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Person of Interest

It is SSC's pleasure to say our co-worker Gypsy Harrill has graciously agreed to be our Person Of Interest this July and August.  Gypsy is the Administrative Secretary for our Foundation Office at the HV campus. Gypsy states, "I started working here in 1998 with the School to Career/Tech Prep Program.  When the grant for that program ran out I went to work in BCS.  About 14 years ago I transferred to the Foundation Office.  I can honestly say I love my work and this is also the best job at Pellissippi State.  I work with scholarships and grants to help students.   I also process the internal payroll deductions for various funds and scholarships employees donate to (Internal Campaign). Each day is different and each student is unique. I feel blessed to work here. 

P.S. Please tell your students to fill out the scholarship application.   It’s online at this link:  Apply now for a Pellissippi Foundation Scholarship."

Thank you Gypsy for agreeing to be our Person of Interest. We appreciate you!!!! 

Gypsy Harrill

Q.   What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

A.   I went on a helmet dive in St. Thomas last year.  It was AMAZING.

Q.   List a pet peeve.

A.   I guess my biggest pet peeve is people being rude to each other.  I don’t like to see people or animals being mistreated.

Q.   What's your favorite family tradition?

A.   Don't really have one.

Q.   What is your favorite thing about your career?

A.   Helping students.  I LOVE what I do.  Our students are amazing and there are so many stories.  Do yourself a favor and get to know some of them.

Q.  Do you collect anything? When did you start?

A.   HAHA  I collect yarn.  I crochet all the time so I can never have too much yarn.

Q.   What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

A.   Dried Octopus!

Q. What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

A. Wow,  let’s go back to VHS tapes then.  Don’t record things too much.

Q.  What life changing lesson has had great impact and stays with you?

A. That life is short and we should live each day to the max.  Go to sleep each day with no regrets.  We are blessed to be able to walk this earth; we should soak up every moment we have!