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Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO award

Palm Beach State President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has received the 2022 South Florida Ultimate CEO award from the South Florida Business Journal for her visionary business leadership.
The award was presented by Comcast Business during a ceremony Nov. 17 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. As a recipient, Parker was featured with other honorees on the cover of the business journal’s Nov. 18 edition.
Parker was among 15 honorees, who were recognized for their amazing contributions to their company, … Continue reading Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO award

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Belle Glade campus theater dedicates season to Homer Hand who died Nov. 5

When the curtains open throughout the 2022-2023 season at the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus theater, it will be in memory of Homer Hand, a former College trustee and longtime supporter and philanthropist, who died Nov. 5. He was 94.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is dedicating its entire season to Hand, who along with his wife, the theater’s namesake, was a staunch supporter of the nearly 500-seat facility. It opened in 1982, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus theater dedicates season to Homer Hand who died Nov. 5

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Coleman-Ferrell named Palm Beach North Chamber’s Woman of the Year

Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College, has been named the 2022 Woman of the Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.
The award was announced at the Woman of the Year Luncheon, sponsored by Nova Southeastern University and The Markarian Group, on Oct. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter. It is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates business leadership and a commitment to the Palm Beach North community. … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell named Palm Beach North Chamber’s Woman of the Year

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Trustees applaud Link for her service

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees recognized Wendy Sartory Link at its Sept. 20 meeting for her service as chair over the last year and her work for the College through the years.
As part of the annual reorganization of the five-member District Board of Trustees, Carolyn L. Williams was elected chair of the board for the 2022-2023 year, replacing Link, and Trustee Patrice Bishop was elected vice chair.
With that change of board leadership in August, … Continue reading Trustees applaud Link for her service

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Pellett selected as new provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus

Dr. Tracy Pellett has joined Palm Beach State College as the new provost at the Palm Beach Gardens campus effective Sept. 16. 
Pellett, who was selected after a nationwide search, is an Orlando native and an experienced educator, professor and academic administrator. Before coming to PBSC, he worked with Amazon leading a workforce development initiative for adult learners near Seattle, Wash. 
Tracy has a comprehensive background in higher education spanning more than 30 years. His many leadership roles include serving as executive director of University assessment at Minnesota State University-Mankato in Mankato, … Continue reading Pellett selected as new provost of the Palm Beach Gardens campus

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Barbara Cipriano selected as provost of the Lake Worth campus

Barbara Cipriano has been selected as the new provost of Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus effective Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cipriano has served as PBSC’s associate dean of Public Safety since 2007 and will continue in her oversight of Public Safety until an interim is appointed.
She is an experienced leader with more than 27 years in education. She has worked in both public and private sector organizations, … Continue reading Barbara Cipriano selected as provost of the Lake Worth campus

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Coleman-Ferrell selected for the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced Aug. 22 that Tunjarnika L. Coleman-Ferrell, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College, is one of 31 leaders selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This program, delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative, prepares the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.
Many sitting community college presidents plan to retire in the next decade, … Continue reading Coleman-Ferrell selected for the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

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Paramedic student’s art becomes heartbeat of EMS department

Cassandra Rose has twin passions: art and medicine. Now her worlds have joined together in a wall art project for Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services programs.
Graduating this month from the Paramedic program, Rose just completed painting the corridor walls of the EMS section of the PSC building, part of the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Featuring a caduceus and electrocardiogram heartbeat, the wall art was requisitioned by Matt Keeler, … Continue reading Paramedic student’s art becomes heartbeat of EMS department

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International student with a passion to help others selected as student trustee

Less than a year ago, Lorena Martin Reyes was living in her hometown of Madrid, Spain having just graduated high school from IES Mariana Pineda.
Now a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student, she is enjoying a new life in the United States, living with her aunt, uncle and cousins in Lake Worth, and juggling many responsibilities.
One of those is to represent the student body as PBSC’s newly selected student trustee for the 2022-23 academic year. … Continue reading International student with a passion to help others selected as student trustee

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Lancaster selected for Leadership Engage

Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs on the Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade campuses, is among 56 professionals accepted into the 2022-23 class for Leadership Engage, the highly selective 10-month flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County.
Presented by iTHINK Financial, the program unites community leaders and offers participants a transformative learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.
Participants, who come from diverse industries and backgrounds, will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles as well as understand the ways in which they can make significant improvements in the community. … Continue reading Lancaster selected for Leadership Engage

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