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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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Instructor from China shares culture, language with Pellissippi State students

When Shuang Liu told friends in China she would be teaching in Tennessee, they first asked if she planned on going to the mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is well known in her hometown of Shenyang, the capital … 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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Pellissippi State book-and-rummage sale to benefit students

Prowling through the gently used items at the upcoming Second Hand Heart and Book Sale Fundraiser can pay off not only for attendees who grab great deals but also for students who attend Pellissippi State Community College. The combination book-and-rummage … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State professor gives input to improve math understanding in Tennessee

Dave Vinson has taught college students at Pellissippi State Community College math for the past 21 years. Now the associate professor is taking on an educational challenge aimed at a younger population. Vinson has agreed to serve as Tennessee’s lead … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State hosts Backstage Pass event to launch arts series

For more than 35 years, Pellissippi State Community College has welcomed the community to take part in the institution’s many cultural activities. Beginning this fall, Pellissippi State launches The Arts at Pellissippi State, an arts series that offers more opportunities … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State appoints new vice president of Academic Affairs

Pellissippi State Community College has named Ted Lewis, a college administrator from Texas, to be the new vice president of Academic Affairs. The appointment comes after a nationwide search that resulted in more than 40 applicants for the position. Lewis … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State educator honored with state teaching award

Nancy Pevey still uses a document camera in her classroom. She admits to telling some “pretty corny” math jokes. She makes errors while working sample math problems for her students—usually on purpose. Pevey, an associate professor of Mathematics at Pellissippi … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State’s Hospitality coordinator receives international leadership award

Tom Gaddis, who coordinates the Hospitality concentration at Pellissippi State Community College, has been named a 2012 recipient of the Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leadership Award. The award, presented by the Chair Academy, recognizes leaders in post-secondary institutions worldwide who … Continue reading

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