When Tariqullah Wardak moved to the United States from Afghanistan after high school, he found adjusting to life in the United States hard.
He faced language and cultural barriers and found being far away from his family difficult.
He was thrilled, however, to be indoors where he had the resources and support he needed to succeed academically, having come from a country where he had to study outside in the mountains and endure hot and freezing temperatures. … Continue reading Immigrant and first-generation graduate hopes to inspire other Afghans →
Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student John Stella has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a commemorative medallion.
Stella, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was one of 50 chosen to be named a silver scholar, along with 50 gold and 50 bronze scholars across the country through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). … Continue reading PBSC student John Stella Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar →
Florida State Rep. and Palm Beach State College alumna Kelly Skidmore visited PSBC’s Lake Worth campus on Aug. 3 to present items collected from a clothing drive she conducted to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that provides affordable gently used clothing and accessories to students and members of the PBSC community.
Skidmore brought more than 200 items that were dropped off at her office in Boca Raton. The clothing drive was held from July 1 to 27. … Continue reading PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success →
Less than a year ago, Lorena Martin Reyes was living in her hometown of Madrid, Spain having just graduated high school from IES Mariana Pineda.
Now a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student, she is enjoying a new life in the United States, living with her aunt, uncle and cousins in Lake Worth, and juggling many responsibilities.
One of those is to represent the student body as PBSC’s newly selected student trustee for the 2022-23 academic year. … Continue reading International student with a passion to help others selected as student trustee →
Tarruck Wheeler, a Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College graduate, is among 100 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,200 applicants from 332 community colleges, provides students with up to $55,000 per year for up to three years to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
Wheeler is the College’s 2021-22 Student Trustee and will be graduating summa cum laude with an Associate in Arts degree on May 12. … Continue reading PBSC honors graduate receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship →
From age 6 to 15, Palm Beach State College student Tierra “Tee” Lamore suffered physical and mental abuse in Florida’s foster care system. Now, she has made it her mission to help improve what she calls a broken system as a statewide board delegate in Florida Youth SHINE’s (FYS) Palm Beach Chapter, a youth-led foster advocacy group.
Lamore, the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Student of the Year for the Palm Beach Gardens campus, … Continue reading PBSC honors student helping foster care youth learn their rights →
Growing up, Tarruck Wheeler saw school as an insurmountable problem.
“It was always challenging for me,” says Wheeler, who ended up getting a GED.
At the time, Wheeler, now PBSC’s newly selected student trustee and a Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student, was struggling with dyslexia. However, he did not realize it until he was officially diagnosed later in life. Once diagnosed, he got the courage to pursue a higher education.
Wheeler, who will serve for the 2021-22 academic year, … Continue reading Wheeler to encourage mental health dialogue as student trustee →
Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and the University of South Florida’s Judy Genshaft Honors College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow PBSC honors students to transfer into USF’s Honors College.
Under the partnership, PBSC’s Honors College students who wish to transfer to USF’s Honors College will have to complete their associate degrees in good standing with at least a 3.5 GPA. They must then go through the general USF admissions process and be accepted. … Continue reading PBSC Honors College offers students third transfer option →
Ivan Franco, a Palm Beach State College Honors College student, is among only 50 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,500 applicants from 311 community colleges, provides students with up to $40,000 a year to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
PBSC leaders surprised Franco with the news during a virtual meeting on Zoom. “I was shocked. … Continue reading PBSC student receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship →
Dr. Christine Mann Darden, an American mathematician and aeronautical engineer who spent 40 years at NASA, will be the guest speaker April 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Speaker Series event.
The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, faculty and staff. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries. … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figure’ Christine Darden to share her NASA story →