decorative image of little-rock-2 , ‘Little Rock Nine’ civil rights icon inspires audience at PSC 2022-10-07 09:54:31

‘Little Rock Nine’ civil rights icon inspires audience at PSC

Just one year after then-Sen. John. F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Profiles in Courage” was published, a true real-life profile in courage would emerge in the form of a teenage girl who faced violence and threats of death for just trying to go to school.

The photo of 15-year-old African American Elizabeth Eckford being yelled at and followed by a mob of angry white students on the first day of school at Little Rock Central High School in 1957 is shocking, uncomfortable and outrageous still. Continue Reading ‘Little Rock Nine’ civil rights icon inspires audience at PSC

decorative image of DSC_0357-2 , Pizza with the President brings students, administration together 2022-10-07 08:25:58

Pizza with the President brings students, administration together

Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows and a cadre of administrators barnstormed through the three PSC campuses – Warrington, Milton and Pensacola – to meet casually with students, answer questions and, most popular, share a pizza lunch with the students.
It was the fall 2022 Pizza with the President Week, with Meadows and administrators meeting with students at Warrington on (Monday, Oct. 3), Milton (Wednesday, Oct. 5) and Pensacola (Thursday, Oct. 6). Continue Reading Pizza with the President brings students, administration together

decorative image of DSC_0280-2 , PSC’s Molly McGuire scholarship principal surpasses $500,000 mark 2022-10-07 08:18:08

PSC’s Molly McGuire scholarship principal surpasses $500,000 mark

Legendary Pensacola restauranteur McGuire Martin wasn’t at Pensacola State College on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to hire anyone for his popular restaurants – McGuire’s Irish Pub, Flounders, Crabs. But how could he resist the three PSC culinary students he met?

 After all, they must be great students with promising culinary careers since they are attending the College on a scholarship honoring Martin’s late wife, Molly McGuire Martin, who died in August 2014.

“I want you want to know I offered all three (students) a job,’’ Martin told the crowd gathered in the Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Dining Room to celebrate a scholarship landmark. Continue Reading PSC’s Molly McGuire scholarship principal surpasses $500,000 mark

decorative image of lance-brannon-sm , Longtime theater presence Lance Brannon now PSC Performing Arts Technical Director 2022-10-07 08:30:39

Longtime theater presence Lance Brannon now PSC Performing Arts Technical Director

When Pensacola State College’s longtime Performing Arts Technical Director Bob Gandrup died just a month before the annual PSC Summer High School Onstage Workshop, the theater department had to mourn the loss of a valued and respected colleague and friend.

Yet, as Gandrup himself knew, the show must go on.

Though grieving, PSC Theatre Director Rodney Whatley still needed to find a person to complete Gandrup’s stage design for the late July performance of the Elvis-inspired jukebox musical, “All Shook Up.”

Longtime Pensacola theater and performance persona Lance Brannon was brought in and stayed true to Gandrup’s design. Continue Reading Longtime theater presence Lance Brannon now PSC Performing Arts Technical Director