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PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

On Friday, Feb. 2, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Palm Beach State College will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to transform the Belle Glade campus into an innovative digital hub for students and the local community.
“Palm Beach State College is proud to host this broadband initiative in partnership with the local community of Belle Glade and surrounding municipalities to ensure that PBSC students and all residents benefit from the digital resources that are vital to their daily lives,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

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Take Stock in Children Palm Beach showcases higher education at Palm Beach State College

Hundreds of Palm Beach County youth in grades 6-12, their parents and mentors gathered at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus Aug. 23 to connect and experience the college environment.
The event was part of a multiyear model of the nonprofit organization Take Stock in Children Palm Beach, which collaborates with PBSC to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for postsecondary education. … Continue reading Take Stock in Children Palm Beach showcases higher education at Palm Beach State College

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McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

LaTanya McNeal, Ed.D., executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, discussed how innovative partnerships are helping to expand opportunities for students in health care fields during Leadership Palm Beach County’s Leadership Focus 2023 program held recently at Lakeside Medical Center.
McNeal was part of a panel on “Health Care in Palm Beach County – Innovation and Partnerships in the Glades.” She highlighted how PBSC is partnering with Lakeside Medical Center to help increase the number of students pursuing careers in health care. … Continue reading McNeal highlights partnerships in the Glades as part of Leadership Palm Beach County panel

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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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McNeal named 2022 ICYG Community Giant; receives Administrator of the Year award

Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, was inducted into the Inner City Youth Golfers Inc.’s Community Giants Class of 2022 during a ceremony Dec. 10 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. As a Community Giant, she was also honored with their Administrator of the Year award.
“Dr. McNeal received the award for her love and commitment to the youth, and her service and dedication to the community. … Continue reading McNeal named 2022 ICYG Community Giant; receives Administrator of the Year award

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PBSC and LMC partner to support workforce and education needs

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus and The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s acute care teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center (LMC), have partnered to support workforce and education needs in the Glades.
As part of the partnership, PBSC high school dual enrollment and Belle Glade campus students will have the opportunity to tour Lakeside, attend information sessions about hospital programs and careers, and learn more about the hospital’s student ambassador program.
PBSC staff will also conduct presentations at LMC regarding the College’s programs to hospital staff and administrators who wish to continue their education. … Continue reading PBSC and LMC partner to support workforce and education needs

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Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association to give students free access to the most popular or costly textbooks through the local public libraries.
The funding is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative offered in partnership with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to address issues experienced by rural and small communities. The campus library already allows students to check out some textbooks for free, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks

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Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the patio of its Technical Education Center from 10 to 11 a.m. April 29 to unveil its newly renovated welding lab. The event will be livestreamed to the public.
The 2,207-square-foot industry-driven lab has nearly doubled its capacity for students and features a new open floor plan, fume extraction system, equipment and more. Prior to the remodeling, the lab had 10 welding stations. … Continue reading Belle Glade welding lab gets new look

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Welding students create sculpture for Glades Central

Welding students at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will find their names on a plaque as the creators of a sculpture set for installation at Glades Central High School this fall. The nearly 11-foot, 1,000-pound sculpture will be the centerpiece of a garden at the school, and while the installation date is pending, the finished sculpture is on display at the Belle Glade campus for PBSC students to enjoy.
Smaller metal sculptures created by PBSC welding instructors are part of the landscape of the campus. … Continue reading Welding students create sculpture for Glades Central

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Glades area high school students gain welding skills

A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade.
In coordination with the Palm Beach County School District, the first cohort of dual-enrollment welding students got underway in fall 2017, and they are nearing the end of their first year in the program. Next school year, the incoming cohort is expected to grow to 20, … Continue reading Glades area high school students gain welding skills

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