decorative image of Corsair-staff ,   2017-10-31 08:03:11

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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decorative image of Fall-craft-fair_Milton-BBG-PTK ,   2017-10-25 13:37:49

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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The Pirate Experience

Bring a friend and join the Pirate Booster Club! Come witness the power and expertise of the PSC athletes. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00p.m. Lou Ross Center, Pensacola State C

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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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decorative image of Addams_family_2 ,   2017-10-17 10:28:48

‘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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decorative image of Nona_Burkett ,   2017-10-17 10:25:38

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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decorative image of ITEN_cybersecurity_team ,   2017-10-17 10:01:05

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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decorative image of Scholarshp_recipients ,   2017-10-17 09:56:29

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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decorative image of Brian-Rucker ,   2017-10-03 08:04:24

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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decorative image of Galactic-Cowboy-Orchestra , ‘Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,’ Galactic Cowboys to entertain at PSC 2017-09-19 09:43:08

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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decorative image of ComperFest-XIII-logo-Castellar1 , PSC Hosts Free ComposerFest XIII Oct. 8 2017-09-27 13:04:30

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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decorative image of VUB-grads_TallantCogerSmith , PSC receives $1.3 million grant for Veterans Upward Bound program 2017-09-22 13:13:09

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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decorative image of Pen-Air-naming-ceremony , Pen Air Room Naming Ceremony 2017-09-20 12:02:48

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

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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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decorative image of US-News-ranks-Pensacola-State-College2 , U.S. News ranks Pensacola State among nation’s best colleges 2017-09-14 08:06:10

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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Hurricane Irma Updates

Pensacola State College Update 9/11/17 11:30 a.m. Pensacola State College to Resume Normal Operations Tuesday, Sept. 12. All Pensacola State College campuses and centers will resume normal operations Tuesday, Sept. 12. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses. *Students taking online courses who have been impacted by the Hurricane Irma and not… Continue Reading Hurricane Irma Updates

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decorative image of 2017-Employees-of-Year_sm_RussellGravesMeadowsTaylor , PSC honors three Employees of the Year 2017-09-07 11:59:05

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

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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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