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Pellissippi State pilot program to target adult learners

Adult learners at Pellissippi State Community College will have the opportunity to take part in a mentoring pilot project designed to enhance student engagement and increase retention rates, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents. TBR … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State to dedicate Pond Gap Elementary community garden

Pellissippi State Community College’s Service-Learning Program invites community members, students, families and volunteers to celebrate the conversion of lawn to garden plot at a ceremony at the Pond Gap Elementary School. The community garden ceremony takes place 3-4 p.m. Monday, … Continue reading

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Support students at Pellissippi State golf tournament

Enjoy a fine day of golf while supporting college students pursuing higher education opportunities at Pellissippi State Community College’s 10th Annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament. This year’s Swing Big for Students event takes place Monday, May 12, at … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: New Student Orientation sessions available before summer term

Two New Student Orientation sessions are being offered for students planning to attend summer semester at Pellissippi State Community College. Classes for summer begin May 27. New Student Orientation sessions are 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Community invited to Pellissippi State’s annual Student Design Showcase

Pellissippi State Community College graphic design students display what they’ve created in their coursework during the annual Communication Graphics Technology Student Design Showcase. The exhibit is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24. The theme of this year’s showcase is “A Spark … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State celebrates Earth Week with film, displays, native-plant speaker

Pellissippi State Community College has a jam-packed schedule of events for Earth Week at all five of its locations, beginning Monday, April 21. “We’ve had such a great response to Earth Day events in past years,” said Karen Lively, sustainable … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State answers learning needs with help from TBR grant

Pellissippi State Community College faculty will seek to improve student success through a new course redesign, with the help from Tennessee Board of Regents Course Revitalization Initiative grants. Two English courses and a math course will pilot the project at … Continue reading

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‘Sanctuary’ author’s talk speaks to Pellissippi State’s Common Book

Pellissippi State Community College hosts Greg Johnson, an author and News Sentinel columnist, for a reading from his meditation on the Smoky Mountains, “Sanctuary,” at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. The free event takes place at the Strawberry Plains Campus, … Continue reading

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‘Pell-Aware’ Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day scheduled at Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College hopes to help students succeed when it hosts a campuswide Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day Wednesday, April 16. The free event, Pell-Aware, is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: Community invited to Blount County Campus Health and Wellness Fair

Pellissippi State Community College hosts a Health and Wellness Fair at the Blount County Campus Wednesday, April 16. The fair features health-care exhibitors providing demonstrations, materials and health checks. The free event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the main lobby … Continue reading

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