Florida College System Chancellor Kathy Hebda recently visited Palm Beach State College to get a closeup look at some of its programs and facilities.
On June 9, President Ava L. Parker, J.D., and a group of staff and faculty greeted Hebda on the Lake Worth campus and led her on tours of the Public Safety Training Center, as well as the Duncan Theatre, Library, Veterans Success Center and the Art Gallery in the Humanities Building. She also visited the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting labs and other career programs. … Continue reading Chancellor Hebda visits Palm Beach State →
Students graduating from the Florida College System with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of nearly $9,000 more per year than those who receive the credential from the state’s universities, according to a recent report.
The report from the Florida Education and Training Placement Program, a data collection and consumer reporting system that provides information on former students and program participates who have graduated, exited or completed a public education or training program within Florida, shows that FCS bachelor’s degree graduates on average earned $50,892 in 2015-2016 (the latest year for which information is available) compared to $42,284 for their university counterparts. … Continue reading Wages of FCS bachelor’s grads surpass state universities →
Palm Beach State College has achieved gold level in the Florida College System’s performance-based incentive program, garnering an additional $1.2 million from the state this year.
The additional dollars for earning the highest level possible bring PBSC’s total performance funding to $4.1 million this year, up from $2.9 million last year. It represents the College’s slice of $60 million in state performance funding allocated by the Florida Legislature, which includes $30 million in state performance funding and $30 million in institutional performance funding. … Continue reading Palm Beach State strikes gold for performance →
Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2017 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 7 in Tallahassee.
Crystal Edwards of Delray Beach, Christy Laflamme of Palm Beach Gardens, Rina Raad of Boca Raton, Rafael Bernardo Velazquez of West Palm Beach, Rosalyn Velez of Lake Worth and Joshua Ciorciari of Hicksville, N.Y. … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team →
Palm Beach State College staff and faculty brought home several awards from the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference for exemplary use of classroom technology, excellence in communications and marketing and outstanding service.
The awards were presented throughout the conference in Lake Buena Vista Nov. 2-4 that drew 400 attendees, including representatives from each Florida College System institution. PBSC had the second highest number of voting delegates among the 28 colleges. … Continue reading PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference →
The Center of Excellence in Medical Simulation at Palm Beach State College has been chosen by the Florida College System as a 2016 recipient of the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award.
The honor will be presented this week at the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jacqueline Rogers, Ed.D., Lake Worth campus dean of health sciences and public safety, will accept the award for the center that she founded to enable students to practice clinical skills utilizing human patient simulators capable of mimicking any medical condition or crisis. … Continue reading PBSC medical simulation center wins best practice award →
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., spoke at the State Board of Education meeting at the Palm Beach Gardens campus today, updating the seven member-panel on the status of proposed changes to the metrics used for performance-based funding and other matters concerning the Florida College System.
Speaking on behalf of the Council of Presidents for the 28 institutions, she provided updates on the funding formula for the system and the “2+ 2” statewide articulation that guarantees FCS Associate in Arts degree graduates and selected Associate in Science degree graduates admission into one of the state’s 12 public universities. … Continue reading Parker speaks at State Board of Education meeting →
Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 21 at the Embassy Suites USF in Tampa.
Erin Lafon of Greenacres, Olivia Lowrey of Lake Worth, Trystan Drew of West Palm Beach, Shneior Zalman Korf of Delray Beach, and an unnamed student were among 128 students from the Florida College System named to the team. … Continue reading Five PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team →
Palm Beach State College celebrated its more than 2,600 fall graduates during two commencement ceremonies today.
Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System, was the keynote speaker. She told graduates that she started her higher education at then Miami Dade Community College, where she played basketball.
“Today, I’m at Palm Beach State College as the chancellor of the same system that gave me an opportunity,’’ she said, later noting that 53 percent of Florida’s university juniors and seniors came from the 28 community and state colleges in the Florida College System. … Continue reading Chancellor Pumariega encourages PBSC graduates to “stay curious” →
Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System, will be the keynote speaker at two commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 for Palm Beach State College’s more than 2,600 fall graduates.
The first ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the 1,219 graduates of the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs along with the certificate programs. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. … Continue reading Florida College System chancellor to speak at commencement →