decorative image of John-E-Woods-Photo , PSC’s John Woods Pays It Forward 2021-12-13 14:44:20

PSC’s John Woods Pays It Forward

Pensacola State College Academic Coordinator for Veterans Upward Bound, John E. Woods, has worked at the College for nearly four years. During those four years, John has continuously chosen to go above and beyond for students by contributing from his own pocket to scholarships at the PSC Foundation. John explains why he is passionate about giving back:

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The Foundation’s Strategic Plan for 2022 and beyond

In March of this year, the Pensacola State College Board of Governors Strategic Planning Task Force began meeting to determine how the Pensacola State College Foundation could best achieve its mission in rapidly changing times. The Task Force was led by Mr. Trey Poirier, Vice President of the Board of Governors. Mr. Poirier was joined by other governors including Candice Carroll, Dick Dixon, and Chandra Smiley. They first looked back to accurately capture the organizational history and the donors and community leaders who were instrumental supporters of the College. Their efforts resulted in an alignment of the Foundation’s history to the College’s history and can be viewed on the PSCF

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Scholarship Established by Former PSC Trustee, Wendell Smith

Combining their passion for supporting deserving students in pursuit of higher education with their appreciation of family, Wendell and Beth Smith have generously established a new scholarship endowment in memory of Beth’s father. The Paul Dean Higginbotham Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Higginbotham’s love, dedication, and everything he gave for his children in pursuit of higher education.

decorative image of Theresa-Yoakum-Her-Daughter , Theresa Yoakum Selflessly Gives Her Time and Energy in Support of PSC 2021-11-02 10:48:56

Theresa Yoakum Selflessly Gives Her Time and Energy in Support of PSC

Theresa Yoakum, Accounting Specialist, has been with Pensacola State College for more than 10 years! Before beginning her career at PSC, Theresa was a student at the College (PJC at the time); she and her daughter earned their associate degrees together at PSC! Theresa chooses to above and beyond her job duties by volunteering at College and Foundation events; her efforts were crucial to the success of Day of Clays on October 2nd. At the event, Theresa helped pick up breakfast, manage player and team check-in, serve lunch, and clean up.

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Sansing offers inspiration, financial assistance to PSC scholarship recipients

Pensacola business icon Sandy Sansing has helped more than 1,100 Pensacola State College students with nearly $500,000 in financial assistance since he established the Sansing Universal Scholarship in 2002.

But as much as the financial assistance is appreciated and needed, there’s more that Sansing gives to the “Sansing Scholars.”

“The scholarships mean so much to us,” said Sansing Scholar Emily Wade, who is studying accounting at PSC. “But it’s more than that. To have someone believe in you is important. It helps you focus more on your goals and gives you that extra drive and determination.”

Wade was one of 10 Sansing Scholars from 2020 and 2021 who attended a pizza luncheon with Sansing on Monday, Oct. 18, at the PSC Pensacola campus.

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Donors Enable First Generation Student Success

First generation in college students are those whose parents did not earn a bachelor’s degree and many of these students require extra support to succeed in higher education. However, generous scholarship donors help make it possible for first-gen students to excel! The below first generation students share their gratitude for the scholarship support they received from private donors.

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Much needed conference center gets financial support from PSC’s loyal donors and supporters

A proposed Pensacola State College Conference and Training Center has more than $750,000 in pledges from some of the institution’s most loyal supporters.

PSC officials announced the financial donations on Thursday, Oct. 7, at a press conference in the Dona and Milton Usry Board Room on the Pensacola campus.

The PSC Conference and Training Center is a high priority of the College due to the critical need for dedicated meeting space for the College and the community, said PSC President Ed Meadows. The approximately 13,000-square-foot planned conference and training center will house student activities such as job fairs and provide meeting space for faculty and staff seminars and workshops.