and Jessica Riquiz will have access to a network of support, mentors, professional attire and developmental tools that will help them thrive in their work and life.    … Continue reading Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

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New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

Palm Beach State College recently celebrated the opening of the permanent home for its Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the Lake Worth campus that will serve as a hub for innovation, further elevate classroom instruction for students and position the College as a leader in educator development and professional learning. 
Staff, faculty, students, trustees and guests packed the more than 7,500-square-foot facility Nov. 30 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Housed on the second floor of the Technology Center building, … Continue reading New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

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PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

Palm Beach State College and the YMCA of the Palm Beaches held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 29, officially marking their new partnership for health and fitness services at the College’s Lake Worth campus.

Under the partnership agreement, the YMCA now manages PBSC’s Wellness Center, which opened in 2013, and oversees fitness services and combined group exercises. The YMCA’s 3,000 members can now use the fitness facilities at the Wellness Center, while PBSC students and employees who already had access to the Wellness Center, … Continue reading PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

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PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

Palm Beach State College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing the global company’s hourly employees with access to its more than 130 degree and certificate programs.  In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Palm Beach State College to support the education and training needs of Amazon’s workforce locally and around the nation,’’ said Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

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