Tag: Ava Parker

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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PBSC receives federal grants to continue Upward Bound program and expand to the Glades

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to Palm Beach State College by the U.S. Department of Education to expand the Upward Bound TRIO college readiness program.

A portion of the funding will enable PBSC to launch an Upward Bound TRIO program in the Glades to serve Pahokee and Glades Central high schools. This will mark the first Upward Bound TRIO program for high school students in those western communities. … Continue reading PBSC receives federal grants to continue Upward Bound program and expand to the Glades

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Loxahatchee Groves campus celebrates five years

Palm Beach State College celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Loxahatchee Groves campus with a small outdoor reception and updates on enrollment, community partnerships and expansion plans.
The Dennis P. Gallon campus, officially named in honor of the College’s former longtime president, opened as the fifth campus on Feb. 27, 2017, to more than 700 students. Today, it serves over 5,000 students annually.
During the District Board of Trustees meeting at the campus May 10, Kimberly Lancaster, … Continue reading Loxahatchee Groves campus celebrates five years

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President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

Dear Panthers,
Happy New Year and welcome back to another year at Palm Beach State College. I hope your holiday break was safe, pleasant and restful and that you are as excited as I am to begin a new chapter as we start a new term and embark on another journey together.
To our students, our wonderful and Panther proud PBSC scholars, I’m excited to see more of you on campus and to provide more innovative opportunities to prepare you for success. … Continue reading President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

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