Tag: Student Support Services

TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

Four Palm Beach State College TRIO Student Support Services students won first place at the STEM Bridge Building National Competition in Atlanta on Saturday, April 26. The win marks their second consecutive victory.
The students, who are all first-year college students, are Nadleyrlande Francisque, Sophonie Simeon, Nadia Nobel and Esperancia Senneus.
Livia Aragon, one of the SSS advisors, made sure the students arrived with much enthusiasm and team building spirit.
They were invited to compete after placing first in the Regional Bridge Building competition at a Student Leadership Conference at the University of Florida in Tampa last year. … Continue reading TRIO student team place first in national STEM competition

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New NextGen Summer Bridge program launches

The Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Equity Institute at Palm Beach State College partnered with the Student Support Services TRIO program and two existing intensive academic boot camps to launch a new comprehensive summer initiative for first-time college students.
The inaugural two-week NextGen Summer Bridge program kicked off on June 9 with a welcome event for more than 80 PBSC freshmen. During the program, which runs Monday-Thursday until June 23, students receive academic, financial and personal support. … Continue reading New NextGen Summer Bridge program launches

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PBSC remains a national leader in veterans services

Palm Beach State College once again ranks among the top 10 schools in the country for veterans services.
VIQTORY, a prestigious military publisher, designated PBSC as a 2021-2022 “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, with a ranking of 8th in the large public schools category.
To develop the annual Military Friendly® Schools list, which was published in the October edition of G.I. Jobs magazine, VIQTORY evaluated public data and responses from a proprietary survey completed by over 1,200 schools. … Continue reading PBSC remains a national leader in veterans services

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PBSC receives two federal Student Support Services grants

Palm Beach State College has been awarded two five-year highly competitive U.S. Department of Education grants totaling over $2.78 million to continue its longstanding TRIO Student Support Services program and to launch a new one solely for veterans.
With the first $294,725 per year Student Support Services grant, PBSC will serve 175 low-income, first-generation college students or those with disabilities each year through its existing program, which was initially funded in 2001. Now entering its 20th year at the College, … Continue reading PBSC receives two federal Student Support Services grants

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PBSC awarded five-year grant to continue Upward Bound

Palm Beach State College has been awarded another five-year $1.35 million federal grant to continue its Upward Bound program that helps steer high school students on the path to higher education.
The College will receive $270,375 a year for the program that serves 65 participants per year from John I. Leonard, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Lakes high schools. Upward Bound is one of the programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and collectively known as TRIO.   … Continue reading PBSC awarded five-year grant to continue Upward Bound

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PBSC receives new federal grant to continue Student Support Services

For the third time since launching Student Support Services in the 2001-2002 academic year, Palm Beach State College has received another five-year grant to continue the federally-funded TRIO program to help low-income, first-generation college students and those with disabilities successfully complete their education.
With $247,584 per year from the U.S. Department of Education, SSS will continue serving 170 PBSC students at a time through academic advising, help completing financial aid forms, university transfer assistance, tutoring and exposure to cultural events and activities. … Continue reading PBSC receives new federal grant to continue Student Support Services

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Student Support Services Debate Team wins second regional competition

For the second year in a row, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program brought home the first-place trophy from a regional debate competition, besting students from three universities.
Team members Patricia Medina, who is the PBSC student trustee, and Gemima Joseph prevailed in three rounds after going head-to-head with teams from the University of South Carolina Upstate, Mississippi Valley State University and Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
“It was a great experience. … Continue reading Student Support Services Debate Team wins second regional competition

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PBSC to celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week

Current and former participants of Palm Beach State College’s TRIO programs will celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week highlighting the successes of the federally-funded programs designed to remove barriers to a higher education for youth and adults.
A TRIO Day celebration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on the Lake Worth campus. It will include a fun-run/walk, speakers, entertainment and cake. On Saturday, … Continue reading PBSC to celebrate National TRIO Day with two events this week

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PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

Tackling hot topics such as “stand your ground” laws, U.S. border policies and mandatory health insurance for Americans, the Debate Team for Palm Beach State College’s Student Support Services program recently won a regional debate competition.
Team members Edline Francois and Patricia Ruiz-Medina, both Honors College students, writers for the Beachcomber student newspaper and members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, prevailed in three rounds, winning $250 each as well as a trophy. They defeated competitors from Berea College in Kentucky, … Continue reading PBSC Student Support Services Debate Team wins regional competition

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