Publications Student of the Month March

Publications Student of the Month March

Congratulations to Kimberly Bogers, Pensacola State College, for being named the FCSAA Publications Division Student of the Month for March!

Here’s what we learned about Kimberly: “Kimberly has been the editor-in-chief of Pensacola State College's student-run newspaper, The Corsair, since Fall 2015. When the fall semester began last year, there were only a handful of staff members, and the Corsair did not have an advisor. Despite this, Kimberly and her staff managed to release an 8-page print issue just in time for it to be on the stands by the first day of class. Since then the Corsair has gained a full-time advisor, and the staff has increased to over twenty active members. Since August of last year, we have published two 8-page print issues, three 12-page print issues and one 16-page print issue, all of which have contained stories that have kept PSC's student body well-informed and aware of local issues and events. We have greatly improved The Corsair's website and published various stories on it, and we have also worked to keep all of our social media accounts up-to-date with the latest news. As the editor, Kimberly has been able to help her staff develop into confident and skilled journalists. Since the beginning of this semester, she has held two staff meetings a week to discuss story ideas and work through any issues, and once a month the group meets to have a work day where all available staff members assist in writing headlines, writing photo captions and copyediting stories for the next print publication.”

Further: “Since becoming a college student in the Fall of 2014, Kimberly has done her best to be very involved with various aspects of Pensacola State College. She was a senator for PSC's Student Government Association and an active member of PSC's Volunteer Activities Board for her first two semesters. As a result of working over 100 volunteer hours with SGA and VAB within one 
school year, she earned a bronze Presidential Service Award. In the Spring 2015 semester, she became a writer and photographer for The Corsair. She won four awards for her work at this past October’s FCSPA conference. Since the Fall 2015 semester, she has been the editor-in-chief of the Corsair and the Vice President of Public Relations for PSC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Theta Chi. As VP of Public Relations for Theta Chi, she has publicized their workshops, events and services and co-hosted an orientation session for new PTK members. As the Corsair's editor-in-chief, she has overseen the publication of six print issues and worked with an incredible staff of hard-working students who do their best to make our monthly publication the best it can be.” 

Congratulations to this outstanding student, and our thanks to Ms. Ingram for taking the time to nominate her for this recognition.