A half million dollars is a bunch of money. And at Pensacola State College, one of the consistently affordable colleges in the nation, that $500,000 goes a long way. Pensacola business icon Sandy Sansing has donated over $500,000 in scholarships to more than 1,100 PSC students since starting a scholarship at the College in 2002.…
Domestic Violence Awareness Week Ends with Walk That Raises Funds for Carla Williams Memorial Scholarship
It was another reminder that their beloved Carla Williams was gone. Still, the family of the Pensacola State College Pirate legend knew they had to walk through the pain. After all, they and so many others were walking to raise awareness about the trauma and tragedy of domestic violence and raise scholarship funds in Williams’…
Bill Davis’ brisket is so good he doesn’t fancy it up with much. “Just salt and pepper” and then cook low and slow for about 13 hours. Not everything that Davis serves in his Texan B’s BBQ food truck is so simple and minimalistic. His pork has a more involved rub. His barbecue sauce? It’s…
PSC alumna Kristian Breeze During spring break 2018, Kristian Breeze and her partner took a road trip to New Mexico. One of the must-see stops for Breeze, a Pensacola State College graphic design student at the time, was the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. The museum celebrates one of the country’s most significant artists,…
The five honorees recognized at the Pensacola State College Distinguished Alumni Association Awards Gala on Saturday, June 11, have not only made the College better. They have improved their communities as well.
“This event celebrated the achievement of outstanding individuals,” said Hailey Lotz, PSC Executive Director or Development, Alumni and Athletics. “It was about our heritage and history. We gathered to recognize greatness and honor individuals who have shown dedication to a higher purpose.”
When Zack Potts was a Pensacola State College student, he didn’t really know that much about all the financial aid opportunities available to students.
Now it’s his job to let PSC students and prospective students know about the many ways to receive financial assistance to attend the College.
Potts became a PSC financial aid specialist in March, just weeks before his May graduation where he earned a Dr. Marjan Mazza Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Management. He previously earned an Associate of Arts degree from the College in 2018.
Tyra Henderson started out at Pensacola State College as an EKG student, earning her certificate in the health care field in 2016.
She worked in health care for a few years, but when the pandemic hit, she said she just “couldn’t take it anymore.”
“I was steered into health care because of the job market,’’ Henderson said. “But it wasn’t for me. I always wanted to be in academics.”
Dr. Sueann L. Donahue was known as a teacher’s teacher. She was the teacher that other teachers came to for advice. She was the teacher who helped instruct the teachers who would follow her.
Donahue, a PSC alumna, died on Monday, April 4. She was 82 years old.
An endowed scholarship in her name will now help the next generation of educators studying at Pensacola State College.
The Dr. Sueann L. Donahue Beginning Teacher Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019. The first scholarships were awarded in spring 2021. The endowment total is $25,001.
Two new endowment scholarships at Pensacola State College have been created by longtime supporters of the College. Ret. Army Brig. Gen. John Adams and his wife, Dr. Laura Magan, along with friends Gerry and Mitzi Goldstein, have funded an endowment to provide scholarships for students in any field of study, including certificate programs. Also, Dave and Mary Hoxeng, owners of CatCountry 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620 AM, two popular area radio stations known for community outreach and service, have established an endowment to provide scholarships for journalism students. Both endowments were established through the PSC Alumni Association. Adams, Gerry Goldstein and Mary Hoxeng are Alumni Association Lifetime Charter Members.
Ryan Vann’s business is the fast-growing sport of disc golf. And Vann’s business education began at Pensacola State College.
Today, Vann is the owner of Flight Factory, a disc golf store that operates both online and from its brick-and-mortar store on Tippin Avenue near the Pensacola campus. Vann is one of the prime-movers in the Pensacola disc golf scene and not only because of his Flight Factory shop.