Tag: graduate story

Commencement invocation speaker plans to become a lawyer thanks to PBSC

After graduating from John I. Leonard High School, Deborah Arocho-Maisonet, like so many of her fellow classmates, wanted to attend a university.
She didn’t know what the experience would be like, but she did know about PBSC, thanks to her two older sisters and alumnae Alondra and Fabiola.
“Hearing about their time and seeing just how successful they were as students while also holding jobs made me believe PBSC was the better choice,” said Arocho-Maisonet, president of the Student Government Association on the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading Commencement invocation speaker plans to become a lawyer thanks to PBSC

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Immigrant and first-generation graduate hopes to inspire other Afghans

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

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This PBSC graduate sees value in face time

By Ilene Greenfield
Megan McCarthy, who graduated this spring with an Associate in Arts degree, enjoys making connections with other people.  While enrolled at Palm Beach State College, McCarthy took classes live online, online and in person at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, but learning in person was her favorite.
“As you continue to pursue a degree or career, you will have people to talk to who understand the dedication it took to get to where you are now,” she said. … Continue reading This PBSC graduate sees value in face time

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