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Theotis Robinson Jr., right, talks with Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. during the "Conversation with a Legend" event on Feb. 13, 2024.

Civil rights icon encourages students to be politically active because ‘it matters’

Theotis Robinson Jr. first ran for public office in 1968, when he was 26 years old, the same year two college students were running against each other for state representative.  That may sound young these days, but back then, young people running for political office was “necessary,” Robinson said during… Read More »Civil rights icon encourages students to be politically active because ‘it matters’

Charles Dodd White with books

James Agee Conference reverts to in-person at Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College’s annual literature conference returns to its original in-person format this year – but in a new location.  The James Agee Conference for Arts and Literature will be held Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains… Read More »James Agee Conference reverts to in-person at Pellissippi State

An Ashton Ludden weaving of salvaged plastic waste

Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Copper, wood and even salvaged plastic waste come together in a new art exhibition exploring the natural world at Pellissippi State Community College.  The Ashton Ludden Exhibit is on display at the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery until March 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.… Read More »Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Pellissippi State Disc Golf players Grady Williams, Ian Smith, Chris Berney, Jacob Teffeteller and Derek Rucker, from left, join Coach Leslie Adamczyk, far right, in celebrating their team and individuals wins at The Smokie Showdown on the Hardin Valley Campus Feb. 3.

Pellissippi State Disc Golf wins home tournament, player ranked in top 20 nationally

Pellissippi State’s Disc Golf players kicked off their spring 2024 season with first-place finishes in both the singles and team events of their home tournament.  Pellissippi State hosted The Smokie Showdown, the only Appalachian Conference event, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus on Saturday, Feb. 3. Players from Johnson University,… Read More »Pellissippi State Disc Golf wins home tournament, player ranked in top 20 nationally

Greg Moody on alto sax

Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra welcomes guest artist Greg Moody at its concert Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pellissippi State Community College.  The free event, which is open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley… Read More »Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State

Author Matt Deaton

Pellissippi State hosts free teaching conference Feb. 16

Pellissippi State Community College will host a free Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, Feb. 16, and registration is still open.  “Teaching through the Whirlwind: Strategies for Navigating It All” is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.  Some sessions will… Read More »Pellissippi State hosts free teaching conference Feb. 16

Pellissippi State Culinary Arts students at the Legislative Breakfast on Feb. 2, 2024.

Experiential learning, industry partnerships on display at Legislative Breakfast

State and local legislators saw firsthand Friday the kind of experiential learning that is preparing Pellissippi State Community College students to enter the workforce.   “Students are supplementing what they’re learning in the classroom through doing,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr., as Business/Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts students… Read More »Experiential learning, industry partnerships on display at Legislative Breakfast

Theotis Robinson Jr.

Pellissippi State welcomes local civil rights advocate for Black History Month

The first Black man to attend the University of Tennessee will speak at Pellissippi State Community College in honor of Black History Month.  Theotis Robinson Jr., a trailblazer and advocate for equality for more than 60 years, will talk with Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. during February’s “Conversation… Read More »Pellissippi State welcomes local civil rights advocate for Black History Month

Headshot of Clarence L. Vaughn III, Commencement speaker for Pellissippi State's fall 2023 graduation.

Pellissippi State celebrates 724 graduates

Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate 724 summer and fall 2023 graduates with a Commencement Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 8.  “It is an honor to celebrate the achievements of our graduates,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “They’ve done great work at Pellissippi State, and we expect them… Read More »Pellissippi State celebrates 724 graduates

front entrance of Blount County Campus building

Pellissippi State students share undergraduate research

Dolly Parton’s impact on education and COVID’s impact on student success and mental health are among the topics Pellissippi State Community College students have researched this fall.  These English and Communication students are presenting what they’ve learned during Pellissippi State’s inaugural Undergraduate Research Forum. Each student has prepared a 3-… Read More »Pellissippi State students share undergraduate research