decorative image of valentinodedication , Gene and Maureen Valentino’s gift will propel PSC Entrepreneurship Program 2020-10-27 14:43:55

Gene and Maureen Valentino’s gift will propel PSC Entrepreneurship Program

Troy Moon, Pensacola State College Former Escambia County District 2 Commissioner Gene Valentino knows how to start a business. A successful entrepreneur, Valentino has founded numerous companies and even dabbled in film production. Valentino hopes a gift to the Pensacola State College Foundation will help spur the growth of the College’s Entrepreneurship Program, which began…

decorative image of mannacovid-300×225-1 , Manna Food Pantries increases support for Pensacola State College students in need 2020-08-05 08:42:54

Manna Food Pantries increases support for Pensacola State College students in need

Manna Food Pantries is once again helping Pensacola State College students in need.

Beginning Aug. 1, Manna Food Pantries will provide 200 bags of food every two weeks to the College. Each bag contains five days of nutritional meals, and a student can receive up to six bags every two weeks to feed other members of their household. PSC Career Service employees can receive food.

“We’re very grateful to Manna Food Pantries and appreciate this partnership,” said Andrea Krieger, executive director of Institutional Development. “Manna has always assisted the College when we needed help, but this partnership will ensure that our students and their family members are taken care of when it comes to food resources.”

Pensacola State College Covid-19 Response Plan stresses distancing, masks, cleanliness and safetydecorative image of safetysign-300×225-1 , Pensacola State College Covid-19 Response Plan stresses distancing, masks, cleanliness and safety 2020-08-05 09:03:27

Pensacola State College Covid-19 Response Plan stresses distancing, masks, cleanliness and safety

Walk the halls on any Pensacola State College campus, and you’ll see everyone masked up and keeping their distance. Walk into any office and you’ll find hand-sanitizer and more masks. And the disinfectant wipes for each office are on their way.

Pensacola State’s Covid-19 Response Plan gives details on how the College will work to keep PSC students and employees healthy and virus-free.

“The purpose of the plan is let all College employees and students know about the required protective actions the College is putting in place to fight Covid-19 and keep everyone safe and healthy,’’ said Tom Gilliam, PSC Vice President of General Counsel.

decorative image of rotary_1200-300×300-1 , Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows honored with Rotary award 2020-08-05 09:01:42

Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows honored with Rotary award

Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows has been named the 2020 recipient of the Grover III Robinson Award by the Rotary Club of Pensacola. The award goes to the Rotary member who best exemplifies the Rotary Club’s motto of “Service Above Self”.

The award is named for Grover Robinson III, father of Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson IV. Grover Robinson III was an Army veteran who fought in the Vietnam War and earned a Bronze Star. He also served in the Florida House of Representatives for 14 years and was a former Rotary Club of Pensacola president. Robinson III, along with his wife Sandra Robinson, died in a helicopter crash in New Zealand in 2000. The Pensacola Rotary also gives an award named for Sandra Robinson.

decorative image of stembldg1-300×124-1 , Pensacola State’s new STEM facility ready for fall opening 2020-08-05 09:00:22

Pensacola State’s new STEM facility ready for fall opening

The new state-of-the-art Pensacola State College STEM building will be open and ready for students when fall classes begin on Aug. 17.

The 23,389-square-foot, $15 million facility will be home to programs including mathematics, cybersecurity, computer science and other high-tech fields of study.

“We’re all excited to move over there,” said Robert Pratten, PSC Cybersecurity instructor. “Who wouldn’t be interested in moving into something new? It’s going to give us more space and more room in one centralized location.”

The new STEM facility replaces the 60-year-old Mary Ellison Baars building, which was demolished before construction began on the building in January 2019. The new East Wing building is Phase I of an ambitious project that will eventually include a Phase II West Wing, and a third-floor connector.