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Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Initiated through help from an Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Grant, the welding technology program at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville program is a success story behind a job placement percentage that is at nearly 100 percent. “Job placement for our graduates is at 90 percent,” said Mark Gonzalez, an assistant professor of welding technology at the […]

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State College Visual Arts Instructor Linh O’Briant earned a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards program. O’Briant’s recognition from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design was for her participation in a group project that used discarded steel office frames to design and construct a structure that not only served as disaster […]

Tuition, quality up at Florida public colleges

Tuition, quality up at Florida public colleges

In the last five years, tuition at the University of Florida increased by more than 44 percent. Across the state, 30 hours at UF costs an in-state student $6,312.90, while Florida State University costs $6,506 and the University of South Florida costs $6,409.70. That’s a $2,000 increase from five years ago. Locally, tuition has increased more than 50 percent at the University of West Florida […]

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

More area students are participating in dual enrollment classes, but the Santa Rosa and Escambia County School Districts are getting a break on the cost, thanks to an agreement with Pensacola State College (PSC). A new agreement with PSC, has generated savings for the local districts. According to Buddy Hinote, Director of High School Education for Santa Rosa County Schools, PSC has agreed to reimburse the district for 30 percent of the $71.09 per credit […]

National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists

Gulf Breeze High School announced two National Merit Semifinalists, seniors Joshua Argentine and Gant Player. The semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. They must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn high SAT scores.

Hackers attack UWF network

Hackers attack UWF network

The University of West Florida announced July 31 that individuals attacked the school’s network and intercepted usernames and passwords for about 160 people. UWF said that all affected users will receive a separate notification by close of business Friday. The university is urging all individuals with UWF ArgoNet accounts and members of the general public who […]

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Two Navarre High School students and the worship minister from Navarre United Methodist Church are participating in Pensacola State College’s production of “Big: the musical,” which is being presented July 25 – 27 and Aug. 1 – 3 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Kathan Brannon will play the part of Billy Kopecki, the main […]

Getting girls excited about science

Getting girls excited about science

Nearly 30 middle school girls from Santa Rosa County are experiencing science in fun and exciting ways June 23 – 27 at Pensacola State College. PEGASUS (Play, Engage, Grow, Achieve … Summer of Uplifting Science) is an effort to engage young females to participate in science and technology activities. Read more in the July 3 […]

Navarre student’s art wins “Best in Show”

Navarre student’s art wins “Best in Show”

Marcus Gibbs of Navarre received “Best in Show” honors from the Northwest Florida State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division, during the awards ceremony for the annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition at Northwest Florida State College for his work “After the Day.” The student art works, along with the annual NWFSC Faculty Exhibition, are […]

Florida Senate and House pass rival spending bills

Florida Senate and House pass rival spending bills

By Gary Fineout, Associated Press Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Flush with plenty of extra cash during an election year, the House and Senate on Thursday passed rival versions of a new state budget that spends more money on child protection, health care for the disabled and public schools. But there remain key differences between the two chambers over everything […]

‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt Sign with Pensacola State

‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt Sign with Pensacola State

Allison ‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt signed a letter of intent Jan. 16 to attend Pensacola State College and play softball for the Pirates. Surrounded by family, friends and teammates, the two close friends signed together. Both said they look forward to playing together at the next level. Pettigrew has pitched for the varsity team since […]

Saturday’s College Football Schedule Dec. 7

Saturday’s College Football Schedule Dec. 7

Saturday’s College Football Games: 11 a.m.: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (ABC) Tweet about it: #OUvsOKST   11: UCF at SMU (ESPN) Tweet about it: #UCFvsSMU   11: C-USA – Marshall at Rice (ESPN2) Tweet about it: #MRSHvsRICE   2:30: Texas at Baylor (Fox) Tweet about it: #TEXvsBAY   3: SEC – Missouri vs. Auburn (CBS) Tweet about it: #MIZZvsAUB […]

Friday and Saturday’s college football TV schedule

Friday and Saturday’s college football TV schedule

Friday 11 a.m.: Iowa at Nebraska (ABC) Tweet about it: #IOWAvsNEB 11 a.m.: SMU at Houston (ESPN2) Tweet about it: #SMUvsHOU 12:30: Bowling Green at Buffalo (ESPNU) Tweet about it: #BGSUvsBUFF 1:30: Arkansas at No. 17 LSU (CBS) Tweet about it: #ARKvsLSU 2:30: Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh (ABC) Tweet about it: #MIAvsPITT 2:30: Fresno State at SJSU (CBS Sports) […]

Turkey Day Football and more

Turkey Day Football  and more

The football games begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day with Green Bay Packers facing the Detroit Loins on Ford Field in Detroit, MI. on FOX. Game two is between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. on CBS. The third and final game […]