When Austin Pugh started courses at Pensacola State, he never imagined his name would one day grace the wall of a College classroom. However, Pugh knows you should “never say never!”
The 34th Annual Lumberjack Festival and Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave was held Oct. 21 on Pensacola State College’s Milton campus. The Lumberjack Festival featured dozens of competitors in events ranging from Axe Throw and Bow Sawing to Pole Toss and Compass and Pacing.
Pensacola State College professor Donna Winterberry has been chosen to receive the Special Olympics Florida Nancy Sawyer Health Access Award. The Nancy Sawyer Health Access Award recognizes an individual, agency, health organization, program, partner, or local Special Olympics program as a health hero who has carried the torch, greatly impacted and sustained equal access to health, fitness, or wellness for our athletes and people with intellectual disabilities for four or more years.
Xavier Andrews always loved the world of sports fitness and wanted to use his knowledge and skills to help others heal from injuries. A $1,000 National Association Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB) Scholarship is helping the U.S. Navy veteran reach that goal. “I earned my Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant (associate in arts) degree this past summer, and I’m just waiting to get into Pensacola State’s (associate of science degree) program,” said the 29-year-old Andrews, who served four years in the Navy as an aviation electronics technician.
It was a day of celebration as the ceremonial ribbon was cut Oct. 30 on Pensacola State College’s new Bear Jones Moore Reeves Center for Math and Advanced Technology. “This is a great day for Pensacola State College, our students, our supporters, and Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,” said PSC President Ed Meadows. “The Bear Jones Moore Reeves Center for Math and Advanced Technology will provide state-of-the-art instructional space for our math department and enable us to expand our advanced technology and cybersecurity programs. Our cybersecurity programs are among our most rapidly growing degree programs.”