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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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The Village of Wellington recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from The Village of Wellington during a village council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from The Village of Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig was PBSC President and Wellington resident Ava L. Parker, J.D.  Joining her from PBSC was Chair of the District Board of Trustees Carolyn Williams and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Loxahatchee Groves campus and PBSC alumna Kimberly Lancaster. … Continue reading The Village of Wellington recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

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PBSC receives $1 million gift from TMRW Sports at golf venue groundbreaking

TMRW Sports, which is focused on building progressive approaches to sports, media and entertainment, gifted $1 million to Palm Beach State College as part of its agreement to build the future home of TGL, a high-tech golf league, on the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

The gift was announced during a celebration Feb. 21 of the new partnership between PBSC and TMRW Sports, which was cofounded by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and sports executive Mike McCarley. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1 million gift from TMRW Sports at golf venue groundbreaking

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Panther’s Closet opens at PBSC Belle Glade campus

Palm Beach State College recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of its new Panther’s Closet on the Belle Glade campus, where students can buy new or gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for $1.
The celebration on Jan. 31 was attended by dozens of students, faculty and staff, as well as elected officials and community leaders and partners. Among them were Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson and Vice Mayor Joaquin Almazan; South Bay Mayor Joe Kyles and Vice Mayor Betty Bernard; … Continue reading Panther’s Closet opens at PBSC Belle Glade campus

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Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

More than 50 members of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Engage Class of 2023 learned more about higher education during a visit to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus on Jan. 11 as part of their Education Day.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. delivered the keynote address on “The State of Higher Education in Palm Beach County” and welcomed guests at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, based at the campus.
Parker talked about PBSC’s facts, … Continue reading Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

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New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

Palm Beach State College recently celebrated the opening of the permanent home for its Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the Lake Worth campus that will serve as a hub for innovation, further elevate classroom instruction for students and position the College as a leader in educator development and professional learning. 
Staff, faculty, students, trustees and guests packed the more than 7,500-square-foot facility Nov. 30 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Housed on the second floor of the Technology Center building, … Continue reading New Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence aims to empower faculty

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PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

Palm Beach State College and the YMCA of the Palm Beaches held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 29, officially marking their new partnership for health and fitness services at the College’s Lake Worth campus.

Under the partnership agreement, the YMCA now manages PBSC’s Wellness Center, which opened in 2013, and oversees fitness services and combined group exercises. The YMCA’s 3,000 members can now use the fitness facilities at the Wellness Center, while PBSC students and employees who already had access to the Wellness Center, … Continue reading PBSC and YMCA of the Palm Beaches partner for health and fitness services

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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 gains national exposure as U.S. Senate debate host

Palm Beach State College gained widespread exposure as host of the sole debate between incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and his challenger U.S. Rep. Val Demings, which drew more than 75 media representatives to the Lake Worth campus and national news coverage.
A coalition of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations arranged the one-hour Decision 2022: Before You Vote U.S. Senate Debate held on Oct. 18 as part of the longest running televised debate series in Florida’s modern history. … Continue reading PBSC gains national exposure as U.S. Senate debate host

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Harrington named new chief communications and public affairs officer

Palm Beach State College has appointed Angela Harrington to serve as chief communications and public affairs
officer.
Harrington is a respected higher education leader whose experience spans internal and external communications and community outreach at multicampus institutions in New Jersey and New York.
“Angela is a communications leader who raises awareness of the importance of higher education and community partnerships in advancing students’ lives,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. “She is dynamic in her approach to storytelling and team building, … Continue reading Harrington named new chief communications and public affairs officer

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