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Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon

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

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MacMullen inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame

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

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Injured Army vet overcomes tragedies to earn his degree

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

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PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement

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

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STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

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PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

Special memorial ceremonies are scheduled on all of Palm Beach State College’s campuses to remember the events and honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The ceremonies, which are open to the public and take place on that day, feature guest speakers, activities and moments of silence. The following is the plan for each campus:
Lake Worth
Titled “United We Stand,” the ceremony, hosted by Student Activities, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. … Continue reading PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

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Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

Four Palm Beach State College professors are the 2019 recipients of the Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
The winners, who were announced yesterday during Faculty Convocation at the Duncan Theatre, are the teams of Catherine Montero and Mark Gatlin and Cary High, J.D., and Casey Reiter, J.D. This was the first time two teams were chosen. Each team received a $5,000 award.
Montero and Gatlin and High and Reiter were selected from among 21 applications that included four teams of two for the award, … Continue reading Four PBSC professors win Stewart Award

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PBSC students win big in Phi Beta Lambda national contests

Four Palm Beach State College students each placed in the top 10 in national Phi Beta Lambda competitions, including one who brought home a first-place prize.
They were among more than 1,400 students from colleges and universities across the country who attended this year’s Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to participating in workshops, they tested their business acumen in 61 competitive events. Only the top 10 winners were recognized in the competitions that each drew up to 50 contestants or more. … Continue reading PBSC students win big in Phi Beta Lambda national contests

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PBSC freezes tuition for eighth year

Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the eighth straight year.
The District Board of Trustees unanimously voted June 18 to hold the line on tuition as part of its approval of the $130.5 million 2019-2020 operating budget that goes into effect July 1.
In-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course, which is among the lowest in Florida and in the nation. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for eighth year

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TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

Several PBSC students were recently hired by TechGarage, a robotics program at FAU Tech Runway®, as robotics coaches for elementary-and middle-school-age members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
The $15 an hour positions were made possible by the Department of Education, which awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs a 21st-Century Community Learning Center Grant to expand the TechGarage program to club sites in the Glades area.
PBSC students from the Belle Glade campus and other campuses coach Boys & … Continue reading TechGarage hires PBSC students as robotics coaches

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