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.More > “INNOVATION IN THE GLADES”
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.More > “Palm Beach State College Executive Dean of the Belle Glade Campus Joins the Health Care District’s Hospital Advisory Board”
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.More > “A HIDDEN GEM: TKM Bengard Farms”
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.
Palm Beach State College has signed a contract with U.S. Sugar Corporation to provide onsite courses for students in the company’s training program at its Clewiston site.More > “PBSC Partners With U.S. Sugar to Provide Training”
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.More > “Students Get Taste of College Life Thanks to Johnson Scholars’ Tour”
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.More > “COMMUNITY LEADERS SHAPE FUTURE OF GLADES REGION”
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.
STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.More > “STEAM Fest to Return After Successful First Year”
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.More > “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD LEADERS”