Pellissippi State: Seats for Holiday Spectacular limited, so arrive early

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Pellissippi State Community College will host its popular Holiday Spectacular in early December. Don't miss it!
Pellissippi State Community College will host its popular Holiday Spectacular in early December at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus. Don’t miss it!

Get into the holiday spirit by attending Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert, offered in two performances, 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3.

The Holiday Spectacular is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.

Because space is limited, the college is asking that guests arrive 30 minutes before each performance for tickets. Tickets will be issued at the door to the first 495 guests, and having a ticket guarantees a seat.

The Holiday Spectacular, themed “An Appalachian Christmas” this year, takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical and dance ensembles performing classical choral numbers, bluegrass, and jazz.

The Holiday Spectacular 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.

While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

For additional information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, call (865) 694-6400 or visit To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or

Download this press release: Holiday Spectacular 2015

Pellissippi State #GivingTuesday campaign will support student scholarships

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Pellissippi State Community College student Elicia Ferrer thanks generous donors who fund scholarships like hers. On December 1, Pellissippi State will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back, by asking community members to consider giving to student scholarships to help students like Elicia.

Pellissippi State Community College will participate in the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, to support student scholarships.

Many of Pellissippi State’s 10,000-plus students need scholarships funded by the Pellissippi State Foundation in order to go to school. On Giving Tuesday, the Pellissippi State Foundation encourages you to give to support student scholarships at

“This year, with so many students being helped by Tennessee Promise, it’s easy to think of community college as being free,” said Peggy Wilson, executive director of the Pellissippi State Foundation. “But the truth is, the majority of our students don’t qualify for Tennessee Promise. Those students still desperately need scholarships in order to attend college.”

In 2015, 80 percent of Pellissippi State Foundation scholarships went to students who were adults or non-traditional or to students who would otherwise have been ineligible for Tennessee Promise funding.

On Giving Tuesday, the Pellissippi State Foundation will raise funds for all students, with emphasis on funds that are in the greatest need of donations — particularly those that support veterans looking to return to college and homeless students.

The Pellissippi State Foundation works to provide student scholarships and emergency loans, as well as to improve facilities and secure new equipment. For more information about the Foundation, visit or call (865) 694-6528.

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. It takes place each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. For more information, visit

Download this press release: PSCC Giving Tuesday

Pellissippi State Announcements, Nov. 9

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Pellissippi State Community College’s Marketing and Communications Office has earned two Gold Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 2. The Gold Award for Media Success Story was presented for the college’s communication campaign for a campus visit from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. The Gold Award for Social Media Messaging and Campaigns was given in recognition of the success of the 2014 Giving Tuesday campaign, which raised money for student scholarships.

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Nov. 2

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The Dance: Solitude and Connection on the Tech Frontier, a lecture by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Donn King, is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This presentation is one of the Faculty Lecture Series events, and the series is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State. The lecture is free and open to the community. For more information, visit

Cindy Atchley has been named Pellissippi State Community College’s director of Placement. In her new role, she will work with local employers to find job opportunities for Pellissippi State students and graduates. Atchley previously served as an admissions coordinator in Enrollment Services at the college.

Revolutionary War Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens, a presentation in which Terry Sisk and Ralph Martin, Pellissippi State Community College alumni and war reenactors, discuss the decisive Colonial victories — takes place at noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. The event is free and the community is invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 865-539-7275.


Download this news release: PSCC Announcements Nov 2


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