Ed Meadows

Pensacola State College has been given a major gift from a local couple. “I try to encourage all the youngsters that I know to get an education.” Education has always been important to Ron Miller. The long time Pensacola businessman recently sold his company, Arco Marine and other real estate holdings. With that money, he and his wife Jan have named Pensacola State College as the beneficiary of a $2.5 million Charitable Remainder Unitrust or CRUT.

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

A program that helps students at Pensacola State College transfer to UWF has been renewed and updated. It's called PSC2UWF, and it replaces a similar agreement that was signed in June, 2014. "One of the greatest assets of the Florida higher education system is the close relationship between its state colleges and its universities" said University of West Florida President Dr. Martha Saunders.

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Pensacola State College has taken home a prestigious national award for its student tutoring program. The Community College Futures Assembly awarded Pensacola State its 2017 National Bellwether Award for Instructional Programs and Services. At an announcement meeting at the college on Thursday, PSC President Dr. Ed Meadows talked about the awards.

Northwest Florida State College

Dr. Martha Saunders is not the only new institution of higher learning president on the panhandle. Earlier this month the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Devin Stephenson as the fourth president in the college’s 53-year history. He spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett about his new position.

Pensacola State College

  The year 2016 is expected to be a year of challenges for Pensacola State College, both academically and financially.

When the state Board of Education approved a performance-based funding plan for higher education, it led to more than $600,000 being withheld from PSC’s base funding, which totals $34 million.

arc-gateway.org

Pensacola State College and Arc Gateway are beginning PALS – Program for Adult Learning and Support – a two-year post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About 40 students will make up the inaugural PALS class, including Cameron Northup, who was born with Down syndrome.

“I do not want to go into detail about my disability,” said Northup. “I want to talk about my abilities.”