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Pellissippi State Alumni

Our Alumni Engagement office is here to help you and to recognize all of our alumni who are making an impact in their communities. On this page, you’ll find all the alumni news to interest you. Find new ways to keep in touch, update your information, explore alumni benefits or give to student scholarships.

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Pellissippi State Distinguished Alumni Award

Pellissippi State’s Distinguished Alumni Award highlights an outstanding graduate in recognition of significant professional achievement and service to the community. To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Alumni Award, please complete the nomination form. Nominees should be graduated from Pellissippi State Community College for a minimum of five years.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Monday, February 12, 2024.

Optional: Submit nominee’s resume to in addition to nomination form submission. For questions, please email

Congratulations to our latest Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient!


Kelly Elizabeth Wright, Class of 2012, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Virginia Polytechnic University

Peggy Wilson Volunteer Alumni Award

Pellissippi State’s Peggy Wilson Volunteer Alumni Award highlights an outstanding graduate in recognition of extraordinary service to the Pellissippi State community. To nominate an involved alumnus, email by Monday, February 12, 2024.

Congratulations to our latest Peggy Wilson Volunteer Alumni Award Recipient!


Darris Upton, Class of 2015, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs Manager, UCOR

Alumni Benefits

Student Recreation Center
For just $16 per semester, access our 24,000-square foot fitness facility and enjoy everything from fitness classes to the weight room, from basketball to the disc golf course.

Pellissippi State Libraries
Visit the library to receive your complimentary and renewable Community Borrower’s Card and gain access to more than 100,000 print and electronic books.

Career Development
Career Development can assist you in preparing to advance in your current job or help you seek a new opportunity. Alumni can access the Pellissippi State Cynaptx job board by emailing the Career Development Coordinator at and providing a personal e-mail address to login.

Alumni Discounts

Pellissippi State alumni are eligible for discounts at the following businesses:

Previous  Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

  • 2022 Scott Clark, Class of 1999, Teacher, Knox County Schools
  • 2021 Vivian Underwood Shipe, Class of 1991, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, I AM the Voice of the Voiceless
  • 2020 Curt Maxey, Class of 1979, Owner, Curt Maxey Technologies
  • 2019 Kevin Fillers, Class of 2011, Founder, Fillers Consulting
  • 2018 Travis Howerton, Class of 2001, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, RegScale
  • 2017 Marilyn Harper, Class of 1994, Associate Professor, Pellissippi State Community College
  • 2016 Vrondelia “Ronni” Chandler, Class of 1994, Executive Director, Project GRAD
  • 2015 Trevis Gardner, Class of 1991, Vice President of Operations, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
  • 2014 Rhonda Lee, Class of 2004, Attorney
  • 2013 Tracie Livesay, Class of 1995, Director of Regulatory Operations/Board Liaison, TeamHealth, Adjunct Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College
  • 2012 Terry Sisk, Class of 1976