New facility is home to College’s math and advanced technology programs
It was a day of celebration as the ceremonial ribbon was cut Monday, Oct. 30, on Pensacola State College’s new Bear Jones Moore Reeves Center for Math and Advanced Technology.
“This is a great day for Pensacola State College, our students, our supporters, and Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,” said PSC President Ed Meadows.
“The Bear Jones Moore Reeves Center for Math and Advanced Technology will provide state-of-the-art instructional space for our math department and enable us to expand our advanced technology and cybersecurity programs. Our cybersecurity programs are among our most rapidly growing degree programs.”
The first classes will be held in the new 59,080-square-foot facility in January.
Construction on the $22.5 million facility started in June 2022. The building is Phase II of the College’s STEM complex. Phase I – the Baars Technology Building ─ opened in 2021.
The center’s name pays homage to the Bear Family Foundation, the late Bill and Jo Jones, the Pete Moore Family and James “Jim” Reeves. The group collectively donated $1 million to the College to fund STEM-related scholarships.
The Bear Jones Moore Reeves Center has eight classrooms/lecture halls, four computer labs, one emerging technologies lab, one prototyping area, 19 faculty offices, and a department head suite complete with individual offices for the department head and assistant department head. A 2,735-square-foot rooftop venue is also part of the center, along with a third-floor connector linking the Phase I and Phase II buildings.