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Pellissippi State's new head men's soccer coach, Abe Tizaf, in spring 2024

Former professional soccer player to lead Pellissippi State men’s team

Pellissippi State has hired Abe Tizaf as its new head men’s soccer coach, effective Feb. 16.  Tizaf comes to Pellissippi State after spending a season as an assistant coach at Young Harris College in Georgia and five seasons as head coach at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. He was instrumental… Read More »Former professional soccer player to lead Pellissippi State men’s team

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’

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

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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

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

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.

Three female students walk on Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley Campus in fall 2023.

Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house Nov. 11

Prospective college students of all ages are invited to the fall Pellissippi Preview Saturday, Nov. 11, on Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus.  The free event, which runs 9 – 11 a.m., includes opportunities to learn about the college’s academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, student support services and… Read More »Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house Nov. 11

Peter and the Wolf graphic for upcoming Theatre piece

Shadow puppets bring ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to life in Pellissippi State Theatre production

The creative process of 16 Pellissippi State Community College students comes to fruition in November with 12 showings of “Peter and the Wolf,” a theatre piece using shadow puppets, overhead projections and other technology to tell the classic children’s story in a new way.  “We have never created a play… Read More »Shadow puppets bring ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to life in Pellissippi State Theatre production