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Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications team tells the stories of Pellissippi State’s students, employees and alumni; promotes all the College has to offer our student body, industry partners and the community at large; and develops and maintains the College’s branding. The Marketing and Communications team is responsible for the College’s website, social media accounts, publications and printing, promotional materials, press releases, photography and videography, newsletters, magazine, media relations and advertising. 


Rachel McClelland
Executive Director

Lesli Bales-Sherrod
Public Relations Specialist

Julie Bell
Digital Media Specialist

Sam Brackett
Print Shop Supervisor

Mark Friebus
Creative Project Coordinator

Gary Grubb
Graphic Arts Designer

Charles Lundsberg
Web Content Manager

David Smith
Manager of Advertising

Joel Southern
Publications Coordinator

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Rachel McClelland
Executive Director

Digital Signage Requests

Marketing Requests

Photography and Social Media Request Form

Publication Request Form

Website Requests

Building brand recognition is a long-term goal that is reinforced daily with every publication, webpage, social media post and media coverage. Consistency is important not only to recognition but also to reputation. The strength and reputation of our College brand require a uniform brand identity that is consistent across all platforms, channels and audiences. 

Media requests should be sent to You can find copies of our recent press releases at 


To request a publication, complete the Publication Request form. Direct any questions to Publications Coordinator Joel Southern at or 865.539-7089.

Publication Occurrences

Weekly during the fall and spring semesters, every other week during the summer term: 

  • Inside Pellissippi newsletter for faculty and staff 
  • Monday Mashup newsletter for students 


  • Insider newsletter for external audiences including alumni, community partners, donors, friends of the College and others in the community 
  • Family Connection for families of currently enrolled students 


  • Connections magazine 
  • Annual Report 
  • Economic and Social Impact Report 

If you have story ideas for these publications or would like to be added to one or more of our distribution lists, please contact Public Relations Specialist Lesli Bales-Sherrod at or 865.694.6638.

If you have story ideas or questions about any of our social media platforms, please contact contact Jessie Tipton at

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The webmaster is responsible for updating the forward-facing website for Pellissippi State Community College ( Requests can be made by emailing

Simple maintenance requests are usually handled same-day, however please plan for at least two business days to complete. Any requests made after 4 p.m. may be put in queue the next business day.

For more extensive project requests, please email or schedule a meeting with Charles Lundsberg at