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What's your Pellissippi Promise?

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

From Tennessee Promise to America’s College Promise, Pellissippi State is part of many educational promises. But the Pellissippi Promise is ours. It is the professional, personal and financial commitment we make to our students and each other.

We promise to give.

It begins with us.

portrait of a maleThe Pellissippi State Foundation will host a special event featuring Dr. Buzz Thomas, Executive Director of the Great Schools Partnership.

BUZZ THOMAS is President of the Great Schools Partnership.  He is also a member of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and Co-Chair of the Public School Forum of East Tennessee.  Before coming to Knoxville, Mr. Thomas co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Niswonger Foundation.  He is also a minister, attorney, author, teacher and community leader.

Buzz will provide a historical perspective on the evolution of knoxAchieves and discuss the significance of the 2015 Internal Campaign, The Pellissippi Promise.

Join us on Monday, March 2 from Noon - 1 p.m. in the Goins Auditorium or online: http://www.pstcc.edu/ets/livevideo.html

Each campus will have the opportunity to win a door prize sponsored by The Home Depot! Be sure to complete a pledge form or donate on-line at https://giving.pstcc.edu. A donation is not required for eligibility.

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My promise is to continue to give, because I care about our students and I also care about our campuses. I know that the resources we share will help both to grow. I give because I care!
- Rosalyn Tillman

My promise is to continue giving monthly, as I do now. We all have an obligation to give back to society. This is one way I can do that. I get to see every day the difference it makes!
- Pat Riddle

My promise is to continue to provide for those students who want to go on and make their dreams come true. That’s what Pellissippi State is all about!
- Karen Ghezawi


Special thanks to the 2015 Pellissippi Promise prize sponsors:

AAA of East Tennessee, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, The Home Depot, The Healthy Living Kitchen, Pellissippi State Support Staff Council, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, New Balance of Knoxville, Orange Curl, Sherwin-Williams, The French Market, The Knoxville Zoo, The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Ice Bears, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, WonderWorks Tennessee, Vital Signs, Five Star Food Service and Sayona Shoemaker, The Titanic Museum Attraction, PSCC Bookstore, Shoney’s of Knoxville, HoundDogs