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Student Affairs admin’s ‘full circle’ brings her back to a welcoming PSC

Katie Hudon’s day-to-day functions include support of the Warrington staff, oversight of admissions and advising, as well as the functions of the L.I.F.E. Fitness Center, policy and process development, service on the Pirates CARE team, and authorization over recruitment, admissions, dual enrollment, registration, advising/counseling, student support services and career development.

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Pensacola State College honors veterans at cookout in advance of Veterans Day

A recent cookout on the Pensacola campus to honor Veterans Day was sponsored by the PSC Student Veterans Association, with support from PSC’s Veterans Upward Bound and Veterans Student Support Services, and featured burgers, hot dogs, ribs, sides and even two patriotic cakes created by the PSC Culinary Arts Program – one was decorated as a U.S. flag; the other cake featured the service emblems of U.S. military branches.

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Pensacola State College Century Center’s new coordinator hopes to expand scope, recruiting reach

If new Pensacola State College Century Center coordinator John Artinger is going to make the hour-plus drive to work each weekday from Navarre in southern Santa Rosa County to Escambia County’s northern border with Alabama, he’s going to do the most with his day once he arrives. Two weeks into the job, the former PSC adjunct psychology instructor and 35-year-educator already is trying to grow Century Center and expand its offerings to students and recruit into Alabama territories.

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Pensacola State’s Vet Tech Program Open House to be held Nov. 13

The Pensacola State College Veterinary Technology Program Open House is set for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the Warrington campus. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the Vet Tech Program instructors and tour the college’s state-of-the-art facility in Building 3200 at 5555 W. Highway 98, Pensacola. The event also includes financial aid information, student organization exhibit and animal ambassadors.

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Kevin Belton – one of Louisiana’s Top 20 chefs – visits PSC culinary program before WSRE-TV Food and Wine Barn Dance

Sure, New Orleans’ Chef Kevin Belton came to Pensacola State College on Friday to cook up some of his award-winning, celebrated gumbo for the folks over at the WSRE-TV Pensacola Barn Dance Wine & Food Classic. But that wasn’t for hours and Belton sure didn’t want to wait to eat. So the towering, big teddy bear chef – he’s 6 feet 9 inches – visited the Pensacola State College Culinary Arts kitchen in the afternoon, to see what the students were cooking up for the evening’s event.

decorative image of jordanschool-1 , Jordan 'Bekah' Campbell credits God, PSC for prison-to-college transformation 2019-10-14 13:42:18

Jordan ‘Bekah’ Campbell credits God, PSC for prison-to-college transformation

It was only after Jordan Campbell ─ who went by “Bekah” while at PSC ─ graduated with honors in May 2014, that instructor Ann Coon learned “the perfect role model” had a dark, stained and strained past. Just three years before graduating, Campbell was in prison serving time for fraud and theft brought on, she said, by years drowned and lost in drugs, dependency and, at times, abuse.

decorative image of tammyhenderson_300 , Auto Draft 2019-10-08 13:54:52

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

decorative image of best-colleges-badge , PSC grads have less student debt than any college, university grads in nation 2019-09-09 12:17:27

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.