Ebonwood Community Center hosts health fair, PJC students participate

Katie Coseo Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Ebonwood Community Center hosted a health fair on Oct. 18 for the nearby community and PJC students from the Warrington campus. Students from the dental assisting, licensed practical nursing (LPN) and registered nursing (RN) programs participated in educating citizens on the importance of blood pressure, diabetes awareness and dental hygiene. Other booths for...

Students at Fall Fling enjoy food, give blood

Katie Coseo Published: Friday, October 17, 2008 Under the fall sun with PJC’s colors covering picnic tables, the Student Government Association at the Warrington campus hosted the Fall Fling. Students were welcomed to join and enjoy a free meal served by Pirates Cove. “We’ve provided for every major event since we started,” explained Morgan Rosas, Warrington Campus’ Pirates Cove manager,...

Canine classes offered on campus

Katie Coseo Published: Sunday, October 5, 2008 Students with wagging tails, hanging tongues and the occasional slobber make one class on the Warrington campus an interesting one. Puppy Kindergarten and Dog Obedience classes are now being offered at the Warrington campus through the Continuing Education program. Each of the classes is divided according to the dogs’ age and size. Puppy...

Medical Explorers have first meeting of the year, use new ambulance simulator

Katie Coseo Published: Friday, September 26, 2008 The Medical Explorers are not doctors or mad scientists looking for the new and exciting in medical science, but are high school students from Escambia County who are interested in learning  more about the medical field. The first Medical Explorers meeting was held on the evening of Sept. 16 at the Warrington campus....

Faulty wiring blamed in car fire at Warrington

Katie Coseo Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 A car fire broke out at the Warrington Campus outside the Student Center Building at around 10:55 a.m. Sept. 9 before the scheduled 60th anniversary luncheon with Dr. Meadows. Campus police were on the scene before firefighters arrived. Officer Wallace Carter, who is also a student and Warrington SGA president, assisted in trying...

Warrington campus hosts tobacco intervention, teaches dangers of smoking

Katie Coseo Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 Warrington campus students were given the opportunity to attend a tobacco intervention, Sept. 17, in the Student Affairs building. Sara Harrison, Youth Tobacco Program specialist for West Florida’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), held the presentation, which gave tips persuading caregivers to talk to their patients about their smoking habits. “You don’t want...

Dunk a cop

Katie Coseo Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 Students on the Warrington campus will have an opportunity to “dunk a cop,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 23, in the parking lot of building 3300. “[The Student Government Association] is going to help support the Bucks for Books Scholarship that’s to aid students who can’t pay for books,” explained Wallace Carter,...

Students pray for salvation of others at PJC during See You at the Pole

Kristin Martin Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Over 20 students assembled for the annual See You at the Pole gathering to sing, read Bible verses and pray at 7 a.m. on Sept. 24 by the flag pole in front of building 7. “It’s important that we unite in prayer, because prayer is so powerful,” said Emily Martin, Baptist Collegiate Ministries...

Financial aid sometimes delayed

Wynonia Barrows Published: Friday, September 12, 2008 Many students may have wondered why they had to stand in multiple long lines for financial aid at the start of the semester. Karen Kessler, director of financial aid, said the main reason for the “long lines” was the lack of prepared students. She said the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)...

Three-car collision injures four people

Kristin Martin Published: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Around noon Sept. 11, three vehicles crashed at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Airport Boulevard. “The gray car came straight and hit the side of the champagne car, and it just spun it around and hit the front of mine,” said Tina Blackman. “I’m all shaken up.” Blackman and her daughter were...