Tag: Belle Glade

Cosmetology student graduates with two diplomas and a plan for the future

Over the past year, Palm Beach State College cosmetology student Yanet Gomez spent her days on the Belle Glade campus, preparing to become a licensed cosmetologist. Classes began at 8 a.m. and went until 4 p.m., but her days didn’t end there. Gomez, a high school senior enrolled in the Florida Virtual School, would then tackle her online classes and homework while still participating in clubs and community activities.
Her hard work is now paying off. … Continue reading Cosmetology student graduates with two diplomas and a plan for the future

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The City of Belle Glade recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Belle Glade during a city council meeting on Monday, Aug. 21.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the City of Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson was PBSC Executive Dean of the Belle Glade campus Dr. LaTanya McNeal.  Joining her from PBSC was Jernae Thomas, assistant dean of student services at the Loxahatchee and Belle Glade campuses; PBSC Student Trustee Daniel Gil-Sanchez; … Continue reading The City of Belle Glade recognizes PBSC’s 90th anniversary

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PBSC partnership with U.S. Sugar yields instant jobs for grads

Six students recently graduated from U.S. Sugar’s three-year Industrial Skills Training Academy program.
During the program, the students were taught general education courses by Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus faculty at the company’s Clewiston site through a College partnership with U.S. Sugar that began in 2019.
The students are Wesley Clayton Wetherington Jr.,  Ro’Maud Jakeem Porter, Aveary Alejandro Vargas, Colton Avant Brown Jr., William Salas and Pedro Castillo.
PBSC provides general education courses in mathematics and physics. … Continue reading PBSC partnership with U.S. Sugar yields instant jobs for grads

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Glades, Boys & Girls Clubs and PBSC community celebrate as new Smith & Moore Family Teen Center members set to begin at PBSC

Three new Smith & Moore Family Teen Center members will start their higher education journey at Palm Beach State College as recipients of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County-Belle Glade Teen Center Scholarship.
The students, Anny Hails, DeQuan Holly and Madison Freeman, were announced during a recent luncheon at the center in Belle Glade. They will each receive up to $1,500 per semester to cover costs to pursue an associate degree or career certificate at PBSC. … Continue reading Glades, Boys & Girls Clubs and PBSC community celebrate as new Smith & Moore Family Teen Center members set to begin at PBSC

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Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

Three Palm Beach State College students enrolled in the Nails Technician Career Certificate Program at the Belle Glade campus will be able to launch their new careers in style thanks to $1,000 scholarships from Dress for Success Palm Beaches. In addition to the money for tuition and education-related expenses, Guadalupe Ruiz, Maya Vallejo and Jessica Riquiz will have access to a network of support, mentors, professional attire and developmental tools that will help them thrive in their work and life.    … Continue reading Dress for Success awards scholarships to PBSC Belle Glade campus students

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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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McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

Palm Beach State College has hired new executive deans for its Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal will serve in the position on the Belle Glade campus and Dr. Stephen Joyner at Loxahatchee Groves. Since 2015, McNeal has served as the assistant dean of student services at the Belle Glade campus. Joyner was previously a higher education enrollment consultant and dean of student services at Miami Dade College.
McNeal and Joyner, who officially begin April 1,   … Continue reading McNeal and Joyner to lead Belle Glade and Lox campuses

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Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses will each hold a Family Fun Day to increase community engagement.
The Belle Glade event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building and the Loxahatchee Groves event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on the patio. The activities are free and open to the public.
This is the second annual Family Fun Day for the Belle Glade campus and the first for the Loxahatchee Groves campus. … Continue reading Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

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Living Christmas Tree to hold 30th and final show

A beloved Christmas tradition that has been a part of the Glades community for three decades is ending on a high note this year.
On Dec. 2, Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present the 30th and final production of its Living Christmas Tree performance.
The event, titled “A Holiday to Remember: 30 Years of Favorites,” will feature more than 100 children and adult volunteer choir members from the Glades community who will sing popular selections from the past three decades such as “Holiday Rock,” “Light Up the Tree” and “Let it Snow.” It takes place at 3 p.m. … Continue reading Living Christmas Tree to hold 30th and final show

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Barbering program puts PBSC a cut and shave above

A new Barbering program is about to get underway on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, and the timing couldn’t be better. With many licensed barbers nearing retirement age, and millennial males clamoring for the latest hair and beard styles, the demand for new barbers is growing fast.
PBSC’s Barbering program launches August 23, and space is still available in the evening program. Those interested may attend an information session on Tuesday, July 31, from 4-6 p.m. … Continue reading Barbering program puts PBSC a cut and shave above

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