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Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District

this through close collaboration with our business partners, who and is Florida’s only urban school district with this distinction. “I grew up in Palm Beach County and received a high-quality provide planning and resources, employment projections, program advocacy, and critical input on curriculum public education here,” said attorney Gary S. relevance.” Lesser, managing partner, Lesser, Lesser, Landy Founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public & Smith, PLLC in West Palm Beach. “Now my community college, Palm Beach State now has daughters are in elementary and high 48,000 students with campus locations in Lake school, and they are receiving such a highWorth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and quality education from dedicated teachers. I am Florida Atlantic University Belle Glade, as well as online courses. A fifth amazed at the great work they are doing year campus in Loxahatchee Groves is scheduled to after year, and I know they can compete Keiser University open in 2016. favorably against children from any other school Reflecting the views of other talented in this country.” Lynn University collegians, PBSC student Nancy ChambersBuilding a well-prepared workforce is one of Smith said, “This is the best opportunity for the goals of Ava L. Parker, president of Palm Nova Southeastern University me. It’s not even about the money, although Beach State College (PBSC). “For our graduates PBSC is less expensive. It’s the classroom size to be successful in the workforce, the college Palm Beach Atlantic University as well. You’re not a number here, and you have must know and understand our business Palm Beach State College access to all your professors.” community needs,” she said. “We achieve

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PROFILE, now in its 26th year of publication, is recognized as the business annual of record for Palm Beach County, Florida. This premier, a...

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