Jesse Pulliam, an aspiring engineer who took his first college classes while a high school senior, has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Jupiter resident and 2013 William T. Dwyer High School graduate was chosen by a committee after an application and interview process open to all PBSC students with at least a 3.0 grade point average and at least 24 credit hours completed. Nine students were interviewed for the position. … Continue reading Aspiring engineer selected new PBSC student trustee
Two Palm Beach State College professors, including one who created an interactive e-book to help students master the concepts taught in their anatomy lab, were recently recognized at a national conference for community college faculty, staff and administrators.
Dr. Sankaranarayana Chandramohan, who teaches science at the Lake Worth campus, and Professor Christopher Schmersahl, who teaches English at the Belle Glade campus, were chosen by College administrators from among 320 full-time faculty members to represent PBSC at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership May 25-28 in Austin, … Continue reading PBSC professors recognized at national conference for excellence in teaching
Palm Beach State College’s new campus in Loxahatchee Groves will be named after outgoing president Dennis P. Gallon.
The College’s District Board of Trustees recently passed a unanimous resolution naming the campus for Dr. Gallon in recognition of his outstanding service to the College and the community. The naming was announced at a June 19 scholarship benefit dinner honoring Gallon, who is retiring June 30 after more than 50 years of service in Florida education, including 18 years as PBSC president. … Continue reading Campus name to honor outgoing president
Palm Beach State College employee Sonia Ortiz loves growing her hair out long. That’s because she knows what it can do for a child.
Ortiz, an enrollment management specialist, has donated 10 inches of her hair five times to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
“I saw an advertisement one day, a very long time ago, and I have always had long hair; now, … Continue reading PBSC employees donate hair to help others
Wayne Stephens, who teaches art at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, was recognized earlier this month by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for his painting “Untitled 2.” It is currently on display at the Council’s Biennial 2015 exhibit in Lake Worth.
The Council chose Stephens’ piece as the second best in the exhibit. He was awarded $1,000. More than 130 artists, ranging from emerging talent to seasoned professionals, submitted artwork, but only 62 pieces were included in the show. … Continue reading Art instructor wins $1,000 prize from Cultural Council
Sharon Geltner, who has worked behind the scenes for nearly four years at Palm Beach State College counseling small businesses on social media, Internet marketing and other tools to help them boost their brand and their bottom line, is being honored for her work.
She has been named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s South Florida District, which covers 24 counties. The SBA will present the award at 9:30 a.m. … Continue reading Geltner named Small Business Advocate of the Year
When Ana Guevara and Patricia Medina walked into a meeting with Palm Beach State College administrators, they didn’t expect to end up in tears.
Overcome with joy, the two Honors College students cried after learning Tuesday that they each won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The coveted scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and required fees for the two to three years needed to complete their bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship
For the second year in a row, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program brought home the first-place trophy from a regional debate competition, besting students from three universities.
Team members Patricia Medina, who is the PBSC student trustee, and Gemima Joseph prevailed in three rounds after going head-to-head with teams from the University of South Carolina Upstate, Mississippi Valley State University and Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
“It was a great experience. … Continue reading Student Support Services Debate Team wins second regional competition
Before a standing-room only crowd Thursday, Dr. Irving Berkowitz, the son of Holocaust survivors, told a moving story of the pain he still carries knowing the anguish his parents experienced, particularly his 93-year-old mother who survived seven concentration camps.
Showing black and white images of the cousins, uncles and aunts he lost and of the deaths of millions from starvation, gas chambers and other horrific treatment at the hands of the Nazi regime, he said it is difficult to know that there are individuals in the world who deny the Holocaust. … Continue reading ‘Holocaust Remembrance is every day for me’ Berkowitz says
Emily Serpico, Palm Beach State Cosmetology program graduate, visited her old stomping grounds Wednesday, a day after she appeared on the Season 8 finale of “Face Off” as one of three finalists in the competition/elimination TV series that chooses Hollywood’s next great special effects artist.
Serpico, who turned 19 during the show’s taping, is the youngest contestant in the history of this Syfy cable network hit series, making her achievement especially noteworthy. She came close to winning, … Continue reading Serpico shares “Face Off” experience with Cosmetology students