Student Trustee, 2013-14: Keneisha Dale
The middle of the road
March 14, 2014
I hope you all had an amazing and safe spring break! We have officially reached the midpoint of our semester here at Palm Beach State College. I would love to know how your semester is going so far and how I can help you with any issues are concerns that you may have regarding anything at the College.
I always have and always will promote being a good student and doing well in all classes, so if you need any help at all please feel free to contact me. In case you chose not to do so, here are some study strategies for you if you’re having difficulties with course work, or just having some procrastination issues.
- Get the correct materials for each of your classes.
- Learn how to manage your time (balance academic, work, family and social life).
- Make use of time-management strategies. It’s easy to fall behind, but hard to catch up. By setting priorities and creating a semester schedule with major deadlines (i.e. exams, papers, projects) you can plot an “attack strategy” to get things done.
- Establish a regular time to study and a regular place to study. Have an area in your home where your books “live.” Make it your space.
- Partner with other students. Study with a (serious) group.
- Take notes in class. It will keep you focused – even if you think the class is boring. Highlight key points of emphasis from the instructor.
- Read and prepare before going to class, participate in class discussions, turn in assignments on time and review within 24 hours after class.
- When studying, reviewing is your strongest tool. If you read your assignments and take notes, but never revisit them (and not just a once over before a test), you haven’t built a strong foundation to remember it later.
- Utilize the Writing Center, Academic Support Center, Library and tutoring services. They are there to help you!
- Learn how to study! Cramming is not a study technique.
Finally for all May graduates, if you are planning to attend a university upon graduation now is the time to turn in all your college applications and necessary documents. Trust me, it is better to do it now than to wait until the last minute; so go for it now and get the weight off your shoulder. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of what’s left of the spring semester.
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs
Welcome to the spring semester!
January 10, 2014
Hi students…welcome back!
I trust that you all had a wonderful winter break and are now re-energized and ready to undertake a wonderful semester. This semester, though it may seem long, actually goes by rather quickly. It is for this reason that it’s of utmost importance that you get ahead of your classes, assignments, and projects as soon as possible. Education is key to a successful future and it is the only thing no one will be able to take away from you.
Be reminded that the College has several outlets that offer assistance for a variety of needs that you may require. These include, but are not limited to, student learning centers, computer labs, tutors, counseling centers, and advising just to name a few. We also have the first-year experience program, which helps first-year students with success skills and helps keep them in college.
A very important aspect of the college experience is to become involved on campus. Palm Beach State College offers numerous clubs and activities that all student can participate in. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an extra-curricular activity and this also looks great on a resume. Stop by the Student Activates Center on your campus, and they will be sure to assist you in finding a club that suits your need. Also, feel free to email me at email@example.com and I can help you.
If you see me in the hallways feel free to say hi, and if you have any questions or concerns I will try my best to help you. Have a wonderful semester….make smart decisions….and most importantly, have fun!!
See you around.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
Take back your semester!
October 16, 2013
Maybe you started the semester strong and now need a little motivation to keep going. Perhaps you haven’t developed a routine or a personal study system and want tips on how to do that. Or maybe you are struggling with the academic and personal life balance. It’s time to take back your semester!
Palm Beach State College offers many options for students who are finding it difficult to balance everything that is going on in their lives. For example, we have peer coaching where you can get paired up with another student who can relate to what you are going through and help you find a better way. We also have the College-wide counseling center, which is free to students who have an issue that’s causing them to not be their best in class.
If you are struggling because of the lack of understanding of the content, we have computer labs with tutors for almost all subjects. There’s also a math lab for my fellow students.
Remember, do not give up on school just yet, there might be someone or something that the College offers that can help you through this tough time. Feel free to comment below if you are in need of any of the services listed and I will try my best to get you some help. Have a great semester! Looking forward to your future success.
What legacy will you leave as a student of Palm Beach State?
September 17, 2013
On September 10, 2013, Palm Beach State College hosted a special ceremony dedicated to the past students and faculty of Roosevelt Jr. College. There were 8 past faculty/students in attendance. The PBSC Library developed The Roosevelt Junior College Oral History Project to commemorate the years before it merged with Palm Beach Junior College. The guests were interviewed and asked about what it was like to be a student or faculty member. Each were honored with a personal portrait created by Palm Beach State College student Geansli Joseph, who donated his time and talent. It was really great to meet everyone and to hear a little history of the College. Now united at Palm Beach State College, I believe we are one of the most diverse state colleges I have yet to see.
This opens up the question…
How will you pave a way for the future of Palm Beach State College?
Geansli Joseph paved a way by creating the beautiful portraits of the faculty/student from Roosevelt Jr. College. He helped preserve history by expressing his talent through art.
What Legacy will you leave as a student of Palm Beach State?
My Legacy as Student Trustee is to make sure that we are more united as a College, not divided by campus.
August 27, 2013
Welcome Palm Beach State College students to the fall 2013 semester! I hope everyone had a great summer break. The fall semester offers a new start, and a new opportunity to engage with new professors and meet new people. I challenge everyone to talk to the person sitting next to them in each class and let me know what the experience was like. If you have any problems finding your way around campus, please look for one of the information tables located on each of our campuses. I just might be the one sitting there. If so, feel free to introduce yourself. I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Have a great semester! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me right here!