The Chain of Office
The Pellissippi State chain of office represents the authority of the president of the College. The chain is formed of bronze links that culminate in a jewel—the seal of the College—surrounded by a bezel of bronze fleurs de lis, which are representative of the iris, the state flower of Tennessee. The chain links are separated by plates inscribed with the names of the four presidents of Pellissippi State. Other plates in the chain are embossed with the flame of knowledge, while others are clasped hands that represent the College's commitment to serving the community.