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PBSC faculty members receive nationally recognized credential in online teaching excellence

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

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Dolly Hand, matriarch of Belle Glade, dies at 95

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

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Myrick part of a family legacy of proud PBSC graduates

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

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From baseball to one of the nation’s leading scholars: The journey of Dr. Barry Bozeman

Dr. Barry Bozeman
Professor Emeritus, Researcher, Author
A.A., 1966
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

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Business entrepreneur fondly recalls tennis playing days at PBJC

Gregory Dillard was born and raised in West Palm Beach. After graduating high school in Atlanta, he returned, entering the Business Management program at then Palm Beach Junior College in 1985.
After his father passed away in 1987, Dillard took an alternate path into the Army where he played for their tennis team from 1988-1991. But his tennis prowess developed while at PBJC.
One of his fondest memories of PBJC comes from being a member of the tennis team. … Continue reading Business entrepreneur fondly recalls tennis playing days at PBJC

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Tracy says PBSC gave him unique experience with national news crew

Palm Beach State College alumnus Tim Tracy had his sights set on attending the University of Central Florida after high school. Living with his parents at the time, he also wanted to stay working part-time and save money.  He knew attending Palm Beach State for the first two years would allow him to do just that and also give him a great educational start that would prepare him for a larger school.
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, … Continue reading Tracy says PBSC gave him unique experience with national news crew

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Surgeon says PBSC provided him a sense of community

After graduating from Wellington High School, Palm Beach State College alumnus Tyson Tabora, now a podiatric surgeon, wanted to attend a college that was close to home and affordable. He knew Palm Beach State College was the perfect choice.
“I chose PBSC because of financial savings to my family as well as the proximity to my home,” said Tabora, who graduated from Barry University’s Podiatry School of Medicine in the top 1% of his class. “I was the first to attend college among my siblings, … Continue reading Surgeon says PBSC provided him a sense of community

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Pratt & Whitney engineer says attending PBSC was priceless

When it came time to choose a college to attend, Palm Beach State College alumnus Ivan Franco, now a project engineer with Pratt & Whitney, didn’t hesitate.
“I realized there were an abundance of resources available to students at PBSC,” said Franco, who was born in Colombia and emigrated to the United States in 2006. “For starters, the career planning, tons of engaging organizations that stimulated my academic growth, and a great atmosphere to learn. After my freshmen orientation and greeting faculty, … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney engineer says attending PBSC was priceless

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Co-founder of fundraising program says PBSC’s online classes were key

Josh Smalls grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. and has called Boca Raton home for the past 10 years.
He began his studies in music education, planning on a teaching career. As life happens, that shifted to sales and then technology, prompting him to take online classes at Palm Beach State College in 2017. From there, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University, where he was recently accepted into an MBA program though has declined the offer. … Continue reading Co-founder of fundraising program says PBSC’s online classes were key

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Aspiring meteorologist lands dream job at Univision

Fatima Cajas was working in a Cuban cafeteria when someone recruited her to attend Palm Beach State College. Graduating from the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College in 2017 with an associate degree in communications sent her to Florida International University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Dr. Maria Vallejo recruited Cajas as a student when she was working at the cafeteria. “I did everything she recommended, and I landed a notable internship at ESPN in West Palm Beach, … Continue reading Aspiring meteorologist lands dream job at Univision

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