decorative image of jamey-jones , Auto Draft 2020-09-28 10:25:13

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.”

decorative image of titleIII-1 , New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles 2020-07-30 15:41:47

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.

decorative image of onlinelearning3 , PSC’s eLearning Department ensures smooth transition to online 2020-04-09 09:49:20

‘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.”