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Title V - Pathways to Success

What is Title V Pathways to Success?

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

Contact Information
Name Title Phone Number Email
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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