Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday October 16th 2018


Winners & Losers 9/1/16

The Winners & Losers staff left town because news of a possible hurricane coming our way. We pieced together this all-winners edition from the notes on cocktail napkins left on their desks.

University of West Florida
The University of West Florida has surpassed 13,000 in enrollment for the first time in the institution’s history, reaching 13,030 students for the Fall 2016 semester. The enrollment growth has been steady in recent years, reaching 12,416 in 2014 and 12,603 in 2015. Graduate students accounted for the largest growth entering Fall 2016, increasing by approximately 20 percent compared to Fall 2015.

Tree House Cinema
The movie theater donated its ticket proceeds from its 7 p.m. showings on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 of the film “Gleason” to help those devastated by the flooding in Louisiana.

Zarzaur Law P.A.
Attorney Joe Zarzaur and his team recently presented the Pensacola Humane Society with a check from donations collected during the firm’s August Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night “Legal Graffiti.”

Deb Moore
The community activist was given the United Way Service Award at the annual meeting for United Way of Escambia County. The organization thanked 3,637 community volunteers who donated more than 41,738 hours of service to make this work possible. Serving through initiatives such as Day of Caring, Cram the Van and ReadingPals, volunteer labor was equivalent to a $962,884 gift of time.

Pensacola Children’s Museum
The University of West Florida Historic Trust will extend Half-Price Sundays to the Pensacola Children’s Museum, beginning Sept. 18. The offer will kick off with an official Worldwide Day of Play event in partnership with Nickelodeon and “Greater Pensacola Parents” magazine from noon until 4 p.m. Worldwide Day of Play is a day each year during which Nickelodeon takes programming off the air for three hours to encourage children to get out and play.

Woodbine United Methodist Church
Over $5,500 in school supplies were delivered to Central School in Milton this month. Many of Central’s students were in dire need of assistance as they prepared for back to school. The members of Woodbine UMC, a congregation in Pace, donated over 200 bags with everything from pencils, crayons, to copy paper.

Dogs on Deployment
Volunteers came together to collect, organize and deliver relief efforts to the victims of Louisiana. The VFW Post 4833, VFW Post 4407, and Casino Beach Bar & Grille were the drop off points. The list of instrumental people included: Jacquie Nichols Mikolaczyk, Janet Watson; Allison and Joe Mercer; Jackie Wilde; Cynthia and David Chamberlain; Ashleigh and Joshua Jenkin; Coreena Breazeale; Glenda Dees; Shawn Vestal; Laurie Hickman; Lisa Black; Nikki and Mike Boland; Trish Keeney; Denise Greenwell; Peggy Morrison; Kimberly Jones; Racheal Kelly; Kirsty Roberg; Desiree and Jay Albarran; Trevan Bowman; Mike Collins; Megan Lewis; Toni Ankrom; Lorie Grefski; Nina Chestnut; Joseph Lanier; Mauri and Brad Harrison; Zachary Crouse; Chris and Katie McIntosh; Dawn Marie Grey; Sherri Bell and Bobbi Miller.