Make a ‘Pellissippi Promise’ and support student scholarships

What’s your “Pellissippi Promise”?

During the College’s “Pellissippi Promise” internal fundraising campaign, February 23-March 6, Pellissippi State employees are invited to make their own promise and donate to student scholarships, awards, department funds or other campus resources.

“My Pellissippi Promise is to carry on with the College mission and give where needed,” says Mike North, Strawberry Plains Campus dean. “When someone remembers you as part of Pellissippi State and how they were helped by what we do, that reminds me of why I donate to fund student scholarships. That’s very rewarding and has a lot to do with why I give.”

The Pellissippi Promise internal campaign features a special presentation from Buzz Thomas of Great Schools Partnership on Monday, March 2. Thomas speaks noon-1 in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus. The event also streams live at

Pellissippi State employees who complete a pledge form for Pellissippi Promise are eligible to win one of 40 prizes from such donors as Home Depot, Knoxville Ice Bears, AAA of East Tennessee, New Balance of Knoxville, The Titanic Museum and many more.

Last year, Pellissippi State employees donated almost $60,000 to the internal campaign. This year’s campaign chairs are Karen Ghezawi, Pat Riddle and Rosalyn Tillman.

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