decorative image of vet-tech2 , 11 students earn Veterinary Technology Vocational Pins 2022-05-19 07:47:27

11 students earn Veterinary Technology Vocational Pins

The Pensacola State College Veterinary Technology Program has sent another 11 graduates out into the workforce. They’ll help care for our pets and animals in communities for years to come.
The students earned their Veterinary Technology Vocational Pins at a ceremony on May 5 and graduated with Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degrees during PSC’s commencement ceremony on May 8. Continue Reading 11 students earn Veterinary Technology Vocational Pins

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decorative image of workday-student , Workday Student hits stride in registration, financial aid process 2022-05-18 13:15:54

Workday Student hits stride in registration, financial aid process

Workday Student is doing just what its name suggests. The new enterprise resource planning system is making registration easier, streamlining financial aid processes and ensuring that every student gets an academic adviser before classes even begin.
More than 800 students have already used Workday Student to register for the fall semester, said Michael Johnston, PSC Associate Vice President Research and Management. Continue Reading Workday Student hits stride in registration, financial aid process

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decorative image of pirate-softball , Lady Pirates Softball team  wins 2, loses 2 at state tourney 2022-05-11 14:59:21

Lady Pirates Softball team wins 2, loses 2 at state tourney

The Pensacola State College softball team’s season ended Sunday, May 8, when it lost 3-2 to Florida Southwestern State College in the Division I FCSAA State/NJCAA South Atlantic District Tournament in Longwood.

Pensacola State won two games and lost two in the double-elimination tournament. The College of Central Florida, the team that would eventually win the state tournament, handed the Lady Pirates their first loss, beating PSC 6-1 on May 7.

The tournament was held May 6-9. Continue Reading Lady Pirates Softball team wins 2, loses 2 at state tourney

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decorative image of faculty-spotlight-payne , Faculty spotlight: Professor Michael Payne helps students master ‘The Business Strategy Game’ 2022-05-11 11:25:41

Faculty spotlight: Professor Michael Payne helps students master ‘The Business Strategy Game’

Pensacola State College business instructor Michael Payne’s Strategic Management capstone course is pretty much fun and games.
The fun comes from being successful in an endeavor that will bring students a step closer to earning a Dr. Marjan Mazza Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Management. Continue Reading Faculty spotlight: Professor Michael Payne helps students master ‘The Business Strategy Game’

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decorative image of nurse-pinning-22-2 , PSC nursing pinning ceremony was bittersweet for one family 2022-05-17 16:27:37

PSC nursing pinning ceremony was bittersweet for one family

There were supposed to be 95 Pensacola State College students walking up to have their nursing pins pinned upon them at the Thursday, May 5, ceremony.
Yet in the seat where Jessica Cornelius should have been, there was only her framed portrait. When during his remarks, PSC President Ed Meadows told the students to look back toward their family and friends in the audience who had supported them during their academic journey, there was no sweet face that smiled and waved in gratitude to Jessica’s family. Continue Reading PSC nursing pinning ceremony was bittersweet for one family

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decorative image of athletic-signing-2 , Sixteen PSC student-athletes will continue studies, athletic careers at colleges and universities from South Florida to Massachusetts 2022-05-05 10:17:09

Sixteen PSC student-athletes will continue studies, athletic careers at colleges and universities from South Florida to Massachusetts

This is the way it’s supposed to be. This is the grand plan fulfilled.
Sixteen Pensacola State College student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Friday, April 29, committing to play and study at colleges and universities that range from NAIA schools to Division 1 programs.
The signing ceremony was held in a packed Donn Peery Room at Hartsell Arena on the Pensacola campus, attended by teammates, family members, PSC coaches and coaches and representatives from the various schools the student-athletes will attend.
Continue Reading Sixteen PSC student-athletes will continue studies, athletic careers at colleges and universities from South Florida to Massachusetts

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decorative image of 05072017PSC_Graduation_John0212-22 , Pensacola State graduation  set for May 8 at Bay Center 2022-05-05 10:13:08

Pensacola State graduation set for May 8 at Bay Center

Nursing pinning ceremony to be held May 5
Pensacola State College will hold Spring 2022 nursing pinning and graduation on Thursday, May 5, and Sunday, May 8, respectively.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Associate of Science degree in Nursing graduates will be pinned during a 3 p.m. ceremony on Thursday at First Pentecostal Church, 6485 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola. Continue Reading Pensacola State graduation set for May 8 at Bay Center

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decorative image of student-spotlight-2 , Pensacola State piano student Jermel Kidd hopes to impress UWF faculty at audition 2022-05-05 10:46:15

Pensacola State piano student Jermel Kidd hopes to impress UWF faculty at audition

Jermel Kidd has been practicing his classical piano chops for hours each day preparing for an audition that will propel him forward.

On Friday, May 5, Kidd, a Pensacola State College piano student, will audition for faculty from the University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music. Kidd, 38, is hoping to earn acceptance and a scholarship.

“I’ve been practicing for about eight hours a day,’’ said Kidd, a former police officer who is the music director for Transformation Church on Mobile Highway. “I play gospel and jazz. But (the audition) is all classical and it was a little out of my element. It’s been nonstop practice and study.” Continue Reading Pensacola State piano student Jermel Kidd hopes to impress UWF faculty at audition

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decorative image of 2022-Cantonment-Rotary-Scholarship-winners-sm2 , Cantonment Rotary Club changes lives with $40,000 in scholarships to PSC students 2022-05-04 13:13:34

Cantonment Rotary Club changes lives with $40,000 in scholarships to PSC students

More than 30 Pensacola State College stellar students received a share of $40,000 in Cantonment Rotary Club scholarships on Wednesday, April 27.
The total award was the largest the Cantonment Rotary Club has given to PSC students, said Ray Asherfeld, Cantonment Rotary Club Foundation chairman. Since 1991, the Rotary Club has provided $62,253.25 in scholarships to 150 to 200 PSC students. Continue Reading Cantonment Rotary Club changes lives with $40,000 in scholarships to PSC students

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decorative image of student-art-honors , PSC Visual Arts Students showcase best work at 2022 Art Student Honors Exhibition 2022-04-27 11:15:42

PSC Visual Arts Students showcase best work at 2022 Art Student Honors Exhibition

Vogue magazine would be fortunate to have a cover as striking and visually compelling as the mock cover created by Pensacola State College graphic design student Aubrey Dean.
Dean’s three digital paintings that were then transformed into a mock cover and advertisements for Vogue won “Best in Show” at the 2022 PSC Art Student Honors Exhibition Award Ceremony.
The ceremony was held on April 14 in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts. Twenty students won awards, all coming with some sort of cash, product prize or scholarship. Dean won $300 for Best in Show, which is voted on by PSC Visual Arts Department faculty. Continue Reading PSC Visual Arts Students showcase best work at 2022 Art Student Honors Exhibition

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decorative image of ycyl-recap2 , PSC’s ambitious ‘Your Community-Your Legacy’ capital campaign raises $12.6M, surpassing $11M goal 2022-04-27 14:43:26

PSC’s ambitious ‘Your Community-Your Legacy’ capital campaign raises $12.6M, surpassing $11M goal

It’s a staggering figure ─ $11 million. That was the goal of Pensacola State College’s second-in-history capital campaign. The final tally was more staggering, more tremendous ─ $12.6 million, $1.6 million over goal.
And it took 1,329 generous and visionary donors to bring that $12.6 million to PSC.
PSC President Ed Meadows toasted the donors to the College’s “Your Community-Your Legacy” Capital Campaign at a celebration on Thursday, April 20, in the Charles W. Lamar Studio Gallery. Continue Reading PSC’s ambitious ‘Your Community-Your Legacy’ capital campaign raises $12.6M, surpassing $11M goal

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decorative image of 164536830-e1645551775413 , PSC Charter Academy set to welcome high school students beginning Aug. 8 2022-04-26 16:14:31

PSC Charter Academy set to welcome high school students beginning Aug. 8

Principal Karen McCabe is eager to welcome up to 150 high school juniors and seniors to the new Pensacola State College Charter Academy on Aug. 8.
“There’s still a lot to do to get ready, but we’re excited,’’ said McCabe, who was selected to lead the new academy after nearly five years as director of the College’s South Santa Rosa Center.
“It’s going to be more technology-based and interactive than many other high schools and will allow these students to pursue their high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.” Continue Reading PSC Charter Academy set to welcome high school students beginning Aug. 8

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decorative image of faculty-spotlight-lisa-payne , Lisa Payne to leave PSC after 43 years of service, all on Warrington campus 2022-04-21 15:08:35

Lisa Payne to leave PSC after 43 years of service, all on Warrington campus

Lisa Payne admits that sometimes she still slips up and says “PJC” instead of “PSC,’’ even though Pensacola Junior College became Pensacola State College in 2010. You can’t really blame her.

She has worked at the College for 43 years – and for more than 30 of those years, it was PJC, so it is understandable. And before she came to work at the College as a 19-year-old, she was already a student, earning a career certificate in stenography in 1979 Continue Reading Lisa Payne to leave PSC after 43 years of service, all on Warrington campus

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decorative image of study-pod-sm-2 , Title III grant provides PSC with study pods, charging stations, video conference rooms, new advisers 2022-04-19 11:42:25

Title III grant provides PSC with study pods, charging stations, video conference rooms, new advisers

They look a little like telephone booths. (Consult an elderly person or encyclopedia if you’re not sure what a phone booth is.)  But instead, they’re portable study pods – places of individual academic refuge where students can study alone and use personal computers for online classes. Continue Reading Title III grant provides PSC with study pods, charging stations, video conference rooms, new advisers

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decorative image of 20170410PSC_HairShow_John0357-sm , It’s about to get fancy! The “over the top” PSC Cosmetology Department “Dream On Hair Show” is April 21 2022-04-13 14:56:03

It’s about to get fancy! “Over the top” PSC Cosmetology Department ‘Dream On Hair Show’ is April 21

There will be models sashaying and showing off spectacularly artistic and creative hair and makeup designs at the Pensacola State College “Dream On Hair Show” at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Hagler Auditorium, Building 2A, on the Pensacola campus. Continue Reading It’s about to get fancy! “Over the top” PSC Cosmetology Department ‘Dream On Hair Show’ is April 21

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decorative image of workday-og-theme , Registering for fall classes? Workday Student is where to enroll, receive financial aid awards and even be assigned adviser 2022-04-13 13:04:31

Registering for fall classes? Workday Student is where to enroll, receive financial aid awards and even be assigned an adviser

If you’re registering for summer classes at Pensacola State College, you’ll be going old school.
But students registering for fall classes will use – and are already using – Workday Student for everything from admissions and registration to financial aid and advising.
The Workday Student enterprise resource planning system replaces the legacy Spyglass system, which will be phased out. Students registering for summer classes will still use Spyglass, though all the information in that system is being transferred to the new Workday Student system.
The fall semester begins Aug. 15. Summer classes begin May 11. Continue Reading Registering for fall classes? Workday Student is where to enroll, receive financial aid awards and even be assigned an adviser

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decorative image of womens-basketball-honors , PSC’s Women’s Basketball brings in post-season honors, including Assistant Coach of the Year 2022-04-13 09:50:16

PSC’s Women’s Basketball brings in postseason honors, including Assistant Coach of the Year

Pensacola State College Woman’s Basketball Assistant Coach Rachel Barnes has been named World Exposure Report’s NJCAA Assistant Coach of the Year.

Two of the team’s star players, Tai’Sheka Porchia and Kristin Williams also received post-season honors. Porchia was named a Woman Basketball Coaches Association All-American, while Williams received an All-American Honorable Mention honor. Continue Reading PSC’s Women’s Basketball brings in postseason honors, including Assistant Coach of the Year

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decorative image of norman-eoc4 , PSC Educational Opportunity Center is named for alumnus Eldon L. Norman 2022-04-14 08:34:13

PSC Educational Opportunity Center is named for alumnus Eldon L. Norman

Eldon Norman began his collegiate career at then-Pensacola Junior College in the early 1960s, earning an Associate of Arts degree in 1963.
Now, many Pensacola State College students – the College changed its name in 2010 – will start their own collegiate career at the Eldon L. Norman Educational Opportunity Center.
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) was renamed in Norman’s honor at a ceremony attended by relatives and PSC administrators and staff on Monday, April 11. Continue Reading PSC Educational Opportunity Center is named for alumnus Eldon L. Norman

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decorative image of te-photo-sm , Katelyn Powell graduates from PSC in May, then off to Florida State University for Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program. 2022-04-06 12:31:09

PSC honors 2022 Academy of Teaching Excellence inductees at dinner

Six of Pensacola State College’s best educators were treated like rock stars at a dinner in their honor on Tuesday, April 5.

They were feted and toasted, and their achievements celebrated at the Academy of Teaching Excellence dinner in the Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Dining Room on the Pensacola campus.

Five instructors were inducted into the 2022 PSC Academy of Teaching Excellence:

David Alexander – Adult Education
Dr. Stephen Gottschalk – Natural Sciences
Dr. Alex Ledgerwood – English and Communications
Lauren Rogers – Natural Sciences
Dr. Brian Ward – Business

Also, Humanities and Social Sciences instructor Robert Thead was named Outstanding New Faculty Member. Continue Reading PSC honors 2022 Academy of Teaching Excellence inductees at dinner

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decorative image of brain-ward-sm , Katelyn Powell graduates from PSC in May, then off to Florida State University for Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program. 2022-04-06 12:30:40

Academy of Teaching Excellence inductee Dr. Brian Ward started PSC career amid cancer battle

Just three weeks into his teaching career at Pensacola State College – and his first face-to-face teaching gig anywhere – Dr. Brian Ward underwent emergency surgery for stage 3 colon cancer just a day after being diagnosed. The cancer had advanced to that extent.

The surgery was supposed to last four hours – it took eight. He was so bad off surgeons had to stop the procedure four times to regulate Ward’s blood pressure.

Eleven days later, Ward, PSC Lead Human Resources Professor and a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, was in front of his students teaching class.

That was five years ago. Today, Ward said his doctor considers his cancer “cured,’’ though it is not in remission. Continue Reading Academy of Teaching Excellence inductee Dr. Brian Ward started PSC career amid cancer battle

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decorative image of katelyn-powell-sm , Katelyn Powell graduates from PSC in May, then off to Florida State University for Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program. 2022-04-06 12:30:22

Katelyn Powell graduates from PSC in May, then off to Florida State University for Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program.

Pensacola State College student Katelyn Powell is taking seven classes this semester. Six are Math and Science-based classes – she plans on going to Medical School – and one is Music Appreciation.

“The Music Appreciation class is the hardest class for me,” Katelyn said. “I can’t hear something and just understand the difference between the noises. It’s been hard.”

Yikes, that’s going to hurt a stellar 3.9 grade point average, isn’t it? Continue Reading Katelyn Powell graduates from PSC in May, then off to Florida State University for Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program.

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