Gov. Bill Haslam honored Pellissippi State Community College’s 40-year anniversary by proclaiming Sept. 4, “Pellissippi State Community College 40th Anniversary Day.”
“We’re honored that the governor recognizes Pellissippi State’s legacy in education and are proud that he is celebrating our anniversary with us,” said L. Anthony Wise Jr., Pellissippi State president.
Pellissippi State was founded as State Technical Institute at Knoxville on Sept. 4, 1974. The inaugural class included 45 students in three associate’s degree programs, all in engineering technology. Today, Pellissippi State enrolls more than 10,000 credit students across five campuses in Knox and Blount counties.
Throughout the next year, Pellissippi State will be celebrating 40 years of “Achieving Success, One Story at a Time.” The college will host community events as well as special activities for students, faculty and staff. Students, alumni, and community members are encouraged to share their own positive stories and memories of Pellissippi State at www.pstcc.edu/anniversary. On social media, use #PSCC40.