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Paul Fisher, middle, shows off the four awards he received April 16 at Pellissippi State's Student Awards Ceremony.

Pellissippi State gears up for graduation, honors students for excellence

Pellissippi State Community College honored 65 students for their achievements this week and and will celebrate its almost 700 spring graduates in commencement ceremonies next month. The college will bestow 686 associate degrees and 151 certificates during ceremonies Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, at 10… Read More »Pellissippi State gears up for graduation, honors students for excellence

Students walk on the Hardin Valley Campus during a spring semester.

Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house April 20

Prospective college students of all ages are invited to the Pellissippi Preview on Saturday, April 20 at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus.  The free event, which runs 9 – 11:30 a.m., includes opportunities for prospective students to learn about academic programs, financial aid and scholarships,  support services and… Read More »Learn more about Pellissippi State at open house April 20

Pellissippi State students in Hardin Valley Thunder, the college's bluegrass band, rehearse in 2023.

College Bluegrass Showcase features five bands, food trucks, family fun

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association and Pellissippi State Community College have teamed up to host an afternoon of free bluegrass on Saturday, April 13.  The College Bluegrass Showcase will start at 11 a.m. at the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville. The outdoor show, which is free… Read More »College Bluegrass Showcase features five bands, food trucks, family fun

Graphic for the SME Manufacturing Imperative Workforce Pipeline Challenge

Pellissippi State commits to recruiting more students to advanced manufacturing

Pellissippi State Community College kicked off a three-year challenge Wednesday to attract and recruit 1,000 students into advanced manufacturing and connect them with industry partners.  More than 30 representatives from local manufacturing companies, K-12 school systems, chambers of commerce and the college were on hand to learn more about the… Read More »Pellissippi State commits to recruiting more students to advanced manufacturing

Poster for Livin' Live Music Festival on April 11, 2024.

Student plans downtown Maryville music festival

A Pellissippi State Community College student is putting into practice everything he’s learned in Audio Production Engineering to put on a music festival in Maryville this month.  Addison Clark has organized the LIVIN’ LIVE Music Festival that will be held Thursday, April 11, from 4-10 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre,… Read More »Student plans downtown Maryville music festival

University of Tennessee women's athletics director emeritus Joan Cronan, third from left, visits with some of Pellissippi State's women student-athletes after her talk on campus March 19 for Women's History Month.

Legendary athletics director coaches students on how to be successful in life

Joan Cronan was “a tomboy before it was cool to be a girl in sports.”   A Little League coach in her hometown of Opelousas, Louisiana, thwarted Cronan’s attempt to try out for baseball at 12, telling her, “Girls don’t play baseball.” She could be a manager or a cheerleader, but… Read More »Legendary athletics director coaches students on how to be successful in life

Pellissippi State Instructor Shane Terry, left, helps Ava Fain, a seventh grader at Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville, learn how to use a 3D pen during a spring break camp on the college's Blount County Campus.

Middle schoolers learn 3D printing in free Pellissippi State camp

Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus has a new 3D printing lab – and six middle school students spent their spring break learning how to use it.  The seventh- and eighth-grade students from several Blount County schools took part in a free 3D printing camp offered by Pellissippi State… Read More »Middle schoolers learn 3D printing in free Pellissippi State camp

Poster for Mag Comic Expo

Pellissippi State’s comic expo expands with festival atmosphere, after party

Pellissippi State Community College’s annual celebration of comic books, cosplay and pop culture returns April 6 with a special after party at Central Cinema.  The Mag Comic Expo will be held 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the college’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, and is free… Read More »Pellissippi State’s comic expo expands with festival atmosphere, after party