Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to attend a presentation by Kenny E. Hawkins, sports director for News Channel 11 WJHL in Johnson City, about being able to understand and present good arguments. The free event will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7, in the community room at Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus. The event is sponsored by the Beyond the Common Book Club, which facilitates discussions about the college’s annual common reading for all freshmen students. This year’s Common Book is “An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments,” by Ali Almossawi. Anyone interested in the career fields of journalism or communications are particularly encouraged to attend. 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. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu or call the Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., at 865-329-3100.
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The Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative recognized Pellissippi State Community College for exceeding its study abroad goals during the 2014-2015 school year.
The college was one of only 12 higher education institutions to be recognized during the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington, D.C. This is the second year in a row that Pellissippi State has been recognized by the IIE.
This past summer, Pellissippi State sent 204 students on study abroad trips in partnership with Tennessee Consortium for International Studies. That exceeds Pellissippi State’s annual goal for study abroad participation.
“Students who study abroad have been shown to earn better grades and are more likely to persist through college to earn their degree,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “Study abroad isn’t something that should be reserved only for the few.”
According to IIE research, fewer than 10 percent of American undergraduates study abroad. Pellissippi State offers students scholarships, up to half the cost of the trip, to make study abroad accessible to more students.
“Just two years after joining Generation Study Abroad, colleges and universities across the country are seeing measurable results in their study abroad participation rates,” said Allan Goodman, the president and CEO of IIE. “Studying abroad is one of the best ways to prepare to enter and succeed in the interconnected, globalized workforce, yet 90 percent of American college students do not study or intern outside of the United States. We owe it to the next generation of Americans to explain why study abroad is more crucial than ever and to find ways to make it more accessible to a wider range of students.”
TnCIS, headquartered 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 nine years since its founding, TnCIS has supported 2,656 students statewide in pursuing a global education.
IIE Generation Study Abroad grants funding and scholarships to community partners and higher education institutions in its network.
For more information about TnCIS, visit www.tncis.org or call 865-539-7280. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
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Pellissippi State Community College ranks among the top community colleges in the nation for the number of associate degrees and certificates it awards.
According to Community College Week’s 2016 report of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers, Pellissippi State ranks sixth in the nation — among both two- and four-year institutions — for the number of associate degrees it awards in the field of communication technologies, technicians and support services. Pellissippi State offers Media Technologies degrees in five concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology, Design for Web and Print, Photography, Video Production Technology and Web Technology.
In addition, the College ranks 65th in the nation for the number of one-year certificates it awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year.
For the past two academic years, Pellissippi State has been the largest community college by enrollment in the state of Tennessee. This fall, the college has 10,244 students. Last academic year, the college awarded 2,498 diplomas and certificates.
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
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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.
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