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Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

John W. Dowd III, chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to another three-year term.
Scott announced the news Wednesday along with nine other reappointments to College District Boards of Trustees across the state. Dowd’s term ends May 31, 2018. The appointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Dowd, 56, of West Palm Beach, president of the Dowd Companies, was first appointed to the board in December 2011 to succeed Kenneth Kirby. … Continue reading Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

Palm Beach State College held its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Lake Worth campus Jan. 15.
Dr. Lillie W. McCain, a retired professor from Mott Community College in Michigan, was the keynote speaker for the celebration themed “Education. Empowerment. Equality.” McCain, who grew up on a farm in Teoc, Miss., displayed a cotton stalk and wore a 9-foot cotton sack as a visual illustration of growing up picking cotton.  She discussed the importance of education and the need for individuals to address stereotypes and prejudices in order for the country to fulfill King’s dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, … Continue reading Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

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Palm Beach State College to explore ethical dilemmas in health care Jan. 23

Palm Beach State College’s Center for Applied Ethics will present “Ethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Public Safety Training Center conference room.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Otis W. Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, who will talk about the contemporary health scene, how medicine is practiced and his prescription for policies, providers and patients.
He is also the author of “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Rank About Being Sick in America.” He will sign copies of the book at 10:30 a.m. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to explore ethical dilemmas in health care Jan. 23

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Palm Beach State to honor four at 16th annual King celebration Jan. 15

Palm Beach State College will honor an organization and three individuals for their leadership and service during the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast Jan. 15.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award recipients are: Dr. Delsa Bush, a PBSC alumna and retired West Palm Beach police chief; PBSC student David Cruz, who serves as vice president of the Student Government Association on the Palm Beach Gardens campus; Denny Abbott, author of “They Had No Voice; … Continue reading Palm Beach State to honor four at 16th annual King celebration Jan. 15

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Exhibit featuring Miami artists opens Jan. 13 at PBSC

A new exhibit that features artwork by eight Miami artists opens Jan. 13 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.
Titled “Narratives,” the exhibit features paintings created by the Guild group. Its members are Abdiel Acosta, Christian Duran, Lu Gold, Jovan Karlo Villalba, Todd Eliott Mansa, Yamel Molerio, Vincent Serritella and Jose Telot. Duran and Molerio curated the exhibition.
An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading Exhibit featuring Miami artists opens Jan. 13 at PBSC

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Cosmetology graduate to compete in Syfy channel’s “Face Off”

Emily Serpico, a new graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, will compete in Season 8 of “Face Off,” the Syfy cable network’s hit reality competition series that pits special effects makeup artists against each other in creative battle. The Wellington resident is the youngest contestant in the history of the show; “Face Off” Season 8 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. on Syfy.
On the plane ride to Los Angeles for her “Face Off” audition last June, … Continue reading Cosmetology graduate to compete in Syfy channel’s “Face Off”

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PBSC graduates 2,675 during fall commencement ceremonies


Palm Beach State College held two commencement ceremonies Dec. 19 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to celebrate the 2,675 fall graduates of its degree and certificate programs.
The first ceremony was at 9:30 a.m. for the 1,482 students completing the Associate in Arts transfer degree. The second ceremony was at 2 p.m. for the 1,193 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs along with the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC graduates 2,675 during fall commencement ceremonies

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Woman loses eyesight but not her focus on completing education

Despite suddenly losing her eyesight six years ago, Tekesha Saffold stayed focused on completing her college education, and now she also wants to help others.
The Riviera Beach woman and 2000 Suncoast High School graduate was working two jobs, caring for her daughter, and finally set to attend a local private university in fall 2008 when her vision became sporadically blurry. “There was no warning,’’ she said. “I thought I needed to wear my glasses more.”
But after visiting multiple doctors, … Continue reading Woman loses eyesight but not her focus on completing education

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Palm Beach State College selected as finalist for national curriculum award

Palm Beach State College’s alternative scheduling/combined courses curriculum model is a finalist for a 2015 national Bellwether award.
The College is one of 10 finalists in the Instructional Programs and Services category, co-sponsored by the National Council of Instructional Administrators, which highlights programs or activities designed and successfully implemented to support teaching and learning in community and state colleges.
The College will participate in the final phase of the competition at the Community College Futures Assembly Jan. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College selected as finalist for national curriculum award

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Palm Beach State College to hold two commencement ceremonies Dec. 19

Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies Dec. 19 to celebrate the 2,675 fall graduates of its degree and certificate programs.
The first ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the 1,482 students completing the Associate in Arts transfer degree. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the 1,193 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to hold two commencement ceremonies Dec. 19

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