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Kseniia Sulialeva, a native of Russia, in front of a dock filled with sea lions.

Graduate spotlight: Kseniia Sulialeva turns passion for art into career in graphic design

A paid internship has led to a full-time job for a Pellissippi State Community College student who will graduate Friday.  Kseniia Sulialeva, who has earned her Associate of Arts in Media Technologies/Design for Web and Print, has accepted a graphic design position at Radio Systems Corporation, 10 years after she… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Kseniia Sulialeva turns passion for art into career in graphic design

Benjamin Conner at an audio console with computers, mics, wires, etc.

Graduate spotlight: Pellissippi State sets Benji Conner on a creative path

In less than 18 months, Pellissippi State has helped Benji Conner change the trajectory of his life.  Conner enrolled in August 2022 thanks to Tennessee Reconnect, a last-dollar scholarship that covers tuition for adult learners after all state and federal financial aid has been applied.    He will graduate Friday… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Pellissippi State sets Benji Conner on a creative path

Ross Bagwell Sr. headshot

Pellissippi State remembers Ross Bagwell Sr.

Knoxville’s own Ross Bagwell Sr., a pioneer in the television industry, helped equip the next generation of media professionals through the Bagwell Center for Media and Art at Pellissippi State Community College.  Bagwell, 91, died Nov. 23 after a storied career that took him from a pageboy at NBC in… Read More »Pellissippi State remembers Ross Bagwell Sr.

A hand on the audio control panel (photo provided by UT)

UT College of Music announces new partnership with Pellissippi State

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Music has entered into an agreement with Pellissippi State Community College that provides a bridge from Pellissippi State’s Associate of Applied Science in media technologies/audio production engineering to UT’s Bachelor of Arts in music business administration. The articulation agreement — a program that formalizes a pathway for transfer… Read More »UT College of Music announces new partnership with Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Culinary Arts students and faculty show off some of the dishes they prepared for an International Luncheon on the college's Blount County Campus in March 2022.

Pellissippi State, TCAT host Dual Enrollment Showcase for younger students and their parents

Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology are co-hosting an opportunity for students to learn more about earning college course credit before they enroll in college.  The Dual Enrollment Showcase on Oct. 17 will introduce junior high and high school students to the high-demand career programs… Read More »Pellissippi State, TCAT host Dual Enrollment Showcase for younger students and their parents

Channing Mendez in cap and gown

National competition winner finds passion for video production at Pellissippi State

Channing Mendez was working as an electrician before attending Pellissippi State, but saw his apprenticeship abruptly end during the pandemic. “I started wondering what to do with my life because I had worked all kinds of jobs and I wasn’t particularly happy with any of them,” he admits.   Channing… Read More »National competition winner finds passion for video production at Pellissippi State

Dr. Wise and Jeff Smith sign MOU between Pellissippi State and ORNL to offer a Chemical Radiation Technology pathway on May 31, 2023.

Partnership offers direct career path from Pellissippi State to ORNL

It’s official: A partnership between Pellissippi State Community College and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is set to bring new career options to students and a stronger workforce to the national lab. On May 31, representatives from the college and the U.S. Department of Energy’s ORNL signed a Memorandum of Understanding… Read More »Partnership offers direct career path from Pellissippi State to ORNL

Pierce Torano, Josh Leslie, Caryss Johnson, Alexander Guadagno, Lux Boone work on recording a radio play during spring 2023

A classic Dashiell Hammett script comes to life in radio play at Pellissippi State

Necessity is the mother of invention, and renovations to a performing arts space has led to a collaboration between two different groups of students.  Pellissippi State Community College presents Radio Noir: “The Attitude Caper,” a radio play available through April 30 on the college’s YouTube channel. The play stars Theatre… Read More »A classic Dashiell Hammett script comes to life in radio play at Pellissippi State

Researcher at ORNL lab wearing gloves, handling materials

Pellissippi State, ORNL partner for new pathway to chemical radiation career

A series of new classes at Pellissippi State Community College will offer students a new career path — and a national laboratory a pipeline of workers who have the skills needed for its own rapidly growing programs.  Starting in fall 2023, Pellissippi State will partner with the Department of Energy’s… Read More »Pellissippi State, ORNL partner for new pathway to chemical radiation career

Pellissippi State New Student Orientation leaders pose by the pond with Pellissippi Strong arms.

Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house this Saturday

Prospective college students of all ages are invited to the spring Pellissippi Preview this Saturday on Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus.  The free event, which runs 9-11:30 a.m. April 1, includes opportunities to learn about not only the college’s academic programs, but also financial aid and scholarships, student… Read More »Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house this Saturday