Tag: Robert Van Der Velde

PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

Palm Beach State College staff and faculty brought home several awards from the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference for exemplary use of classroom technology, excellence in communications and marketing and outstanding service.
The awards were presented throughout the conference in Lake Buena Vista Nov. 2-4 that drew 400 attendees, including representatives from each Florida College System institution. PBSC had the second highest number of voting delegates among the 28 colleges. … Continue reading PBSC staff win awards, leadership roles at AFC conference

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How do you spell “worthwhile”?

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. The game in this case was the 25th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Each year, local businesses and institutions send teams to compete and raise money for the vital cause of ensuring that every child and adult in Palm Beach County can read. At last evening’s event, Palm Beach State College’s team may not have won, … Continue reading How do you spell “worthwhile”?

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Mock legislature: Learning by doing, debating

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16
Some say colleges would be safer if people were allowed to carry firearms on campus. For others, however, the idea sounds dangerous.
A weighty issue for sure, and one a group of 30 Palm Beach State College students didn’t shy away from debating last April on the Florida State Senate floor as part of the College’s new Mock Legislature Program.
“My opinion is that it is a Second Amendment right, … Continue reading Mock legislature: Learning by doing, debating

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PBSC to launch Collegiate High School this fall

Palm Beach State College is launching a special collegiate high school program in the fall targeting rising high school seniors interested in pursuing college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The PBSC Collegiate High School will be based at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. The core requirements for the Collegiate High School are the same as those for the College’s early admission program, a form of dual enrollment. The key difference between the two initiatives is that the Collegiate High School students will take the same science classes from the same professors and focus on STEM. … Continue reading PBSC to launch Collegiate High School this fall

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