Costa Rica trip

Robinson Honors Program Scholars, friends learn and serve during Costa Rica journey

Some of Pensacola State College’s Robinson Honors Scholars will spend the next few days becoming “citizens of the world” as they learn about Costa Rica. During the 10-day trip, the six scholars along with 14 other Pensacola State students and three faculty members will assist with sea turtle conservation efforts, dine with the Bri Bri indigenous tribe and even visit Territorio de Zaguates, a no-kill dog sanctuary that is home to hundreds of strays.

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PSC Athletics announces 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete Award winners

Softball player Lia (Amelia) Johnson and baseball player Richard Sorrenti were named Pensacola State College’s Top Male and Female Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, June 27.

Johnson, a sophomore from Panama City, graduated with an overall 3.91 grade point average and is a two-time NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient, a two-time FCSAA Academic All-State and a two-time All-Panhandle Conference Academic performer. She also was named an All-American Scholar Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for 2017-2018.

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Pensacola State athletic director inducted into FCSAA Hall of Fame

Pensacola State College Athletic Director Bill Hamilton will be inducted into the 2018 Florida College System Activities Association Hall of Fame.

This fall, Hamilton will start his 35th year in college athletics. Twenty nine of those years have been at Pensacola State where Hamilton was head baseball coach before retiring in 2010, and the college’s athletic director since 1999.

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PSC grad selected GRAMMY Music Educator Award quarterfinalist

Pensacola’s own, Joshua Kaye, was nominated for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award by the PTA at Hellen Caro Elementary School and, now, has been certified as a quarterfinalist.

According to the Recording Academy GRAMMY MUSEUM, Kaye was selected from the 2,800 initial nominees to be a GRAMMY Music Educator Award quarterfinalist. Kaye is among the 188 music teachers, from 177 cities, who now move on to compete in the semifinalist round.

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Pensacola State graduate has EOC staff in his corner, walks on to Gators’ squad

Like many high school athletes, Robert Clay had aspirations for a college sports career. His lifelong dream was to play football at the University of Florida, but the odds were stacked against him.

No one in Clay’s immediate family had ever attended college. Not only that, but according to the NCAA, less than 3 percent of high school football players advance to a Division I program.

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PSC’s Xiaolun Chen to be honored by Choral Society of Pensacola

One of Pensacola State’s own ─ Xiaolun Chen – is being honored this month by the Choral Society of Pensacola. Since arriving in the Sunshine State in 1998, Chen has interwoven himself into the community. This year marks his 20th year as the Choral Society’s artistic director.

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