diversity

The College's leadership team have included diversity in decisions that affect the students, faculty and staff at Palm Beach State. Recruitment and retention strategies are implemented to address the underrepresented populations among our employees and students.

 

Diversity Celebrations

July 4 - Independence Day is also known as the 4th of July.  It is a federal holiday in the United States honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  People often celebrate the holiday with family and friends attending barbecues and watching a fireworks display.

July 14 - Bastille Day is a French national holiday remembering the Storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

July 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated each year on Mandela's birthday.  This day honors the former South African President's contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

  

Resources

 

Roosevelt Junior College

Roosevelt Junior College, Palm Beach County's first institution of higher education for African-Americans, opened its doors to students in the fall of 1958. Britton G. Sayles served as the president of the college as well as the principal of the all-black Roosevelt High School, which shared its campus with the junior college for the first year. The college became an educational and cultural pillar in the community, creating opportunities for black students to advance their education and enrich their lives. The push for integration prompted the Board of Public Instruction to close the school in 1965 and send its students and some faculty to Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College). Forty-eight years later, Roosevelt Junior College lives on in the hearts and minds of its alumni, employees and the community.

About Roosevelt Junior College

 

Contact Info

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for all issues relating to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and accessibility for individuals with disabilities and the department of Student Life addresses Title IX matters. Please contact the following:

Juanita Hook
Manager, Employment and Assistant to the President for Equity Programs
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3111  |  Fax: 561-868-3131

Mareta Iosia-Sizemore
Title IX Coordinator
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461- 4796
Tel: 561-868-3842

Barb Matias
Executive Director, Human Resources
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3110  |  Fax: 561-868-3131

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