When Tariqullah Wardak moved to the United States from Afghanistan after high school, he found adjusting to life in the United States hard.
He faced language and cultural barriers and found being far away from his family difficult.
He was thrilled, however, to be indoors where he had the resources and support he needed to succeed academically, having come from a country where he had to study outside in the mountains and endure hot and freezing temperatures. … Continue reading Immigrant and first-generation graduate hopes to inspire other Afghans
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
Bernard Harrigan, a Palm Beach State College student and Army veteran who is fulfilling his longtime dream of a higher education, is among only 20 students and the only one in Florida selected for the All-USA Academic Team.
The students were chosen from more than 2,000 nominations for the academic honor, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious for associate-degree granting institutions. They each will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
“I believe it truly shows that support is the cornerstone to your success, … Continue reading PBSC student among 20 to make All-USA Academic Team
Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Ivan Franco, Ansley Peede and Brentley Walker (Lake Worth campus); Filipe Pestana Frances (Boca Raton campus); and Matan Siskind and Hadley Strainge (Palm Beach Gardens campus) are among 166 students selected for this year’s team. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony March 6 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event, hosted by the Florida College System, … Continue reading Six PBSC students make 2020 All-Florida Academic Team
Joseph Culbreath, one of six Palm Beach State College students named to the 2019 All-Florida Academic Team, also has been chosen as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar.
As a silver scholar, Culbreath, who serves as president of both the Phi Theta Kappa chapter on the Lake Worth campus and the Honors College Advisory Council, will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a commemorative medallion.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society sponsors the All-USA Academic Team competition annually with USA Today. … Continue reading PBSC student named a Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar
Six Palm Beach State College students are among 141 students named to the 2018 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 6 in Tampa.
Rosy Ayala of Greenacres, Austin Dahlstrom of Boca Raton, Amani Diaz of Tallahassee, David Fleisch of Riviera Beach, Jose Martinez of Palm Beach Gardens and Angela Pena of Lake Worth were among 133 students from the Florida College System named to the team, … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team
Dr. Peter Barbatis, Palm Beach State College vice president of student services and enrollment management, has received a 2017 Distinguished Administrator Award from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for his support of the organization as well as initiatives to help students succeed.
He was among 24 college vice presidents, deans or directors presented the award during PTK Catalyst, the society’s annual convention held in Nashville April 6-8. He is the only Florida administrator to receive the award. … Continue reading Barbatis selected a PTK Distinguished Administrator
Palm Beach State College sophomore and Phi Theta Kappa member Trystan Drew of West Palm Beach has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a medallion.
Drew, a member of the PBSC Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College, was one of 50 chosen to be named a silver scholar, along with 50 gold and 50 bronze scholars across the country through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, … Continue reading PBSC student earns Coca-Cola Scholars honor
Dr. Roxanna Anderson, a psychology professor on the Boca Raton campus, was one of 30 faculty members chosen nationwide to serve as a 2016-17 Faculty Scholar for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the world’s largest honor society for two-year college students.
As a faculty scholar, Anderson will attend the 2016 Faculty Scholar Conference Jan. 27-30 at the Center for Excellence in Jackson, Miss. and the 2016 Honors Institute June 20-25 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, … Continue reading Anderson to explore global perspectives as PTK scholar
Six Palm Beach State College students selected for the 2014 All-Florida Academic Team will be recognized by the Florida College System at an awards ceremony at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando today.
Lisa Pudda, Melissa Almeida, Cheryl Campbell, Brian Green, Jeffrey Spreng and Anders Viane are among 109 students around the state named to this year’s team. The awards ceremony for the team is being held in conjunction with the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Convention. … Continue reading Six Palm Beach State students named to All-Florida Academic Team