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PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

Olympic gold medalist Robert “Bob” Beamon knows a lot about winning in the face of challenges and adversity.

As keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College’s 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. Celebration Jan. 19, he described overcoming a tough beginning – with the death of his mom just months after his birth and getting into trouble as a youth – to set world and Olympic records at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. … Continue reading PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

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PBSC receives $1 million for artificial intelligence and virtual reality training

Palm Beach State College will receive $1 million in federal funding to train faculty and students in artificial intelligence and to buy high-tech equipment for them to get ahead on rapidly growing technology that will transform industries.

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel announced the funding Jan. 17 at the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence on the Lake Worth campus. She secured the funds, along with money for 14 other projects in her district, through the Community Project Funding process for the fiscal year 2023 budget. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1 million for artificial intelligence and virtual reality training

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PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

Palm Beach State College celebrated more than 1,600 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

“The knowledge you gained at PBSC will set a solid foundation for your future,’’ PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., told the graduates while welcoming them and their family, friends and guests.
Attorney Gary Lesser, president of The Florida Bar and managing partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, … Continue reading PBSC celebrates more than 1,600 fall graduates

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TMRW Sports to Bring Venue to Palm Beach through Partnership with PBSC

TMRW Sports, which is focused on building progressive approaches to sports, media, and entertainment, has announced its future venue site through a new partnership with Palm Beach State College that will deliver a comprehensive program of educational and professional growth opportunities for the college and Palm Beach community. TMRW Sports first project, TGL is a new high-tech golf league in partnership with the PGA TOUR that will begin primetime play in 2024 from the purpose-built venue on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College. … Continue reading TMRW Sports to Bring Venue to Palm Beach through Partnership with PBSC

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Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO 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

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PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

Palm Beach State College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing the global company’s hourly employees with access to its more than 130 degree and certificate programs.  In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Palm Beach State College to support the education and training needs of Amazon’s workforce locally and around the nation,’’ said Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC selected as an Amazon Career Choice program education partner

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PBSC gears up to host U.S. Senate race debate

Palm Beach State College is gearing up to host the Decision 2022: Before You Vote U.S. Senate debate on Tuesday, Oct. 18, between incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Val Demings.
The debate, expected to draw national interest, is being organized by a coalition of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations as part of the longest running televised debate series in Florida’s modern history. It will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus from 7-8 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC gears up to host U.S. Senate race debate

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Grand opening held for Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Equity Institute official site

Palm Beach State College held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 4  for the official home of its Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Equity Institute that aims to improve retention and close the graduation gap for minority students.
The College reconfigured and renovated a section of the second floor of the library on the Lake Worth campus for the Equity Institute, which launched in 2020 and was named in honor of a local philanthropist whose $1.6 million investment made it possible. … Continue reading Grand opening held for Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Equity Institute official site

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PBSC sees upward trend in fall term enrollment

Palm Beach State College’s fall term enrollment is up 6% compared to the prior year as more students returned to school or started their education.
With nearly 25,000 students enrolled for face-to-face and online classes, this marks the first time since fall 2018 that enrollment increased over the prior fall term.
“I’m excited to see more students back in school or launching their higher education to achieve their goals,’’ said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. … Continue reading PBSC sees upward trend in fall term enrollment

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Palm Beach State and School District partner on initiative to enhance cybersecurity training

Palm Beach State College is expanding its partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County to enhance cybersecurity and information technology instruction and prepare more students for the growing workforce needs, thanks to a more than $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Education.
College and school district officials formally announced the Palm Beach Collaborative Cyber Pathway Project at a kickoff event in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the Lake Worth campus Aug. … Continue reading Palm Beach State and School District partner on initiative to enhance cybersecurity training

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