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Pellissippi State to honor Distinguished Alumni at May 10 Commencement

At its May 10 Commencement ceremony, Pellissippi State Community College will recognize more than a thousand new graduates—and one 1995 graduate. Tracie Livesay, who completed an associate’s degree 18 years ago, will be honored with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. … Continue reading

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International exhibit features Pellissippi State Photography instructor’s work

John Edwin May’s photographs capture a microcosm familiar to some but seldom chronicled by professional photographers: small-town wrestling. May, who teaches photography at Pellissippi State Community College, has a regional following that recently expanded to an international audience. May’s work … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State to confer record number of degrees at May 10 Commencement

Pellissippi State Community College will once again confer a record number of associate’s degrees when this year’s Commencement program takes place May 10 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The two-year institution will confer 1,393 associate’s degrees during the ceremony. Approximately … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State Art instructor named University of Wyoming Visiting Artist

His recent and upcoming travel itinerary includes art installations in Florida, Georgia, New Mexico and Texas. Add a jaunt to Wyoming in April to serve as a Visiting Artist in Foundations for one week at the University of Wyoming in … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State instructor’s work selected in international photo competition

John Edwin May, who teaches photography at Pellissippi State Community College, is a first-round winner in ONWARD Compé, an international photography competition for emerging photographers. Juried each year by a leading figure in contemporary photography, ONWARD Compé spotlights new work … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: Randy Boyd honored with statewide philanthropy award

Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe, has been honored by Pellissippi State Community College as a recipient of the 2013 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. The award, bestowed annually by the Tennessee Board of Regents, recognizes individuals who … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State art faculty member named to City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee

Jeffrey Lockett, Art professor and program coordinator at Pellissippi State Community College, has been invited by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero to serve a three-year term on the City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee. The committee was created in 2008 to … Continue reading

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Students named to Pellissippi State chapter of international honor society

More than 175 students were inducted into Pellissippi State Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for fall semester. The new additions to Alpha Theta Xi bring the number of PTK members who attended Pellissippi State in … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State students earn paralegal scholarships

Two Pellissippi State Community College students have been named winners of scholarships that attracted applicants from across the state. Daniel Ostrom, in his second year of Paralegal Studies, was awarded an $800 scholarship from the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association. To … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State presented $10,000 BP Fueling Communities donation by KenJo Markets for students with disabilities

Pellissippi State Community College has received a $10,000 BP Fueling Communities grant from KenJo Markets in support of the college’s students with disabilities. KenJo Markets President Charles W. “Wes” Carruthers Jr. nominated the college for the grant, and he presented … Continue reading

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