Royal Palm Beach Recognizes PBSC’s 90th Anniversary With Proclamation

Mayor Fred Pinto, Palmer the Panther and Dean Kimberly Lancaster.

Palm Beach State College received a special proclamation recognizing its 90th anniversary from the Village of Royal Palm Beach during the Thursday, July 13 meeting of the Royal Palm Beach Village Council.

Accepting the honor on behalf of the college from Mayor Fred Pinto was Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. Joining her from the Loxahatchee Groves campus was Elizabeth Ferrier, budget analyst; CyNedra Blake, student activities manager; Associate Professor Allan Nosworthy and Director of the Library Learning Resource Center Jessica Echeverria. Also in attendance was PBSC’s Dean of Health Sciences Edward Willey.

During the meeting, Lancaster spoke about the history of the Loxahatchee Groves campus and its new, high-tech $50 million Dental and Medical Services Technology Building, which is set to be completed by February 2025 with classes beginning that fall.

To thank the village, PBSC gift bags, which included 90th anniversary emerald paper weights, were given to the mayor, council members and others.

The Royal Palm Beach proclamation marks 15 municipal proclamations to date presented to PBSC by municipalities in Palm Beach County. The next proclamations to be presented recognizing PBSC’s historic anniversary will be from the Village of Wellington on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and the City of South Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Throughout the year, PBSC will celebrate its 90th anniversary milestone with activities such as campus celebrations, open houses, innovation initiatives and capital projects. Stories will spotlight the achievements of alumni, students, faculty, staff and community partners on the college’s web site. Social media posts and events will use the hashtag #PBSC90th. To learn more about the milestone, visit