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Christy Newman of Arconic presents $80,000 grant to Pellissippi State in front of Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center

Arconic Foundation helps more high schoolers take Pellissippi State dual enrollment courses

Arconic Foundation has awarded Pellissippi State Community College $80,000 to help Blount County juniors and seniors explore advanced manufacturing careers while still in high school.  The Pellissippi State Credit to Credentials pilot project includes Career and Technical Education dual enrollment opportunities for students in 11th and 12th grades at Alcoa,… Read More »Arconic Foundation helps more high schoolers take Pellissippi State dual enrollment courses

James E Cherry

Online reading series features authors James E. Cherry, Jane Harrington

The James Agee Online Reading Series returns this fall, continuing a tradition that started seven years ago as an on-campus literature conference at Pellissippi State Community College.  This year’s authors are James E. Cherry and Jane Harrington.  “By rethinking the conference as an online reading series that will be available… Read More »Online reading series features authors James E. Cherry, Jane Harrington

Efraim Zuroff, Ph.D.

Nazi hunter speaks at Pellissippi State about bringing fascist war criminals to trial

Efraim Zuroff, Ph.D., director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, is coming to Pellissippi State Community College on Nov. 1, and the public is invited.  Zuroff, a renowned Nazi hunter, historian and author, will discuss his work bringing Nazi and fascist war criminals to trial in this presentation sponsored… Read More »Nazi hunter speaks at Pellissippi State about bringing fascist war criminals to trial

SkillsUSA national Silver medalists from Pellissippi State include, from left, Elijah Ray, Ian Johnson and Thomas Wilhite. Not pictured is fellow Silver medalist Channing Mendez.

Pellissippi State students win Silver medals in national SkillsUSA competition

Four Pellissippi State Community College students brought home Silver medals in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last month, the second year in a row the college has had teams finish in the top three on the national stage.  The team of Ian Johnson and Channing Mendez brought home… Read More »Pellissippi State students win Silver medals in national SkillsUSA competition

students posing with strong arms

Tennessee Reconnect now covers 23 year olds

People who are 23 years old are now eligible for the Tennessee Reconnect scholarship if they have not previously earned a college degree. This is regardless of their dependency status on federal income tax forms.  Similar to Tennessee Promise for college freshmen who are coming straight to higher education from… Read More »Tennessee Reconnect now covers 23 year olds

Campbell Rutherford, left, and her Calculus III professor Tony Crossland show the quadric sections Crossland had 3D printed for Campbell, who is blind

Blind student helps Pellissippi State professor ‘see’ calculus a different way

Blind since birth, Campbell Rutherford of Dandridge is used to “seeing” the world a different way from her sighted peers. But as a dual enrollment student at Pellissippi State Community College since fall 2020, Rutherford has helped her professors “see” new ways of teaching.  “Parts of calculus are inherently visual,”… Read More »Blind student helps Pellissippi State professor ‘see’ calculus a different way

Pellissippi State students welding

Explore two-year career programs at Pellissippi State event April 9

Prospective students of all ages are invited to explore in-demand occupations at Pellissippi State Community College’s Career Program Showcase.  The free event will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.  Pellissippi State offers 28 career programs designed to get… Read More »Explore two-year career programs at Pellissippi State event April 9

Division Street Campus in May 2021

Check out Pellissippi State’s Division Street Campus at March 31 event

Did you know that you can complete three career programs at Pellissippi State Community College’s Division Street Campus without driving to another location?  The college’s original campus, located at 3435 Division Street in Knoxville, will hold an open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Those who attend the Pellissippi Preview… Read More »Check out Pellissippi State’s Division Street Campus at March 31 event