Category Archives: Faculty/Staff

Pellissippi State names head of Division Street Campus

Esther Dyer has been chosen to be the new assistant dean of the Division Street Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. “She brings experience to the position in both education and business,” said Pellissippi State President Anthony Wise. “We are … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State honors employees and retirees

Pellissippi State Community College recently hosted its annual recognition of employees for outstanding service, longevity and retirement. At this year’s ceremony, the Excellence in Teaching Award went to Tyra Barrett, an associate professor in the Business and Computer Technology Department … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State Foundation receives civil rights-themed art donation

When Herb Rieth traveled the highways of Mississippi in 2005, he was doing so as an art teacher and as a son. Rieth was at that time serving as an art instructor in Starkville, and he frequently made the 150-mile … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State instructor helps students overcome fear of public speaking

When it came time to present her speech, Meaghan Marsh sang. The Pellissippi State Community College student belted out the first line of “O Canada,” the national anthem of Canada, and that was enough to get her started. In Larry … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State writer-in-residence to read poems from new book

In his ninth book of poetry, Ed Francisco’s search for the perfect words and expressions to illustrate his thoughts and experiences takes him through America, England, Finland and beyond. Francisco, English professor and writer-in-residence at Pellissippi State Community College, reads … Continue reading

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Nine Pellissippi State art faculty featured in downtown exhibit

Their chosen working materials vary, from fabric and metal to acrylics and mixed media. What the nine diverse artists have in common is that all are members of the studio art faculty at Pellissippi State Community College, and all are … Continue reading

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Late Kentucky poet laureate’s cufflinks return to family via Pellissippi State

A pair of cufflinks recently united the Pellissippi State Community College community with relatives of the well-known Appalachian author Jesse Stuart. Stuart (1907-1984), Kentucky’s poet laureate in 1954, is most famous for his novels “Taps for Private Tussie” and “The … Continue reading

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