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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a graduate in recognition of significant professional achievement, service to the community and support of the College and/or its Foundation. A plaque will be presented to the recipient during the Fall Commencement Ceremony where he or she will also have the opportunity to address members of the Class of 2017.

Marilyn Harper

2017 Recipient

Marilyn Harper
Class of 1994 – Associate of Arts

2016 Recipient

Vrondelia (Ronni) Chandler
Class of 1994 – Associate of Applied Science General Technology – Interdisciplinary – Engineering/Media Technology
Certificate in Customer Service Management – Business and Computer Technology

2015 Recipient

Trevis Gardner
Class of 1991 - AAS Civil Engineering Technology
Certificate in Land Surveying

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2014 Recipient

Rhonda Lee
Class of 2004 – Paralegal Studies

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2013 Recipient

Tracie Livesay
Class of 1995 – Legal Assistant Technology

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2012 Recipient

Terry Sisk
Class of 1976 – Mechanical Engineering Technology
Faculty Member, 1980-2012

Nomination Process – Nominations may be made by anyone including you.

  • Complete the Nominee Information Form
  • Complete a Recommendation Letter for the nominee
  • Send all documents to the Alumni Relations office by February 7, 2017

All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection committee comprised of members of the Pellissippi State Foundation Board of Trustees.

The finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner will speak at the December 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Criteria – Nominee must

  1. Be distinguished in his or her chosen business, profession or life’s work
  2. Have demonstrated a continued interest in Pellissippi State Community College and/or its Foundation and must have contributed his or her time, talent or other resources to benefit the institution
  3. Must have completed an Associate's degree at Pellissippi State

Deadline for submission of nomination is February 7, 2017.

Nominee Information

Please tell us about the person you would like to nominate. Those with * are required fields.

*Full Name:  

*Address One:  
Address Two:  
*City:     *State:     *Zip:  

*Preferred Phone Number:  
*Email Address:   

*Job Title:   

*Graduation Year:  
(Nominees should be graduated from Pellissippi State for a minimum of five years.)

Major:     *Degree:  

NominATOR Information

Please tell us about yourself.

*First Name:     *Last Name:  

*City:     *State:     *Zip:  

*Preferred Phone Number:   *Email Address:   

Recommendation Letter

Mention the nominee's professional accomplishments, community contributions, service to the College and/or its Foundation, and other information that you deem noteworthy.

*I am recommending this individual for the Distinguished Alumni Award because...

Please feel free to contact the Alumni Relations office at (865) 539-7242 for more information.