Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,000 spring graduates at two commencement ceremonies May 12 and applauded their resilience in reaching the milestone despite unique challenges caused by the pandemic.
It was the first time since December 2019 that PBSC held commencement ceremonies with keynote speakers and traditional fanfare, including a performance by the PBSC drumline and singing of the College’s alma mater.
“For many of you it has taken two years to reach this milestone. … Continue reading PBSC celebrates spring graduates with traditional fanfare
When Michelle Puerta dual enrolled at Palm Beach State College in June 2020, the summer after her high school sophomore year, the pandemic crushed her plans to take classes on campus but not her goal to earn an Associate in Arts degree.
“It was not easy, but I still pushed myself,” said Puerta, who will graduate from PBSC and Wellington High School this month. “I would have liked to go in person, but at that time the pandemic was bad. … Continue reading ‘I want to be an overachiever’: Michelle Puerta among 35 dual enrollment graduates
Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center May 12 to celebrate its more than 2,000 expected spring graduates.
The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. A second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for Associate in Arts degree graduates. State Sens. Tina Polsky, … Continue reading PBSC returns to traditional commencement ceremonies
Palm Beach State College is holding Grad Walk Thursday, May 13 to celebrate the achievements of its spring 2021 graduates.
The event, which is in lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Graduates donning caps and gowns will arrive in groups of 40 during 15-minute prearranged time slots to hear their names called, walk across the stage, be greeted by President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC to host Grad Walk May 13 to celebrate graduates
Anas Saeed Saeed Ahmed and his brother, Maaz Saeed Saeed Ahmed, enrolled at Palm Beach State College as international students from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2018, determined to complete their Associate in Arts transfer degrees in one year.
After taking as many as six or more classes each term, which required special permission, they are set to graduate together on Dec. 19. They both have been accepted to the University of Florida for the spring semester to pursue bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering. … Continue reading Brothers complete A.A. degrees in one year; headed to UF
United States Army Veteran Clarence Jennings has had to endure one too many tragedies in his life, but he’s not letting any of them stop him from reaching his goals.
Jennings, 68, started attending Palm Beach State College two years ago and will graduate this month with an Associate in Science degree in Human Services. He also earned a PBSC College Credit Certificate in Addiction Studies.
Originally from Detroit, Mich., Jennings had attended the University of Detroit and a few other colleges earlier in his life but never obtained a degree. … Continue reading Injured Army vet overcomes tragedies to earn his degree
Florida State Reps. MaryLynn Magar and David Silvers will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College spring commencement ceremonies for the more than 3,200 expected graduates.
The ceremonies will be held May 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Magar will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. Silvers will speak at the 2 p.m. … Continue reading Magar and Silvers to speak at commencement ceremonies
Ahria Bass didn’t just get a head start on her college education while in high school, she completed her Associate in Arts degree with Honors College distinction.
Now the Palm Beach State College dual enrollment student and aspiring neurosurgeon will cross the stage at the 2 p.m. fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 19 to celebrate her achievement— five months before she is set to graduate from Seminole Ridge High School.
“It’s been an amazing opportunity,’’ said Bass, … Continue reading 17-year-old finishes PBSC honors diploma in high school
With Congress preparing to go into session later this month, State Rep. Rick Roth has been tapped to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Mast as speaker at the morning commencement ceremony Dec. 19 for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. The session was moved due to the passing of President George H.W. Bush.
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the South Florida Fair Expo Center in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Roth replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker
Update: Congressman Mast will not be able to serve as commencement speaker because Congress will be in session the week of Dec. 17.
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and State Rep. Matt Willhite, who both were re-elected to second terms in November, will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College fall commencement ceremonies for more than 3,000 expected graduates.
The ceremonies are set for Dec. 19 at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Mast and Willhite to speak at fall commencement