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Palm Beach State College Executive Dean of the Belle Glade Campus Joins the Health Care District’s Hospital Advisory Board

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. 

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A HIDDEN GEM: TKM Bengard Farms

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.

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COMMUNITY LEADERS SHAPE FUTURE OF GLADES REGION

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.

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JPMorgan Chase invests $250,000 in Palm Beach State College to enhance career training in supply chain management programs

Palm Beach State College has received a $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to widen the reach of its Supply Chain programs and create a larger pipeline of skilled workers for Palm Beach County’s growing distribution and logistics industry.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD LEADERS

October 23, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – The Business Development Board (BDB), Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization, announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, a group of notable leaders positioning Palm Beach County as the top business location. More than 10 of these leaders recently topped Florida Trend’s annual issue, “Florida 500”, a list comprised of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida.

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