PBSC to host graduation ceremonies for nearly 2,700 students

LAKE WORTH — Palm Beach State College will hold two commencement ceremonies May 9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its nearly 2,700 spring graduates.

State Sen. Jack Latvala and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings will be the keynote speakers at the ceremonies in West Palm Beach.

Latvala,( R-Clearwater), Senate Appropriations chairman, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for the combined 1,092 graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs and the certificate programs.

Hastings, a Democrat who represents Florida’s 20th District and is currently serving his 13th term in Congress, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony for the 1,603 graduates of the Associate in Arts transfer degree.

The ceremonies will be streamed live at www.palmbeachstate.edu.

This year’s class includes 27 high school dual enrollment and early admission students – the largest number ever to earn the Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State while in high school, PBSC said.

All but three of the students are from Palm Beach County’s public schools.