Palm Beach State College Receives $10,000 From Wells Fargo Bank

The Palm Beach State College Foundation received a donation of $10,000 on July 24 from the Wells Fargo Bank Foundation to support the Math & Science Institute on the college’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.

This is the second year the Wells Fargo Foundation has contributed to the MSI. It has also supported student scholarships in the past, donating $125,000 since 2006.

“This contribution fits well with Wells Fargo’s overall organizational support of higher education,” said Marcus Cobbe, senior vice president/district manager for Palm Beach County-Northern District. “More than a simple gift, it is an investment in the future of students who would otherwise not be exposed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.”

The Math & Science Institute is a 10-week academically rigorous program for gifted high school and college students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing STEM studies for advanced degrees in math, physics, engineering, or the biotechnical and environmental sciences. It is designed to provide a unique opportunity combining theory and practice to prepare students for careers in STEM disciplines based on an “informed experience.”

“Thanks to the partnership with Wells Fargo, students will be able to attend this well-recognized program and pursue a career in the high-paying STEM fields,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the PBSC Foundation. “Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of higher education and its influence in today’s workforce. They not only give our students a chance to succeed, but give back to the community as well.”

Serving 48,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, it offers more than 100 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade.

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ABOVE: Student Guerlins Oberson, Marcus Cobbe, student Jared Segal, Suellen Mann and student Amanda Vigneri.