FCSAA Hall of Fame
The FCSAA Hall of Fame is comprised of Administrators, Coaches, Advisors, Officials, Students, and other nominees that have contributed a minimum of ten years to FCSAA or one of its member institutions. They have been selected by their peers on the merits of their community and state college contributions and achievements as well as significant accomplishments.
FCSAA Distinguished Service Award
The FCSAA Distinguished Service Award is given to deserving individuals who have provided significant leadership and service to the FCSAA Executive Committee and its many activities. Awardees have worked in support of the Association and its goals to promote, coordinate, and regulate intercollegiate activities among Florida’s community and state colleges. This award is the most prestigious award presented by the Association and is not presented annually. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Hall, former president of Florida Gateway College and 16-year member of the Executive Committee, is our most recent Distinguished Service Award honoree. For the full list of Distinguished Service Award nominees, check out this link.
Mr. Don Snowden has had a long and industrious career at Pensacola State College, having begun as a Music Instructor in 1987. Before working at PSC, Snowden received his bachelor’s degree from Livingston University in 1976 and his master’s from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1981. Since then, he has served as the Director of Bands and the Department Head of the Performing Arts Department. During his tenure, he has advised hundreds of music and theatre students, raised over half a million dollars for the department for scholarships and instruments, and conducted honor bands and clinics around the state and country. Mr. Snowden has contributed to the Florida College System Activities Association through his service on the FCSAA Board as a Music Division Representative from 2003 – 2007. Mr. Snowden’s significant and long-term contributions to the Florida College System are clear in the number of FCSAA awards earned by Pensacola State College students under Mr. Snowden’s leadership as department head. Below are some of Don’s accomplishments and recognitions:
- Muriel Shugart Music Award – 1998, 2001
- President of the Association of Concert Bands – 2007 to 2009
- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition – October 2013
- Champion of the Arts – 2016
- Professional Leader of the Year Award (Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence) – 2020
Don Snowden was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Music Division.