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Student Trustee, 2017-18: Joseph Morel

Representing PBSC students as an ex officio, non-voting member of the District Board of Trustees


August 30, 2017

It is that time of year again where one needs to register for classes and have all the materials necessary for classes. Do you ever wish there was a way that you could receive more aid in regards to making up the difference in the price for classes and books? Well, do I have an amazing opportunity to tell you about here at Palm Beach State College. It is called the foundation scholarship and it is open to everyone, regardless of whether it’s your first semester or your last.

The foundation is set up to aid students through scholarships. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your life a little easier when it comes to tuition. The application will take one about 45 minutes to fill out and that’s it. I tell you this as your Student Trustee, and to inform you of some opportunities the school has for us as students. Do not miss the deadline: August 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. Please check out the link.

August 24, 2017

Dear Palm Beach State College Students,

It brings me great pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Joseph Morel, and I am your new student trustee at Palm Beach State College. This month, I went through the application process, which involved submitting an application and interviewing with PBSC President Ava Parker and the Student Trustee Selection Committee. Although I was not the only applicant, this was my second time running for the position.  I’m happy to follow in Dave Hernandez’s footsteps and thank him for setting the bar high as the 2016-17 student trustee.

Some may say this is a great résumé booster, however, I am not here for the prestige of the position. I am here for you, and I plan to do all I can to represent you well. As I did when I served in the Marine Corps, I am pledging myself to this position and the mission to not only represent my fellow students, but to fully understand your difficulties, frustrations and hardships. I know college is not easy.  However, I am here for you!

You may be asking yourself what does that mean. It is simple; I want to engage with you and to grow with you through my time as student trustee. More importantly, I want to represent you to the best of my ability.

I plan on scheduling meetings on all campuses throughout the academic year so I can personally speak with you and develop a relationship that is not one-sided. My goal is to be able to communicate your concerns effectively and build an understanding of what we as students want or need, including areas we think are being neglected. As I said earlier, I am here for you.

If you would like to reach me at any time, please feel free to contact me at Also, if you see me on your campus, please feel free to say hello or voice your concerns.

I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can!


Joseph Morel

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