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Workshop helps educate on suicide prevention

A Lunch & Learn workshop titled “Stop the Stigma” was held at Palm Beach State College to help educate faculty, staff and students about suicide prevention.
More than 100 people attended the event, which was held Sept. 27 for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It was hosted by the Lake Worth Psychology & Human Services Club in partnership with the Hanley Foundation, Lake Worth Student Activities and the Student Counseling and Case Management Center. … Continue reading Workshop helps educate on suicide prevention

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PBSC and the community gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Palm Beach State College, along with members of community organizations and the military, paused to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sept. 8 in a College memorial ceremony titled “Remember the Fallen 9/11” held at its Palm Beach Gardens campus amphitheater.
Narrated by PBSC Student Development Manager Ashton Davis, the event was open to the public and featured moments of silence, facts about the attacks and remarks from PBSC staff and community members including PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC and the community gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

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Lox Groves campus hosts local businesses during Community Roundup event

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

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Barbara Cipriano selected as provost of the Lake Worth campus

Barbara Cipriano has been selected as the new provost of Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus effective Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cipriano has served as PBSC’s associate dean of Public Safety since 2007 and will continue in her oversight of Public Safety until an interim is appointed.
She is an experienced leader with more than 27 years in education. She has worked in both public and private sector organizations, … Continue reading Barbara Cipriano selected as provost of the Lake Worth campus

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PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success

Florida State Rep. and Palm Beach State College alumna Kelly Skidmore visited PSBC’s Lake Worth campus on Aug. 3 to present items collected from a clothing drive she conducted to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that provides affordable gently used clothing and accessories to students and members of the PBSC community.
Skidmore brought more than 200 items that were dropped off at her office in Boca Raton. The clothing drive was held from July 1 to 27. … Continue reading PBSC and Skidmore partnership help make clothing drive a success

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New PBSC initiatives to help students overcome financial barriers to education

Palm Beach State College has launched two initiatives to help students eliminate financial barriers so that they can continue to pursue their educational dreams.
The “Restart Your Dream” initiative offers up to 2,000 students who attended from fall 2017 to summer 2021 but stopped a chance to come back for free in-state tuition on any number of credits for the fall 2022 term. The initiative is on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, students must fill out an admissions application, … Continue reading New PBSC initiatives to help students overcome financial barriers to education

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The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC

More than 20 students’ lives were forever changed after the Foundation for Palm Beach State College was awarded a historic $153,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to establish scholarships for students pursuing vocational and career programs, including public safety, emergency response, trades and STEM related fields.
The gift is the largest and one of several the Rotary Club has given to the College Foundation over the years to help students succeed.
“I felt like Santa Claus telling my students the great news that they were chosen as recipients,” said Matt Keeler, … Continue reading The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC

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State allocates $25 million for Lox Groves campus building

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

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Ruane to serve as head men’s basketball coach

Palm Beach State College Athletics has selected Michael Ruane to serve as its new head men’s basketball coach. He officially begins May 2.
He was selected for the role from a national pool of more than 200 candidates.
Ruane has been the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. for the past 22 years. Earlier this year, he achieved his 400th career win with Bridgeport making him one of only 40 active coaches at the 305 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level schools with that number of victories. … Continue reading Ruane to serve as head men’s basketball coach

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Lox Groves campus hosts STEAM Day as part of new partnership

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

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