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GCSC TO HOLD ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARENESS DAY

Community Services Awareness Day
Gulf Coast State College is hosting Community Services Awareness Day, an event devoted to good health and habits on Tuesday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read more about Community Services Awareness Day...

GCSC OFFERS LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS

lifeguard training
GCSC is offering a lifeguard training class that is open to the community. The class will be held Mar. 2 - 13 at GCSC's Panama City Campus Pool. Red Cross certification will be issued following successful completion of the course. Read more about the course and prerequisite swim abilities...

GCSC OFFERS NO-COST DENTAL EXAM FOR CHILDREN DURING ANNUAL "KIDZ KLINIC"

kidz klinic
The Gulf Coast State College Dental Hygiene Program will host “Kidz Klinic” in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month on February 20 – 23 at the College’s dental clinic February 20 - 23. Read more about Kidz Klinic...

GCSC TO HOST GIRLS’ DAY IN ENGINEERING

girls day
Gulf Coast State College is hosting "Girls’ Day in Engineering" on Tuesday, February 21, from 5:15 - 7:30 PM at GCSC's Advanced Technology Center. Read more about Girls' Day...

COACH ROONIE SCOVEL INDUCTED INTO ALL SPORTS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

coach scovel
Gulf Coast State College’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Roonie Scovel, has been honored as a 2017 inductee to the All Sports Association Hall of Fame. Read more about Coach Scovel...

GCSC HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR WRITERS

conference for writers
Gulf Coast State College’s Language & Literature Division is hosting the 2nd Annual Conference for Writers on April 7 & 8. Read more about the conference...

GCSC HOSTS DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE NORTH BAY CAMPUS

drive-in movie night
Gulf Coast State College’s Student Government Association is hosting its annual drive-in movie night on Friday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them followed by Dr. Strange. Read more about the drive-in...

GCSC PRESENTS “ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION”

Italian American Reconciliation
The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is excited to present “Italian American Reconciliation,” a comic folktale by John Patrick Shanley. Read more about the production...

GCSC HOSTS FREE APPLICATION WEEK FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

free application week flyer
Gulf Coast State College is hosting a Free Application Week February 13 – 17 for high school seniors planning to attend GCSC. Throughout the week, students can meet with their GCSC Navigator to submit their college application free of charge. Read more about the event...

GCSC HOSTS “BUILDING A CAREER WITH A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY: ASSOCIATE’S, BACHELOR’S AND BEYOND”

psychology public forum
GCSC is hosting a community forum called “Building a Career with a Degree in Psychology: Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Beyond” on Tuesday, February 14, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GCSC's Sarzin Lecture Hall. Read more about the forum...

GCSC'S ADN PROGRAM RECEIVES STATEWIDE RECOGNITION

ADN ranking
GCSC's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program has ranked 40th out of the 136 programs in Florida by RegisterdNursing.org's "Best RN Programs In Florida" report. Read more about the ranking and ADN program...

GCSC HOSTS SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENAGERS

Screenagers
GCSC's VPA, in partnership with Girls, Inc. and Alignment Bay County, is hosting a free showing of the award-winning film Screenagers. The screening will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. in the Amelia Center Theatre. Read more about the film...

GCSC'S PRESIDENT'S AND DEAN'S HONOR LISTS ANNOUNCED FOR FALL 2016

fall 2016 president's and dean's list

Gulf Coast State College President, Dr. John Holdnak, has announced the students named to the President’s and Dean’s Honor Lists for the Fall 2016 semester. Read more to view the list...

GCSC OFFERS LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS

lifeguard class

GCSC is offering a lifeguard training class that is open to the community. The class will be held Feb. 9 - 20 from 6-10 p.m. at GCSC's Panama City Campus Pool. Red Cross certification will be issued following successful completion of the course. Read more about the course and prerequisite swim abilities...


VPA HOLDS SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

 scholarship auditions
GCSC's Visual & Performing Arts Division will hold scholarship auditions for the 2017-2018 academic year for Theatre, Music, Entertainment Technology and Art. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. in he Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts. Read more about the auditions...

GCSC PRESENTS "MENAGERIE"

menagerie
GCSC's Visual & Performing Arts Division is excited to present "Menagerie," a group exhibition that will run February 3 - March 3, with an opening reception on February 3, from 5-7 p.m. Read more about the exhibit...

GCSC HONORS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

distinguished alumni 2017
GCSC will honor two of its finest graduates, Glen McDonald and Jarrod Wester, at the Eighth Annual Distinguished & Rising Star Alumni Awards on Thursday, February 23. Read more about the Awards Dinner...

GCSC HOSTS JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT STUDENT VETERANS

jazz for vets

GCSC's Visual & Performing Arts is excited to present a Jazz Concert benefiting the GCSC Foundation's Military/Veteran Emergency Assistance Fund. The event will include performances by Chris Godber & Friends, Hornstew Jazz Ensemble, Christopher Rochester & GCSC Jazz Ensemble and will be held Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Read more about the concert...


GCSC TO HOLD EDUCATOR PREPARATION INSTITUTE COMMUNITY FORUM

epi forum
The Educator Preparation Institute is holding a community forum for those with a four-year degree looking for a career in teaching. In six to eight months, the EPI program prepares students to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 1 in the Social Sciences Building, room 112 at 5:30 PM. Read more about the forum...

GCSC FOUNDATION ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

scholarships are a click away
The GCSC Foundation is starting the scholarship application cycle for the 2017-2018 school year. All students planning to attend Gulf Coast in the fall 2017 academic term are eligible to apply! Read more about the scholarships...

GCSC Holds Auditions for "Cabaret"

cabaret auditions
GCSC's Visual & Performing Arts Division is holding auditions for Kander and Ebb's production of "Cabaret" on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 PM. Auditions are open to GCSC students and the community. Read more about the auditions...

GCSC surprises elementary students

  GCSC surprises Cherry Street Elementary School students with food, treats and gifts for the holidays!


GCSC OFFERS LOW-COST FITNESS CLASSES TO COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASSES
Just in time for the New Year, GCSC is offering low-cost Zumba Fitness, Circuit Training and Yoga classes to the community during the Spring 2017 semester. Registration also includes access to the fitness center and pool. Read more about the classes...

GCSC HOSTS "SPRING BACK" TO PREP STUDENTS FOR SPRING 2017

SPRING BACK
To prepare for the Spring 2017 semester, GCSC is hosting "Spring Back" on Tuesday, January 3, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students can stop by the Welcome Center to take a personalized campus tour and get help with any last minute details. Read more about Spring Back...

GCSC FOUNDATION HELPS STUDENTS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL

student
The GCSC Foundation has been the bedrock of our College over the past 50 years. They work with our students to provide them with the best educational opportunities and provide approximately 750 scholarships annually to deserving students to create a lasting impact. Read more about the Foundation...

GCSC HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION "SO YOU WANT TO BE A THEATRE MAJOR?"

theatre panel discussion
The panel will feature theatre graduates and current students who will share their experiences with aspiring theatre students. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 20 in the Amelia Center Theatre Lab at 7 p.m. Read more about the panel discussion...

GCSC RECEIVES STATE AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION

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Several of GCSC's programs have received state and national recognition with Accredited Schools Online "Best Of" rankings of four-year schools for the 2016-17 school year. Read more to learn about the rankings...

GCSC HOSTS JUMPSTART EVENT

jumpstart poster
Want to get a Jumpstart on your college career? GCSC is hosting a free event for prospective students interested in enrolling for the Spring 2017 semester on Thursday, December 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center. Read more about Jumpstart...

GCSC's Culinary School Ranked Third Best in Florida

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GCSC's Culinary program has ranked third in the state of Florida by Best Choice Schools in the "Top 10 Best Culinary Schools in Florida 2016-2017" report. Read more about the ranking and Culinary program...

The Visual & Performing Arts Division Presents Festive Holiday Concert

holiday concert 2016
GCSC's VPA Division is excited to present the annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the spirit of the season at this free event! Read more about the Holiday Concert...

GCSC HOSTS FREE APPLICATION WEEK FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

free app week
GCSC is hosting a Free Application Week November 28 - December 2 for high school students planning to attend Gulf Coast. Throughout the week, students can meet with their GCSC Academic Transition Advisor, or "Navigator," to submit their college application free of charge. Read more about Free Application Week...

GCSC STUDENTS TEST INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE PRODUCT

beta testing
GCSC nursing students were chosen to be a part of the elite testing group for a new, innovative product that enhances the training of nurses, paramedics and other clinical specialists. Read more about the beta testing...

GCSC FOUNDATION HOLDS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SEMINAR

foundation scholarship seminar
The GCSC Foundation is holding a free Scholarship Application Seminar on Tuesday, November 15 in the Language & Literature Building, Sarzin Lecture Hall, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The seminar is for current and prospective students planning to attend GCSC during the 2017-18 school year. It will provide information regarding steps to apply, deadlines and tips on essay writing. Read more about the Free Application Seminar...

GCSC TO HOST VETERANS APPRECIATION WEEK

veterans appreciation week
GCSC will be hosting Veterans Appreciation Week  November 7-11. As a way to say thank you, we will be celebrating all of the men and women currently serving in the military, too. Departments throughout the college will be hosting events during the week to show support for our veterans. Read more about Veteran's Appreciation Week...

GCSC TO HOST HOT TOPIC DELIBERATIVE FORUMS

medical marijuana
GCSC is hosting two deliberative forums on important hot button issues including medical marijuana and healthcare. They will feature specially trained GCSC student moderators and are designed to educate participants about key issues. Read more about the forums...

GCSC RANKED TOP 25 COLLEGES IN FLORIDA

BADGE
GCSC has been ranked 23rd out of the 112 accredited colleges and universities in Florida, according to Online Colleges "Top Colleges 2016" report. The list is based on a variety of factors including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. Read more about the ranking...

GCSC PRESENTS THE CLASSIC COMEDY "TARTUFFE"

tartuffe
The Visual & Performing Arts Division is excited to present Moliere's "Tartuffe," a classic comedy about a fraud and pious impostor. Read more about Tartuffe...

GCSC hosts "Veterans Small Business Roundup"

vboc
Veterans Small Business Roundup is for aspiring military veterans looking to start a business of their own and will take place November 4, from 3-5 PM in the Advanced Technology Center. Representative Jay Trumbull, Jr. is the keynote speaker along with a panel of local veteran entrepreneurs who will share their experiences as they transitioned from the military into entrepreneurial businesses. Read more about the event...

GCSC's CYBERSECURITY TEAM WINS 2ND PLACE IN COLLEGIATE COMPETITION

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Corps Tigris (also known as the "Tiger Team,") Gulf Coast's student cybersecurity team, netted second place in its first ever cybersecurity and network defense competition. The Tigers earned second place at the inaugural collegiate competition at the annual ITEN Wired Conference in Pensacola, Florida on October 13. Read more about the competition...

GCSC presents "The Right to Decide" exhibition

the right to decide
The Visual & Performing Arts Division is excited to present "The Right to Decide," an international poster exhibit on October 28 - November 23. The exhibit features posters by 62 artists from 25 countries, including some of the most respected poster artists in the world. Read more about the exhibit...

GCSC TO HOST College Goal Sunday

college goal sunday
GCSC's Financial Aid Office will be hosting a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion event on Sunday, October 23, from 11AM-2PM. Read more about College Goal Sunday...

GCSC TO HOST "Finish what you started. You're Almost There!"

finish what you started
GCSC is hosting "Finish what you started. You're Almost there!," and event specifically for former GCSC students who have completed 30 or more college credits but have not finished their degree program. The event will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 6-8 PM in the Advanced Technology Center. Read more about Finish What You Started...

GCSC to host LGBTQ Film Festival

lgbtq film fest flyer

GCSC is hosting Bay County's first LGBTQ Film Festival called "Bridging Communities Through Film" on October 21-22. The two-day event will feature LGBTQ-related documentaries, film shorts and feature-length films. Read more about the festival...


GCSC to host "Meet the Candidates"

meet candidates
 The Civic Engagement Task Force is hosting "Meet the Candidates" event on Thursday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the McSpadden Student Union East. Students and members of the community can meet and talk to candidates in this year's elections. Read more about Meet the Candidates...

 VPA presents the Ninth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

9th cup show
 GCSC's VPA presents the Ninth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function that will run Oct. 3-21 with an opening reception Oct. 7, 5-7 PM. THe show surveys a wide variety of approaches to contemporary ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel, the cup. Read more about the Cup Show...

 GCSC presents "The Amelia Center Honors"

ac honors logo
GCSC's Amelia Center Honors will honor recent retiree Rusty Garner, former Professor of Music, to celebrate his career and contributions to the College and the community on Saturday, October 8 in the Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts. Read more about the Amelia Center Honors...

 GCSC Hosts Statewide Civic Engagement Conference

sga clear conference
The Student Government Association (SGA) at Gulf Coast State College is hosting a Civic Learning Engagement and Responsibility (CLEAR) Conference for GCSC students and other colleges and high school students from across the state. Read more about the CLEAR Conference...

 GCSC Hosts Educator Preparation Institute Community Forum

EPI forum
GCSC's Educator Preparation Institute is hosting a community forum on Tuesday, September, 13 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for those with a four-year degree interested in gaining certification to teach in the K-12 system in the state of Florida. Read more about the forum...

  Gulf Coast Hosts Annual College Night

College Night Poster
Are you looking to transfer to a university, start school for the first time or thinking about coming back? Come out to GCSC's annual College Night on Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to meet with representatives from Gulf Coast and other colleges and universities. Read more about College Night...

GCSC Presents "An Evening of Magic with Matthew Holtzclaw"

An evening of magic with Matthew Holtzclaw
Join us for a fun night of magic, mystery and illusions! Matthew Holtzclaw, GCSC Alumnus and well-known NYC magician will hold performances on August 26 & 27 in the Amelia Center Theatre Lab at 7:30 p.m. Read more about the show...

 Unmanned Vehicle Systems program earns accreditation

new UVS program
GCSC has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer an Associate in Science in Unmanned Vehicle Systems. GCSC, in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,  developed the new AS degree program, received approval from the FLDOE and became the first state college in Florida to offer the degree. Read more about the accreditation and program... 

Out-of-state tuition waived for all active duty military

 
GCSC has always been a military-friendly college. Thanks to the new Florida law HB 799, GCSC is now more accessible than ever to those who serve, regardless of where they are from or where they’re deployed. Read more about the new law...

We're launching into Unmanned Vehicles

GCSC Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Jobs using Unmanned Vehicle Systems are estimated to increase by 19,000 within the next decade. GCSC is entering the industry early by partnering with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop and implement a new Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) Associate in Science programRead more about the program...

GCSC Fall 2016 Registration in Progress

GCSC Fall 2016 Registration
Have you registered for Fall 2016? If not, there is still time! We are currently registering students for Fall 2016 classes. You can enroll in-person throughout the summer Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or online 24/7 at www.gulfcoast.edu/admissions. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (850) 769-1551, ext. 3892. Read more about fall registration...

 GCSC and CMT are partnering to host "Empowering Education"

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GCSC and CMT are partnering together for CMT's Empowering Education Initiative to inspire viewers to further their education. We will be hosting up-and-coming artist Courtney Cole, who recently opened for Miranda Lambert on the 2015 'Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour', and had a recent single hit #1 on Taste of Country's Top 10 Countdown. Read more about the concert...
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