The Genius of Stupidity

There we stood…much like we had for the past hour and a half. The buzz of fluorescent lights and the suppressed smell of acetone hung thickly in the air. I’d fallen victim yet again to one of femininity’s many painfully lengthy beauty rituals- the cosmetic run. My own cosmetic habits are admittedly quite minimalistic; I’d merely been dragged along as...

PJC BOARD APPROVES MOVE TO ADD BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

From Staff Reports November 14, 2008 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Junior College Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to pursue the offering of baccalaureate degrees. “This is an expansion of our mission that will allow us to serve our community better, especially in some areas of critical workforce shortage,” said Board of Trustee Chair Vincent Andry. PJC is a...

Michelle Obama encourages early voting in Pensacola

Kristin Martin Published: Monday, October 27, 2008 Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, spoke at an “Early Vote for Change” rally around noon on Oct. 11 at the Pensacola Civic Center, and encouraged a crowd of about 6,500 people to vote early and for Barack Obama. “We want you to march over, vote early...

Walking tour this Saturday

From Staff Reports Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The Jared Sparks Historical Society of PJC will have a walking tour of Downtown this Saturday October 18, 2008 from 10 AM to 12 noon. We will meet at Palafox and Wright Streets SE corner. All are welcome as the tour is free. See where Andrew Jackson received East and West Florida...

PJC students and employees attend the American Heart Association walk

Katie Coseo PJC employees and students from all three campuses attended the American Heart Association Heart Walk hosted in downtown Pensacola on Nov. 1. The team captains Butch Branch, from Milton, Dr. Marilyn Coseo, from Warrington, Sheran Noles and Sharon Richards, from Pensacola, gathered co-workers, friends and students to participate. Donations were accepted for the AHA from dozens of participants....

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 breaks my heart to go,”...

Downtown walking tour with Professor Broxton

Joshua Encinias Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 As smoky twilight gave way to dawn, captive Francis Scott Key penned “The Defense of Fort McHenry” offshore the port city of Baltimore in 1814. That September morning found the flag and fort tattered but standing.  Key’s poem about the “banner [that] yet wave” became the United States national anthem and Ft. McHenry...

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 PJC was asked the same...

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. Although the EMS and Paramedic...

Culinary students win bronze medal in state competition

Ashley Thompson Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 Culinary students at Pensacola Junior College are celebrating their recent win of a bronze medal award they received while participating in the annual Florida State Championship Team Skills Competition. The competition was held two weeks ago at the Orlando Convention Center coordinating with the National Restaurant Association’s Food Show. The team missed out...