In 2002, Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and first-generation college student, Daniel Gil-Sanchez crossed the border of Mexico.
At the time, he was still in the womb of his mother, who was leaving the country for a better life in the U.S.
At 20, Gil-Sanchez is now living that better life his mom dreamed for him, which now includes serving as PBSC’s new student trustee for the 2023-24 academic year.
Chosen for the role out of 10 candidates who interviewed for the position, … Continue reading Lox Groves leader selected as student trustee
Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held its inaugural Harvest Fest to raise awareness of the College and its programs for Palm Beach County’s central and western communities.
The recruitment event, which was sponsored by the Foundation for Palm Beach State College and attended by more than 200, featured a showcase of PBSC’s programs, hayrides, face painting, a mini farmers market, photo opportunities with Palmer and more. Partners were Basore Family Farms in Wellington and the Tractor Supply Company in Loxahatchee Groves. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts inaugural Harvest Fest
Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held a Welcome Back & Community Roundup networking event Aug. 26 for faculty, staff and local businesses from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
The western-themed event was attended by 67 faculty, staff and community members and was organized to welcome PBSC faculty back to campus, give College updates on the start of the fall 2022 term, and thank staff for their hard work. It also connected 11 local businesses to the campus and gave faculty the opportunity to meet representatives from those businesses and potential career possibilities for PBSC students and graduates. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts local businesses during Community Roundup event
Lawmakers have allocated an additional $25 million in the state budget recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis toward construction of a Dental & Medical Services Technology Building at the Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Groves campus.
Plans are to relocate the existing Dental Hygiene and Surgical Services Associate in Science degree programs and the Dental Assisting career certificate program from the Lake Worth campus to what will become the second building at the Dennis P. Gallon Campus. … Continue reading State allocates $25 million for Lox Groves campus building
A Citizen Science event was held June 16 at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to expose underserved high school juniors and seniors to STEAM disciplines and programs.
The event, titled “Think Like a Researcher, Act Like a Researcher,” was funded through a $5,000 National Library of Medicine grant. It featured hands-on science and humanities activities including isolating DNA from strawberries, “Dodgy Monkey” an active exercise in physics and “St. George on a Bike,” an arts and technology project in which students contributed to an artificial intelligence caption model to generate information about European artwork. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts Citizen Science event
A group of local business executives participated in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to give students insight into employment and internship opportunities in the information technology, accounting, business and construction fields.
Participants in the Executive Leaders Roundtable & Luncheon were Ken Romer, chief information officer for ITMS; Allen Gast, founder and president of Gast Construction Group, Inc.; Lynn Stockford, manager of Network Development, East Coast for Tampa General Hospital; Stuart Hack, … Continue reading Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives
Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus hosted its inaugural STEAM Day as part of a new partnership with Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School to increase community engagement.
“This partnership is a great extension of the College’s long-standing collaboration with the Palm Beach County School District,” said Kimberly Lancaster, dean of the Loxahatchee Groves campus. “It will not only help the elementary school meet some of its STEAM goals, but it also helps expand awareness of the Lox Groves campus and our programs. … Continue reading Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership
Thirty years from now, students and employees of Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus will have an opportunity to look back through artifacts and handwritten messages to get a glimpse of what the campus is like today.
PBSC is placing a 30-year time capsule on the campus during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC’s retired fourth president whose name the campus bears, will be among the speakers. Other speakers include Carolyn L. … Continue reading PBSC to place time capsule at Loxahatchee Groves campus
Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus.
PBSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the internal forum:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Bachelor’s Programs, … Continue reading Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site
Palm Beach State College is holding a grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for its new campus in Loxahatchee Groves. More than 600 students will begin classes there the day before.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and include a ribbon cutting and tours of the first 50,000-square-foot, three-story building on the Dennis P. Gallon Campus. The campus name honors the former long-term president whose portrait will be unveiled and will adorn an entrance wall. … Continue reading Grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for new PBSC campus