Van Williams, an Army veteran with 24 years of higher education experience, including 12 at Palm Beach State College, has been selected to lead the Boca Raton campus as provost and dean of student services.
Williams, current dean of student services on the Lake Worth campus, will begin his new role June 1 and become the newest member of President Ava L. Parker’s executive leadership team. He was selected after a nationwide search that was narrowed to two finalists. … Continue reading Van Williams selected to lead PBSC Boca Raton campus
A new Innovation and Instructional Technology department has been created at Palm Beach State College to further support the growth of e-learning on all campuses.
Heading the department, housed on the Boca Raton campus, is Director Lisa Gustinelli, who began earlier this summer. Gustinelli serves as a partner to Sidney Beitler, the e-Learning department director.
The goal is to better prepare students who transfer to four-year institutions and those who enter the workforce through broad exposure to digital technology. … Continue reading New PBSC department focuses on innovative learning
Job seekers will find themselves in demand at job fairs on Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens campuses Oct. 26 and 27. More than 70 employers combined will exhibit at the Job Fair & University Transfer Day events, which are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Boca Raton campus
Humanities & Technology Building, Room HT 103
More than 20 employers will recruit on the Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading More than 70 employers to recruit at two PBSC job fairs
The American Association of University Women – Florida will host a weeklong residential Tech Trek camp June 12-18 at Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus and Florida Atlantic University for 60 of Florida’s rising eighth-grade girls.
The camp is uniquely designed to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities that build their skills and interest in pursuing STEM careers. A longtime leader on issues related to women and girls in STEM, … Continue reading AAUW Florida to host girls STEM camp at Palm Beach State and FAU
Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar April 16 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning.
“College is Possible” will be held in the Humanities and Technology building, room 103, at the Boca Raton campus located at 801 Palm Beach State College Drive. Check in, tours and a free continental breakfast will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. … Continue reading “College is Possible” set for April 16 at PBSC Boca Raton campus
The Sixth Annual Spanish Language Celebration will be held over three days at Palm Beach State College this month with events set for the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses.
Themed “The Paradox of Language and Culture: Persistence and Evolution” a daylong celebration will be held at the Boca Raton campus March 19, followed by a two-day celebration at the Palm Beach Gardens campus March 24-25.
The event covers a wide range of topics, including “Latin America and the Economy of South Florida,” “President Obama’s Immigration Plan – Myth, … Continue reading Spanish Language Celebration explores history, present-day topics
Dr. Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, who was first introduced to Palm Beach State College as a student participant in a summer program more than two decades ago, has been named dean of academic affairs at the Boca Raton campus.
She was promoted to the position after serving four years as associate dean for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science. Prior to that, she served as a department chair for six years, overseeing health sciences, physical education, … Continue reading Homegrown talent: New academic dean took her first college classes at PBSC
Palm Beach State College Professor Dharmesh Patel has been selected Educator of the Year by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Patel was chosen for his innovative initiatives to give students real-world experiences and connect them to local architects. He will be recognized during the AIA Palm Beach Design & Honor Awards Banquet tonight at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach.
“It’s very gratifying,’’ said Patel who taught part-time at PBSC for two years before becoming a full-time architecture professor in 2009. … Continue reading Patel selected Educator of the Year by architecture organization
On the eve of the nation’s celebration of veterans, Palm Beach State College paused to acknowledge its own students and employees who have served in the armed forces.
The College held a free breakfast celebration at the Lake Worth, Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses today in support of the 600 veterans enrolled this semester and dozens of others who work at the College.
“I think this event is great, and you get to mingle with other veterans,’’ said Sgt. … Continue reading Palm Beach State celebrates veterans with breakfast
Stacking and shaping 2,500 cans of red and black beans, tuna and bottled water into a replica of the United States and two of the nation’s most famous bridges was no small feat, but Palm Beach State College architecture students came out on top.
Their design for the Palm Beach County Food Bank “Canstruction” event won a “Best Meal” award and tied with another team for the “Most Needed Food Items” award.
Using the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea,” seven teams participated in the contest and charitable event benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. … Continue reading Palm Beach State architecture students can do!