Palm Beach State College has kicked off a series of open house recruitment events for new, returning and prospective students to learn more about the College, complete the admissions process and get ready for the fall term.
The first open house, which was one of the College’s largest in-person events since going remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held July 15 on the Lake Worth campus. There will be a second one at Lake Worth from 10 a.m. … Continue reading PBSC hosts open house recruitment events
Palm Beach State College is among nine colleges and universities, and the only one in Florida, partnering in a new national research initiative that aims to address inequities in online learning in higher education.
SRI Education and the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College are launching a research center with a $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. They are partnering with these broad-access colleges and universities, … Continue reading PBSC among partners in new research center that aims to address inequities in college online learning
The first all-female paramedic team from Palm Beach State College is continuing the College’s longtime streak of bringing home the metal from first-responder competitions.
The team of Dema Ammar, Brooke Stark and Madison Waite finished first in the student division at the 24th Annual “First There, First Care” Conference, held June 14-15 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood. They outscored the other six student teams and placed ninth in overall scoring, … Continue reading PBSC’s all-female paramedic team wins EMS competition
Palm Beach State College is revising its facial coverings policy in preparation for a full and safe return to campus operations this fall term.
Effective July 1, facial coverings will be recommended inside campus classrooms and offices, as well as outside when social distancing is not possible. Current guidelines related to social distancing, hand washing and area cleaning will remain in effect until further notice.
The College also is launching a get “Back on Campus, Back on Track” initiative to promote summer open houses, … Continue reading PBSC revises facial coverings policy to prepare for full on-campus operations this fall
The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Wellington Community Foundation as part of a partnership with the College’s Veterans Success Center to provide scholarships for tuition and education-related expenses for student veterans who are Wellington residents.
The $1,000 scholarships will be given to 10 PBSC students. Veterans Success Center staff will choose the recipients based on those who are the most in need. The students will use the funds for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. … Continue reading PBSC student veterans get support from Wellington Community Foundation
Palm Beach State College’s Center for Student Accessibility, which provides accommodations and support to ensure students with disabilities receive equal access to education, has added scholarships to its list of services.
The CSA recently awarded its first round of scholarships totaling $10,000 to 17 students for the summer term. Applications are now being accepted for the fall term.
“Students who attend community college have a whole lot more barriers. Students with disabilities have those same issues, … Continue reading Center for Student Accessibility now offering scholarships
In lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony, Palm Beach State College held Grad Walk May 13 to celebrate the achievements of its spring 2021 graduates.
For eight hours, graduates donning caps and gowns arrived in groups of 40 during 15-minute prearranged time slots to hear their names called, walk across the stage, be greeted by President Ava L. Parker, J.D. and be photographed. The families, some teary eyed, watched and chanted from the audience in the Duncan Theatre as their graduate crossed the stage. … Continue reading Grad Walk brings smiles, tears of joy for graduates
Palm Beach State College is holding Grad Walk Thursday, May 13 to celebrate the achievements of its spring 2021 graduates.
The event, which is in lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Graduates donning caps and gowns will arrive in groups of 40 during 15-minute prearranged time slots to hear their names called, walk across the stage, be greeted by President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC to host Grad Walk May 13 to celebrate graduates
The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association to give students free access to the most popular or costly textbooks through the local public libraries.
The funding is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative offered in partnership with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to address issues experienced by rural and small communities. The campus library already allows students to check out some textbooks for free, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks
Palm Beach State College nursing student Ophanise Gelin is a winner in a national contest for her heartfelt essay about a professor who encouraged her during the pandemic.
Gelin and Associate Professor Stephanie Little, the subject of her essay, each will receive a $1,000 prize. The Scott Wright Student Essay Contest is open to students at community and technical colleges that are members of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. … Continue reading Nursing student’s essay wins national award