Tag: Ava L. Parker

Florida Rep. John Snyder urges Palm Beach State College grads to find solutions, not problems

Palm Beach State College welcomed Florida Rep. John Snyder as the keynote speaker during the College’s 2024 spring commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cacti Park (formerly the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) in West Palm Beach.
During the ceremony, which was livestreamed on PBSC’s website, the College awarded degrees and certificates to more than 1,900 graduates including more than 950 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program, of which 96 are dual-enrollment students who earned their high school and A.A. … Continue reading Florida Rep. John Snyder urges Palm Beach State College grads to find solutions, not problems

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College Statement on Israel and Antisemitism

Dear Panthers,
We stand with Israel and our state and nation against the gruesome and inhumane acts of Hamas and will not tolerate any acts of discrimination or violence against Jews or any people.
The Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education and Chancellor of the State University System recently issued a joint memo on State House Bill 741, a law pertaining to K-20 public educational institutions, which protects Jewish students and employees from discrimination. To see the memo, … Continue reading College Statement on Israel and Antisemitism

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PBSC to host inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala on Veterans Day in recognition of College’s 90th anniversary

Palm Beach State College will commemorate its 90th anniversary by honoring community heroes, including military veterans and alumni, at the inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala that will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Fire Academy Complex on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
With the twin goals of honoring community heroes and supporting student scholarships and programs, the dinner gala, featuring the Emerald Torch Awards presentation, will also recognize a prominent philanthropic leader with a lifetime achievement award. … Continue reading PBSC to host inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala on Veterans Day in recognition of College’s 90th anniversary

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Parker receives leadership award from the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Ava L. Parker, J.D. has received the Ed Tancer Community Leader of the Year Award from the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. She was one of six distinguished nominees for the award.
It was presented on May 11 at the Pelican Club in Jupiter, Fla. by George Gentile, the founder and senior partner of 2GHO and the 2022 Ed Tancer Community Leader.
“President Parker has shown tremendous commitment to the community of Palm Beach North,” said CEO and President Noel Martinez. … Continue reading Parker receives leadership award from the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

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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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