decorative image of jamey-jones , Auto Draft 2020-09-28 10:25:13

PSC instructor Jamey Jones’ stint as Poet Laureate ends soon

(But new books by Jones are on the way)

Pensacola State College English instructor Jamey Jones’ tenure as the seventh Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida ends in October after a two-term, six-year span as the region’s poetry ambassador.

But who knows? Maybe a future poet laureate is being taught by Jones right now. (The Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida is chosen by the West Florida Literary Federation.)

Jones, who teaches poetry, English composition and American and contemporary literature, has the teaching pedigree for sure. In 2019 Jones, who joined the College’s faculty in 2013, was inducted into the PSC Academy of Teaching Excellence.

But even though he “teaches” poetry, Jones admitted that art can be nurtured, but rarely properly “taught.” Continue Reading PSC instructor Jamey Jones’ stint as Poet Laureate ends soon

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decorative image of mental-health , Pirates CARE team looks out for students’ mental health 2020-08-26 09:36:03

Pirates CARE team looks out for students’ mental health

Troy Moon, Pensacola State College College is supposed to be hard. It’s supposed to present challenges. But college is not supposed to be debilitating. But for some students, it feels that way. Sometimes the problems the students face don’t even stem from school. But sometimes those dilemmas are so overwhelming they threaten to affect the… Continue Reading Pirates CARE team looks out for students’ mental health

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decorative image of titleIII-1 , New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles 2020-07-30 15:41:47

New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles

Two new Student Services Advisers are perfect fits for their jobs in the Pirate Path to Success program, which assists first-generation college students. Pell Grant recipients Jacqueline Brazile and Ashley Faulkner are both the first in their families to attend college. And a third recently-hired Student Services Adviser, Amber Johnson, while not the first college graduate in her family, has a background in helping people overcome obstacles. Continue Reading New Title III advisers are dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles

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