Volume 3

Number 1 Summer 2008

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| Blount County Campus | HI-DEF Studio | Vive La France |
| Foundation Grants | ETSU partnership |
Variations Choral Group |
| Jackie Clarke | Annual Balloon Festival | 2008 Commencement |
| Studio Dedication| | Phi Theta Kappa Award | Festival of Cultures |
| Dual Enrollment | Foundation Golf Tournament |Major gifts campaign |
|2007-2008 Year in Pictures |

The dream becomes reality ... BLOUNT COUNTY CAMPUS

blount campusOn May 29, A 20-plus-year dream finally became a reality, when Pellissippi State broke ground for a new campus in Blount County. (more)

HI-DEF New Studio keeps College at technology forefront

hi def studioPellissippi State is once again perched on the cutting edge of technology. Spring semester, the College offered the first classes in a high- definition video and sound studio in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. (more)

Celebrating 10 years of friendship VIVE LA FRANCE!

french flagStudents and representatives of Pellissippi State and the Institut Universitaire de Technologie, a two-year technical school in Cherbourg, France, recently celebrated the 10th year of the student sports exchange program between the two colleges. (more)

Senators, representative give Foundation $75,000 in grant funds for Blount campus

The Pellissippi State Foundation has received checks for $25,000 from Sens. Jamie Woodson and Tim Burchett and one for $50,000 from Rep. Joe McCord. (more)

Pellissippi State–ETSU partnership benefits students, construction industryconstruction

Students enrolled the collaborative degree program in construction engineering technology between Pellissippi State and East Tennessee State University use computers for such practical applications as land design, time-scaled logic diagrams and spreadsheets.

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The sound of music
Variations choral group's tour of Poland

How do you COMMUNICATE with someone who speaks a different language? ... Language can be a communication barrier, but the sounds of music can form a bond among even the most diverse cultures. (more)

Jackie Clarke

Former Pellissippi State student in Child and Family Studies; graduated in teaching from the University of Tennessee this spring. (more)

balloonAnnual balloon festival on the horizon

Pellissippi State’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is set to lift off on September 26-27 at 4 p.m. on the Pellissippi Campus at Hardin Valley Road. (more)


Pellissippi State graduates 700-plus at Commencement

Approximately 721 Pellissippi State students graduated from Pellissippi State this spring. The annual Commencement ceremony was May 2.

KDRenowned photographers speak, Photography studio dedicated

Internationally known photographers Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn took their audience behind the camera lens during a joint presentation called “Meet the Pros” on March 26 at Pellissippi State. (more)

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President Edwards presented Phi Theta Kappa award

Allen Edwards, Pellissippi State president, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa honor society’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. (more)

Festival of Cultures

musicianLearning about faraway cultures doesn’t always require a lot of money, a passport or even a flight out of the U.S. In fact, on April 18, it was as simple as taking the short drive to the Pellissippi Campus for the Festival of Cultures.

Pellissippi State's Dual Enrollment Program

When Brittany Blum was in high school, she wanted to be a dancer. She signed up to take dual enrollment courses through Pellissippi State Technical Community College to get a head start on college. (more)

golf'Swing Big' golf tourney big success!

The Pellissippi State Foundation aced its annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament May 6 at Egwani Farms in Rockford—thanks to sunny skies, signature sponsor A Plus Embroidery & Design and 39 participating golf teams. (more)

Major gifts campaign breaks record... and continues

Connecting Communities, Changing Lives has proved
to be the largest fundraising campaign in the 34-year history of
Pellissippi State. (more)

2007-2008: A Year in Pictures

Academic year 2007-2008 was filled with exciting events and milestones. (more)

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