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Honors Program2000 The Sandra and Grover Robinson III Honors Program begins with 42 Robinson Scholars.

2001 WSRE TVWSRE-TV becomes the second broadcaster in Florida to air a digital signal.

2002 Anna Lamar Switzer CenterStunning Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts opens on Pensacola campus as a major cultural resource for the college and community.

2004 Hurricane Ivan DamageCategory 3 Hurricane Ivan wreaks havoc in September, causing more than $10 million in damage to PJC’s three campuses, Downtown Center and NAS Center. PJC faculty and staff work tirelessly to reopen for classes in less than three weeks after the storm.

2005 Jean & Paul Amos Performance StudioState-of-the-art Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio opens on Pensacola campus.

2006 Mary Ekdahl Smart Center for Patient Simulation Training & ResearchThe Mary Ekdahl Smart Center for Patient Simulation Training & Research opens on the Warrington campus. The 12,000 square foot facility includes an emergency room, a 10-bed lab, ­ simulation labs, a birthing suite, debriefing rooms and custom recording systems that can broadcast live or from archives.

2007 Harvard Center for Medical SimulationHarvard Center for Medical Simulation faculty holds three-day workshop at Mary Ekdahl Smart Center on the Warrington campus.

2008To commemorate the college’s 60 years of service, NASA astronaut and alum Alan Poindexter takes a specially minted college medallion on the PJC Celebrating 60 Years LogoAtlantis Space Shuttle mission in February and returns it toPresident Ed Meadows to be used as the college’s Presidential Medallion.

The college’s Board of Trustees votes to pursue offering workforce baccalaureate degrees.

2009 Hobbs ClassTwo state-of-the-art facilities open on the Pensacola campus: the spacious Edward M. Chadbourne Library and the high-tech Raymond and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence.

2010 Florida State Board of Education and SACS Commission on Colleges grants approval for two workforce baccalaureate degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration and Supervision.

Pensacola State College LogoThis approval also includes an official name change from Pensacola Junior College to Pensacola State College, beginning July 1, 2010.

The District Board of Trustees approves the renaming of Adult High School to Collegiate High School.

2011 Pensacola State Womens Basketball 2011 In January, classes begin for Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration and Supervision programs.

The Lady Pirates basketball team, coached by Chanda Rigby, wins the FCCAA State Championship and ends the season ranked third in the nation.

Pensacola State College unveils the Florida Heritage Site Historical Marker honoring the original site of the college at the corner of Palafox and Cervantes streets in downtown Pensacola.

2012 South Santa Rosa Center The college extends its accessibility, opening two new Centers in January – the stunning 35,000 square-foot South Santa Rosa Center and the extensively-renovated Century Center.

Lady Pirates basketball players make history as the college's first athletic team to win back-to-back FCSAA State Championships. Coached by Chanda Rigby, the team again ends the season ranked third in the nation.

Pensacola State College continues to provide top-quality education, offering more than 100 programs and areas of concentration that lead to bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. About 1,300 faculty and staff work together to serve more than 27,000 students each year.