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. Continue Reading PSC Hosts Financial Aid Day Feb. 4

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

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

Multicultural Job Fair to be held Feb. 2 at Pensacola State

Companies from across Northwest Florida are expected to be on hand at the 23rd Multicultural Job Fair set for Friday, Feb. 2, in WSRE-TV’s Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio.

Sponsored by Pensacola State College’s Black History/Multicultural Committee, Student Job Services and WSRE-TV, the job fair is free and will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Pensacola campus. Continue Reading Multicultural Job Fair to be held Feb. 2 at Pensacola State

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Concerned how the new tax law may impact your health insurance? Pensacola State College and WSRE-TV host ‘HealthCare Connect!’

Concerned about how the new tax law may impact your health insurance? Confused about what is the right health care coverage for you? Will you be able to deduct medical expenses? What about co-pays, premiums and deductibles. Continue Reading Concerned how the new tax law may impact your health insurance? Pensacola State College and WSRE-TV host ‘HealthCare Connect!’

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PSC performer named November Theatre Student of the Month

Since Carley Lambert was a young child, the Pensacola State College theatre major has been right at home dancing, singing and now acting in front of an audience.

That natural ability and love of the stage recently paid off when Lambert was selected the Florida College System Activities Association Theatre Division Student of the Month for November. Continue Reading PSC performer named November Theatre Student of the Month

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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. Continue Reading PENSACOLA STATE SANTAS

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Pensacola State scholar-athletes earn collective 3.01 GPA

Pensacola State College’s student-athletes are impressive in and out of their respective sports arenas.

The 79 student-athletes who play baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball are especially exceptional when it comes to the classroom. For fall 2017, the student-athletes earned a collective 3.01 grade point average. Continue Reading Pensacola State scholar-athletes earn collective 3.01 GPA

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

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

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27 PSC students selected Robinson Honors Program Scholars

Twenty-seven of Pensacola State College’s brightest students have been tapped for the Robinson Honors Program. The program recognizes longtime PSC friends and supporters, the late Grover and Sandra Robinson III, and provides additional educational opportunities for academically-gifted students. Continue Reading 27 PSC students selected Robinson Honors Program Scholars

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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. Continue Reading WSRE needs your questions for legislators

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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.” Continue Reading Collegiate High students observe March of Dimes March for Babies Awareness Day

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

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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. Continue Reading PSC listed in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018

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2017 Holiday Experience promises a night of excitement and entertainment

As you prepare for the holidays, the Pensacola State College Foundation invites you to Holiday Experience, a special night out on Tuesday, Dec 5. This promises to be like no other holiday event you’ll attend this year. Continue Reading 2017 Holiday Experience promises a night of excitement and entertainment

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Vet Tech Open House draws a large crowd

Humans and animals interacted during Pensacola State College’s Veterinary Technology Program Open House held Thursday on the Warrington campus.

A rooster, chickens, a goat, a mini horse, rodents, a garden snake and even a monitor lizard were among the animals that were on hand at the annual event. Continue Reading Vet Tech Open House draws a large crowd

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Upcoming Book Talk addresses incarceration and its effects

The human toll of incarceration and its effects on families will be addressed at Pensacola State College’s Book Talk set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Edward M. Chadbourne Library.

Open to the public, the free Book Talk will be followed by an informal discussion and question-and-answer session.

In her debut novel, “Bending the Arrow,” Andrea Jones Walker pens a remarkable account of one mother’s support of her 18-year-old incarcerated son. Sybil, a naïve, law-abiding school teacher, casts off her feelings of despair and helplessness to take on the Georgia penal system. Continue Reading Upcoming Book Talk addresses incarceration and its effects

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Pensacola State’s AFC group honored as Chapter of Year

The Pensacola State College chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges was named the 2016-17 Chapter of the Year during the 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference held Nov. 1-3 in Palm Harbor.

The Chapter of the Year award is presented based on documentation of functions and events from the 16 categories relating to the goals and mission of AFC. Pensacola State was chosen as the top chapter of the year out of 21 chapters which submitted an entry.

Pensacola State also earned a Platinum Chapter ranking ─ the highest ranking bestowed upon a chapter. The chapter received a Membership Growth Award based on the membership increase May 2016-May 2017. Continue Reading Pensacola State’s AFC group honored as Chapter of Year

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September Talent of the Month

Jennie Bachmeier, a job developer in Pensacola State College’s Career and Technical Education Department, has been selected as the September Talent of the Month by Kelly Services.

Bachmeier joined the Pensacola State family in August 2016. She was nominated by her supervisor, Deborah Hooks who described Bachmeier as extremely humble and dedicated.

“Jennie is responsible for placing work study students, going over all of the rules with faculty members and students, and she works closely with financial aid on placement of our students,” Hooks said. Continue Reading September Talent of the Month

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Lady Pirate basketball player commits to University of North Carolina Wilmington

Next fall, Ahyiona Vason will trade in her Lady Pirates garb to become a Seahawk at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Vason a 5-foot 4-inch point guard, signed her Letter of Intent to play basketball at UNC Wilmington in 2018-19.

The Montgomery, Alabama, native will graduate in May with an associate degree in sports fitness and recreation management. She said she felt really at home during a September visit to the Division 1-university. Continue Reading Lady Pirate basketball player commits to University of North Carolina Wilmington

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Compassionate heart leads PSC faculty to help others

During a difficult season in her life, Teresa Jackson was touched by the kindness and generosity of others.

Today, more than 25 years later, Jackson, an adjunct professor and administrative assistant at Pensacola State College, is still paying it forward.

Jackson collects, bags and provides individual emergency kits for victims of natural disasters. She started making the individual emergency kits following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. Continue Reading Compassionate heart leads PSC faculty to help others

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PSC Book Talk addresses incarceration and its effects Nov. 15

The human toll of incarceration and its effects on families is addressed at Pensacola State College’s Book Talk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Edward M. Chadbourne Library, Building 20, on the Pensacola campus.

The public is welcome to this free, informal discussion followed by a question and answer session. Continue Reading PSC Book Talk addresses incarceration and its effects Nov. 15

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PSC Hosts Vet Tech Open House Nov. 9

Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career in veterinary nursing? Do you want to learn more about local educational options?

Visit Pensacola State College’s Veterinary Technology program Open House from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on the Warrington campus, 5555 W. Hwy. 98.

The public is invited to meet the program instructors and tour the college’s state-of-the-art facility in Building 3200. The free event also includes financial aid information and a student association exhibit. Continue Reading PSC Hosts Vet Tech Open House Nov. 9

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PSC Graphic Design Students Exhibit Works at National Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola State College graphic design students are commemorating the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in World War I through their senior exhibit at the National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola through November.

The museum is free and open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. The public is also invited to meet the artists at a reception at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the museum. Continue Reading PSC Graphic Design Students Exhibit Works at National Naval Aviation Museum

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Out-of-this-world gallery exhibit

It doesn’t look like a spaceship, but the large lecture hall, Room 1590, in Building 15, will zoom you through the galaxy via “When Worlds Erupt,” the space art of Merry Edenton-Wooten.

This exhibition is an intriguing collection of oil paintings she produced in1986 that explore the possibility of eruptions on various celestial bodies.

“We were going to have a planetarium show of ‘When Worlds Erupt’ and I had to imagine eruptions or lava flows or vents spewing material in order to have worlds erupting,” Edenton-Wooten commented about the impetus for her images. Continue Reading Out-of-this-world gallery exhibit

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PSC Planetarium to host Stress Less Week events

As part of Stress Less Week ─ Dec. 4-8 ─ the Pensacola State College Planetarium will present two music shows, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Let It Snow.”

All of the showings will be in the Planetarium, Building 21, on the Pensacola campus. The events will be free for Pensacola State students, faculty and staff with current college ID. The public is not invited to these college-only shows. Continue Reading PSC Planetarium to host Stress Less Week events

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Three authors share Vietnam War memories at PSC Book Talk Nov. 8

Three local authors share their Vietnam War experiences at Pensacola State College’s Book Talk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Edward M. Chadbourne Library, Building 20, on the Pensacola campus.

The public is welcome to “Same War, Different Duty” a free, informal discussion followed by a question-and-answer session.

Retired Marine Col. Richard Upchurch, Scott Harrington and Sandra Lockney Davis discuss the differences and commonalities of their service, providing a fascinating mosaic of America’s war in Southeast Asia. Continue Reading Three authors share Vietnam War memories at PSC Book Talk Nov. 8

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PSC Pirates are looking for a few good boosters

Pensacola State College Athletics would like you to become part of the Pirate Nation by joining the Pirate Booster Club.

“We are kicking off what should be a great season of Pirates basketball, with the Pirates baseball and softball seasons soon to follow,” said Pensacola State Athletic Director Bill Hamilton.

“All proceeds directly support athletic scholarships, equipment, travel and other needs for all of our athletic programs. Plus, Pirate Boosters get to know other boosters during the game in ‘preferred seating,’ and enjoy an evening watching our young men and women on the court.” Continue Reading PSC Pirates are looking for a few good boosters

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PSC, FSU Panama City sign articulation agreement for transfer students

Pensacola State College and Florida State University Panama City administrators have partnered to make it easier for PSC students to transfer to the university.

The articulation agreement,  Direct Connect ─ Pensacola State College to FSU Panama City, will allow Pensacola State students easier access to the university’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs.

The articulation agreement also includes a reverse transfer clause that will allow Pensacola State students who have not completed all necessary courses for an associate in arts degree to transfer to FSU Panama City and complete those remaining A.A. degree courses at that campus. Once these courses are completed, the student is officially awarded the A.A. degree from Pensacola State College. Continue Reading PSC, FSU Panama City sign articulation agreement for transfer students

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Pensacola State students shine at FCS publications awards ceremony

Pensacola State College students won an impressive number of awards at the 2017 Florida College System Publications Association Awards held Oct. 11-14 in Orlando.

The Corsair won second in the General Excellence category along with six first-place awards, two other second-place awards and four third-place awards. Dr. Paula Ingram is the faculty advisor for the student newspaper.

The Kilgore Review placed first in the General Excellence category in the Magazine, Division A, and won three other first-place awards, five second-places and two third-place awards. Mike Will is the literary magazine’s faculty advisor. Continue Reading Pensacola State students shine at FCS publications awards ceremony

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Holiday Crafts and Vendors Festival at PSC Milton Campus Nov. 4

Get an early start on your holiday shopping! Seasonal items, numerous vendors and plenty of food will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus, 5988 Hwy. 90. Come out and enjoy crafting for children, rock painting, Christmas ornaments and Milton High School Band’s famous shish-ka-bobs, hamburgers,… Continue Reading Holiday Crafts and Vendors Festival at PSC Milton Campus Nov. 4

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21st Annual Health Career Fair for High School Students at PSC Warrington Campus Nov. 3

High school students across five counties are invited to attend the 21st annual Health Career Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus, 5555 West Hwy. 98. A ShandsCair 6 helicopter will be on site for students to explore along with hands-on activities such as air polishing… Continue Reading 21st Annual Health Career Fair for High School Students at PSC Warrington Campus Nov. 3

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Pensacola State, Florida State University Panama City, sign articulation agreement

Pensacola State College and Florida State University Panama City administrators have partnered to make it easier for PSC students to transfer to the university.

The articulation agreement,  Direct Connect ─ Pensacola State College to FSU Panama City, will allow Pensacola State students easier access to the university’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs.

The articulation agreement also includes a reverse transfer clause that will allow Pensacola State students who have not completed all necessary courses for an associate in arts degree to transfer to FSU Panama City and complete those remaining A.A. degree courses at that campus. Once these courses are completed, the student is officially awarded the A.A. degree from Pensacola State College. Continue Reading Pensacola State, Florida State University Panama City, sign articulation agreement

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‘The Addams Family Musical’ scares up fun!

Creeeeeek … skreeeeech … bump … thud …. Yikes!!!!

Don’t be frightened. Come right in and relax – if you can. The dimly lit, slightly macabre, Ashmore Auditorium is just the place to catch up with the kooky-spooky Addams Family, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5.

Sssssshhh….no questions… just be there at 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Continue Reading ‘The Addams Family Musical’ scares up fun!

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August Talent of the Month

Nona Brockett, an administrative assistant in Pensacola State College’s Veterinary Technology Program, has been selected as the Kelly Services Talent of the Month for August.

Burkett has been at the college since July 2015 and was nominated by Sarah Meyer-Paterson, her supervisor and director of the college’s Vet Tech Program.

“I could nominate Nona Burkett every month because she is such a valuable asset to me and this program,” Meyer-Paterson said. “She comes in every day with a great attitude and is always willing to help the students.” Continue Reading August Talent of the Month

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PSC has new artwork on Pensacola campus

Two new pieces of artwork now grace Pensacola State College’s outdoor gallery.

“The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh has been installed on the back side of the Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, while “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt is on the south end of Building 14, facing the Charles W. Lamar Studio Gallery.

The two reproductions join the Dutch masterpiece, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” on Building 14, and “Boy in Mid-Flight,” an image from renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry on Building 4. Continue Reading PSC has new artwork on Pensacola campus

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PSC’s cybersecurity team wins 2nd place at ITEN Summit

Pensacola State College’s Cybersecurity team recently took second place at the ITEN (Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship Network) Wired 2017 Summit held Oct. 9-11 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.

Members of Pensacola State’s cybersecurity team ­include Anthony Ferrer, Brandon Harter, Alex Huggett, Patrick Owens, Daniel Pieknik, Daniel Pitsenbarger and Christopher Puglisi. Adjunct professor Karin Carter is the team advisor.

This is the second year Pensacola State has placed at or near the top in the competition. In 2016, the college’s cybersecurity team won first place at the ITEN competition. Continue Reading PSC’s cybersecurity team wins 2nd place at ITEN Summit

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16 Pensacola State students named Sandy Sansing Scholars

Shamira Tyler wants to be a registered nurse. Megan Weatherspoon aspires to be a physical therapist. Jolie Sutter dreams of becoming a graphic artist.

This fall, all three are enrolled in Pensacola State College because Sandy Sansing stepped forward to make their goals a reality.

Tyler, Weatherspoon and Sutter are among 16 Pensacola State students who have received Sansing Universal Scholarships. Each scholarship will cover tuition, fees and books up to $1,500. Along with demonstrating financial need, recipients must have a 2.0 grade point average and be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. The scholarships were awarded during the 2016-17 and fall 2017 academic years. Continue Reading 16 Pensacola State students named Sandy Sansing Scholars

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Pensacola State to host 35th Gulf South History and Humanities Conference

The First Seminole War will be the theme of the 35th Gulf South History and Humanities Conference set for Oct. 5-7 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton.

Hosted by Pensacola State College, the conference is an annual event sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association ─ a consortium of colleges and universities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Continue Reading Pensacola State to host 35th Gulf South History and Humanities Conference

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PSC students give back during service-learning project

Thirty-three Pensacola State College dental hygiene students recently helped provide free dental screenings, oral hygiene instructions and fluoride treatments to Special Olympic athletes and their families.

The service learning activity ─ held Friday, Sept. 29, at Community Maritime Park and Blue Wahoos Stadium ─ was the brainchild of Pensacola State Endowed Chairs, professors Donna Mathias and Barbara Tarwater. Continue Reading PSC students give back during service-learning project

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Pensacola State rolls out Quality Enhancement Plan

Pensacola State faculty and staff were introduced to the college’s QEP – Quality Enhancement Plan, The Pirate PATH to Success – during recent meetings held on the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington campuses.

President Ed Meadows shared the details of the QEP where college administrators – to ensure student success – identified issues, solicited input and reviewed student success data and information on national best practices. Continue Reading Pensacola State rolls out Quality Enhancement Plan

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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra performs at PSC Sept. 30

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra performs an eclectic mix of art-rock and jazz fusion at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

Nominated for Best ‘Beyond’ Band by Downbeat Magazine two years running, Galactic Cowboy Orchestra stretches musical limits with intensely energetic art-rock. This genre of rock often encompasses poetic lyrics and complex harmonic sounds derived from jazz and classical music. Continue Reading Galactic Cowboy Orchestra performs at PSC Sept. 30

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‘Broadway’s Next H!T Musical’ onstage at PSC Sept. 28

The hilarious “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

“Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” is New York City’s only original, unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather fabricated hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music and laughter. Continue Reading ‘Broadway’s Next H!T Musical’ onstage at PSC Sept. 28

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PSC Hosts Free ComposerFest XIII Oct. 8

Come enjoy the original music of local and regional composers at Pensacola ComposerFest XIII, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

The free event provides an opportunity to hear a variety new vocal and instrumental music written by contemporary composers, most of whom are attending the event. Several works on the program are world premieres.  Continue Reading PSC Hosts Free ComposerFest XIII Oct. 8

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PSC receives $1.3 million grant for Veterans Upward Bound program

Pensacola State College has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to renew its Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program for the next five years. This program assists 130 veterans per year as they gain skills needed to enter college and become successful students.

The program at Pensacola State is currently the only VUB program in Florida and is one of only 49 federally funded TRIO Veterans Upward Bound programs in the country. Continue Reading PSC receives $1.3 million grant for Veterans Upward Bound program

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Pen Air Room Naming Ceremony

It was standing room only when Pensacola State and Pen Air Federal Credit Union employees gathered Tuesday, Sept. 19, for the naming ceremony of the Pen Air Federal Credit Union Classroom in the Edward M. Chadbourne Library.

In November, Pen Air donated $100,000 to Pensacola State to coincide with the college’s celebration of surpassing more than 100,000 graduates. Pensacola State reached that milestone during the December 2016 graduation. Continue Reading Pen Air Room Naming Ceremony

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‘Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,’ Galactic Cowboys to entertain at PSC

The last weekend of September will be a busy one for entertainment seekers.
The hilarious “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.
On Saturday, the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will bring its eclectic mix of art-rock and jazz fusion to the college. The 7:30 p.m. concert also will be held in Ashmore Auditorium. Continue Reading ‘Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,’ Galactic Cowboys to entertain at PSC

decorative image of PSC-nurses , PSC nursing students exceed state average on national licensure exam 2017-09-19 09:25:07

PSC nursing students exceed state average on national licensure exam

Pensacola State College students in registered nursing (RN) and practical nursing (LPN) programs recently outscored their state counterparts on the National Council Licensure Examinations.

On the first attempt, PSC practical nursing students achieved a 91.7 percent pass rate and registered nursing students achieved an 85.3 percent pass rate on the NCLEX in comparison to statewide pass rates of 68.1 percent and 76.7 percent respectively. Continue Reading PSC nursing students exceed state average on national licensure exam

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AFC leaders visit Pensacola State College

Robert Flores, 2018 president of the Association of Florida Colleges, along with AFC Executive Director Michael Brawer visited Pensacola State College on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The two executives set in during the Pensacola AFC Chapter’s General Membership Meeting. They also spoke to members about the 2018 Legislative Outlook and other issues facing higher education in Florida. Flores and Brawer are pictured with some members of the college’s AFC chapter executive committee. Continue Reading AFC leaders visit Pensacola State College

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10TH ANNIVERSARY OF PICK A BOWL/ FILL A BOWL EVENT

Manna Food Pantries is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pick A Bowl and Fill A Bowl on Friday, Sept. 22.  The fundraising event will be held from 6PM – 8PM at Hartsell Arena/Ross Center on the Pensacola State College campus. Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased online at www.MannaHelps.org.  For each ticket sold, Manna will provide healthy food for a week for someone in need.

Each participant will receive a handmade bowl thrown by a local potter plus enjoy samplings of soup from over a dozen restaurants.  The evening will also include a silent auction featuring unique original works and music by local band Bring On The Benjamin’s.  Participating restaurants include Classic City Catering, Four Seasons, Nancy’s Haute Affairs/Skopelos, Pot Roast & Pinot, and The Grand Marlin to name a few.  Local WEAR newscaster Bob Solarski will also be cooking up some delicious soup for the crowd. Continue Reading 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF PICK A BOWL/ FILL A BOWL EVENT

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U.S. News ranks Pensacola State among nation’s best colleges

Pensacola State has been ranked as one of the best colleges ─ regionally and nationally ─ by U.S. News and World Report. Published annually, the report ranks more than 1,400 private and public colleges and universities and is a guide to help parents and students select schools.

In the “Best Colleges 2018 Edition” report, Pensacola State tied for 4th in Top Public Schools ─ Regional Colleges ─ South and is the highest ranked college in Florida. PSC also ranked No. 28 in overall Best Regional Colleges South.

Among national colleges and universities, Pensacola State ranked No. 11 in Best Schools for Veterans and No. 147 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (no doctorate). Continue Reading U.S. News ranks Pensacola State among nation’s best colleges

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PSC honors three Employees of the Year

Pensacola State College recognized three Employees of the Year at a recent ceremony. Colleagues, friends and family filled the lecture hall in the new Charles W. Lamar Studio Gallery as PSC President Ed Meadows presented awards and called attention to the accomplishments of each honoree.

The Administrative Award went to Mary Graves, senior computer systems analyst, who joined the information technology services department in 1993.

Graves was praised as the unsung hero who never says “can’t be done” in response to a data request. Her ability to gather, organize and make sure that data is reported accurately was cited as essential to the success of ITS projects.

Career Service Awards were presented to Diana Taylor, accounting specialist, and Scott Russell, maintenance specialist. Continue Reading PSC honors three Employees of the Year

decorative image of Marina-Lomazov_pianist , PSC Kamerman Piano Series presents  Marina Lomazov in concert Sept. 17 2017-09-07 11:57:09

PSC Kamerman Piano Series presents Marina Lomazov in concert Sept. 17

The Kamerman Piano Series at Pensacola State College presents classical pianist Marina Lomazov at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd.

Praised by critics as “dazzling” in the New York Times, “a diva of the piano” in the Salt Lake City Tribune, and “a mesmerizing risk-taker” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today.

A Steinway Artist and winner of numerous international piano competitions, Lomazov has performed in nearly all 50 United States and throughout South America, Europe and Asia. She has given major debuts in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Kiev. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonia, Chernigov Philharmonic in Ukraine, and KUG Orchester Graz in Austria. Continue Reading PSC Kamerman Piano Series presents Marina Lomazov in concert Sept. 17

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PSC Welcomes Increased Enrollment In Fall Term

Pensacola State College is welcoming an increased enrollment for fall term that began Aug. 21. PSC President Ed Meadows announced that total headcount is up 6.7 percent, and the fall-to-fall retention rate is up more than 6 percentage points from last year.

“We are working to increase those numbers even more as students register for our C session that begins Sept. 12 and D session that begins Oct. 17,” Dr. Meadows said. Continue Reading PSC Welcomes Increased Enrollment In Fall Term

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PSC holds auditions for quirky musical ‘The Addams Family’ Sept. 5-6

Pensacola State College invites area actors to audition for the quirky musical, “The Addams Family,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5-6, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

Production dates are Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5. Rehearsals are 7-10 p.m. Monday through Friday until the performance.

“The Addams Family” has numerous roles with auditions for singing and dancing. Wear comfortable shoes for simple dance moves and bring at least 16 bars of music to sing. An accompanist will be provided, so you can bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment. Casting is open to members of the community as well as students. Continue Reading PSC holds auditions for quirky musical ‘The Addams Family’ Sept. 5-6

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Meet Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop at PSC Switzer Gallery Sept. 14

The public is invited to meet the 2017 Switzer Distinguished Artist, Jacqueline Bishop, at a reception 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center, Building 15, on the Pensacola campus. Bishop will present an artist talk at 7 p.m.

Bishop’s intricate renderings of flora and fauna are featured at the Switzer Gallery now through Oct. 6. All Switzer Gallery events are free and open to the public 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Tours are available with prior arrangements.

Bishop’s exhibition, “A Drop of Water, a Grain of Sand,” showcases her work from 1986 to 2016 and reflects the absolute beauty and mystery of the natural world. Her paintings, works on paper, and installation are influenced by years of traveling through Latin American forests, experiencing Hurricane Katrina, and documenting the BP Oil Spill. Continue Reading Meet Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop at PSC Switzer Gallery Sept. 14

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Pensacola State gives back

The Pensacola State College Student Government Association collected items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Students, administrators, faculty and staff donated non-perishables such as bottled water, diapers, baby food, pet food and other items that were delivered by Two Men And A Truck to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Two Men and A Truck franchisee, Greg Micklos said he started ‘Truck 4 Texas’ with no intention the initiative would be picked up by other franchises across the country. Micklos’ plan is to pack as many trucks as possible with supplies to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Continue Reading Pensacola State gives back

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2017 Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop featured at PSC Switzer Gallery Aug. 21-Oct. 6

Intricate renderings of flora and fauna by 2017 Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop are on exhibition at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Building 15, at Pensacola State College from Aug. 21 to Oct. 6.

The public is invited to an artist reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with an artist talk at 7 p.m. All events are free and the gallery is open to the public 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Tours are available with prior arrangements. Continue Reading 2017 Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop featured at PSC Switzer Gallery Aug. 21-Oct. 6

decorative image of Leonard_Pitts_Jr_2015 , Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts speaks at Pensacola State College Aug. 30 2017-08-22 09:44:31

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts speaks at Pensacola State College Aug. 30

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. addresses “Saving America: Politics at the Crossroads” at Pensacola State College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, WSRE Building 23, on the Pensacola campus.

In a career spanning more than 35 years, Pitts has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer, a novelist and a lecturer. His stellar newspaper career began at the Miami Herald critiquing music. Within a few years, he received his own column where he has dealt extensively with race, politics and culture from a progressive perspective. Today, his Miami Herald column is syndicated in more than 250 daily newspapers.

Continue Reading Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts speaks at Pensacola State College Aug. 30

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June Talent of the Month

Kristen Kuykendall has been selected as the Kelly Services Talent of the Month for June.
Kuykendall is the administrative assistant in Pensacola State College’s maintenance department. She joined the college family about four months ago.

The former Minnesota resident said the accolade was totally unexpected.

“It’s kind of awesome! I wasn’t expecting it and didn’t even know they did it.” She said. “This was a very nice surprise.” Continue Reading June Talent of the Month

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Meet Monique Collins, assistant dean of student services

Dr. Monique Collins’ life mission is to ensure Pensacola State College students are successful. She joined the Pensacola State family in 2001 as an academic advisor. Dr. Collins is now the college’s Assistant Dean of Student Services and supervises student registration and retention.

“The ultimate reward in my job is seeing students and their families at commencement. I have helped many of them personally over the years – so I have watched them grow. So, to see them basking in the excitement of graduation is always the ultimate reward for me,” she said.

An advocate of state and community colleges, Dr. Collins said the institutions are life-changing. Continue Reading Meet Monique Collins, assistant dean of student services

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Registration still open for PSC fall term

Registration remains open for Pensacola State College Fall Term. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.

Students may register any time online at www.pensacolastate.edu or visit any PSC location.

Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. However, Student Services offices are open to assist you in the registration process with extended hours to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and Monday – Thursday, Aug. 14-17, and Aug. 21-24. Continue Reading Registration still open for PSC fall term

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2 PSC students win silver medals at national advertising competition

Two Pensacola State College students won silver medals at the 2017 American Advertising Awards national conference held in June in New Orleans.
Current Pensacola State student Zack Blessing and Amber Sidner, who graduated in December 2016, were among the winners in the AAF Student American Advertising Awards competition. Continue Reading 2 PSC students win silver medals at national advertising competition

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Get ready for the Solar Eclipse Aug. 21

The sky is slated for a spectacular show – a total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. And you can see it for the simple price of looking up. Telescopes will be set up outside the PSC Planetarium from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. The partial eclipse begins at 12:05 p.m. and reaches maximum coverage of 82 percent at 1:37 p.m. The eclipse ends at 3:03 p.m. locally. Draco Baader filters and eclipse glasses will be available for the public to use. Continue Reading Get ready for the Solar Eclipse Aug. 21

decorative image of Meadows-headshot-e1501008553439 , PSC joins Achieving the Dream Network to pursue transformative change, improve student success 2017-07-24 15:05:00

PSC joins Achieving the Dream Network to pursue transformative change, improve student success

Pensacola State College has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 39 states dedicated to improving student success. As a network institution, Pensacola State will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting-edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity, and connect with peers to foster learning and share information Continue Reading PSC joins Achieving the Dream Network to pursue transformative change, improve student success

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PSC presents ‘The Miracle of the Maafa’ Free at Hagler Auditorium June 29

Pensacola State College presents “The Miracle of the Maafa: Understanding African Enslavement and Empowerment” by award-winning educator and author Chike Akua. The public is welcome to this free event at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Hagler Auditorium, Building 2, Room 252, on the Pensacola campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. “The Miracle of the… Continue Reading PSC presents ‘The Miracle of the Maafa’ Free at Hagler Auditorium June 29