Christopher Juez, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Diesel Technology program, is one of 12 students to receive a $2,500 scholarship from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a global manufacturer of original equipment and aftermarket parts for light and commercial vehicles.
This is the second year that Federal-Mogul Motorparts has awarded its Automotive Technology Scholarship to qualified students nationwide who are studying to become professional automotive/diesel technicians.
“I didn’t think I would get it,” says Juez. … Continue reading PBSC diesel student wins national scholarship
Up-and-coming movers and shakers don’t just populate the business world. Community colleges also have their fair share—for example, Professor Suzanne Duff, department chair for Human Services programs at Palm Beach State College.
Duff has been named to the 40 Under 40 list of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. Launched this year, the list will recognize outstanding community college women under the age of 40 on an annual basis. … Continue reading Duff named to ‘40 under 40’ list of community college achievers
Emergency medical services teams from around the state competed at Palm Beach State College’s third annual Panther EMS Challenge, held April 15 at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
The fast-paced competition tested the teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support through a series of demanding, realistic medical scenarios that involved full-body human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) as well as people portraying patients.
Twelve professional teams competed, including teams from Palm Beach, … Continue reading EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC
The Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus will be open for four days during the two-week winter break to help students from all campuses register and prepare for their spring classes.
The Admissions/Registration, Advising, Financial Aid and Disability Support Services offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 28-29. In addition to the Student Services offices, the bookstores at the Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens campuses also will be open at varying special hours during those days. … Continue reading PBSC Lake Worth campus to open for special hours during winter break
Ruben Cabrera and Mitchell Ramos, classmates in Palm Beach State College’s Automotive Service Technology program, have each received a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship from Grainger, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products.
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program, offered in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, helps students earning an associate degree or certificate in skilled trades or public safety fields. … Continue reading PBSC automotive students receive Grainger scholarships
Salvatore C. Manuele, an adjunct instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, has been reappointed to serve a three-year term on the Palm Beach County Library Advisory Board.
The volunteer 15-member board is appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners. Its role is to provide policy, budget and other recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and work with the county library director to improve and expand library service. … Continue reading Manuele reappointed to library advisory board
Students entering Palm Beach State College’s automotive and diesel programs often picture themselves as technicians working for car or truck dealerships, independent shops and the like. Most don’t know about a different career path that’s one of the best out there. That is until now.
The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators is bringing attention to the wide range of technician careers tied to government vehicle operations. By offering scholarships, FLAGFA hopes to encourage students to consider careers repairing and maintaining the vehicles used by police, … Continue reading Scholarship paves way to a government fleet career
Rhonda L. Griffis, an instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the state Board of Cosmetology.
A licensed cosmetologist, former salon executive and educator, Griffis will bring a South Florida perspective to the board, which is responsible for licensing and regulating the cosmetology profession in the state. The board is under the auspices of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, … Continue reading Rhonda Griffis, PBSC instructor, appointed to state Board of Cosmetology
One of the state’s premier firefighter training events, The Great Florida Fire School, will be hosted for the first time by Palm Beach State College, Oct. 20-23, at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This training event is geared to Florida state firefighters with certification. Advanced registration is underway, and attendees pay a flat rate of $135 per person, whether signing up for one class or four full days. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to host Great Florida Fire School
Computer hackers—the secretive, faceless criminals who steal, corrupt and disrupt data and infrastructure—are about to meet their match. The new tools and curriculum for Palm Beach State College’s cybersecurity programs will prepare students to become the cybersecurity professionals the state and nation need.
PBSC’s Cybersecurity Lab, the new command central for hands-on training, will have its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs building, 4200 Congress Ave. The event starts with a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. … Continue reading Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers