Students from the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge Community High School are actively building houses for Habitat for Humanity. On December 10, the eighth house constructed by the students was moved to Belle Glade. Seven trucks were used to transport the house to its destination. It was an important and emotional day for the 170 students that contributed to the project.
From developing new seed varieties to insect control, the Everglades Research & Education Center of the University of Florida is a scientific partner to the agricultural businesses in the Glades region.
December 4 2019 – Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal, Executive Dean for Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, was recently appointed to the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s hospital advisory board. The board advises the Health Care District Board of Commissioners on issues related to the overall health and wellness of Glades residents, visitors and underserved members of the community. Dr. McNeal fills the seat vacated by Maria M. Vallejo, PhD who retired in March as Vice President for Growth & Expansion and Provost for the Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee campuses.
By carefully developing leafy greens suited for South Florida’s subtropical climate, TKM Bengard Farms in Belle Glade has become the largest lettuce grower east of the Mississippi. Vertically integrated from seeds to shipping, the fourth-generation, family-owned agricultural company serves both the food processing and the retail sectors.
Guy Tabuteau began his professional career in education in 1994 when he obtained his first job as a Community Language Facilitator at Washington Elementary School. Since then, he has worked in various capacities in the School District of Palm Beach County, and in February 2019, he was hired as an Assistant Principal at Pahokee Middle-High School.
Students in the District’s Johnson Scholars Program, in collaboration with Take Stock in Children of the Palm Beaches (jointly known as the JSTSIC Program), embarked on a college tour last month to see the various programs offered at universities across the state.
November 15, 2019, BELLE GLADE, FL – Palm Beach State College launched a new forum to strengthen the future of communities for Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay. Hosted at the Belle Glade Campus Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, the Moderator, Shereena Coleman of the Business Development Board, guided the conversation for the panel of five stakeholders throughout the community. Panelists included Steven Cornette from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Angela Avery-Moore from the School District of Palm Beach County, Charles Duval from CareerSource Palm Beach County, Terry Burroughs from FHERO (FL Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity), and Janet Moreland from Lakeside Medical Center.