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
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
Palm Beach State College has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s prestigious Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award for its initiatives and leadership to support student service members and veterans.
“Staff members at PBSC’s three veterans resource centers are committed, knowledgeable and advocate for all military connected students,” said Peter Caspari, the State of Florida director of employer outreach for the DOD’s ESGR agency, who presented the award to the College during a Black History Month program recognizing African Americans’ … Continue reading PBSC receives ESGR Seven Seals Award
Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 26 to unveil a suicide prevention and awareness bench on campus. The bench, located on the patio entrance of CRA (Classrooms A) building, is the second to be placed on a PBSC campus.
Those in attendance included South Bay Commissioner Dr. Esther Berry and Lisa Wilson, aide to Palm Beach County District 6 Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.
Josh’s Benches for Awareness, a nonprofit mental health organization, … Continue reading PBSC unveils suicide prevention bench in Belle Glade
John Scarpino has been named Palm Beach State College’s new athletics director. The announcement comes as the program transitions this fall from Division I to Division II in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“I look forward to the challenge of transitioning into Division II and working with our seasoned, veteran coaching staff to establish PBSC athletics as one of the premier programs in the nation,” said Scarpino, who has 32 years of student services administration experience and more than 15 years as an athletics director. … Continue reading Scarpino named PBSC athletics director
The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association to give students free access to the most popular or costly textbooks through the local public libraries.
The funding is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative offered in partnership with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to address issues experienced by rural and small communities. The campus library already allows students to check out some textbooks for free, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus awarded grant to expand access to textbooks
Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the patio of its Technical Education Center from 10 to 11 a.m. April 29 to unveil its newly renovated welding lab. The event will be livestreamed to the public.
The 2,207-square-foot industry-driven lab has nearly doubled its capacity for students and features a new open floor plan, fume extraction system, equipment and more. Prior to the remodeling, the lab had 10 welding stations. … Continue reading Belle Glade welding lab gets new look
To help meet workforce needs in the Glades, Palm Beach State College has established a bridge partnership program for home health aide graduates from West Technical Education Center who desire to continue their training.
Through the partnership with the West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, graduates who qualify are able to take the final two courses of PBSC’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program, which includes eligibility to take the state certified nursing assistant licensure exam. … Continue reading PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced today a $1 million donation to buy more than 1,600 laptops for students to use in rapid credentialing programs to obtain the skills they need to get back to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
FPL’s donation comes on the heels of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education launch of the Get There Florida initiative, in which they raised awareness of rapid credentialing programs.
“Since taking office, … Continue reading FPL’s $1 million gift to buy laptops for rapid credentialing students
Palm Beach State College’s three theaters will reopen their doors in January with an abridged slate of upcoming live performances as more events and College operations return to campus.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on the Belle Glade campus, the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus are expecting to bring back as many patrons to the theaters as possible while observing strict safety and health guidelines. … Continue reading PBSC theaters announce spring 2021 performance schedule