Tag: Palm Beach State College

Setting the bar high | Robert M. Shalhoub

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
Enter the world of Robert M. Shalhoub. The ‘attorney by day, adjunct instructor by night’ is near-legendary as a superhero for paralegals in Palm Beach County. For 35 years, he has taught in Palm Beach State College’s Paralegal A.S. degree program. His students are always a little scared at first, most work harder than they ever have before, but they always leave saying his “Court System: Procedures and Pleadings I & … Continue reading Setting the bar high | Robert M. Shalhoub

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Truth, justice and no gimmicks | Dr. Paul L. Friedman

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
When Crime Scene Technology students enter the program’s lab for the first time, they’re always underwhelmed.
“There are no holograms or neon lights, The Who isn’t playing in the background and Marg Helgenberger [of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” fame] doesn’t work here,” says Dr. Paul Friedman.
Likewise, Friedman dashes the hopes of criminal justice students who set their sights on becoming criminal profilers. “There’s really no such thing. … Continue reading Truth, justice and no gimmicks | Dr. Paul L. Friedman

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Blah, blah, blah? Not Dr. V. | Jesus J. Venereo, M.D.

From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
The 8 a.m. Medical Assisting class in Diseases, Disorders and Treatment is getting underway. Students are assembled, but instead of being half asleep, they are energized by a song blaring through computer speakers. Today’s selection, “YMCA,” has everyone dancing. Their instructor, Dr. Jesus Venereo, a medical doctor and pathologist, begins every morning class by playing a student’s song choice. “It brings the class together and starts conversations. … Continue reading Blah, blah, blah? Not Dr. V. | Jesus J. Venereo, M.D.

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Matias named executive director of human resources at Palm Beach State

Barb Matias has been named the new executive director of human resources for Palm Beach State College.
Matias, who has served as the interim executive director since last August, was selected after a national search that drew 118 applicants. She replaces Dr. Ellen Grace who recently retired.
Matias of Wellington began working at the College in 2003 as a human resources generalist. She was promoted to senior human resources generalist in 2006 and promoted later that year to manager of human resource programs. … Continue reading Matias named executive director of human resources at Palm Beach State

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Quantum Foundation grant to expand PBSC Nursing program

Hundreds of would-be nurses are turned away each year from nursing schools around the state. The problem isn’t a lack of qualified applicants, but a lack of faculty and resources to support the additional students. This is a serious situation considering that Florida’s registered nurse (RN) shortage will exceed 50,000 by 2025, according to the Florida Center for Nursing.
Now, through a $322,044 Quantum Foundation grant, Palm Beach State College will be able to accept 60 more qualified applicants into its respected and long-established nursing program. … Continue reading Quantum Foundation grant to expand PBSC Nursing program

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Biotech forces converging for special week

Palm Beach State College, a leading provider of biotechnology workforce education, will showcase its programs and host Florida biotech industry leaders during a weeklong celebration Feb. 17-21.
Biotech Awareness Week is for anyone interested in the life sciences. Students and those seeking biotech employment are especially encouraged to participate and bring their resumes and business cards. All events are free and take place at the BioScience Technology Complex (SC) on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Boulevard. … Continue reading Biotech forces converging for special week

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Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

Busloads of Head Start preschoolers came to the Dental Hygiene Care Center on the Lake Worth campus to get their teeth checked and cleaned on Feb. 7, the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. 
For the eighth year, Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department hosted the event as part of the American Dental Association’s national day, started in 2003. As tallied by the ADA, the 2014 Give Kids a Smile Day benefited 346,524 children at 1,525 events put on by 9,105 participating dentists and 28,370 volunteers. … Continue reading Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

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Women’s Empowerment Forum kicks off Feb. 4

Students and the public have the opportunity to hear from women who are shaping our community in a series of free lunchtime talks hosted by Palm Beach State College.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the first Women’s Empowerment Forum will feature Beth Kigel, president and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Kigel’s talk, titled “Road to CEO: Reflection & Insight as a Woman in Business,” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment Forum kicks off Feb. 4

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