Pellissippi State Community College’s Marketing and Communications Office has earned two Gold Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 2. The Gold Award for Media Success Story was presented for the college’s communication campaign for a campus visit from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. The Gold Award for Social Media Messaging and Campaigns was given in recognition of the success of the 2014 Giving Tuesday campaign, which raised money for student scholarships.
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Community College Week has recognized Pellissippi State Community College in CCW’s 2015 rankings as awarding the fifth-highest number of associate’s degrees in the nation, among both two-year and four-year institutions, in the communication technologies/technicians and support services field. Pellissippi State offers four concentrations in its Media Technologies degree program.
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Pellissippi State Community College is now the largest community college in Tennessee.
According to the Tennessee Board of Regents, Pellissippi State’s governing body, the college’s fall 2015 enrollment is 10,325. The number of full-time students is 6,630. Not only is Pellissippi State’s enrollment higher than any other community college’s in the TBR system, but the college’s student enrollment is up 2.2 percent from last year.
Of the students contributing to Pellissippi State’s growth, 1,752 are Tennessee Promise students. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship and mentoring program that covers tuition and fees for community college students across the state.
“We’re pleased that Pellissippi State is the largest community college in the state,” said L. Anthony Wise Jr., the college’s president. “What’s most important, though, is that we strive to provide the best education to our students.
“At each of our five campuses, our faculty and staff are dedicated to these students — all 10,325 of them — and those faculty and staff work to make sure that our students succeed. That’s the fact that matters.”
In the past few years, Pellissippi State has set records for the number of students sent to study abroad and the number of high school students taking dual enrollment classes for high school and college credit. In 2013 and 2014, Pellissippi State set statewide records for the number of associate’s degrees awarded, with 1,286 in 2014 alone.
“We’re incredibly proud of the achievements of our students,” Wise said. “But the importance of these numbers isn’t in the actual statistics — it’s in the lives that are changed when our students earn their degrees, gain new opportunities and reach their goals.”
For more information about what the college has to offer, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400.
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