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The College's Board of Trustees, President, administrators, faculty and students believe that "diversity should be embraced as a reflection of society and should enhance the educational process."

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

December 1: World AIDS Day  is recognized each year on this day worldwide to acknowledge the need continue to increase awareness, educate and stop the injustices associated with this condition. Red ribbons are worn on this day fro support and awareness. 

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on this day to increase awareness and promote a better understanding in providing support for persons with disabilities and to improve their lives in every aspect.

December 10: International Human Rights Day  was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was drafted by individuals from all over the world. The Declaration establishes all human beings are born free and equal. 

December 12:  Eid Milad ul-Nabi celebrates the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. The celebration includes parades, homes and mosques are decorated and events are celebrated with communal meals and prayers. 

December 12-20: Hanukkah is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights Also called the Festval of Lights,  the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah,prayers and traditional foods a gifts.

December 16 -24: Las Posadas is a nine day celebration in Mexico that symbolizes the Biblical journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for shelter before the birth of Jesus. 

December 25: Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated throughout the world and is a time for family and friends to gathered together for festive activities such as Christmas dinner, exchanging of gifts, caroling and attending Church services.

December 26 - January 1: Kwanzza is an African- American holiday which honors people of African origin and their descendants with a week long celebration of African culture and traditions.   



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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