Ivan Franco, a Palm Beach State College Honors College student, is among only 50 selected nationwide to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship, which this year drew 1,500 applicants from 311 community colleges, provides students with up to $40,000 a year to complete the upper division coursework for their bachelor’s degrees.
PBSC leaders surprised Franco with the news during a virtual meeting on Zoom. “I was shocked. … Continue reading PBSC student receives Jack Kent Cooke scholarship
The Spring 2019 edition of Sabiduría, Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Academic Journal, is now included in the online catalog of the Library of Congress.
The peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal highlights the research work of Honors College students. Before being accepted, the College had to complete an application this year which required Library of Congress staff to review the issue and description of the publication characteristics.
Twenty manuscripts submitted for consideration in the 2019 edition went through a rigorous screening process by an editorial team of nine honors students to ensure the best that Palm Beach State has to offer was included. … Continue reading PBSC’s Honors Academic Journal included in LOC
John Smith, the director of communications for Duffy’s Management, Inc., has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2019-20 academic year.
Smith, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in project management, was chosen from 10 students who interviewed for the job.
“Accessibility is why I chose to attend PBSC and is what I hope to continue to strengthen in my role as student trustee,” said Smith. “PBSC made it easy for me to start school with flexible class schedules, … Continue reading Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee
U.S. presidential elections will be the topic when former U.S. ambassador and Palm Beach State College alumnus Robert M. “Skipp” Orr, Ph.D., kicks off the 2018-19 Honors College Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Orr’s lecture, titled “Course Change: Seven U.S. Presidential Elections that Changed History,” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center, PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus. The free event is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, … Continue reading Former U.S. ambassador, alumnus to lecture at PBSC Oct. 10
Two Palm Beach State College employees have been appointed to advisory boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, including one who is making history.
Dr. LaTanya McNeal, assistant dean of student services for the Belle Glade campus, will serve as vice chair of the six-member inaugural advisory board for Clubs in the Belle Glade area, which includes a teen center and six elementary school sites that serve about 1,500 members daily. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the organization, … Continue reading Two PBSC staffers join Boys & Girls Clubs Advisory Boards
The Gardens Mall is teaming up with Palm Beach State College Aug. 30 to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift-style store for students.
The mall is hosting “Cocktails for a Cause” from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court. The event is open to the public. Admission is the donation of gently used clothing for adults or children. Attendees can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panther’s Closet opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the PBSC Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet
Palm Beach State College has received a $45,000 donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support Panther’s Closet and Panther’s Pantry, two initiatives to help students.
The gift was presented Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the Lake Worth campus. Students in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College run Panther’s Closet as part of a one credit hour service-learning course offered each semester. … Continue reading Bank of America donates $45,000 for student projects
Two Palm Beach State College honors students are among only 55 selected nationwide for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Marshelle Davis, an aspiring certified public accountant who’s on track to graduate in May with an Associate in Arts degree, and Tanzina Chowdhury, who earned her A.A. last December and is enrolled in additional prerequisite courses this term, each will receive up to $40,000 per year for up to three years toward the educational expenses to complete their bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading Two PBSC students win Cooke Foundation scholarship
When David Hernandez enrolled full time at Palm Beach State College in fall 2012, he never imagined that he would one day become the student trustee.
At 16, he had moved to Palm Beach County from Puerto Rico with his newly divorced mother and struggled to learn English. The language barrier crushed his plans to graduate in 2008 with his class at Olympic Heights High School, and, initially, his spirit. But then his neighbor, Bryan Cruz, … Continue reading New PBSC student trustee wants to help and inspire
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Presidential Honors College Scholarship attracts county’s top students
Manuela Ceballos graduated from Seminole Ridge Community High School last year with acceptance letters from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Central Florida and Palm Beach State College. But with a Presidential Honors College Scholarship to PBSC, she says her decision was easy.
“The PBSC scholarship just put the icing on the cake. … Continue reading GOING FOR THE GOLD