Pensacola State College officially cut the ribbon on its newest site – the Truck Driver Training Facility – on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Located at 5957 Jeff Ates Road in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park East in Milton, the $7.8 million Truck Driver Training Facility will be home to the College’s Commercial Vehicle Driver Vocational Certificate… Continue Reading Pensacola State Opens New Truck Driver Training Facility in East Milton
PSC alumna Kristian Breeze During spring break 2018, Kristian Breeze and her partner took a road trip to New Mexico. One of the must-see stops for Breeze, a Pensacola State College graphic design student at the time, was the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. The museum celebrates one of the country’s most significant artists,… Continue Reading PSC Alumna Kristian Breeze Now a Graphic Artist at Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Let’s just hope that by Oct. 8, it feels like lumberjack weather. Because that’s when the Lumberjack Festival returns to the Milton campus for a day of outdoor fun and competition. The 33rd annual Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave Lumberjack Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. near the track on Pensacola State College’s Milton campus.… Continue Reading It’s Time to Break out the Hatchets, Flannel – Lumberjack Festival is Oct. 8
More American women die because of domestic violence than from breast cancer. This was only one of the facts that Marsha Travis with FavorHouse of Northwest Florida shared with the Lady Pirates basketball team on Friday, Sept. 16. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Travis mentioned both to the team… Continue Reading FavorHouse Speaks to Women’s Basketball Team About Domestic Violence
Tra Bouscaren’s “Test Pattern” art exhibition will look different the next time you see it. How could it not?
Though crafted from the remnants of the “waste culture” society has created as well as the tools of the ever-growing and maturing surveillance world, “Test Pattern” seems organic, and, in a sense it is.
The site-responsive multimedia installation fills all aspects of the spacious Charles W. Lamar Studio in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on the Pensacola State College Pensacola campus. Continue Reading Tra Bouscaren’s ‘Test Pattern’ exhibit opens in Charles W. Lamar Studio
Kayla was 16 years old when she dropped out of high school during her junior year.
“I was dealing with family issues at the time,’’ she said. “I didn’t have the best role models for parents. I had to guide myself.”
Kayla and her older brother hit the road – South Dakota, Arizona, Oklahoma – and the siblings tried to make it on their own. Continue Reading Endowed scholarship helps Pace Center for Girls grads attend Pensacola State
Ascend donates $50,000 to PSC endowed scholarship originally established by Monsanto, Solutia retirees
Ascend Performance Materials’ Cantonment site presented Pensacola State College a $50,000 check for student scholarships on Monday, Sept. 12, at the company’s plant on Old Chemstrand Road.
The donation matches the $50,000 given by retired employees of Monsanto and Solutia in 2019 to establish an endowed scholarship. It also brings the endowment principal to $100,000. Continue Reading Ascend donates $50,000 to PSC endowed scholarship originally established by Monsanto, Solutia retirees
Composers from Ukraine and Georgia (the country, not the state) are featured alongside PSC musicians at Pensacola ComposerFest XVII
Student composers will present original musical compositions alongside works from established regional and even European composers at Pensacola ComposerFest XVII.
Set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Ashmore Auditorium on Pensacola State College’s Pensacola campus, the event is free to attend. Continue Reading Composers from Ukraine and Georgia (the country, not the state) are featured alongside PSC musicians at Pensacola ComposerFest XVII
Twenty-five Pensacola State administrative, faculty and staff members are on a nine-month journey to learn about the College and postsecondary education in Florida.
The 2022-2023 President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) class began in August with an organizational meeting, introductions and presentations on the history of community colleges in the United States, especially Florida. Continue Reading New PLI class will learn all aspects of PSC, Florida College System
The Pensacola State College volleyball team already has a handful of wins under its belt, but it won’t be the only Pirates team bringing home the victories this fall.
You’ll get plenty of opportunities to support your fall teams – volleyball, softball, baseball and cross-county – throughout the year.
The PSC cross-country team begins its fourth season on Friday, Sept. 2, while the Pirate baseball team kicks off its exhibition season at home with two games on Sept. 9 – at 10 a.m. against Northwest Florida State College and a 5:30 p.m. match-up against Gulf Coast State College. Continue Reading Volleyball and cross-country seasons begin, as do softball, baseball exhibition seasons
Upcoming PSC art exhibition will be an immersive, subversive, visually compelling multimedia experience
If you’ve recently walked by the Charles W. Lamar Studio in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, you’ve probably noticed the doors to the studio gallery are shuttered and lights are usually off, though every once in a while you might see a dim flicker and realize that something is going on inside.
Something hidden for now. But something that will captivate and stimulate once it is revealed on Monday, Sept. 12. Continue Reading Upcoming PSC art exhibition will be an immersive, subversive, visually compelling multimedia experience
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts it bluntly:
“Suicide is a serious public health problem …and is a leading cause of death” in the United States.
How bad is it? There is a suicide in the United States every 11 minutes according to the CDC. For military veterans, the statistics are grimmer – veterans have an adjusted suicide rate that is 52 percent greater than the civilian population. Continue Reading PSC observes Suicide Prevention Month with walk, panel discussions, mental health screenings, more
Pensacola State first-year photography student Davan Royster moved slowly through the College’s Switzer Gallery, taking in every bit of the compelling artwork of Sue Havens, whose “Cull+” exhibition is now on display.
And there was a lot to take in, especially as Royster studied a large “Brick & Mortar” design, a city-grid inspired piece of art that can be deceiving, depending on one’s perspective – almost a “forest for the trees” situation. Continue Reading Sue Havens shares inspirations, processes for ‘Cull+’ art exhibit
Administrator was Career Pathways Counselor for PSC Adult Education Department
Sparkie Harrison is the new director of the Pensacola State College Century Center in the most northern part of Escambia County. Continue Reading Sparkie Harrison becomes new director of College’s Century Center
Some first-time homeowner is going to get an awesome home. So awesome that it could be the only home they’ll ever need to buy.
“This is a 200-year house with the proper maintenance and care,’’ said Tony Grahame, Pensacola State College Carpentry Program Coordinator, as he stood on the covered porch of the 600-square-foot mini-home on Tarragona Street. “It’s an exceptional example of good building-science practices and the students’ amazing work.” Continue Reading Pensacola State-built mini house is ready, should last 200 years
Performers, vendors, volunteers, sponsors are needed for April 15, 2023 event.
How many cultures are represented at Pensacola State College? In Northwest Florida? The Gulf Coast and the American South? Continue Reading Pensacola State International Festival set for April 15
We hope the first week of the fall 2022 semester went well. But we also know that sometimes things happen. Dogs eat homework all the time. There’s not much we at Pensacola State College can do about that. Still, there are problems and concerns that students might face that PSC can help overcome. There are… Continue Reading PSC Student Resource Guide provides info on virtual tutoring, employment, food pantry, more
Art instructor Paula Work talks to students on Aug. 15, the first day of the fall 2022 semester. Ashanti East wasn’t taking any chances on Monday, Aug. 15, the first day of the 2022 Pensacola State College fall term. A full 15 minutes before her second class of the day – a humanities course –… Continue Reading Students are back. Fall classes have started. Campuses are buzzing. Finally!
Play guitar? Want to earn college credits for playing guitar? Well, the Pensacola State College Jazz Ensemble sure could use your shredding. (Not sure if musicians “shred” in jazz but go with it.) PSC Band Director Doug Holsworth is seeking musicians of all types to fill the rosters of the College’s two bands – the… Continue Reading Play a musical instrument? Cool! Join one of PSC’s bands
By day, Brett Patterson helps some of our community’s most vulnerable folks attend Pensacola State College. By night, Patterson jams with his wife Lee Patterson as the musical duo Snake and the Rabbit ─ a well-seasoned outfit that will likely find a way into regional music venues once the couple is a bit settled in Pensacola. Patterson is the new director of the PSC Eldon L. Norman Education Opportunity Center (EOC) and is only three weeks into the job. A TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the EOC assists low- and modest-income and/or first-generation college students enroll in a postsecondary institution or to return after a period away. Continue Reading PSC Welcomes New EOC Director Brett Patterson (and read about his cool side gig)
Nicolas Salazar just graduated from Pace High School a few months back, but he’s already made an impact in making Northwest Florida a better place.
Salazar, an incoming Pensacola State College freshman, was named by WEAR-TV Channel 3 as a community “Angel in Our Midst” in November 2021 for his work to help needy animals in the community. Continue Reading Eagle Scout and PSC freshman Nicolas Salazar already makes community a better place
Gulnaz Okumus speaks Turkish, English, Russian and Tatar. If numbers are a language, she speaks that too.
Okumus, a native of Turkey, is an accounting specialist for the Pensacola State College Foundation, joining the Foundation team in June. She only arrived in the United States a year ago, but said she feels that her new hometown is “a piece of heaven.” Continue Reading PSC Foundation welcomes Gulnaz Okumus to team
Pensacola State College is bringing a little old-school fun and a little new-school pizazz to the Pensacola campus this fall.
The inaugural PSC Pirates esports team will start competition in October and has already signed two student players with more expected to join in the coming weeks.
Also coming this fall is the PSC game room, which will have a pool table, air hockey, arcade games and foosball. The game room will be in the PSC Delaino Student Center – Building 5 and located in the large room that was formerly Academic Advising. A rear portion of the room is being remodeled to be the PSC esports arena where the esports team will compete. Continue Reading PSC game room on the way, as is College’s inaugural esports team
Pensacola firefighter Blane Coomer has already delivered a baby this year after responding to a call. That’s even before he received his nursing pin.
On Aug. 5, Coomer made it official. He was one of 65 Pensacola State College Associate of Science in Nursing students who received their nursing pins during a Pinning Ceremony at First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola. Continue Reading PSC pins 65 new nurses at Summer Pinning Ceremony
The work of artist Sue Havens has been exhibited in New York City, Germany and Sweden, and featured in the pages of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and the New American Painting magazine.
Beginning Aug. 15, Havens’ work will be on display in the Switzer Gallery in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on Pensacola State College’s Pensacola campus. The exhibition titled, “Cull+,” showcases Havens’ work in a variety of media from painting to sculpture and collage.
The exhibition runs through Sept. 23. An Opening Reception is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25, preceded by an Artist Lecture at 3 p.m.
Continue Reading Sue Havens’ ‘Cull+’ exhibit opens Aug. 15 at Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts
A lot of the faces are different. There’s new construction and some buildings are long gone.
Still, Pensacola State College’s Pensacola campus feels familiar to Kim Cooper, who joined the police force in late June. Actually, she rejoined the College police force. Continue Reading PSC welcomes (back) Officer Kim Cooper to police force
There was no ribbon. Instead, Pensacola State College Carpentry Program Coordinator Tony Grahame cut a yellow stretch of construction site tape to mark the completion of a mini-home built by the program’s students.
“The students have built a high-performance home,’’ said Grahame, a Certified Master Builder, during the small ceremony held Thursday, July 21. “It’s energy efficient and built to last. It’s very resistant to storms and even hurricanes.”
Located on Tarragona Street in Pensacola, the 600-square-foot home was built in collaboration with the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority and its Urban Infill program, which targets development of vacant urban properties and construction of affordable homes to first-time homebuyers. Continue Reading Mini-home built by PSC students will go to first-time homebuyer
Scott Brumfeld isn’t a runway model by trade. But there he was on stage at a July 26 Pirate Path New Student Orientation in the Hagler Auditorium, performing a catwalk full turn to show off all angles of the flashy new Pensacola State College esports jerseys.
These orientation sessions aren’t just about making sure students are registered for classes and getting their schedules in hand – though that’s surely a big part of the sessions. No, they’re also about introducing new and prospective students to all aspects of the College and its culture, from clubs and organizations to athletics and intramurals and much more. Continue Reading Pirate Path New Student Orientation sessions attract big crowds
Julie Olmedo had the club cart – oversized golf cart – in reverse and was ready to go.
The cart wasn’t ready to go though.
That’s when PSC student Connor Wooden reached inside and turned the ignition all the way to the start position. Olmedo didn’t have it turned all the way.
But Olmedo is an incoming Pensacola State College Student Ambassador. Wooden is a second-year Ambassador, so he knows the ropes. Olmedo is going to learn them too. Continue Reading PSC welcomes 2022-2023 Student Ambassadors – public face of the student body
PSC celebrates friends, donors at Garde Manger celebration showcasing food created by the Culinary Program
April Huffman has been a Pensacola State College Culinary Program student for three years. She’s received scholarships since her second semester. If she didn’t, Huffman admits she probably wouldn’t still be a student.
Huffman was one the talented PSC students who prepared scrumptious and elegantly designed small dishes for friends and supporters of the College at the annual Garde Manger Celebration held Wednesday, July 20, in the Pensacola campus Delaino Student Center.
Garde Manger is an annual celebration when the College gives thanks to those who help fund scholarships, support faculty professional development and contribute financial support and services for infrastructure. Continue Reading PSC celebrates friends, donors at Garde Manger celebration showcasing food created by the Culinary Program
Pensacola State College adjunct music instructor Michael Coleman wowed judges in Vienna with his piano composition “Room 857.”
But he might have put a little scare into a PSC public safety officer or two back in the day when he was composing the moody, sometimes jarring piece in Room 857 of Building 8 – Ashmore Fine Arts Center, a building which has a reputation of being a little spooky. There have been reports of apparitions. There have been eerie sounds heard late at night on occasion. (We don’t want to scare away potential students. It’s just stories. But…) Continue Reading PSC instructor Michael Coleman finishes 1st in keyboard category at world competition