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FAU specialist says students should not let disadvantages hold them back

Palm Beach State College alumnus Daniel Goldstein’s message to today’s students is simple.
“Never give up on yourself,” said Goldstein, now the social media specialist at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
Goldstein goes on to say that if any student has disadvantages, not to let them hold them back.
“Use them to motivate yourself to be better,” he said.
Goldstein, who graduated in 2017 with a College Credit Certificate in Computer Programming, … Continue reading FAU specialist says students should not let disadvantages hold them back

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Merrill Lynch leader named to Forbes South Florida list of best wealth advisors

Palm Beach State College alumna Fabiola Sardinha is a senior vice president and international wealth advisor who joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2003, after five years of working at Morgan Stanley.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Sardinha has worked with top accounts internationally and domestically. She focuses on the creation of strategies for high-net-worth individuals and their families that are designed to help them pursue their short- and long-term financial goals, including retirement and estate planning services. … Continue reading Merrill Lynch leader named to Forbes South Florida list of best wealth advisors

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Alumna says PBSC psychology education helped boost her relationships

When Susan Klarich was 15 years old, she was a student at Twin Lakes High School. She was also working full time, eventually as a 911 dispatcher for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and a technician in a crime lab. It was there that a colleague suggested Palm Beach State College.
Klarich became a first-generation-in-college student. Intrigued by psychology class, she pursued an associate degree in psychology. With a major in psychology and a minor in sociology, … Continue reading Alumna says PBSC psychology education helped boost her relationships

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Santa Fe leader says PBSC was instrumental to his success

When Thomas Beckwith graduated from Santaluces Community High School, he dreamed of being a college student far away from home.
That dream, however, didn’t immediately come to fruition as he lacked discipline and struggled academically. Instead, Palm Beach State gave him a home advantage that developed him and gave him the skills which would lead to success at future institutions and in his current role as the associate director of the Academic Advisement Center at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, … Continue reading Santa Fe leader says PBSC was instrumental to his success

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Alumnus and innovator credits Palm Beach State for sparking his love for learning

Noel Guillama has been a resident of Palm Beach County since he was a child, attending elementary, middle and high school in Lake Worth, where he enrolled in Palm Beach State College. Since 1984, he has been in real estate, construction, health care and technology as a lifelong entrepreneur and serves as president/CEO of Guillama, Inc. and OXIO Health, Inc. He has been recognized as an innovator with over 20 patents issued in his name by the U.S. … Continue reading Alumnus and innovator credits Palm Beach State for sparking his love for learning

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Voice of an Angel: PBSC alumnus tells his story

By: Dean Glorioso

Luis Angel Arroyo needed his own angel, someone in his corner who believed in him. He found more than one at Palm Beach State College and truly transformed his life. Beyond thankful, Arroyo has been empowering young people since graduating from PBSC in 2019 with his Associate in Science degree and in 2022 with his Bachelor of Science degree, both in Human Services. Now pursuing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University, … Continue reading Voice of an Angel: PBSC alumnus tells his story

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PBSC alumnus becomes successful artisan and entrepreneur

Palm Beach State College alumnus Matt Cox has been brewing since 2000.
When Cox opened Copperpoint Brewing Company in 2015, he brought a gem to Boynton Beach. PBSC alumnus Matt Cox has been brewing since 2000. When Cox opened Copperpoint Brewing Company in 2015, he brought a gem to Boynton Beach. Keeping everything close to home with local resources for both beer and bar—from the ingredients for brewing to the tables for gathering—Copperpoint is a true neighborhood establishment that has become a staple of local craftsmanship. … Continue reading PBSC alumnus becomes successful artisan and entrepreneur

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