Dr. Kalisha Waldon, professor of education and student life skills at Palm Beach State College, was selected by the Association of College and University Educators to be a faculty expert in their Artificial Intelligence Quick Study Series.
As an expert, Waldon contributed her knowledge and expertise to the courses and resources that were designed for the series which feature one-hour, self-paced, interactive learning experiences where participants can earn badges.
She was nominated by Vice President of Academic Innovation and Strategy Dr. … Continue reading Waldon selected by ACUE to be a faculty expert in Artificial Intelligence Quick Study series
As a young single mom living in Palm Beach County, Julie Khanna wanted to earn a higher education degree and she knew there was no better choice than Palm Beach State College.
“I needed an educational institution which would not only offer the chance to pursue my academic goals in relation to my chosen career path (nursing) but also allow me flexibility to care for my daughter while offering a quality education at an affordable price,” Khanna said. … Continue reading Single mom turned entrepreneur credits PBSC for giving her the flexibility to succeed
Palm Beach State College alumna Holly Pascal is hoping to inspire and uplift the next generation of the aerospace workforce.
Currently a NASA Headquarters Systems Engineer in Washington, D.C., Pascal is also the author of “The College to Dream Job Blueprint,” the founder of the Women’s Aerospace Network, and is passionate about advancing the building blocks of humanity throughout the solar system.
Pascal’s journey started when she received PBSC’s Capture Program scholarship through a partnership with Florida Atlantic University. … Continue reading STEM scholarship helps skyrocket engineer to a career at NASA
Elle Harrigan’s career began as a certified pharmacy technician and trainer for Walgreens which led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biotechnology at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Fueled by this scientific foundation, she thought she would pursue a career in research. However, life had different plans for Harrigan, now the vice president of advancement at Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.
While she was at PBAU, she started volunteering at Urban Youth Impact (UYI), … Continue reading Girl Scout VP says PBSC provided her with a solid foundation
Palm Beach State College is proud to announce Associate Professor Colette Chiacchiero from the Health Information Management Department and Associate Professor Candace Walker from the Biology Department are recipients of this year’s National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.
“This is a unique opportunity for us to take time and pause and thank Professors Chiacchiero and Walker because they have put in so much hard work and dedication,” said President Ava L. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College professors win NISOD excellence awards
During high school, Tom Valeo, now the chief of staff for the City of West Palm Beach, didn’t give much thought to attending college. Valeo says it was mainly because no one in his immediate family had ever graduated from college.
However, this changed when he got exposed to PBSC’s music department through his high school’s music program. Having music as a passion and considering PBSC’s program exceptional, he decided to enroll.
Valeo would go on to join the 12 O’clock Jazz Ensemble at PBSC and graduate with his Associate in Arts degree in 2013. … Continue reading Chief of staff says PBSC helped him uncover new passions
One hundred and fifteen Palm Beach State College faculty members received a nationally recognized teaching credential in 2023 co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE).
The faculty members (listed below) were honored at a pinning ceremony from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, 2024, at the Public Safety Training Center, PSD, Room 108 on the Lake Worth campus.
To earn the credential, faculty completed the ACUE Effective Online Teaching Practices course and learned evidence-based teaching practices proven to improve student achievement. … Continue reading PBSC faculty members receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching excellence
Frances R. “Dolly” Hand, a pioneering leader of the Glades and one of Palm Beach State College’s most outstanding alumni, passed away January 6 at her home in Belle Glade. She was 95 years old.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, at Community Methodist Church of Belle Glade, 401 S.W. First Street, Belle Glade. A private entombment will be held later at Foreverglades Cemetery in Belle Glade.
“Palm Beach State College and the Belle Glade campus extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dolly Hand,” said Dr. … Continue reading Dolly Hand, matriarch of Belle Glade, dies at 95
Palm Beach State College’s Interim Associate Registrar LaTisha Myrick’s path to her recent master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University started at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach. From there, she entered Palm Beach Community College, earning an associate’s degree in 2007 that took her to Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in public management.
Myrick recalls her days at PBCC fondly. “Palm Beach State and I have grown up together,” says Myrick, … Continue reading Myrick part of a family legacy of proud PBSC graduates
Dr. Barry Bozeman
Professor Emeritus, Researcher, Author
When Dr. Barry Bozeman first enrolled at Palm Beach Junior College in 1964, he admits he hadn’t yet “caught fire” in the classroom.
“Up to that point I had been a decent, but indifferent student focused more on sports than academics,” said Bozeman. “PBJC provided me a gentle but still high-quality entry into the world of serious learning. It took a while, but I got caught up in it. … Continue reading From baseball to one of the nation’s leading scholars: The journey of Dr. Barry Bozeman