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Merger affects classroom locations starting in spring

Justin Otto The Corsair Students will take classes in history and languages in a different building this spring. The History, Language and Philosophy department is in the process of merging with Behavioral Science in building 14. Because of the merger, faculty are taking on new roles within the campus. History, Languages and Philosophy Department Head...

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Simmons found competent to stand trail

 ASHLEY THOMPSON The Corsair After spending the last three months in Florida State Hospital, Jaworski Lee Simmons was found competent to stand trial during a hearing yesterday in Pensacola.  Simmons faces charges of battery, sexual assault and kidnapping/false imprisonment after he allegedly forced a female student into PJC’s Pensacola campus restroom stall and strained sexual contact...

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Suspect in PJC sexual assault faces competency hearing

  ASHLEY TOMPSON The Corsair The suspect in a sexual assault on the Pensacola campus last spring will go before a judge on Nov. 30 to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial, according to the state attorney’s office. Jaworski Lee Simmons, 28, was charged with forcible sexual battery, battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment...

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PJC plans to build in Gulf Breeze

ASHLEY THOMPSON The Corsair PJC, in conjunction with the Santa Rosa School District is set to begin building a new facility in the Midway area of Gulf Breeze. This facility, called PJC South Santa Rosa Center, will house multiple areas of study and will include labs and classrooms, as well as an administrative area, and...

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PJC ABE student dies during police chase

MADELAIN TIGANO The Corsair PJC’s Adult Basic Education student, 17-year-old Victor Steen, lost his life early morning Oct. 3 after fleeing a construction site in Brownsville. A News release states, Officer Jerald Ard, 35, from Pensacola Police Department saw Steen take off on his bicycle and proceeded to chase him with his cruiser. Ard tried...

The Corsair awarded General Excellence
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The Corsair awarded General Excellence

The Corsair placed in nine categories to take the General Excellence award Oct. 23 at the Florida Community College Press Association banquet in Ocala.  It was the fifth year in a row the PJC newspaper has won with Christina Drain as adviser. Individual awards include – First Place Danica Spears – sports photo, picture story...

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Pensacola Chamber of Commerce partners with PJC

ASHLEY THOMPSON -The Corsair The Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with PJC to launch the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), an online community intended to help new high-tech companies in the area. “PJC provides working space and a supportive environment that will serve as a bridge between the CIE and...

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12th Annual multicultural job fair set for February

Leilani Alim Published: January 24, 2006 As a student, trying to find a job can quickly turn into an arduous task.  Trying to fit in the time to travel from employer to employer in between classes can become extremely hectic. Finding employment should not be that difficult. There is an easier way for students to...

PJC lobbyist battles budget cuts to education
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PJC lobbyist battles budget cuts to education

by Paul Smith The 19th century German statesman, Otto von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” It is Larry Bracken’s job not only to see laws being made, but also to influence the legislative process in the lawmaking sausage-factory of the Florida Capitol. That’s because Bracken...

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Santa Rosa County campus to be completed within three years

Wynonia Barrows Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 In order to make student commuting easier, Pensacola Junior College and the Santa Rosa County School District are teaming up to build a new campus that will cost about $11 million. “Unlike what was said by other sources, the official name of our new campus is the South...