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Tennessee Reconnect now covers 23 year olds

People who are 23 years old are now eligible for the Tennessee Reconnect scholarship if they have not previously earned a college degree. This is regardless of their dependency status on federal income tax forms.  Similar to Tennessee Promise for college freshmen who are coming straight to higher education from… Read More »Tennessee Reconnect now covers 23 year olds

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

Tim Dabney and his stepkids Lexi and Zane Douglas at spring 2022 commencement

Three family members graduate from Pellissippi State together

Jennifer Dabney of Maryville had three good reasons to be at Pellissippi State Community College’s spring 2022 Commencement: her husband, her daughter and her son.  Tim Dabney, 41, and his stepchildren Lexi Douglas, 24, and Zane Douglas, 22, earned their associate degrees at Pellissippi State, walking across the stage May… Read More »Three family members graduate from Pellissippi State together

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

Anika Schultz with "Done!" shirt at Mini-Graduation Fair on April 28

Pellissippi State allows Commencement speaker to pursue her passions

Anika Schultz will speak at Pellissippi State’s spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies this weekend, but even though Schultz is only 19, it won’t be her first time addressing a crowd. From testifying in front of the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of a bill she wrote to bringing home a gold… Read More »Pellissippi State allows Commencement speaker to pursue her passions

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Pellissippi State shifts Commencement ceremonies due to forecast

Due to unfavorable weather forecasts for Friday, May 6, Pellissippi State Community College has rescheduled both of its outdoor Commencement ceremonies to Saturday, May 7.  The ceremonies will still be held in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.  Dean of Students Travis Loveday alerted all graduates… Read More »Pellissippi State shifts Commencement ceremonies due to forecast

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

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