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Student serves her community

Josh Wilks Published: January 21, 2004 She’s the first to admit she’s a talker.  But the talent of effectively communicating with all kinds of people has led PJC student and alumnae Rosalynn Bates down the path to places she never thought she’d go. In her tiny cubicle in the Milton Community Center on Byrom Street,...

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I want to be famous

James Hagen Published: December 5, 2003 I’ve come to a horrifying realization.  In this 24-hour entertainment culture we live in, where everyone has their 15 minutes of fame, everyone in this country is famous, except me. Well, it certainly seems that way.  Featured on the cover of People magazine this week was “Bachelorette” star Trista...

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PJC to implement emergency alert system

Kristin Martin Published: November 26, 2008 Pensacola Junior College could implement an emergency text-messaging system by the end of this semester, said Dr. James Martin, vice president of Student Services. That means when an emergency strikes on or around campus, students and faculty immediately will receive a text message notifying them of what’s happening and...

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Stress, lack of hygiene and rest may cause sickness

Danica Spears Published: October 29, 2008 The common sounds of runny noses, sneezes, and congested coughs are in full swing among many college students during the late fall and early winter seasons. Simple hygiene, like washing your hands after using the bathroom, may be the cure for the majority of common colds that are unknowingly...

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Pens and paper out, laptops in

Kristin Martin Published: October 29, 2008 An increasing number of students are using their laptop computers during classes for typing in-class notes and connecting to the Internet. “It’s really grown,” said John Atkins, economics professor, about the use of laptops in his classes over the past few years. He said about 20 percent of students...

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PJC focuses on environmental sustainability

Sarah Thompson Published: October 29, 2008 Sustainability is a word heard often at PJC this semester, as the college kicks off a two-year, district-wide project related to environmental and economic sustainability. With the assistance of a task force and a website, instructors have developed a number of activities in many different subjects. Mike Will, PJC...

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PJC Board of Trustees meets on Warrington campus

Katie Coseo Published: October 29, 2008 PJC Board of Trustees, along with PJC president, Dr. Ed Meadows, were called into session at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the McMillan Auditorium on the Warrington campus. Dr. Gonzalez, interim vice president for instructional affairs, presented two articulation agreements for board approval – with the University of...

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Student activities coordinator departs from PJC

Wynonia Barrows Published: Sunday, October 5, 2008 Emily Mahood, coordinator of Student Activities, left PJC on Sept. 25, after she was offered a job as the coordinator of Student Development at the Art Institute of Atlanta. “In the last 5 years, I’ve felt like I’ve become a part of this big PJC family, and it...

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Going green at PJC

Kimberly Sweetman Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 People across the world are crying for a greener society, but what does that mean to us? What does that mean to the PJC student? How can we help to make a greener world when some of us can’t even decide what major to select? The faculty at...

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Paramedic and EMS programs receive ambulance donation

Katie Coseo Santa Rosa County Lifeguard Ambulance Services donated an ambulance for the PJC Paramedic and EMS programs. The Lifeguard service is owned by Deborah and John Roche who service Santa Rosa County. “John called and asked, ‘What can we do for your program?’” explained Sandy Hartley, the department chairman of Dental and Emergency Services....