Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 11 for the 2,838 students in the last graduating class under President Dennis Gallon’s 18-year tenure.
The first ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. for the 1,562 Associate in Arts transfer degree graduates, which represents 55 percent of the class. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the 1,276 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to confer his final diplomas May 11
When Ana Guevara and Patricia Medina walked into a meeting with Palm Beach State College administrators, they didn’t expect to end up in tears.
Overcome with joy, the two Honors College students cried after learning Tuesday that they each won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The coveted scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and required fees for the two to three years needed to complete their bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship
The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees culminated a six-month national search process Wednesday, unanimously choosing Ava L. Parker, J.D., to become the first female president of Palm Beach State College.
Parker, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University, was one of four finalists who met with the board Wednesday, each making a case for being the best fit to lead the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College trustees select first female president
Palm Beach State College at Belle Glade is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 17 to formally dedicate the new multipurpose field, giving intramural sports teams a place to practice and play.
The ceremony will be at 3:45 p.m. on the 225-foot by 345-foot field behind the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, and it will include remarks from Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon. The ribbon cutting ceremony is part of several sporting activities planned for students beginning with a fun run at noon. … Continue reading Ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 17 for new sports field on Belle Glade campus
Palm Beach State College held its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Lake Worth campus Jan. 15.
Dr. Lillie W. McCain, a retired professor from Mott Community College in Michigan, was the keynote speaker for the celebration themed “Education. Empowerment. Equality.” McCain, who grew up on a farm in Teoc, Miss., displayed a cotton stalk and wore a 9-foot cotton sack as a visual illustration of growing up picking cotton. She discussed the importance of education and the need for individuals to address stereotypes and prejudices in order for the country to fulfill King’s dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, … Continue reading Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader
Palm Beach State College held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its long-planned Loxahatchee Groves campus that will provide more convenient access to classes for residents in the county’s growing west central communities.
More than 100 people, including local and state elected officials and community and business leaders, attended the ceremony under a tent on the 75-acre campus site at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road. The campus is slated to open in 2016. … Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony held for PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus
Palm Beach State College is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 7 for its fifth campus in Loxahatchee Groves.
The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on a small, open plot on the 75-acre campus site at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road in the rural town of about 3,000 residents. Because of limited access and parking, the event is by invitation, and guests are being shuttled to the site. However, the College will videotape the ceremony and post it on its website. … Continue reading PBSC to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new campus Nov. 7
Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System, visited Palm State College today, but he didn’t come empty-handed. He came with checks.
Hanna delivered three checks totaling $40,067 for scholarships aimed at relieving the nursing shortage and helping students who are the first in their family to attend college. The money is part of more than $900,000 in scholarship funds that the Florida College System Foundation will award this year to the 28 colleges in the FCS. … Continue reading Chancellor delivers more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to PBSC
Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College since 1997, informed the District Board of Trustees today of his desire to retire from that post effective June 30, 2015. The board accepted the decision, expressing sadness but praising his distinguished service and wishing him well.
“President Gallon has been a pillar of the College and the community for the past 17 years,” said Carolyn L. Williams, board chairperson. “We celebrate his remarkable career, and we cannot adequately express our appreciation for his service to our students and to Palm Beach County.”
Gallon said he is experiencing “some anxiety” over the decision, … Continue reading PBSC President Dennis Gallon to retire in June 2015
For the third year in a row, Palm Beach State College students pursuing associate degrees and certificates will not see an increase in their tuition.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep in-state tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at $98.25 per credit hour or $294.75 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for PSAV courses will remain at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour.
“That trend is a manifestation of the College’s commitment to student access and affordability,’’ said Palm Beach State President Dr. … Continue reading Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row