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Student Life


Club Training 2015-16

 Club Training 2015-16

Through dozens of student clubs, the student experience at Pellissippi State provides plenty of opportunities for personal enrichment. Students can gain experience in developing lifelong skills like leadership, event planning, budgeting and communication through experience in student clubs – and these valuable skills are relevant for future careers and community service.

If you don’t find a student club that meets your needs, you might be interested in starting your own! For more information about that process, go to our New Club Process.

Student clubs may refer to the Club Handbook to learn more about policies and procedures.

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ASL Please!

To promote knowledge of and about ASL in the school community as well as the community at large. Furthermore, the members seek to build and strengthen relationships with the Deaf and ASL Communities of both PSCC and the greater Knoxville area.

HV - Gay Baker -

Active Black Student Association - ABSA

Provides an opportunity for students to create, plan, and implement programming and a forum for the discussion of concerns to the minority student and a support group to encourage.

DS - Marcia Coleman -

MA – Aneshia Brown -

American Institute of Graphic Arts

To gain student involvement in the local design community, create a campus community of their own, and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

HV - Stewart Taylor -

Association of Information Technology Professionals

To promote a strong network of IT business professionals, have access to empowering resources and opportunities, and positioned graduates to achieve their professional goals.

HV - Gitti Negahban -

Association for Networking and System Administration

To promote the networking technologies profession as well as provide enhanced training for future professionals.

HV - Jerry Sherrod -

Bible Club – Blount County

To further understand the Bible and to develop new relationships with others while showing support for Pellissippi and its community.

BC – Derrick Harmon -

COSA – Student Activities Board [SAB]

To plan, organize, implement and evaluate activities on campus. Offering the student body educational, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities.


Campus Crusade for Christ [Cru]

To care for community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

HV – Jonathan Lamb -

Chinese Language Club

Study groups, games [language-learning], movie nights, and  community service.

HV – Jiaqi Gu -

Club Ed

To provide opportunities for student to develop leadership skills through participation in college and community service projects, as well as cultivate relationships with other students to promote welfare and education of young children.

HV – Terenia Moody -

Creative Writing Club

To engage and support creative writers at Pellissippi State.

HV – Charles White -

MA – Keri Withington -

SP – Patty Ireland -

DISCO – Division International Student & Cultural Organization

To enhance ESOL students’ cultural and educational experiences.

DS – Chester Needham -

Drama Club

To develop dramatic talent and the art of acting, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama, and foster cultural values developed by dramatics.

HV - Charles Miller -

MA – Richard Patton  -

Fencing Club

To promote the sport of fencing through instruction of its history and teach others in the community about fencing’s health and personal development benefits.

HV - Mark Cotter -

French Exchange Club

To build and create a community of students who will assist in the planning and implementing of the French Exchange program with the program coordinators and advisors.

HV – Joan Jackson -

Gamers and Geeks Club

To promote and provide acceptance, respect, learning, and fun for gamers and geeks.

SP – Mike North -

Gamma Beta Phi 

To recognize and encourage excellence in education; to promote development of leadership ability and character in its members; and to foster, disseminate, and improve education through appropriate service projects.

HV – Sara Malley -

MA – Moira Connelly -

Green PAWS

Pioneering Advocates of Worldwide Sustainability) To seek avenues and opportunities that will allow students to engage in and promote sustainable practices on campus.

HV – Karen Lively -

Hiking and Outdoors Club

To promote and engage in outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, and similar activities at Pellissippi State.

BC – David McNeill -

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Robotics Club

To promote professionalism among the student members and cooperative relationships with local industries.

HV – Carl Mallette -

HV – Curtis Holmes -

  Imaginary Gardens Literary Magazine

To produce a literary magazine each spring semester featuring short stories, poetry, artwork and photography submitted by students.

HV - Robert Lloyd -

International Club

To share each other’s customs and culture, to have fun and join in activities for the betterment of the student body.

HV - Lucinda Alexander -

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

To establish in advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.

HV – Toby Russell -

Juggling Club

A place for people to juggle, manipulate objects, and socialize.

HV – David R. Brown -

Kappa Beta Delta

To encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, administration, and other business programs who are pursuing associate degrees in ACBSP-accredited two-year colleges, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

HV - Lucinda Alexander -

MSA - Muslim Student Association

To arrange and hold congregational prayers and to promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims.

HV – Ramzi Ghezawi -

HV – Leigh Anne Touzeau -

Pelli Freethinkers

Provide a safe place for students of any and all religions to meet new people, diversify their way of thinking and explore other religions.

HV – Charles Anderson -

Pellissippi Press

To produce a student newspaper that provides a forum of expression for the students of Pellissippi State.

HV – Charles T. Walker -

Pellissippi Pride Club (LGBT)

To offer unity, resources and support in social, educational and political environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, faculty, staff and their allies.

HV -  Tyra Barrett -

MA – Moira Connelly -

Pellissippi Sitting Meditation Group

Offering a place of meditation and quiet reflection.

HV – Patricia Roller -

Pellissippi Ultimate Frisbee

To give students, faculty, and staff a place to come together and enjoy Ultimate Frisbee. Speak to the SRC’s Student Recreation Center Coordinator for other sport interests!

HV – Phil Ems -

Phi Theta Kappa

This national honor society for two-year colleges recognizes academic excellence among students at Pellissippi State.

BC – Casey Lambert -

HV – Judy Sichler -

Photography Club

To provide students with the opportunity to advance their photography skills by learning from each other.            

HV – Ron Goodrich -

HV – Kurt Eslick -

Psychology Club

To educate, provide a platform for interest in psychology & support students at Pellissippi State.

BC – Christie Cunningham -

R.A.G.E Really Awesome Gaming Evolution

Playing games, teaching students and community about the history and development of the gaming industry; also to promote and educate in all aspects of gaming.

MA – Sonya Elsberry -

Rotaract Club  - Service above Self

To bring together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun.

HV – Rick Oster -

SAACS (Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society)

To spread interest in chemistry and chemical careers to current students enrolled in a science or engineering major. To broaden what chemistry is and where it is applicable in daily lives.

HV – Rachel Glazener -

SNAPS (Student Nurses Association Pellissippi State)

To educate nursing students and promote their involvement in a professional nursing organization.

HV – Angela Lunsford -

STEA (Student Tennessee Education Association)

To promote and support future teachers.

HV – Barbara Jenkins -

HV – Cindy Sauer -

S.U.R.G.E. (Sci-fi, Ultima-anime, Role-playing, Games & Everything else)

To analyze and discuss episodes of interest, cooperate as a community to go to a convention with fundraising and special events.

HV – Patricia Roller -
HV – Tony Crossland -

Science Club

To promote interest in the sciences by exploring life science issues through discussions, lectures and field trips.

HV - Jerry Burns -

Science Fiction Club of Pellissippi

To discuss Science Fiction, present lectures, etc… to larger Pellissippi community.

HV – Trent Eades -

Student Hospitality Club

To provide networking and site visit opportunities for hospitality students in conjunction with professional organizations such as KTA & THA.

HV – Holly Knowling -

Student Veteran's Group

To connect fellow Veterans with each other and offer services that will help them facilitate a transition from military life to that of a student at Pellissippi State.

HV - Ron Bridges -

Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature (TISL)

To use state government as a model to educate and inspire Tennessee college students to the highest standards of leadership, public service, and civic engagement. Largely governed by students, the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature conducts legislative, judicial and other participatory programs that let students experience realistic governing situations and voice their opinions on public affairs.

HV – Kim Thomas-LaRue -

Changes and additions can occur throughout the school year.