Louise Niyogushima

Volunteering helps graduate make connections in community

As a self-proclaimed “broke college student,” Louise Niyogushima has learned that everyone has something they can give to help others, even if it’s not money.  “I am a broke student,” laughs Louise, “but I wanted to do something to make a difference in the community. So, I joined the Rotaract… Read More »Volunteering helps graduate make connections in community

students at graduation

Pellissippi State grads, guests clamor to attend in-person Commencement ceremonies

While 689 Pellissippi State Community College students will graduate this May, the College already has more than 2,500 guests registered to attend the school’s Commencement ceremonies this week.  Pellissippi State will hold two Commencement ceremonies, both in the courtyard of its Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville: 7… Read More »Pellissippi State grads, guests clamor to attend in-person Commencement ceremonies

Steve Anderton inside the Goins Administration Building

Student support services help Anderton finish what he started

In the two years Steve Anderton has been a student at Pellissippi State, he’s had six different addresses, gotten married and divorced, experienced homelessness and suffered two major illnesses. But through it all, Steve’s professors kept telling him not to give up.  “All the way through, the most common message… Read More »Student support services help Anderton finish what he started

Seda Ellis, left, and her sister Klea Lamallari, right, sit on the Hardin Valley Campus under a dogwood tree

Lamallari takes the lead on campus that convinced her to stay

From medical school in Albania to an Associate of Science in Accounting at Pellissippi State, Klea Lamallari has learned that unexpected changes can still lead to great things.  While in high school in Albania, Klea had already applied for medical school. Then, during a trip to Knoxville to visit her… Read More »Lamallari takes the lead on campus that convinced her to stay

Nursing graduate learns English on way to new career

“I was somebody in my country. When I moved here, I was nobody.”  That’s what it felt like to Tserendejid Batsaikhan when she arrived in the United States from her native Mongolia eight years ago. Although she had a degree in radio communications engineering, Batsaikhan did not speak English and… Read More »Nursing graduate learns English on way to new career

Two people with pickleball raquets and balls

Schedule your summer fun with Lifelong Learning classes

Registration is open for Pellissippi State Community College’s Lifelong Learning classes this summer. Lifelong Learning classes are open to anyone 18 or older and offer the opportunity to stay active, get creative and learn something new.  Have fun with returning favorites such as:  Beginner Pickleball Clinic: Pickleball brings people of… Read More »Schedule your summer fun with Lifelong Learning classes

Professor Tammie Bolling seated at a restaurant in England

Pellissippi State professor awarded Fulbright to Ireland to teach, research computer science

Professor Tammie Bolling, chair of Pellissippi State Community College’s Computer Information Technology program, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Ireland for fall 2022.  Bolling will complete research to ascertain the acceptance and use of digital health care innovations in Ireland while also lecturing at Atlantic Technological University,… Read More »Pellissippi State professor awarded Fulbright to Ireland to teach, research computer science

Michael Spurgeon, Breck Fulmer and Ethan Turbyfill, from left, rehearse "The Little White Duck."

Pellissippi State Theatre Arts students preview plays ahead of Scotland premiere

The third time’s a charm for a group of Pellissippi State Community College students, who will travel to Scotland this summer to perform in the world’s largest arts festival.  The group, led by Theatre Arts Professor Charles Miller, was scheduled to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2020 and… Read More »Pellissippi State Theatre Arts students preview plays ahead of Scotland premiere

Kelle Jolly, Chris Durman and Sean McCollough will present a music-filled presentation on the life of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong.

Pellissippi State celebrates Appalachian musician Armstrong in free public webinar

Join Pellissippi State Community College in celebrating the life and art of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong, an “Appalachian Original.”  The event, hosted by Pellissippi State Libraries Appalachian Heritage Project, will be held 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, on Zoom. While the celebration of the internationally acclaimed musician, painter and storyteller… Read More »Pellissippi State celebrates Appalachian musician Armstrong in free public webinar

Headshot of Scott Clark

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