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
Tony Dungy, NFL Hall of Fame coach and New York Times bestselling author, described the characteristics of great leaders and the keys to success to a crowd of more than 650 Feb. 20 as the featured guest speaker at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 8th annual STEAM luncheon.
“As a leader, you have to know where you are going and that’s going to help you take other people there,” Dungy said.
Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl win in 2006, … Continue reading Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon
Palm Beach State College Professor of Music Michael MacMullen is now a member of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Hall of Fame.
MacMullen was inducted for his outstanding achievements and excellence in music and for his contributions to FCSAA during the 2020 FCSAA Winter Music Symposium at Florida Southern College.
“Receiving the award this year had special meaning to me because I had come full circle,” MacMullen said. “It was 26 years ago when I first attended a symposium as an observer, … Continue reading MacMullen inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame
United States Army Veteran Clarence Jennings has had to endure one too many tragedies in his life, but he’s not letting any of them stop him from reaching his goals.
Jennings, 68, started attending Palm Beach State College two years ago and will graduate this month with an Associate in Science degree in Human Services. He also earned a PBSC College Credit Certificate in Addiction Studies.
Originally from Detroit, Mich., Jennings had attended the University of Detroit and a few other colleges earlier in his life but never obtained a degree. … Continue reading Injured Army vet overcomes tragedies to earn his degree
Palm Beach State College is hosting another series of community forums on its campuses this academic year to educate and engage the public on wide ranging topics, including economic development, immigration, chronic illness and voting.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are being organized by the Office of Community Relations in partnership with the campuses.
The series launches Nov. 14 at the Belle Glade campus where community leaders will outline initiatives underway to continue to improve the Glades area schools and spur economic development in that region. … Continue reading PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement