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Palm Beach Gardens City Council recognizes Wihbey for her work

After five years on the job, Dr. Jean Wihbey, provost of the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus, is making a mark on the campus and the community, and the city council is taking notice.
In a rare move, the Palm Beach Gardens City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Wihbey for her work since taking the helm in 2009. Under her watch, the campus has developed even stronger relationships with the business community that have led to internships and job opportunities for students, … Continue reading Palm Beach Gardens City Council recognizes Wihbey for her work

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New York Times best-selling author to speak at Palm Beach State

Liz Murray, author of a best-selling memoir of growing up with drug-addicted parents and overcoming homelessness, will speak at Palm Beach State College Oct. 21-22.
Murray will speak at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. She will speak again at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Public Safety Training Center (Room 108) at the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions. … Continue reading New York Times best-selling author to speak at Palm Beach State

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Boren to speak at Women’s Empowerment Forum

Minx Boren, former president of the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and a certified personal and business coach for more than 15 years, will be the featured speaker at the Palm Beach State College Women’s Empowerment Forum.
The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE/PBG/default.aspx or by calling 561-207-5708. … Continue reading Boren to speak at Women’s Empowerment Forum

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Palm Beach State receives $2.58 million Hispanic Serving Institution grant

Palm Beach State College has been awarded a more than $2.58 million U.S. Department of Education grant to provide additional academic services and support programs to further enhance retention and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income students.
To qualify for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, PBSC’s enrollment had to reach at least 25 percent Hispanic in the year prior to applying. Although the Hispanic population has grown through the years, PBSC reached the required threshold last year. … Continue reading Palm Beach State receives $2.58 million Hispanic Serving Institution grant

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Job Fair goes high tech: Plan for Oct. 2 Gardens event with mobile app

Students and local job seekers will be able to meet more than 45 hiring employers at the Job & University Transfer Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. The event is free and open to the public, and with the new app, attendees can plan ahead.
In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, a new “PBSC Career Fair Plus” mobile app is now available for free download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. … Continue reading Job Fair goes high tech: Plan for Oct. 2 Gardens event with mobile app

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Art exhibit honoring canine companions opens Sept. 16 at PBSC

A new exhibit that promises to warm the hearts of dog lovers opens Sept. 16 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.
“Bark,” an all-dog exhibit, features the photographs, sculptures and paintings of Palm Beach County artists Durga Garcia, Victoria R. Martin and Nancy Spielman. The exhibition opens Sept. 16 with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues through Oct. 17. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Art exhibit honoring canine companions opens Sept. 16 at PBSC

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Palm Beach State presents high-energy welcome for new students

Palm Beach State College held New Student Convocation at the Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth campuses today, continuing a series of celebrations being held across the College to formally welcome thousands of first-time students and mark the start of their academic journeys.
Dressed in academic regalia, faculty and staff greeted students and their families, creating a ceremonial experience similar to what students will get when they graduate. Students heard motivational remarks from various speakers, information on PBSC services and tips on how to succeed in college. … Continue reading Palm Beach State presents high-energy welcome for new students

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Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System, visited Palm State College today, but he didn’t come empty-handed. He came with checks.
Hanna delivered three checks totaling $40,067 for scholarships aimed at relieving the nursing shortage and helping students who are the first in their family to attend college. The money is part of more than $900,000 in scholarship funds that the Florida College System Foundation will award this year to the 28 colleges in the FCS. … Continue reading Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC

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PBSC climbs to eighth highest producer of associate degrees in the country

With its graduation rates on the rise, Palm Beach State College is now the eighth largest producer of associate degree graduates in the U.S., climbing three notches from last year’s ranking, according to Community College Week.
The annual Top 100 rankings by the education publication show that Palm Beach State awarded 4,598 degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, a 9 percent hike over the previous year. The College also saw a similar graduation spike in the previous year. … Continue reading PBSC climbs to eighth highest producer of associate degrees in the country

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Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

The staff and Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and the CEO of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, Mark Pafford, will speak about how to preserve our natural habitats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in Meldon Hall, Room BB 111 on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation, titled “Ecological Equilibrium,” will give attendees tips they can use to help keep our air and water clean. … Continue reading Learn tips to preserve the environment at Palm Beach State College talk

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