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Mera Ragsdale with painting at Strawberry Plains Campus

Pellissippi State alumna honors Nursing program with original painting

Artist Mera Ragsdale of Knoxville watched in 2020 as her best friend, Elizabeth Phillips, reported to work each day at University of Tennessee Medical Center during those first uncertain months of the coronavirus pandemic.  “She’s a physical therapist, but she was working on the COVID ward, all hours, when she… Read More »Pellissippi State alumna honors Nursing program with original painting

Charles Dodd White with books

Pellissippi State invites teens, college students to free creative writing workshop

Calling all creative writers! You can learn about fiction, poetry, songwriting, screenwriting and publishing at a free workshop at Pellissippi State Community College.  The 8th annual Young Creative Writer’s Workshop will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, on the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville.… Read More »Pellissippi State invites teens, college students to free creative writing workshop

Pellissippi State Preview Nights

Check out all five Pellissippi State campuses at upcoming Previews

Pellissippi State Community College has expanded its fall open house to include Preview events at all five campuses this fall.  These events give prospective students an opportunity to check out Pellissippi State’s campuses, learn about our career and transfer programs, and meet the support teams in place to ensure that… Read More »Check out all five Pellissippi State campuses at upcoming Previews

Ribbon cutting for the new Strawberry Plains Campus Library and Appalachian Heritage Project

Appalachian Heritage Project opens on Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus

A new campus library at Pellissippi State Community College will serve as a repository for regional literature, history and folklore.  The Appalachian Heritage Project, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, opened Friday, Sept. 9, inside the college’s new Strawberry Plains Campus Library. The ribbon cutting was… Read More »Appalachian Heritage Project opens on Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus

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

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