When Isabella Henderson started taking classes at PBSC, she was confident she would get a great education. That’s because Henderson was following in the footsteps of her mother, Paula McLeod, who not only shared with her the benefits of attending, but that the College would offer her a great path to a university like it did for her.
McLeod, the vice president of major gifts at the United Way of Palm Beach County, and Henderson, who is pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Human Services, … Continue reading Daughter continues mom’s legacy at Palm Beach State College →
With a Child Development Associate certification and a College Credit Certificate in Pre-School, Tonia Williams Staten has been teaching since 2006 at the Achievement Centers for Children & Families in Delray Beach, but her long-term goal was to earn a degree.
Despite her initial struggles with a required math course, she was working toward her Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education at Palm Beach State College when she was diagnosed in 2014 with an aggressive breast cancer. … Continue reading Cancer delays but does not derail PBSC graduate’s plans →
Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, was inducted into the Inner City Youth Golfers Inc.’s Community Giants Class of 2022 during a ceremony Dec. 10 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. As a Community Giant, she was also honored with their Administrator of the Year award.
“Dr. McNeal received the award for her love and commitment to the youth, and her service and dedication to the community. … Continue reading McNeal named 2022 ICYG Community Giant; receives Administrator of the Year 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →