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Actors in "The Wolves," a play about high school soccer players, in huddle

Pellissippi State Theatre partners with River & Rail for all-female play about soccer

An entirely female cast carries Pellissippi State’s fall Theatre production – a joint venture with Knoxville’s River & Rail Theatre Company.  “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe, a play about teenage girls who have been playing competitive soccer together since they were children, will run Dec. 2-18 at Old City Performing… Read More »Pellissippi State Theatre partners with River & Rail for all-female play about soccer

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

Blount County leaders Ruth and Steve West, fifth and sixth from left, celebrate the opening of the Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center on Tuesday, Aug. 16

Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center opens in Blount County

Pellissippi State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville and community leaders from throughout Blount County celebrated the opening of the Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.  The $16.5 million workforce development center is located on Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus… Read More »Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center opens in Blount County

Anna B. Graham headshot

Graham joins Pellissippi State Foundation as director of Annual Giving, Scholarships

A high school counselor who spent the past 14 years introducing students to opportunities that awaited them at Pellissippi State Community College is now using that experience to develop financial resources that increase and enhance quality education and training at the college.  Anna B. Graham of Maryville has joined the… Read More »Graham joins Pellissippi State Foundation as director of Annual Giving, Scholarships

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

Zachary Koller, co-captain of Pellissippi State Motorsports, in the 2022 race car

Pellissippi State Motorsports enters 2022 race with high hopes

Can Pellissippi State Motorsports improve on their sixth-place finish in the Formula SAE competition last year?  The team will travel to Michigan International Speedway June 15-18 to compete against 47 other teams from four-year universities across the United States as well as from Canada and Mexico. Pellissippi State Motorsports will… Read More »Pellissippi State Motorsports enters 2022 race with high hopes

Daelynn Crossno, left, and April Ellis in the Hardin Valley Campus Garden

Reviving Pellissippi State’s campus garden takes teamwork

Did you know that Pellissippi State Community College has a campus garden to help provide fresh fruit and veggies to students who face food insecurity?  Tucked behind the portable buildings next to the Student Recreation Center, the Hardin Valley Campus Garden grows produce to supplement the nonperishable food Student Care… Read More »Reviving Pellissippi State’s campus garden takes teamwork

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

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