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In the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, please be aware of these resources should you need to talk with someone.  

Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

Faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 800-272-7252

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Title V - Pathways to Success

Our Program

Palm Beach State College’s Student Services department was recently awarded a five-year, Title V, $2.6 million dollar grant from the Department of Education (DOE). This grant, which supports Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI’s), is intended to implement college-wide practices that, if successful, will promote institutional change. The College has committed to institutionalizing these best practices, and will sustain several key personnel positions beginning in year four.

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Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative

HSI's are defined as colleges and universities where Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. This designation qualifies an institution of higher education to receive grants under the Title V Program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. These Title V funds can be used for programs and services that benefit the entire Palm Beach State student body.


HSI Parent & Student Resources

These resources are provided to help parents and students navigate through some of the agencies, organizations, and institutions that can provide opportunities for scholarships and career exploration. In addition to this information, we have also included resources to help parents and students work together to prepare for college.

AdCouncil: College Access


College for Latinos

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Univision - Becas (Scholarships)

Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU) Student Programs

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Tus Palabras Hoy  (Your Words Today)

Latinos Are Worth It!


Important Links & Resources

Below are two important national organizations that have been instrumental to the HSI Initiative providing both data as well as financial support and resources.


Excelencia in Education

Excelencia in Education - HSI Center for Policy and Practice

Growing What Works

Kresge SEMILLAS Grant Project - Palm Beach State College (2010)


Emerging HSI's Serving Latino Students - Palm Beach Community College (Feb. 2010)

Walmart SEMILLAS Grant Project - Palm Beach Community College (2009)

Embrace the Journey: Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution - PBSC (2015)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - HACU

HACU - HSI Information


Our Team

Mollie Rhodes, Grant Director - Title V St Success
(561) 868-4244

Cara Good, Program Grant Coordinator
(561) 868-3558

Patricia Hoyle, Success Coach & Starfish Administrator
Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 207-5342

Leigh Merritt, Success Coach
Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 207-5419

Tracey Wheeler, Success Coach
Boca Raton
(561) 862-4374

Jose Murillo, Success Coach
Lake Worth & Belle Glade
(561) 868-3986

Lee Rodriguez, Success Coach
Lake Worth
(561) 868-3159

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