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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

Signing of Nursing articulation agreement between Pellissippi State and Herzing University on Feb. 22, 2023.

Pellissippi State Nursing students can transfer seamlessly to Herzing University

Pellissippi State Community College and Herzing University have developed and signed a transfer articulation agreement that allows graduates of the college’s Nursing program to seamlessly transfer into the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as juniors.  Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. and Herzing University Associate Vice President… Read More »Pellissippi State Nursing students can transfer seamlessly to Herzing University

Nicki Spurling at graduation

Cancer diagnosis didn’t stop Spurling from finishing her degree

Nicki Spurling transferred her job from Georgia to Tennessee to be with her husband. After a few years, however, she felt she’d been putting her education on the back burner for too long, and it was time to go back to school. “I really want to do it,” she told her husband, who… Read More »Cancer diagnosis didn’t stop Spurling from finishing her degree

Tina King in cap and gown

King’s pursuit of management degree helps her move up the ladder at TDOT

After sending her daughter off to college in 2014, Tina King started having her own aspirations to return to school.  “Why not? I didn’t get to finish college when I first started in 1993, so I think I’ll give it a shot,” Tina recalls.  A longtime employee of the Tennessee… Read More »King’s pursuit of management degree helps her move up the ladder at TDOT

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

Vice President for External Affairs Patricia Weaver

Pellissippi State hires Patricia Weaver as vice president for External Affairs

Monroe County native and longtime educator Patricia Weaver, Ed.D., has joined Pellissippi State Community College as the school’s vice president for External Affairs.  Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. created the new position this summer as part of an organizational restructuring. External Affairs encompasses the college’s existing offices of… Read More »Pellissippi State hires Patricia Weaver as vice president for External Affairs