decorative image of McGuires2020check , Molly McGuire Endowed Scholarship grows by $50,000 after McGuire’s/IPC donation 2020-11-13 08:42:39

Molly McGuire Endowed Scholarship grows by $50,000 after McGuire’s/IPC donation

On Nov. 5, friends and family of Molly McGuire – the restaurant’s and family’s matriarch ─ brought plenty of warm, friendly feelings to Pensacola State College. They also brought a check for $50,350 that will grow the Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship and provide even more funds for PSC students. Continue Reading Molly McGuire Endowed Scholarship grows by $50,000 after McGuire’s/IPC donation

decorative image of geananngift , PSC bids farewell to an icon, Gean Ann Emond (who is funnier than you might think) 2020-11-12 15:52:51

PSC bids farewell to an icon, Gean Ann Emond (who is funnier than you might think)

Gean Ann Emond brain works like a calculator. She’s a numbers-cruncher whose gears turn best when there are spreadsheets and numbers and more numbers to work with. But that doesn’t make her a human calculator. Because a calculator doesn’t have a heart, nor the ability to make someone feel, smile and even laugh. Continue Reading PSC bids farewell to an icon, Gean Ann Emond (who is funnier than you might think)

decorative image of richardwhatley_650 , PSC truck driver Richard Whatley goes above-and-beyond for Pirate cross-country team 2020-11-04 15:27:34

PSC truck driver Richard Whatley goes above-and-beyond for Pirate cross-country team

Richard Whatley does his job, sure. The Pensacola State College truck driver is the fella to call if you need something moved from one building to another, or even to another campus. Apparently, he’s also the guy to call if you need a cross-country course set up quickly. Continue Reading PSC truck driver Richard Whatley goes above-and-beyond for Pirate cross-country team

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Gunter receives 2020 SkillsUSA Florida Honorary Life Membership Award

For almost a decade, Rebecca Gunter has been a part of Pensacola State College’s SkillsUSA program. This year, Gunter’s countless hours of dedication to the College’s SkillsUSA chapter, along with the regional, state and national programs, have earned her the SkillsUSA Florida Honorary Life Membership Award. Continue Reading Gunter receives 2020 SkillsUSA Florida Honorary Life Membership Award

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PSC instructor Jamey Jones’ stint as Poet Laureate ends soon

(But new books by Jones are on the way)

Pensacola State College English instructor Jamey Jones’ tenure as the seventh Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida ends in October after a two-term, six-year span as the region’s poetry ambassador.

But who knows? Maybe a future poet laureate is being taught by Jones right now. (The Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida is chosen by the West Florida Literary Federation.)

Jones, who teaches poetry, English composition and American and contemporary literature, has the teaching pedigree for sure. In 2019 Jones, who joined the College’s faculty in 2013, was inducted into the PSC Academy of Teaching Excellence.

But even though he “teaches” poetry, Jones admitted that art can be nurtured, but rarely properly “taught.” Continue Reading PSC instructor Jamey Jones’ stint as Poet Laureate ends soon

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Pirates CARE team looks out for students’ mental health

Troy Moon, Pensacola State College College is supposed to be hard. It’s supposed to present challenges. But college is not supposed to be debilitating. But for some students, it feels that way. Sometimes the problems the students face don’t even stem from school. But sometimes those dilemmas are so overwhelming they threaten to affect the… Continue Reading Pirates CARE team looks out for students’ mental health

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New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles

Two new Student Services Advisers are perfect fits for their jobs in the Pirate Path to Success program, which assists first-generation college students. Pell Grant recipients Jacqueline Brazile and Ashley Faulkner are both the first in their families to attend college. And a third recently-hired Student Services Adviser, Amber Johnson, while not the first college graduate in her family, has a background in helping people overcome obstacles. Continue Reading New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles

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PSC Spanish instructor understands the language of learning

On this particular Tuesday evening, Pensacola State College Spanish instructor Scott Schackmann joined the students in his Spanish II class in their remote classroom, on the Zoom video conferencing program. Immediately he noticed, in one of the now-ubiquitous Zoom meeting cells, a dog holding a hand-written sign that read, “We’re Going Miss You!” Continue Reading PSC Spanish instructor understands the language of learning

decorative image of meadowspush , Pensacola State College donates medical protective gear to area health care facilities 2020-04-13 09:09:40

Pensacola State College donates medical protective gear to area health care facilities

Pensacola State President Ed Meadows helped Warrington campus officials load boxes upon boxes of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective gear into a College vehicle on Friday for donation to area healthcare facilities to be used in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic fight. Continue Reading Pensacola State College donates medical protective gear to area health care facilities

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‘Zoom Crew’ rallies to expand Live Online instruction throughout the College

As soon as the coronavirus threatened to block Pensacola State College students and faculty from classrooms, administrators developed an emergency plan to move courses online. Fortunately they had a team of instructors already well-versed in the Live Online (synchronous online) realm, a team that could be deployed to teach other instructors and professors, a team that soon became known as the “Zoom Crew.” Continue Reading ‘Zoom Crew’ rallies to expand Live Online instruction throughout the College

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PSC students and faculty adjust to online conversion – and do a little cooking too

Pensacola State College’s Robinson Honors Program students usually meet on Mondays. But with the COVID-19 pandemic closing campuses, the honors students had to adjust like everyone else. So, honor student Julie Riser showed her fellow students how to make turkey chili, using Zoom interactive technology to let her classmates follow her live. Continue Reading PSC students and faculty adjust to online conversion – and do a little cooking too

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PSC’s eLearning Department ensures smooth transition to online

Bill Waters retires in July. The Pensacola State College eLearning Department director came to the college in 1999, and has seen how the internet revolution has changed life, and learning. But he’s never seen anything like what’s happened in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic altering life across the globe in a matter of months. Continue Reading PSC’s eLearning Department ensures smooth transition to online