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

September 4:  Labor Day  in the United States pays tribute to American workers for their contributions to the workforce and the economy. Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September, which may include parades and special events to honor the American worker. Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1894.

September 15 - October 15:  Hispanic Heritage Month  is to honor the contributions and achievements of the Hispanic community and the diverse cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Two historic events honoring the signing of the Act of Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in 1821 and Mexico's Independence in 1810. Chile's Independence Day is celebrated on September 18 and Belize's Independence Day is celebrated on September 21. 

September 20 - 22 (evening):  Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.

September 29 - 30:  Yom Kippur  is the Day of Atonement.




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
Assistant Director, Human Resources and Equity Officer
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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