Tag: Gov. Ron DeSantis

PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

On Friday, Feb. 2, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Palm Beach State College will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to transform the Belle Glade campus into an innovative digital hub for students and the local community.
“Palm Beach State College is proud to host this broadband initiative in partnership with the local community of Belle Glade and surrounding municipalities to ensure that PBSC students and all residents benefit from the digital resources that are vital to their daily lives,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC Belle Glade campus awarded multimillion-dollar grant to improve broadband access for the local community

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Bishop reappointed to PBSC District Board of Trustees

Patrice Bishop, one of the newest members of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed to a four-year term by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Her term on the five-member governing board runs Aug. 27, 2021-Aug. 31, 2025. The appointment must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Bishop, of Palm Beach Gardens, is executive vice president of Human Resources and Risk Management for Kitson & Partners, a real estate development company. … Continue reading Bishop reappointed to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

Palm Beach State College’s graduating Dental Hygiene students were set to take their state licensure exams this spring when COVID-19 prevented them from performing the one exam that requires treating a live patient. Otherwise ready to start their careers, no license meant no job. 
But with perseverance and an emergency order from the Florida Department of Health, the students took the clinical exam on Aug. 5—using a computerized manikin to simulate a patient. 
Indeed, COVID-19 brought about the first use of manikins in dental hygiene licensure exams in Florida and across the nation. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene grads take first manikin exam for state licensure

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