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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’

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

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.

The second photo depicts, L to R: PSCC President L. Anthony Wise, Jr., Stowers Machinery Corporation Chairman Wes Stowers, TCAT-Knoxville President Kelli Chaney, Tennessee Regent Miles Burdine.

Stowers, Moon receive honors from Tennessee Board of Regents

Wes Stowers and the Stowers Machinery Foundation and state Rep. Jerome Moon were honored Thursday by the Tennessee Board of Regents for their longtime support of Pellissippi State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville.  Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. and TCAT Knoxville President Kelli Chaney… Read More »Stowers, Moon receive honors from Tennessee Board of Regents

Dr. Wise and Jeff Smith sign MOU between Pellissippi State and ORNL to offer a Chemical Radiation Technology pathway on May 31, 2023.

Partnership offers direct career path from Pellissippi State to ORNL

It’s official: A partnership between Pellissippi State Community College and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is set to bring new career options to students and a stronger workforce to the national lab. On May 31, representatives from the college and the U.S. Department of Energy’s ORNL signed a Memorandum of Understanding… Read More »Partnership offers direct career path from Pellissippi State to ORNL

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