decorative image of 20171115_205520_273555_screen-shot-2017-11-15-at-25454-pm , WSRE needs your questions for legislators 2017-11-30 11:44:32

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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decorative image of Pinwheels1.jpg ,   2017-11-29 08:16:17

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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decorative image of Mike-Cooley_concert , Southern rock guitarist Mike Cooley  in solo concert at Pensacola State Dec. 2 2017-11-21 13:14:09

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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decorative image of Best-Colleges-Military , PSC listed in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 2017-11-20 13:04:40

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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decorative image of Andrea-Jones-Walker ,   2017-11-14 11:12:04

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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decorative image of Jennie-Bachmeier.jpg ,   2017-11-14 10:53:37

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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decorative image of Vason-signs-1 ,   2017-11-14 10:32:54

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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decorative image of PSC-VetTech-lab , PSC Hosts Vet Tech Open House Nov. 9 2017-11-06 11:05:47

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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decorative image of PSC-GraphicDesign-senior-exhibit_11-17 , PSC Graphic Design Students Exhibit Works at National Naval Aviation Museum 2017-11-01 08:30:48

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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decorative image of Fame-at-Enceladus ,   2017-10-31 08:26:15

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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decorative image of Dark-Side-of-the-Moon ,   2017-10-31 08:03:15

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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decorative image of Sandra-Lockney-Davis ,   2017-10-31 08:02:55

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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decorative image of New-Pirate ,   2017-10-31 08:02:51

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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decorative image of agreement-2 ,   2017-10-31 08:03:07

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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