Tag: ESPN

Embracing diversity and encouraging dreams: Dr. Peter Barbatis of PBSC champions support for all students

At Palm Beach State College, we believe in creating opportunities for every student and fostering an inclusive environment where dreams are nurtured and futures are built.
In a captivating conversation led by Elias Bustamante, ESPN content producer, and Deportes Radio host, Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management at PBSC, painted a vivid picture of the institution’s unwavering dedication to diversity and student success. PBSC, a beacon of inclusivity, has welcomed students from 150 different countries, … Continue reading Embracing diversity and encouraging dreams: Dr. Peter Barbatis of PBSC champions support for all students

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Building the future of skilled trades through innovation and inclusion

In a recent interview with ESPN Deportes Radio, Dr. Eligio Márquez Veray, the district associate dean for Trade & Industry at Palm Beach State College, shared insights into how the college is addressing the critical shortage of skilled workers in construction and related fields. As the nation grapples with the looming crisis of a dwindling workforce in the trades, PBSC stands at the forefront of innovation and education, preparing a new generation to build America’s future. … Continue reading Building the future of skilled trades through innovation and inclusion

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Engineering dreams: Dr. Eva Suarez’s visionary journey to shape the future of PBSC

In the bright, bustling studio of ESPN in Downtown West Palm, a story unfolded that would inspire not just future engineers but anyone with a dream. Dr. Eva Suarez, the pioneering force behind the expansion of the Engineering Technology Department at Palm Beach State College (PBSC), sat down with host and General Manager of Deportes Radio 760 AM, Julian Zaldivar, to share her journey and the transformative power of education.
Suarez’s story began in the warmth of Puerto Rico, … Continue reading Engineering dreams: Dr. Eva Suarez’s visionary journey to shape the future of PBSC

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Aspiring meteorologist lands dream job at Univision

Fatima Cajas was working in a Cuban cafeteria when someone recruited her to attend Palm Beach State College. Graduating from the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College in 2017 with an associate degree in communications sent her to Florida International University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Dr. Maria Vallejo recruited Cajas as a student when she was working at the cafeteria. “I did everything she recommended, and I landed a notable internship at ESPN in West Palm Beach, … Continue reading Aspiring meteorologist lands dream job at Univision

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