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2019 Writing & Book Festival set for Nov. 9 at Studer Community Center

The 2019 Pensacola Writing and Book Festival promises something for everyone ─ from the young to the young-at-heart. Set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Studer Community Center in downtown Pensacola, the festival will feature best-selling author Lenora Worth as the keynote speaker and include a lineup of other writers and workshops. Continue Reading 2019 Writing & Book Festival set for Nov. 9 at Studer Community Center

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AFC October 2019 Member Spotlight: Tammy Henderson

When this month’s AFC Spotlight Member began working at Pensacola State College, moviegoers were flocking to theaters to see “Forrest Gump,” Sony had just released the first PlayStation and Nokia ruled the cellphone market. The year was 1994, and Tammy Henderson, the College’s human resources director, remembers her love and commitment to the Association of Florida Colleges.
Continue Reading AFC October 2019 Member Spotlight: Tammy Henderson

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Molly McGuire endowed scholarship grows larger with two big donations

Pensacola State students served up a wee bit of Irish food and flavor at a reception last week for family, friends and supporters of the College’s Culinary Arts Program. But the main course was two donations that will grow the Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship fund and help more students pursue their dreams. Continue Reading Molly McGuire endowed scholarship grows larger with two big donations

decorative image of Meadows_w-students , PSC grads have less student debt than any college, university grads in nation 2019-09-09 12:15:36

Tufts University: PSC students voted at higher rate than counterparts during 2018 midterm election

Historically young people have voted at a lower rate than older generations, however millennials are now wielding more power at the ballot box. And Pensacola State College students are helping lead the charge. During the 2018 midterm election, 42 percent of Pensacola State students voted ─ compared to 39.1 percent voting rates of students from other U.S. colleges and universities, according to Tufts University’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement. Continue Reading Tufts University: PSC students voted at higher rate than counterparts during 2018 midterm election

decorative image of gailperryworkshop_900 , Fundraising expert Gail Perry gets agencies ‘Fired Up’ at workshop 2019-09-27 09:39:26

Fundraising expert Gail Perry gets agencies ‘Fired Up’ at workshop

Fundraising specialists from a variety of agencies throughout Northwest Florida were “Fired Up” by fundraising expert Gail Perry, who delivered her “Art of Raising Major Gifts” workshop Sept. 26 at Pensacola State College. The room of 50 attendees listened as Perry, who’s based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, spoke on the importance of prospect lists and building relationships with prospective donors. Continue Reading Fundraising expert Gail Perry gets agencies ‘Fired Up’ at workshop

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PSC cybersecurity program gives students tools to thwart cyberattacks – and attacks come from everywhere, even your car

Since 2016, Pensacola State has offered a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity. Program graduates will be prepared to earn 17 industry standard certifications. Some can even be earned while in the program. The cybersecurity program teaches students about security network technologies and operating systems, security management, databases, risk management, ethics, security testing and much more Continue Reading PSC cybersecurity program gives students tools to thwart cyberattacks – and attacks come from everywhere, even your car

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PirateQ will make registration easier, less time-consuming for PSC students

On Nov. 1, the college will roll out its new PirateQ queuing system, which will streamline the registration process, cut down on waiting times and allow registration officials and academic advisors to devote more time to each student’s needs. The new PirateQ system is a product of QLess, a California-based technology firm that designs queuing systems for hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions and other large-traffic facilities. Continue Reading PirateQ will make registration easier, less time-consuming for PSC students

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Pensacola State’s top academic students and dapper student ambassadors honored by the College

Eight Presidential Scholars were honored at a Recognizing Excellence reception at the PSC Pensacola campus Sept. 17. The students, most recent high school graduates, were awarded scholarships based on a variety of factors, primarily stellar academic achievement. Also honored were the 12 Pensacola State College Student Ambassadors — always dapper in their sharp blue blazers — who are students that represent the college at various events, from college fairs to on-campus functions and receptions. Continue Reading Pensacola State’s top academic students and dapper student ambassadors honored by the College

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‘Mike Davey & Tracy Spikes Untitled’ works on exhibit at PSC

The works of “Mike Davey & Tracy Spikes: Untitled” are on exhibit in Pensacola State College’s Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts through Friday, Oct. 11. Davey and Spikes will be in attendance at an artists’ reception set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Switzer Gallery, Building 15, on the College’s Pensacola campus. Continue Reading ‘Mike Davey & Tracy Spikes Untitled’ works on exhibit at PSC

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Florida’s ‘Biggest Food’ specialist works toward GED at PSC

Stephen Walls cooks under the name “Walls Clay” – look him up on Facebook – and makes what he boasts is “Florida’s Biggest Food.” On Saturday, he’s serving up a 10-foot burrito to a local fire department and a couple nonprofit groups. On Wednesday, he cooked chicken on a Rolls Royce 501-D13 engine he’s converted into a smoker/grill. But it’s not just big food Walls has cooking. He’s also has big dreams. One of them is moving from the south side of the Pensacola State College Pensacola campus to the north side. Continue Reading Florida’s ‘Biggest Food’ specialist works toward GED at PSC

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Pensacola State launches first app for iPhones, will add Android in near future

When you first open the new Pensacola State College mobile app, you see a beautiful twilight photo of the M.J. Menge Bell Tower. But it’s only there a second before it fades to the important stuff: A menu list of helpful links, including the App homepage, which is similar to the College’s website page. Continue Reading Pensacola State launches first app for iPhones, will add Android in near future

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Sandy Sansing provides funds, inspiration to PSC scholarship winners

Recently local businessman Sandy Sansing spoke to a group of scholarship recipients about his humble upbringing working for .25 cent tips at the old Jitney Jungle grocery store on 12th Avenue. The Sansing Scholars at the luncheon learned how now, having found financial and career success, he feels compelled to give back to others who might need just a boost to realize their dreams. Continue Reading Sandy Sansing provides funds, inspiration to PSC scholarship winners

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PSC grads have less student debt than any college, university grads in nation

No college or university in the United States ─ public, private, big, small, hoity, plain or toity ─ sends its graduates off with less debt per student than Pensacola State College.

Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows chats with PSC students. That’s just one highlight for Pensacola State from the coveted and anticipated U.S. News & World Report’s “Best College” rankings, released Monday, Sept. 9. Continue Reading PSC grads have less student debt than any college, university grads in nation

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Monsanto-Solutia retirees donate $30,000 to PSC

Monsanto-Solutia retirees has donated $30,000 to Pensacola State to help students achieve their dreams. The Monsanto-Solutia Retirees Endowed Scholarships will be awarded to students with a Monsanto, Solutia or Ascend connection, Ascend employees enrolled in programs to enhance job skills, students enrolled in a health care program, or chemical engineering students. Continue Reading Monsanto-Solutia retirees donate $30,000 to PSC

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Pensacola State AFC chapter collecting school supplies for ‘Stuff the Bus’ project

The Pensacola State College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges is supporting the 2019 community-wide project, “Stuff the Bus” (formerly “Cram the Van“). 

Donated items will be provided to the Escambia County School District for students in need, and to provide relief to teachers who spend their own money for classroom items. Continue Reading Pensacola State AFC chapter collecting school supplies for ‘Stuff the Bus’ project

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PSC Planetarium and Space Theater undergoes major renovation

A recent facelift has taken more than 20 years off of the Pensacola State College Planetarium and Space Theater.

“The renovations to the planetarium have made it second to none. It’s pretty much a new planetarium ─ from the very top to the walls and flooring,” said Billy Jackson, the College’s planetarium specialist. Continue Reading PSC Planetarium and Space Theater undergoes major renovation

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Works of 3 students exhibited at Pensacola Museum of Art

The works of three Pensacola State College graphic design students were exhibited at the Pensacola Museum of Art this spring.

The designs of Sandra Morris, Josh Clark and Kayla Wood were included in “The Collateral Campaign Project” which was part of the museum’s “Aesthetics of Decadence: The Prints of Aubrey Beardsley” exhibition. Continue Reading Works of 3 students exhibited at Pensacola Museum of Art

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PSC to stage ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ May 16-19 in Ashmore Auditorium

The Pensacola State College Performing Arts Department will stage “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” May 16-19.

The Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18, performances are set for 7:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. The Sunday, May 19, performance will be at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Continue Reading PSC to stage ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ May 16-19 in Ashmore Auditorium

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Gregg elected president of national Veterans Upward Bound program

Pensacola State’s own Rob Gregg was elected president of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB) in March.

The organization is part of the federal TRIO programs and funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Veterans Upward Bound projects, supported by NAVUB, are dedicated to developing the potential of all U.S. military veterans. Continue Reading Gregg elected president of national Veterans Upward Bound program

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7 Pensacola State students qualify for national SkillsUSA conference

Seven Pensacola State College SkillsUSA student-members have qualified for the organization’s national conference ─ after winning gold at the state level.

Hosted by Pensacola State, the 2019 Florida SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference was held April 7-9 at the Pensacola Bay Center. The event had a $4.5 million impact on the local economy and brought more than 6,000 visitors to the area for the conference and Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo and Job Fair. Continue Reading 7 Pensacola State students qualify for national SkillsUSA conference

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78 PSC employees honored at 2019 Service Awards Ceremony

Nearly 80 Pensacola State College administrators, faculty and staff were recognized at the 2019 Employee Service Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 19, in the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio.

Seventy-eight Pensacola State College administrators, faculty and staff were recognized during the 2019 Employee Service Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 19, in the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio. Continue Reading 78 PSC employees honored at 2019 Service Awards Ceremony

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Fund Raising powerhouse, Michelle Buchanan, to share expertise through PSC’s Nonprofit Center

Michelle Buchanan, a principal partner with Dini Spheris consulting company, will share her expertise on successful fund raising practices at two workshops offered through Pensacola State College’s (PSC’s) new Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy program.

Buchanan will train nonprofit board members and local professionals on the tools they can utilize to raise the resources their nonprofits need to meet their missions—tools used by her clients to raise hundreds of millions. Continue Reading Fund Raising powerhouse, Michelle Buchanan, to share expertise through PSC’s Nonprofit Center

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PSC students win 27 gold, 29 silver Pensacola ADDYs gala

Pensacola State College visual arts students won 58 awards at the AAF Pensacola 2019 American Advertising Awards Gala held Feb. 16 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola State students earned 27 gold and 29 silver ADDYs, a Student Judges Choice and a Best of Show awards.

In the professional division, Pensacola State Marketing Department graphic designers won three silver ADDYs. Continue Reading PSC students win 27 gold, 29 silver Pensacola ADDYs gala

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Award-winning guitarist Tengyue Zhang to perform at PSC on April 12

The Pensacola State College Guitar Association will present Tengyue Zhang, grand prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition, in concert on Friday, April 12.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus at 1000 College Blvd.
Continue Reading Award-winning guitarist Tengyue Zhang to perform at PSC on April 12

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Pensacola State to host statewide SkillsUSA conference April 7-9

More than 1,600 student-members will compete in the 2019 SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference set for April 7-9 in Pensacola.

Hosted by Pensacola State College, the conference along with the Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo will be held at the Pensacola Bay Center. The event ─ the largest in the SkillsUSA Florida program history ─ is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors to the area and have a $4.5 million impact on the economy. Continue Reading Pensacola State to host statewide SkillsUSA conference April 7-9

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U.S. News ranks PSC online bachelor degree program among nation’s best

Pensacola State College’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been ranked among the best in the state and country by U.S. News and World Report. In the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs 2019 Edition” listing, Pensacola State ranked 10th in Florida and 114th nationwide for the online BSN program. To calculate the rankings,… Continue Reading U.S. News ranks PSC online bachelor degree program among nation’s best

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UWF, PSC strengthen partnership with updated articulation agreement

Pensacola State students who want to transfer to the University of West Florida now have a smoother path toward that transition. On March 5, the two institutions launched a redesigned and extended PSC2UWF program. The updated articulation agreement includes new benefits – including a reverse transfer option for Pensacola State students. Continue Reading UWF, PSC strengthen partnership with updated articulation agreement

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PSC students, graphic designers capture gold, silver ADDYs at local awards gala

Pensacola State College students and graphic artists did very well at the AAF Pensacola 2019 American Advertising Awards Gala. Sarah Goolsby won two gold and two silver ADDYs and captured a Student Judges Choice Award and Best of Show at the event. Overall, Pensacola State students won 27 gold and 29 ADDYs, as well as three in the professional division. Continue Reading PSC students, graphic designers capture gold, silver ADDYs at local awards gala

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Pensacola State SkillsUSA students win 24 medals at Region 1 conference

Pensacola State SkillsUSA student-members made an outstanding showing at the Regions 1 SkillsUSA Spring Conference held Feb. 20 at the College.

SkillsUSA student-members won 12 gold medals, six silver medals and six bronze medals at the competition. Four Pensacola State faculty and staff members also were recognized at the conference.   Continue Reading Pensacola State SkillsUSA students win 24 medals at Region 1 conference