Category Archives: Awards

Pellissippi State awarded grant promoting women in IT

Pellissippi State Community College has won a $1,000 grant to help encourage women in computing and information technology programs. “In some of my computer science and information technology classes, I’m the only woman or in the minority among mostly male … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State students named SouthEast Bank Scholars

The Pellissippi State Foundation and SouthEast Bank announced last month that three Pellissippi State students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year. The recipients are Jerri Reed, Michael Smith and Sydney Youngman. … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State honors couple on National Philanthropy Day

Pellissippi State Community College and the Pellissippi State Foundation honored Joe and Judy Johnson at a National Philanthropy Day celebration Nov. 14. Joe and Judy Johnson are longtime supporters of Pellissippi State. Joe was chairman of the Foundation’s Board of … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State tops state in associate’s degrees in 2012-2013

Pellissippi State Community College led Tennessee in the number of associate’s degrees awarded by two-year colleges this past school year, and now the college has established its first winter Commencement ceremony next month to accommodate graduates and their families. Pellissippi … Continue reading

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Small Business Development Center names ‘Rising Star’ business excellence winner

In an award ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Knoxville office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, which is administered by Pellissippi State Community College, presented Bliss and Bliss Home as its 2013 Rising Star winner. The Rising Star award … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State earns two state public relations association honors

Pellissippi State Community College came away with two awards at the Tennessee College Public Relations Association conference in Cookeville this summer. Julia Wood, Pellissippi State’s director of Marketing and Communications, was named the Charles Holmes Award recipient, and the college … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State students earn second place in Knoxville Film Festival

Five Pellissippi State Community College students recently placed second in the student competition of the Knoxville Film Festival for their Civil War-inspired short film. The six-minute film, titled “If You Don’t Run Fast Enough, the Past Will Catch Up to … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State grad accepted to prestigious Atlanta photography review

It was about a 1 in 20 shot, and Nicole Carnival, a Pellissippi State Community College graduate, made it. Carnival has been accepted for participation in this year’s Portfolio Review, part of the annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography conference taking place … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State awarded record-breaking $4.6 million grant by federal Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Pellissippi State Community College a grant for $4,569,689—the largest single amount the school has ever received. The funding is part of a $474.5 million DOL effort to help community colleges around the country … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State faculty member featured in New York Times March on Washington retrospective

Robert Boyd, an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State Community College, was featured last week in a New York Times article commemorating the March on Washington in 1963. The 50th anniversary of the event, which included the now-famous “I … Continue reading

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