Pellissippi State Announcements, Sept. 21

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Pellissippi State Community College’s Faculty Recital is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This musical performance, themed “Traveling the World Through Music,” showcases the talents of Pellissippi State’s Music faculty members and includes pieces from North Africa, Australia, Brazil, and Europe. The event is free and the community is invited. For more information, visit

 The Knoxville Watercolor Society Exhibition is Oct. 5-23 in the Bagwell Center Gallery at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The society presents selected artwork from members’ current watercolor pieces. The event is free and the public is welcome. A reception is set for 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Sept. 14

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“Voting Rights Act of 1965: What’s Our Responsibility?” is the title of a panel discussion at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave, at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Panelists Virgil Davis, Pellissippi State faculty member; Daniel Brown, Knoxville city councilman; Rev. Gordon Gibson, Civil Rights activist; and Phyllis Nichols, president of Knoxville Area Urban League, will discuss the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the responsibility of citizens to vote and the consequences of not voting. Panel moderator is Georgiana Vines, Knoxville News Sentinel columnist. Event is free and open to the community.

Download this press release: PSCC Announcements Sept 14

Pellissippi State invites incoming Tennessee Promise students to ‘Scholarship Saturday’

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Pellissippi State Community College will hold a special Scholarship Saturday event Saturday, Sept. 26, to encourage eligible high school students to sign up for Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and fees for community college students across the state. Students who will be college freshmen in August 2016 must apply for Tennessee Promise by Nov. 2, 2015 in order to receive funding.

Scholarship Saturday will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 147 of the Educational Resources Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about Pellissippi State and about the process of qualifying for Tennessee Promise dollars. Light refreshments will be served.

Scholarship Saturday is completely free.

“We’re inviting students to come out for Scholarship Saturday so we can help them through the process of signing up for Tennessee Promise,” said Rebecca Ashford, vice president of Student Affairs at Pellissippi State. “It’s extremely important that students understand that they must meet the Nov. 2 deadline to qualify to receive Tennessee Promise funding. If a student misses this deadline, they won’t have another opportunity to take advantage of the Promise scholarship.”

For more information, visit or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or

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This week at Pellissippi State, Sept. 8-14

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“Freedom Isn’t Free: How Congress Really Works,” the first of the 2015-2016 Faculty Lecture Series offerings, is presented by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Jake Hamric in honor of Constitution Day. Hamric discusses the role of money in American congressional politics. The event is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The community is invited to the free lecture. 

Knoxville Opera Company presents “A Spectacular Opera Season!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This sneak peek at Knoxville Opera Company’s 2015-2016 season includes performances by soprano Linda Barnett, bass-baritone Peter Johnson, and maestro Brian Salesky, from “Mefistofele,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Tosca.”

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Sept 8_14

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