Tag: Palm Beach County

PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus served as a partner for the first time this year in an annual event that provided free backpacks, school supplies, masks and prepacked nonperishable food to students from low-income, homeless and foster families in Palm Beach County to help prepare them for the new school year.
The Back to School PBC! drive-up event, sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners, the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR), Youth Services, … Continue reading PBSC helps make Back to School PBC! a success in Glades

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County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners has approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 12, 2020 as Palm Beach State College Day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the institution’s latest name change and its impact as an educational pillar in the community.
Commissioner Melissa McKinlay presented the proclamation during the commission meeting Jan. 7. On hand to accept it were a group of PBSC trustees, staff and Palmer, PBSC’s Panther mascot.
McKinlay, who recently used her leftover campaign funds to create a scholarship for students, … Continue reading County declares Jan. 12 as Palm Beach State College Day

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Bender accepted into leadership program

Jessica Bender, auxiliary services and college card manager, is among 59 professionals accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program.
The Leadership Engage program is a highly-competitive 10-month program which offers participants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.
According to Marlee Brannock, events and marketing manager for LPBC, the organization received a record number of applicants this year.  She was selected by a committee for her professional leadership and service. … Continue reading Bender accepted into leadership program

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PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

To say that Palm Beach State College alumna and employee Janet DeVries Naughton is interested in Palm Beach County history is an understatement.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor at the College’s Lake Worth campus, is not only curious, she has devoted many years of her free time to author or co-author 10 published books on the topic. She’s also contributed chapters to Florida history anthologies published by her colleagues.
Her latest co-authored book, “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County,” honors the work of the volunteers, … Continue reading PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

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Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to get prepared.
The Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide is filled with tips and information. It also includes a list of important phone numbers that residents can add to their phone contacts in advance of the storm.
Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm projected to impact much of Florida. … Continue reading Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

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