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Pellissippi State Nursing students who graduated in fall 2023 attend the Pinning Ceremony before their Commencement.

98% of Pellissippi State Nursing graduates pass national licensing exam on first attempt

Pellissippi State Community College earned a 98.13% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam in 2023, finishing in the top five of 20 Tennessee colleges that confer associate degrees in Nursing.  One hundred five of the 107 Pellissippi State Nursing graduates who took the national licensing exam in 2023 passed on… Read More »98% of Pellissippi State Nursing graduates pass national licensing exam on first attempt

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Painting and installation combine in Pellissippi State art exhibit

“Dance of the Mythmakers” is the third and final exhibition in the 2023 Summer Alumni Exhibition Series in Pellissippi State Community College’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery.  The show features work by Kevin Krieps and Jana Ghezawi. Krieps earned a certificate for Visual Communication Graphic Design from Pellissippi… Read More »Painting and installation combine in Pellissippi State art exhibit

Peyton Pettyjohn in cap and gown at Commencement

Graduate finds college ‘family’ by getting involved in student clubs

Despite starting out in the tumultuous, mid-pandemic semester of fall 2021, Pellissippi State graduate Peyton Pettyjohn made connections and wore many hats within the College, including serving as president of the Student Activities Board, vice president of the Student Government Association and as a worker in Student Engagement and Leadership. Peyton was… Read More »Graduate finds college ‘family’ by getting involved in student clubs

Two lines of May 2022 grads are lined up on Hardin Valley Campus and ready to walk at Commencement.

Pellissippi State offers two Commencement ceremonies 

Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate its 665 spring 2023 graduates in two Commencement ceremonies this week.  Ceremonies will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, both in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.   Pellissippi State does not… Read More »Pellissippi State offers two Commencement ceremonies 

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Celebrate Pellissippi State’s alumni award winners April 19

Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate two of its outstanding alumni at the Pellissippi Strong Luncheon next week.  The event, presented by FirstBank and hosted by Tearsa Smith of WATE-TV, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. Individual tickets… Read More »Celebrate Pellissippi State’s alumni award winners April 19

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Smokies superintendent headlines Pellissippi Strong Luncheon

Celebrate Pellissippi State Community College’s outstanding alumni and support current students at the college’s Pellissippi Strong Luncheon this April.   The event, presented by FirstBank and hosted by Tearsa Smith of WATE-TV, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. Individual… Read More »Smokies superintendent headlines Pellissippi Strong Luncheon

Student dressed up in front of Mag Comic Expo display in 2022

Mag Comic Expo returns with additional day of pop culture awesomeness

Grab your masks and capes! Pellissippi State Community College’s celebration of comic books, cosplay and pop culture returns March 24-25 with more vendors, more events and more fun for the whole family.  The Mag Comic Expo will be held 2-7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March… Read More »Mag Comic Expo returns with additional day of pop culture awesomeness

Mera Ragsdale with painting at Strawberry Plains Campus

Pellissippi State alumna honors Nursing program with original painting

Artist Mera Ragsdale of Knoxville watched in 2020 as her best friend, Elizabeth Phillips, reported to work each day at University of Tennessee Medical Center during those first uncertain months of the coronavirus pandemic.  “She’s a physical therapist, but she was working on the COVID ward, all hours, when she… Read More »Pellissippi State alumna honors Nursing program with original painting

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Celebrate alumni award winners Clark, Viox at Pellissippi Strong luncheon

Pellissippi State Community College will honor two of its outstanding alumni at an April 20 event that benefits the college’s Greatest Need Fund.  Scott Clark, an algebra teacher and head track coach at Powell High School, and Candace Viox, owner of Water into Wine Bistro and Lounge, will receive awards… Read More »Celebrate alumni award winners Clark, Viox at Pellissippi Strong luncheon

Retired Air Force Col. Paula Penson

Retired Air Force colonel, a cancer survivor raised in deep poverty, headlines Pellissippi Strong event

Celebrate Pellissippi State Community College’s outstanding alumni and support current students at the college’s Pellissippi Strong luncheon April 20.  The event, presented by FirstBank and hosted by Tearsa Smith of WATE-TV, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. Individual… Read More »Retired Air Force colonel, a cancer survivor raised in deep poverty, headlines Pellissippi Strong event