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From professional paintballer to youngest assistant director, Pellissippi State graduate aims for success

Kevin Fillers thought he would spend his career aiming a paintball gun at opponents, but with the help of Pellissippi State Community College, he’s aiming instead for a career in business. Fillers, who earned an Associate of Science degree from … Continue reading

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Honda grant to help urban high-schoolers at Pellissippi State’s Summer Institute

Pellissippi State Community College’s Summer Institute will get a boost this year to include a new STEM—science, technology, engineering, mathematics—emphasis, thanks to a $46,760 grant from the American Honda Foundation. The grant was awarded through the Pellissippi State Foundation. “The … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State hosts digital workflow expert for March 6 lecture

Pellissippi State Community College will host R. Mac Holbert, the co-founder of Nash Editions and The Image Collective and an expert on digital workflow, at a lecture presentation on Thursday, March 6. Holbert discusses digital workflow 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: Honors students featured in student music recital

Pellissippi State Community College’s Student Honors Recital will feature the musical stylings of 18 students. The recital is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State announces new Automated Industrial Systems concentration

Automation is at the technological cutting edge of manufacturing. Now training in that technology is available at Pellissippi State Community College, and it’s linked to a degree. In fall 2013, Pellissippi State launched a new Automated Industrial Systems concentration within … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: Abolitionist John Brown topic of Feb. 27 talk

Joy Ingram, an associate history professor at Pellissippi State Community College, delivers a presentation about white Civil War abolitionist John Brown Thursday, Feb. 27. Part of the college’s Faculty Lecture Series, Ingram’s presentation, “John Brown: Maniacal Egoist or Moral Crusader?” … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State to host Humphrey Fellows in February, March

Pellissippi State Community College will host two Humphrey Fellows during February and March in an effort to foster understanding about the role of community colleges in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are mid-career professionals from other nations who travel to … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State hosts Knoxville Opera for ‘Magical Music of Shakespeare’

“The Magical Music of Shakespeare” is the theme of a special Knoxville Opera Company performance at Pellissippi State Community College on Monday, Feb. 24. The KOC program features musical selections from operas and Broadway musicals that were inspired by Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State presents student theatre production ‘Freedom Circus’

Pellissippi State Community College students will be the stars—and writers and directors—of the upcoming theatre production “Freedom Circus,” Feb. 21-23. “Freedom Circus” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Pellissippi State’s Clayton Performing Arts Center, on the Hardin Valley … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State earns prestigious Engineering Technology accreditation

Pellissippi State Community College joined the ranks of a select few when it recently received accreditation of its Engineering Technology degree program in six concentrations from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. A Certificate of Accreditation in Engineering … Continue reading

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