Category Archives: Service-Learning

Pellissippi State to dedicate Pond Gap Elementary community garden

Pellissippi State Community College’s Service-Learning Program invites community members, students, families and volunteers to celebrate the conversion of lawn to garden plot at a ceremony at the Pond Gap Elementary School. The community garden ceremony takes place 3-4 p.m. Monday, … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State students, employees to participate in Ijams River Rescue

Pellissippi State Community College students and employees will spend the day on Saturday, April 5, cleaning East Tennessee’s waterways. The occasion is Ijams Nature Center’s River Rescue, and the Pellissippi State effort is being coordinated by the college’s Service-Learning program. … Continue reading

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Young filmmakers address making a difference at ‘Give a Damn?’ showing, Q&A

Can you make a difference? Students and the community have the opportunity to pose that and other significant questions to three young activist filmmakers Pellissippi State Community College is hosting on Friday, Feb. 7. The filmmakers will take part in … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State–Pond Gap Elementary community garden needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at two upcoming Saturday workdays for the Pond Gap Elementary School community garden, a project of Pellissippi State Community College. Pellissippi State’s Service-Learning program has partnered with Pond Gap and the University of Tennessee to install the … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State recognizes veterans during Civic Engagement Week

Pellissippi State Community College is placing special emphasis on veteran fellowship and veteran strength with a planned Civic Engagement Week Sept. 10-17. “Civic Engagement Week is about promoting a culture of altruism among our students. This year, the focus of … Continue reading

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Service-Learning partnerships: Pellissippi State to break ground for Pond Gap community garden

Pellissippi State Community College’s Service-Learning program is planting the seeds for the spread of college-sponsored community gardens on the grounds of Knox County Schools. Pellissippi State’s first garden project, part of a larger effort in Knox County to help students … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State’s knoxAchieves students meet scholarship requirements by volunteering with Mobile Meals

Getting fruit into the hands of some of the people who need it most—shut-ins served by Mobile Meals—made the holidays more meaningful for some Pellissippi State Community College students. The first-ever “Fruitful Endeavor” took place at Thanksgiving at Pellissippi State’s … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus pilots program for Second Harvest

Students from Pellissippi State Community College’s Strawberry Plains Campus have teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and others to get healthy snacks into the hands of deserving elementary and middle school kids in Knox County. This … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State: Engineering Technology students enhance campus with service-learning project

Service-learning gives Pellissippi State Community College students an opportunity to learn while improving the community. In some cases, that means improving Pellissippi State’s campuses, too. Just ask Ted Maitlen and Ben Manuel, two students in Engineering Technology’s Mechanical Engineering concentration … Continue reading

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