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Pellissippi State students and SEAL Coordinator Delnita Evans work a voter registration table in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard in fall 2022

Pellissippi State recognized as a Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting

Pellissippi State Community College is the only Tennessee community college that has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting.   The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional… Read More »Pellissippi State recognized as a Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting

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

Students and faculty perform during the Holiday Spectacular in December 2019

Seating limited, arrive early for popular Holiday Spectacular

Arrive early for Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular, as seating is limited and only one show will be performed this year.  The Holiday Spectacular highlights the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and employees performing classic winter tunes and carols. “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!”… Read More »Seating limited, arrive early for popular Holiday Spectacular

James E Cherry

Online reading series features authors James E. Cherry, Jane Harrington

The James Agee Online Reading Series returns this fall, continuing a tradition that started seven years ago as an on-campus literature conference at Pellissippi State Community College.  This year’s authors are James E. Cherry and Jane Harrington.  “By rethinking the conference as an online reading series that will be available… Read More »Online reading series features authors James E. Cherry, Jane Harrington

Panther athletic logo with blue panther head with teeth bared

Pellissippi State adds competitive athletics, starting fall 2023

High school athletes who want to continue their sports on a collegiate level will have another option next year, as Pellissippi State Community College adds competitive athletics in fall 2023.  The National Junior College Athletic Association officially accepted Pellissippi State into the conference at their meeting Oct. 20. Pellissippi State… Read More »Pellissippi State adds competitive athletics, starting fall 2023

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

Jonah Weston on Hardin Valley Campus

Local teen wins regional math competition for Pellissippi State, finishes ninth in the nation

Math for Jonah Weston may be as “easy as pi.”  The 16-year-old Pellissippi State Community College student finished first in the Southeast region – and ninth in the nation – in the 2021-2022 Student Mathematics League competition sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.  Perhaps more impressive is… Read More »Local teen wins regional math competition for Pellissippi State, finishes ninth in the nation

SkillsUSA national Silver medalists from Pellissippi State include, from left, Elijah Ray, Ian Johnson and Thomas Wilhite. Not pictured is fellow Silver medalist Channing Mendez.

Pellissippi State students win Silver medals in national SkillsUSA competition

Four Pellissippi State Community College students brought home Silver medals in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last month, the second year in a row the college has had teams finish in the top three on the national stage.  The team of Ian Johnson and Channing Mendez brought home… Read More »Pellissippi State students win Silver medals in national SkillsUSA competition

students posing with strong arms

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