The Palm Beach State College Foundation hosted more than 150 guests at the Boca Raton campus Sept. 21 to share its vision, welcome new leadership and recognize the significance of Palm Beach State’s impact on the community for nearly 90 years.
With the selection of Van Williams earlier this year as the new campus provost and dean of student services, the celebration luncheon was the backdrop to formally introduce him to the community and share new goals for the 900-student Boca Raton campus, … Continue reading Boca campus and community welcome new leadership
Follett Higher Education Group, Palm Beach State College’s longtime business partner, is giving $125,000 over five years for a new scholarship to help students with tuition and other educational expenses.
The first round of Follett Higher Education Group scholarships will target students who work in the hospitality and service industry, many of whom have been displaced because of the pandemic and are in school retooling their skills. Scholarships are for $1,000 each, and the deadline to apply is June 15. … Continue reading New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students
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
“There is no such thing as a person who doesn’t like to read – only people who haven’t found the right book.” James Patterson deftly uses that which has made him a renowned author: words that have inspired people to love literature and earned him more New York Times bestselling novels than any other writer in the world.
On Feb. 20, he will be Palm Beach State College’s keynote speaker for the 2019 STEAM Luncheon presented by Bank of America. … Continue reading James Patterson to headline 7th Annual STEAM Luncheon
Chuck Zettler knows the value of higher education. That’s why for the past 16 years, he has made a commitment to give to the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Success Circle initiative, a PBSC employee giving campaign which launches on Monday, Oct. 15.
“I really understand how education changes someone’s life,” Zettler said. “I have had a wonderful career thanks to my education and PBSC. In two years, I will be retiring. This would not have happened without higher education.”
The monthlong campaign, … Continue reading PBSC employee campaign aims to transform students’ lives
An endowed scholarship has been established to honor the memory and wishes of Palm Beach State College alumna Sharene Smith who lost her battle with cancer April 23, four months after achieving her lifelong dream of a bachelor’s degree.
Family, co-workers and friends of the 65-year-old Boca Raton woman pooled their money to donate $25,000 to the PBSC Foundation for the Sharene Savage Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Older Students. The scholarship will be open to individuals 55 years and older who want to pursue their education. … Continue reading Scholarship honors alumna who died after earning degree
You might not know his songs by name, but chances are you’ve heard many.
Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” has collaborated on hit songs with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and Shakira.
The Grammy award winner has recorded hundreds of songs and sold more than 70 million singles, with No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries.
On Feb. 1, the Palm Beach State College Foundation will welcome him as the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s 2017 STEAM (Science, … Continue reading Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon
Palm Beach State College’s summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent, and college leaders attribute much of the growth to strategic recruitment initiatives and scholarships designed to encourage students to finish their education on schedule or sooner.
With an unduplicated headcount of 21,081 as of June 21, the summer enrollment is on pace to become the highest for the summer in the College’s history, said Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of student services and enrollment management. The Summer B session started Tuesday, … Continue reading PBSC summer enrollment is up 4.5 percent
The Palm Beach College Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic at the BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, April 29. The deadline to register to play is April 26.
The tournament is themed “When you Play, Students Win” and is one of the Foundation’s premier corporate fundraising events. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. … Continue reading PBSC golf tournament features new contests, double prizes and more
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the third year of the STEAM initiative on Feb. 5 as he spoke to a sold out crowd of more than 700 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
Palm Beach State’s STEAM initiative was launched in early 2013 to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. The goal of the initiative is to prepare students for the high-paying, … Continue reading Science is trending says deGrasse Tyson