Pellissippi State Nursing student Therese Lloyd in the Sim Lab at Strawberry Plains Campus

Pellissippi State receives grant to expand camps introducing high school students to skilled careers

A summer Nursing camp at Pellissippi State Community College left a lasting impression on Therese Lloyd when she was just 16 years old.  Four summers later, Lloyd volunteered at that same camp as a Nursing student at Pellissippi State, helping 12 high school students from Knox and Blount counties with… Read More »Pellissippi State receives grant to expand camps introducing high school students to skilled careers

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

Home Federal Bank CEO David Reynolds and President Wise

Home Federal Bank receives state award for support of higher education

Home Federal Bank’s longtime support of Pellissippi State Community College has earned the Knoxville-based bank the 2022 TBR Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.  The award, announced March 30 in Nashville, recognizes individuals and organizations that have given special assistance to at least one Tennessee Board of Regents institution. TBR… Read More »Home Federal Bank receives state award for support of higher education

Matthew Plummer in front of UT LIFESTAR helicopter

Graduate spotlight: Paramedic completes Nursing degree while working full time

Matthew Plummer, a flight paramedic with UT LIFESTAR, knew he wanted to keep increasing his earning potential, but he also didn’t want to miss important moments with his growing family.  “Pellissippi State has the Nursing Bridge program, which appealed to me because it is an accelerated pathway,” explains Matthew, who… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Paramedic completes Nursing degree while working full time