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City of Pahokee recognizes PBCS’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the City of Pahokee during a city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the College from the City of Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb was Executive Dean of the Belle Glade campus Dr. LaTanya McNeal.  Joining her from the College was Associate Administrative Assistant Clarissa Verduzco and Associate Dean Andraes Alexander.
The proclamation talked about PBSC’s history, degrees, … Continue reading City of Pahokee recognizes PBCS’s 90th anniversary with a proclamation

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PBSC breaks ground on new dental and medical building on its Lox Groves campus

 Palm Beach State College held a groundbreaking ceremony May 16 for its high-tech $50 million Dental & Medical Services Technology Building on its Loxahatchee Groves campus.
Construction will begin next month on the four-story, 83,500-square-foot building, which will be part of the Frank DiMino Center for Medical Innovation and include a fully equipped dental clinic, a surgical technology suite, and science labs that incorporate cutting-edge equipment and technology for students pursuing careers as dental hygienists, … Continue reading PBSC breaks ground on new dental and medical building on its Lox Groves campus

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Androff Cesar wins the Palm Beach State student track under the FAU Wave Program

Palm Beach State College student Androff Cesar is helping high school students access tools and resources to live mindful and organized lives through his award-winning community service program called Mind Check South Florida.
The program was developed through the FAU Wave program, an applied research and entrepreneurial competition that challenges students to develop projects that solve real-world problems.
Mind Check was selected as the winner out of four projects, submitted by PBSC students individually and in teams, … Continue reading Androff Cesar wins the Palm Beach State student track under the FAU Wave Program

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PBSC student Jacqueline Pecker named to prestigious All-USA Academic Team

Palm Beach State College student Jacqueline Pecker was among 20 community college students nationwide selected for the 2023 All-USA Academic Team.
The award was presented at the annual Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Breakfast on Monday, April 4, during the American Association of Community Colleges annual convention in Denver, Colo. at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
Pecker, who received a $5,000 scholarship, a special medallion and an obelisk, was chosen from more than 2,400 students nominated for the prestigious award. … Continue reading PBSC student Jacqueline Pecker named to prestigious All-USA Academic Team

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Prophete encourages organizations to embrace the power of numbers

How can organizations use data to measure and maximize their impact? Dr. Karline Prophete, interim director of the Barbara Carey-Shuler Equity Institute at Palm Beach State College, shared insights into the methods used to assess student outcomes during the latest episode of the Florida College Access Network’s Summit Speaker Series podcast.
The talk was a preview of her session, “Equal is still Not Enough: Leveraging Institutional Data to Expand Access and Differentiate Student Program Offerings,” which she will present at the 2023 Talent Strong Florida Summit, … Continue reading Prophete encourages organizations to embrace the power of numbers

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PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College students from the Student Empowerment in Action Club volunteered with the Debra Weiss Dance Company at the city of Boca Raton’s MLK Jr. Day annual celebration on Jan. 16.
The  celebration began with a free community breakfast at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the site of The King Monument and Allen’s Place Pearl City Community Garden (APPCCG).
PBSC students visited APPCCG, where DWDC donated a planting bed for the Pearl City Youth. They then joined in a parade to Mizner Park Amphitheatre, … Continue reading PBSC students help promote healthy living at MLK celebration

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Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO award

Palm Beach State President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has received the 2022 South Florida Ultimate CEO award from the South Florida Business Journal for her visionary business leadership.
The award was presented by Comcast Business during a ceremony Nov. 17 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. As a recipient, Parker was featured with other honorees on the cover of the business journal’s Nov. 18 edition.
Parker was among 15 honorees, who were recognized for their amazing contributions to their company, … Continue reading Parker receives South Florida Ultimate CEO award

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New library resource center opens at the Lox Groves campus

The new Julie and John Kime Library Resource Center for students and faculty officially opened Nov. 14 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The center, located on the third floor of the administration building, was made possible through a generous gift from PBSC alumni and philanthropists Julie and John Kime.
The new facility features personal computer and study spaces, a kiosk for students to access course materials using their PantherCard and a pin number, … Continue reading New library resource center opens at the Lox Groves campus

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Palm Beach State College ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista

Palm Beach State College has been ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and the global data firm Statista.
“This ranking recognizes the talents and hard work of PBSC’s faculty in delivering teaching and learning excellence, and the expertise and commitment of team members across the institution who support students in every aspect of their academic journey,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D.
PBSC ranked no. 70 out of 200 colleges. … Continue reading Palm Beach State College ranked among America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista

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Panthers named Division II Gulf District Tournament runner-up

Palm Beach State College’s volleyball team was named the FCSAA/NJCAA Division II Gulf District Tournament runner-up Nov. 5 after being defeated by Gulf Coast State College in the Gulf District Championship game. They end the season 13-7.
During the tournament, which began Friday, Nov. 4, the Panthers first played South Florida State College. That victory advanced them to the Gulf District Tournament Semi Finals vs. Pensacola State College.
The Panthers entered as winners of 10 games in a row, … Continue reading Panthers named Division II Gulf District Tournament runner-up

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