New Alumni Association kicked off with luncheon


The College launched a brand-new Alumni Association with a kickoff luncheon April 30 at the Hardin Valley Campus.

The luncheon was attended by 80 alumni, including two from the first graduating class in 1976. A highlight of the event was recognition of Trevis Gardner, vice president of operations for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, with Pellissippi State’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni award.

“Pellissippi State is the place it is today because of our students, graduates and alumni,” Anthony Wise, Pellissippi State president, told the group. “We hope the College was instrumental to your success, as each and every one of our students and alumni have been instrumental to our success. Our alumni do amazing things in this community, and we’re very proud of them.”

“We were pleased to welcome so many alumni for this luncheon,” said Angela Pugh, development coordinator and an alumni contact, “as we roll out new benefits to alumni, in addition to alumni access to services like career placement or to our Student Recreation Center or library.”

To learn more about alumni benefits and ways alumni can get involved, visit or call Angela Pugh at 539.7275.