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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 10th Annual Day of Clays Event presented by TRANE was the most successful shoot yet. On Saturday, October 2nd, over $110,000 was raised with all proceeds directly aimed at supporting Pensacola State College students and programs. “As we emerge through this pandemic, our ongoing support for students continues to be of the utmost importance,” said…
On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 the Information Technology Association of the Gulf Coast, Inc. (IT Gulf Coast) presented Pensacola State College (PSC) with a generous gift of $5,000 – of their $20,000 pledge – to establish a new scholarship fund as part of the Your Community, Your Legacy Campaign. PSC cybersecurity and mathematics faculty gathered with IT Gulf Coast Board Members in the Baars Technology Building to celebrate the exciting opportunity for students.
The Margie and Alan Moore Endowed Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have persevered through adversity and are striving to continue their education. Throughout their lives, Margie and Alan Moore have worked with and supported organizations that help open the doors of education for young people, including Margie’s work as Past President of the Pensacola…
Central Credit Union of Florida has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to the Pensacola State College Athletics Department.
Danny Gilman, chairman of the CCUFL Board of Directors and a PSC alumnus, made the gift announcement Monday, Sept. 27, at a press conference in the College’s Hartsell Arena.
“Today, we are strengthening our commitment to funding the athletics program because we believe future leaders are groomed through PSC’s team sports and your strong focus on academic excellence,’’ Gilman said. “Our commitment to provide $100,000 to support the future leaders developed through PSC’s athletics program is a signal of our believe in your work and the value that work provides to our members.”
We are pleased to announce the opening of two new exciting exhibits at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts – showcasing the works of Lauren Woods and PSC’s own Visual Arts faculty. As we usher in a new school year, this is a wonderful time to learn more about how the Visual…