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Manuele reappointed to library advisory board

Salvatore C. Manuele, an adjunct instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, has been reappointed to serve a three-year term on the Palm Beach County Library Advisory Board.
The volunteer 15-member board is appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners. Its role is to provide policy, budget and other recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and work with the county library director to improve and expand library service. … Continue reading Manuele reappointed to library advisory board

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PBSC artists merge work to showcase creative range

Fifteen Palm Beach State College artists consisting of instructors, professors and deans from the Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens campuses will showcase their works in an upcoming Art Faculty exhibit at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.
The show, which features paintings, photography, sculptures, pastel drawings and mixed media runs from Oct. 27 to Dec. 4. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Those participating in the show are: Joshua Hunter Davis, … Continue reading PBSC artists merge work to showcase creative range

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PBSC teacher’s teacher honored for work with exceptional children

Palm Beach State College’s Teacher Certification Program thrives on the quality of its instructors. What better way is there to prepare for a teaching career than to learn from the best in the field?
Dr. Jagathy Nair, a TCP adjunct instructor, was honored Wednesday evening as the 2015 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. An expert in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nair has 21 years of teaching experience and currently serves as the elementary ASD classroom teacher at Royal Palm School in Lantana. … Continue reading PBSC teacher’s teacher honored for work with exceptional children

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PBSC team shows spelling chops at local contest

The best and brightest local spellers, including Palm Beach State College staff and faculty members Dr. Becky Mercer, Allen Webber and Cheryl Zimmerman, joined 19 other teams of three last night at the Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach to vie for the first place title in the annual Great Grown Up Spelling Bee.
The event, sponsored by Legal You and emceed by Jon Shainman of WPTV Newschannel 5, challenged participants mentally but allowed them to also have some fun while supporting The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. … Continue reading PBSC team shows spelling chops at local contest

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PBSC alumnus Javier Duarte places second in national radio contest

Palm Beach State College alumnus Javier Duarte has won second place in a national Freedom of Speech Public Service Announcement Contest for college communications students.
Duarte, who currently lives and works in New York City, submitted a 30-second spot for the contest sponsored by The NAB Education Foundation and Broadcast Education Association. It highlighted the importance of free speech and creatively addressed the statement “What Freedom of Speech means to me.”
Duarte’s winning entry:
“We’ve all heard about freedom of speech but what does it really mean? … Continue reading PBSC alumnus Javier Duarte places second in national radio contest

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PBSC math professor/artist to showcase work in campus exhibit

Twenty-four paintings will be on display by Haitian artist Michel Millien during an exhibit Aug. 25 to Oct. 9 at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. This will be Millien’s first solo exhibition.
“I paint because it gives me an avenue to another world where all is free and beautiful,” says Millien. … Continue reading PBSC math professor/artist to showcase work in campus exhibit

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Aspiring engineer selected new PBSC student trustee

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

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PBSC professors recognized at national conference for excellence in teaching

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

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Campus name to honor outgoing president

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

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PBSC employees donate hair to help others

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

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