Latin Dancers at the Hispanic Heritage Festival
Dancers at the Mediterranean Cultural Festival
Tres Vidas performance

Culture and Diversity

culture and diversity graphic

Diversity celebrates our uniqueness as individuals. It affirms the individual strengths, gifts, personalities, challenges, and differences in each employee, student, graduate, and supporter of Pellissippi State. Through exciting community events, Pellissippi State celebrates the culture and diversity that make us all unique, and it brings us all together.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Goins Building College Center
This event celebrates the Hispanic and Latino histories, cultures, and contributions.


American Indian Heritage Month

Monday, November 3, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Goins Building College Center
Featuring Arvel Bird, a violinist and Native American flutist, this event spotlights American Indian cultures with food, music, arts, and crafts.


Caribbean Carnival

Thursday, February 26, 6-8 p.m., Goins Building College Center
Originating in the islands of the Caribbean, the Carnival is based on folklore, culture, religion and tradition. This event celebrates the rich island culture with calypso music, dance, food and fun.


Eighth Annual Festival of Cultures

Friday, April 10, 4:00-8:30 p.m., J.L. Goins Administration Building
Truly a participatory event! Dance to music, sample foods from a diversity of nations and meet new friends during this multicultural celebration.