Pellissippi State Community College invites current and prospective students and their families to attend FAFSA Fright Night, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, at the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. The event will offer help to students who are filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, application to Pellissippi State and/or Tennessee Promise paperwork. The FAFSA opened early this year, and students are encouraged to complete it as soon as possible. FAFSA Fright Night also will include tours of the Nursing Center and Megalab, a costume contest and a drawing for a scholarship from the Pellissippi State Foundation. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu or call the Strawberry Plains Campus at 865-225-2300.
All types of books — from fiction to non-fiction and children’s books to cookbooks — will be available at this year’s Student Scholarship Book Sale at Pellissippi State Community College. The sale, which is held annually, will take place at all five of the college’s campuses during March and April. Proceeds from the sale go directly toward student scholarships.
Bargain hunters may also find collectible magazines like National Geographic, as well as a nice selection of DVDs and CDs. Pellissippi State faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, contributed items for the sale.
Locations, dates and times:
Blount County Campus — March 28-29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 30, 8 a.m.-noon, second floor main corridor
Division Street Campus — March 28-29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 30, 8:30 a.m.-noon, room 118
Hardin Valley Campus — April 4-5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, College Center in the Goins Administration Building
Magnolia Avenue Campus — April 11-12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., front lobby
The Student Scholarship Book Sale is sponsored by Pellissippi State’s faculty senate.
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pellissippi State Community College invites local high school students with disabilities and their parents to attend college career readiness workshops.
The one-hour workshop will inform students and parents about how to take and request accommodations for the ACT test, including when to take the ACT, general testing tips, and the types of accommodations you can request. The workshop is totally free, but participants must register. Reserve a spot at www.pstcc.edu/upep.
The workshops are provided by the college’s Universal Pathways to Employment Project. Dates, times and locations:
Blount County Campus — 6-7 p.m., Feb. 4, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, room 147
Today, Pellissippi State Community College hosted the grand opening of what it’s calling the Megalab, an economic and workforce development partnership initiative. The Megalab is located in the Jenny and Randy Boyd Building at the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus.
The lab houses equipment for advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing (3D printing), homeland security and sustainable living courses. The facility’s unique setup is available to students not only from Pellissippi State, but from Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville and the Career Magnet Academy at Pellissippi State.
“Each and every one of our students has promise, each of our students has a pathway to success, and every one of our students can benefit from our partnerships with the community, both on and off campus,” said L. Anthony Wise Jr., Pellissippi State’s president, during the grand opening ceremony. “Those facts are very evident in this Megalab, this place of shared vision in how to create educational and economic opportunities in this area of East Tennessee.”
Students using the Megalab will learn skills important to local industry. The Megalab will be a focal point for those pursuing certificates, degrees or other credentials in a variety of fields, including welding, automated industrial systems, industrial maintenance, cyber security and even agri-economics. National associations and corporations such as the American Welding Society, FANUC Robotics and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills will offer credentials to students who learn in the lab.
Randy Boyd, Tennessee commissioner of economic and community development, said, “I was blown away by this space when I walked in. Students in Tennessee, through the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, can now go to college free of tuition, but students need modern equipment and modern, great facilities.
“This facility is such a blessing for this area. It’ll be even more exciting when students go in there and begin to learn.”
Warren Nichols, Tennessee Board of Regents vice chancellor of community colleges, also lauded the Megalab as an example of what can happen when educational institutions work with community partners.
“We’re truly the topic of conversation across the nation,” he said.
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400.