Pellissippi State invites incoming Tennessee Promise students to ‘Scholarship Saturday’

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Pellissippi State Community College will hold a special Scholarship Saturday event Saturday, Sept. 26, to encourage eligible high school students to sign up for Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and fees for community college students across the state. Students who will be college freshmen in August 2016 must apply for Tennessee Promise by Nov. 2, 2015 in order to receive funding.

Scholarship Saturday will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 147 of the Educational Resources Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about Pellissippi State and about the process of qualifying for Tennessee Promise dollars. Light refreshments will be servedchong qi you yong chi.

Scholarship Saturday is completely free.

“We’re inviting students to come out for Scholarship Saturday so we can help them through the process of signing up for Tennessee Promise,” said Rebecca Ashford, vice president of Student Affairs at Pellissippi State. “It’s extremely important that students understand that they must meet the Nov. 2 deadline to qualify to receive Tennessee Promise funding. If a student misses this deadline, they won’t have another opportunity to take advantage of the Promise scholarship.”

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/promise or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: Scholarship Saturday

Student artwork from study abroad on display at Pellissippi State

Symbol by Jennifer Brickey
“Symbol,” by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Jennifer Brickey, was taken in Paris in 2015. Brickey led a study abroad excursion this summer through the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies.

Students will present artwork they created from their 2015 study abroad experiences during Pellissippi State Community College’s “Paper Trail Vol. 2” exhibit Sept. 14-Oct. 2.

“This is the second edition of this exhibit, which highlights the artwork of students created while they were studying abroad with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies,” said Jennifer Brickey, an assistant professor in Liberal Arts. “This year’s exhibit includes student work from Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and various cities in India and Scotland.”

The free exhibit takes place in the Bagwell Center Gallery on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A reception to meet the student artists is set for 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

The event is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts.

TnCIS, whose headquarters are at Pellissippi State, organizes study abroad opportunities as part of its mission of boosting international experience and culture in higher education across the state. In the eight years since its founding, TnCIS has supported 2,656 students statewide in pursuing a global education through study abroad. Pellissippi State sent 204 of its own students abroad in 2015, setting an institutional record.

For more information about TnCIS, visit www.tncis.org or call (865) 539-7280.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: Paper Trail Vol 2

"Over the Edge," by Pellissippi State Community College student Megan Leader
“Over the Edge,” by Pellissippi State Community College student Megan Leader.
"Why" by Pellissippi State Community College student Shannon Mazza.
“Why” by Pellissippi State Community College student Shannon Mazza.

This week at Pellissippi State, Sept. 8-14

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“Freedom Isn’t Free: How Congress Really Works,” the first of the 2015-2016 Faculty Lecture Series offerings, is presented by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Jake Hamric in honor of Constitution Day. Hamric discusses the role of money in American congressional politics. The event is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The community is invited to the free lecture. 

Knoxville Opera Company presents “A Spectacular Opera Season!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This sneak peek at Knoxville Opera Company’s 2015-2016 season includes performances by soprano Linda Barnett, bass-baritone Peter Johnson, and maestro Brian Salesky, from “Mefistofele,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Tosca.”

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Sept 8_14

This week at Pellissippi State, Aug. 31-Sept. 7

Knoxville Opera Company presents “A Spectacular Opera Season!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This sneak peek at Knoxville Opera Company’s 2015-2016 season includes performances by soprano Linda Barnett, bass-baritone Peter Johnson, and maestro Brian Salesky from “Mefistofele,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Tosca.” 

Day of Remembrance, in memory of 9/11, takes place at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The remembrance is free and open to the community. The gathering is in the Courtyard or, in event of rain, Goins College Center.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Cost is $70 for any two students who register at the same time. One person must register for both students simultaneously to qualify for the special pricing. Space is limited. Students who successfully complete the eight-hour training course can then apply for a state carry permit. An $8 range fee for each student is payable to the instructor during class. To register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Aug. 31

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