decorative image of LocalADDYWinners , Undeterred by illness, single mom closes in on bachelor’s degree 2018-05-22 10:09:26

PSC students take home gold, silver ADDY awards at district competition

Pensacola State College will be well-represented at the 2018 American Advertising Awards this year. Two students – Kelly Bestgen and Alicia Kanuck ─ won gold awards at the district competition and qualified to compete at the national competition on June 8 in Chicago. The two were among the many Pensacola State students to win at district and regional competitions this year.

decorative image of SKILLSUSA , 15 PSC students headed for national SkillsUSA conference 2018-05-10 11:46:07

15 PSC students headed for national SkillsUSA conference

Pensacola State College will be well-represented at the SkillsUSA national conference this summer. Fifteen Pensacola State SkillsUSA student-members qualified for the national competition ─ after winning gold at the 2018 Florida SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. Also, Pensacola State was selected a 2018 Gold Medal Chapter of Distinction, and culinary arts instructor Jimmie Langham was named the 2018 Florida SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.

decorative image of PSC_logo , Pensacola State College To Waive Fees for Active Duty Military using Tuition Assistance 2018-04-19 15:14:02

Pensacola State College To Waive Fees for Active Duty Military using Tuition Assistance

Governor Rick Scott signed HB 75/Military Assistance Bill on April 6, which authorizes Pensacola State College to waive fees for active duty military students using tuition assistance. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and House on March 13.
Beginning July 1, Florida College System (FCS) institutions, which includes Pensacola State College, will be able to use the U. S. Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) program to waive any portion of fees for student activities and services, financial aid, technology, and capital improvements.

decorative image of Natasha-Suggs-nursing-e1523982511224 , Century student has the drive, rides bus to PSC classes 2018-04-17 09:25:41

Century student has the drive, rides bus to PSC classes

Pensacola State’s “Go here. Get there.” motto is more than just four words to Natasha Suggs. For most of her collegiate career at Pensacola State, Suggs, a nursing student ─ set to graduate on May 6 ─ rode ECAT buses from Century to classes on the Warrington and Pensacola campuses. Even though, she has logged a lot of miles, Suggs is thankful to Pensacola State for allowing her to pursue her dreams.

decorative image of carga , Pensacola State, Pragda hosting 2018 Hispanic Film Festival 2018-04-10 16:00:07

Pensacola State, Pragda hosting 2018 Hispanic Film Festival

Illegal immigration, racism and homophobia are among the political and social issues to be addressed during this year’s Hispanic Film Festival at Pensacola State College.

Five Spanish-language films – “Carga Sellada,” “¿Quién es Dayani Cristal?,” “El Pelo Mado,” “El Aula Vacia” and “Neruda” – will be shown throughout April during the annual festival co-sponsored by Pensacola State and Pragda.

The free festival is open to the public and the movies have English subtitles. All shows begin at 6 p.m. in Hagler Auditorium, Building 2, on the Pensacola campus.

The dates and movies are:

decorative image of Campus2 , Campus Safety Month 2018 2018-04-03 09:05:28

Campus Safety Month 2018

“What can we do to keep our schools safe?” The answers are varied, but the one thing that remains constant is the need to be prepared for the unexpected.

That is what Pensacola State College’s second annual Campus Safety Month was all about.

Beginning March 1 with a Safety Month Kickoff and Law Enforcement Panel, daily events followed including workshops, trainings, discussions and demonstrations designed to foster safety awareness. A “Safety Day” was held on each campus with representatives from local police and fire departments, the American Red Cross, Escambia County Emergency Management Agency, the Arrive Alive Tour Drunk & Distracted Driving Simulator, and Lakeview Center’s SHAPE (Substance-abuse, HIV Assessment & Prevention Education) on hand.  Free food, T-shirts and other giveaways were a big hit as well.

decorative image of planetarium , PSC Planetarium announces Stress Less Week events 2018-04-03 08:27:18

PSC Planetarium announces Stress Less Week events

As part of Stress Less Week ─ April 23-27, the Pensacola State College Planetarium will present several shows to help take the edge off.

All of the showings of “Dark Side of the Moon,” Tales of the Maya Skies,” “From Earth to the Universe” and “Two Small Pieces of Glass” will be in the Planetarium, Building 21, on the Pensacola campus. Times and dates of the shows are:

decorative image of Her-Songs-Celebrating-Women-Composers , Choral Society of Pensacola to present ‘Her Songs’ on April 21 2018-03-22 15:39:11

Choral Society of Pensacola to present ‘Her Songs’ on April 21

The Choral Society of Pensacola will celebrate the music of female composers with its presentation of “Her Songs Celebrating Women Composers” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the First United Methodist Church located at 6 E. Wright St. in Pensacola.

Showcasing music from the 17th century through the 21st century, compositions by six women will be presented by a 60-voice chorus. Selections will range from Italian opera to contemporary Chinese-American influences.

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TRIO Student Support Services ‘shares the love’ with PSC students

Pensacola State College’s TRIO programs staff celebrated National TRIO Day by “sharing the love” with students on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

“We wanted to ‘Share the Love’ in order to raise awareness of our TRIO programs here at Pensacola State College,” Student Support Services Director Rachelle Burns said. National TRIO Day is a great opportunity to do that because it’s a day set aside by Congress to recognize who TRIO is and what we do.”

decorative image of PTK-Cong-Nguyen ,   2018-03-20 07:57:18

Theta Chi chapter named a Five Star Chapter at 2018 PTK convention

Pensacola State College’s Theta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was named a Five Star Chapter at the annual Phi Theta Kappa – Florida 2018 Regional Convention held March 2-4 in Tampa.

“It was such an honor to receive this award from our peers,” said Amber Carey, Pensacola State’s Theta Chi chapter adviser. “All or our student-members work very hard to make the Theta Chi chapter one of the best PTK groups in the state. We are very proud.”

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Rainy day video wins PSC baseball team a Blue Wahoos field tarp

A picture may be worth a thousand words but a video turned out to be a home run for the Pensacola State Pirates baseball team.

The Pirates beat out baseball organizations from Arizona to Georgia to win a field tarp from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Blue Wahoos received a new tarp for its seventh season, and held a video contest to find a home for the old one which was still in good condition.

decorative image of Mike-Coleman , Pensacola State faculty member earns First Diploma at Golden Key competition 2018-03-06 10:18:19

Pensacola State faculty member earns First Diploma at Golden Key competition

Dr. Michael Coleman, a Pensacola State College faculty member, was awarded First Diploma in the 2018 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition.

Coleman’s winning composition, “Room 857,” is written for solo piano. A Pensacola State adjunct music instructor for more than 24 years, he will perform the piece in August at Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, and at Bӧsendorfer Hall at Mozarthaus during the Golden Key Music Festival at Vienna. 

decorative image of Myles1 , Eileen Myles shares words  of wisdom with PSC students, faculty 2018-03-06 08:18:19

Eileen Myles shares words of wisdom with PSC students, faculty

Poet and novelist Eileen Myles, who has been described as “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature,” presented a reading from “Afterglow (a dog memoir),” a poetry workshop, and a book talk during Feb. 8-10 as part of the Pensacola State College Lyceum Series.

Myles, the author of more than 20 books including “I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems,” and the 2015 reissue of “Chelsea Girls,” spoke on Feb. 8 in Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium.

decorative image of bball-players , Pirates, Lady Pirates basketball players named to FCSAA  All-Panhandle Conference Teams 2018-03-06 11:38:00

Pirates, Lady Pirates basketball players named to FCSAA All-Panhandle Conference Teams

Pensacola State College Pirates and Lady Pirates basketball players have been named to the Florida College System Activities Association All-Panhandle Conference Teams.

Nia Johnson and Naterria Luster were selected to the FCSAA All-Panhandle Conference First Team Women’s Basketball Team.

Johnson, a 5 foot 7 guard, is a sophomore from Sandersville, Georgia. Luster, a 6 foot forward, is a sophomore and from Richmond, Virginia.

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Victory Media designates PSC a 2018 Military Friendly School for ninth year

Pensacola State College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

This is the ninth consecutive year, PSC has received the designation awarded to U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that dedicate resources to military students to ensure success in the classroom and after graduation.

PSC has more than 2,000 veterans, active duty personnel and their dependents enrolled in classes, said College President Ed Meadows.

decorative image of CampusSafetyPoster-2018 , Pensacola State to hold 2nd Campus Safety Month in March 2018-03-01 12:15:40

Pensacola State to hold 2nd Campus Safety Month in March

Do you know how to defend yourself if attacked? What about how to respond during an Active Shooter situation? Or can you protect your personal information from online hackers?

In March, Pensacola State College will hold its second Campus Safety Month with speakers, workshops, seminars and sessions to address these public, home and personal security concerns and more. Open to Pensacola State students, faculty and staff, events are scheduled at all campuses – Pensacola, Milton and Warrington, and the Century and South Santa Rosa centers – from March 1-23.

decorative image of Give-a-Kid-a-Smile , Give Kids A Smile Day set for March 2, 3 on Pensacola State’s Warrington campus 2018-02-23 14:42:06

Give Kids A Smile Day set for March 2, 3 on Pensacola State’s Warrington campus

Pensacola State College will provide free dental services on Give Kids A Smile Day set for Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, on the Warrington campus.

Available to underserved children in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, the college’s dental hygiene students and faculty along with Pensacola dentist, Dr. Neil Simmons, will provide preventive care ─ cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and restorative services ─ fillings, extractions, crowns, etc.

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Pensacola State kicks off annual United Way giving campaign

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Now is the time, Pensacola State has kicked off it 2017-18 United Way of Escambia County fundraising campaign and the college and community need your support. Campaign co-chairs – Butch Branch and Michael Listau – say any amount will help the United Way assist neighbors and friends and even our students here.

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PSC students advance to 2018 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference

Pensacola State College will be well-represented at this year’s SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 40 Pensacola State students won 19 gold medals, 11 silver medals and four bronze medals at the Region 1 SkillsUSA Conference held in February. The students will compete in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference set for April 29-May 2 – which Pensacola State is hosting.

decorative image of Campus-Safety-3 , Campus Safety Month 2018 scheduled to begin March 1 2018-02-20 09:56:44

Campus Safety Month 2018 scheduled to begin March 1

Do you know how to defend yourself if attacked? What about how to respond during an Active Shooter situation? Or can you protect your most personal information from online hackers?

In March, Pensacola State College is hosting its second Campus Safety Month 2018 with speakers, workshops, seminars and sessions to address these concerns and more. Events are scheduled at all campuses – Pensacola, Milton and Warrington – and the Century and South Santa Rosa centers.

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Free VITA Tax Preparation and e-Filing service available to taxpayers

The Free VITA Tax Preparation and e-Filing services are now available on Pensacola State College campuses.
In existence for more than 10 years, the program provides free tax services to working families and individuals who earn less than $66,000 a year. Residents can receive quality service from IRS-trained tax preparers, and have two filing options – online or in-person.
At Pensacola State, hours vary according to site:

decorative image of Eileen-Myles-main-photo , Literary icon Eileen Myles to speak  at Pensacola State this week 2018-02-06 09:38:45

Literary icon Eileen Myles to speak at Pensacola State this week

Eileen Myles is considered a trailblazer with decades of literary works that “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match.”

Myles, the author of more than 20 books including “I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems,” and the 2015 reissue of “Chelsea Girls,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola State College campus, 1000 College Blvd.

decorative image of Xavier-Jara_Picture , Award-winning guitarist Xavier Jara to perform on Friday 2018-02-06 08:11:49

Award-winning guitarist Xavier Jara to perform on Friday

Xavier Jara, 2016 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Contest winner, will perform at Pensacola State College on Friday, Feb. 9.

The American classical guitarist will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. Tickets are $11, adults; $9, seniors, non-PSC students and children; $7, PSC Seniors Club, PSC faculty and staff; and free for PSC students with current ID.

decorative image of Collegiate-High-FBLA-chapter , Collegiate High named District 1 Outstanding FBLA Chapter 2018-02-06 08:02:43

Collegiate High named District 1 Outstanding FBLA Chapter

Pensacola State’s Collegiate High Future Business Leaders of America chapter was named the Outstanding FBLA Chapter of the Year during the 2018 District 1 Conference Awards held Jan. 25 at Pensacola High School.

In its first year, the Collegiate High FBLA chapter beat out middle and high schools from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties to capture the coveted title. The FBLA is dedicated to helping students improve their leadership skills and achieve academic goals.

decorative image of J.-Michael-Butler-Jr. , Southern history expert to discuss police brutality, Confederate imagery on Jan. 31 2018-01-26 15:04:48

Southern history expert to discuss police brutality, Confederate imagery on Jan. 31

Michael Butler Jr., will tackle the polarizing issues of “Police Brutality and Confederate Imagery: The Black Freedom Struggle in One Florida County (Escambia)” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Pensacola State College.

Butler, an associate professor of history at Flagler College, will speak at 7 p.m. in College’s Hagler Auditorium, Building 2, Room 252 on the Pensacola campus.

PSC Hosts Financial Aid Day Feb. 4

Get free, expert help applying, registering, and paying for college at Pensacola State College’s Financial Aid Day from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Student Center, Building 5, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd.

Ask questions, use the Computer Lab for online forms, and receive one-on-one assistance.  Academic and Financial Aid counselors will be available to help new and returning students and their parents through the admissions and registration steps.

decorative image of Quint-Studer , PSC, Studer Community Institute to host customer service seminar April 26 2018-01-05 15:13:05

PSC, Studer Community Institute to host customer service seminar April 26

It is no secret that satisfied customers are key to a successful business.

On Apr. 26, Pensacola State College’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development Training and the Studer Community Institute will join forces to share what it takes to attract, maintain and grow a solid customer base.

“Harnessing the Power of Exemplary Customer Service – Every Customer. Every Time.” is set for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio on the Pensacola State campus.

decorative image of Swerve , SWERVE/dance Company to perform at PSC on Jan. 27 2018-01-19 09:36:15

SWERVE/dance Company to perform at PSC on Jan. 27

Northwest Florida’s own SWERVE/dance Company will bring its unique style of contemporary dance to Pensacola State College on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd.

Formed in 1996, SWERVE is a modern dance ensemble made up of dancers from varied performing backgrounds who create, perform and present contemporary dance.

decorative image of Toys , PENSACOLA STATE SANTAS 2018-01-09 08:51:25

PENSACOLA STATE SANTAS

Members of Pensacola State College’s AFC chapter masqueraded as Santa Claus for the First Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program during the holiday season. Association of Florida College members purchased and donated about 40 new toys, assorted gift cards and more than $200 in cash to children in need  throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Mel Miner, a Guardian ad Litem and AFC member, said the donations made a tremendous difference in the lives of the children in the program.

decorative image of HealthCare-Connect , WSRE-TV to host ‘HealthCare Connect Live’ on Jan. 12 2018-01-03 08:02:05

WSRE-TV to host ‘HealthCare Connect Live’ on Jan. 12

Are you confused about selecting the right health care coverage?  Do you have questions about qualifying for subsidies, paying medical bills, copays, premiums and deductibles? 

Next week, you can get answers to these questions and more.

WSRE-TV will host “HealthCare Connect Live!” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, from the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio. The program will feature health insurance experts ─ Andrew Rubin, Allison Vogel and Matt Penziner ─ from New York University’s Langone Medical Center and hosts of Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio program, “HealthCare Connect.”

decorative image of hh , Pensacola State to be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 1 for holiday break 2017-12-19 12:58:41

Pensacola State to be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 1 for holiday break

Registration ongoing for spring term classes

All Pensacola State College campuses and centers will be closed for the holidays Wednesday, Dec. 20, through Monday, Jan. 1.

The Pensacola, Milton and Warrington campuses, along with the South Santa Rosa Center, Century Center and Downtown Center will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Spring term classes begin Monday, Jan. 8. However, students can still register online at www.pensacolastate.edu or after Jan. 2 at any Pensacola State locations.

decorative image of 20171115_205520_273555_screen-shot-2017-11-15-at-25454-pm , WSRE needs your questions for legislators 2017-11-30 11:44:32

WSRE needs your questions for legislators

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, is now accepting viewer questions for the upcoming broadcast of “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation” set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Questions may be submitted in advance by email to questions@wsre.org. Every question must be accompanied by the person’s name and city of residence.

The following legislators of the Northwest Florida delegation are expected to participate: Sens. Doug Broxson (District 1) and George B. Gainer (District 2); and Reps. Clay Ingram (District 1), Frank White (District 2), Jayer Williamson (District 3) and Mel Ponder (District 4).

The program will be moderated by Jeff Weeks.

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Collegiate High students observe March of Dimes March for Babies Awareness Day

Some of Pensacola State’s Collegiate High students transformed the southwest entrance of Building 11 into a sea of purple pinwheels on Friday, Nov. 17.

The students – members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter – planted 502 purple pinwheels in observance of the March of Dimes March for Babies Awareness Day.

“The students planted the 502 purple pinwheels to honor the 502 premature babies who were born in Escambia County in 2016,” explained FBLA adviser Evelyn Gant. “They also raised $150 for the nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.”

decorative image of Pirate-2 , Pirates close out 2017 baseball season 2017-05-02 10:12:36

Become a PSC Pirate Booster!

It’s not too late to become a Pirate Booster. Pensacola State College Athletics wants you to become part of the team by joining the Pirate Booster Club.

“Our holiday tournaments and conference play are coming up and Pirate Booster Club member can receive all the benefits of being a Booster,” said Bill Hamilton, Pensacola State College Athletic Director.

decorative image of Mike-Cooley_concert , Southern rock guitarist Mike Cooley  in solo concert at Pensacola State Dec. 2 2017-11-21 13:14:09

Southern rock guitarist Mike Cooley in solo concert at Pensacola State Dec. 2

Soul-howling, southern rock guitarist, Mike Cooley performs a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

Best known as the co-founder of Drive-By Truckers along with Patterson Hood, Cooley has proved his mettle as a master songwriter, singer and guitarist whether solo or with a band for more than 30 years.

decorative image of Best-Colleges-Military , PSC listed in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 2017-11-20 13:04:40

PSC listed in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018

Military Times names Pensacola State College in its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list, formerly known as Best for Vets. The rankings are an editorially independent news project that evaluates a comprehensive survey of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement along with other factors that make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

According to Military Times, the rankings were more competitive than ever this year, as a record number of schools participated in the survey, and less than half made the cut. “Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year. Only the best made the cut,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.