Campbell Rutherford, left, and her Calculus III professor Tony Crossland show the quadric sections Crossland had 3D printed for Campbell, who is blind

Blind student helps Pellissippi State professor ‘see’ calculus a different way

Blind since birth, Campbell Rutherford of Dandridge is used to “seeing” the world a different way from her sighted peers. But as a dual enrollment student at Pellissippi State Community College since fall 2020, Rutherford has helped her professors “see” new ways of teaching.  “Parts of calculus are inherently visual,”… Read More »Blind student helps Pellissippi State professor ‘see’ calculus a different way

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

students at graduation

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

Steve Anderton inside the Goins Administration Building

Student support services help Anderton finish what he started

In the two years Steve Anderton has been a student at Pellissippi State, he’s had six different addresses, gotten married and divorced, experienced homelessness and suffered two major illnesses. But through it all, Steve’s professors kept telling him not to give up.  “All the way through, the most common message… Read More »Student support services help Anderton finish what he started

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

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

Two people with pickleball raquets and balls

Schedule your summer fun with Lifelong Learning classes

Registration is open for Pellissippi State Community College’s Lifelong Learning classes this summer. Lifelong Learning classes are open to anyone 18 or older and offer the opportunity to stay active, get creative and learn something new.  Have fun with returning favorites such as:  Beginner Pickleball Clinic: Pickleball brings people of… Read More »Schedule your summer fun with Lifelong Learning classes