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Graham named new Blount County Campus Dean

Longtime Maryville resident Anna B. Graham has been named the new dean of Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus.  Graham, who has lived in Maryville for 30 years this fall and is married to an 8th generation Blount Countian, has been serving as the interim dean since fall 2023.… Read More »Graham named new Blount County Campus Dean

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President of UT Medical Center headlines Pellissippi Strong Luncheon

Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate outstanding alumni while supporting current students at the college’s Pellissippi Strong Luncheon this April.   The event, presented by FirstBank and hosted by Tearsa Smith of WATE-TV, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa.… Read More »President of UT Medical Center headlines Pellissippi Strong Luncheon

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Pellissippi State welcomes pioneer in athletics for Women’s History Month

  The first woman to lead the University of Tennessee’s athletics department – both men’s and women’s sports – will headline Women’s History Month in March at Pellissippi State Community College.  Joan Cronan, who broke the glass ceiling at UT by serving as Interim Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director in… Read More »Pellissippi State welcomes pioneer in athletics for Women’s History Month

From left: Associate Professor Diane Riley, Associate Professor Julie Shubzda, Interior Design Technology student Dixie Lewis, Media and Engineering Technologies Dean Margaret Ann Jefferies and Interior Design Technology students Vanessa Lupasco, Valentyna Tretiak, Hannah West and Reagan Campbell check out the shipping container that was delivered to Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Pellissippi State students to transform shipping container into tiny home

Pellissippi State students across more than 10 career programs will come together this year to transform a shipping container into a tiny home.  The experiential learning project is spearheaded by Associate Professors Julie Shubzda and Diane Riley of Interior Design Technology and funded by a $10,000 grant from the college’s… Read More »Pellissippi State students to transform shipping container into tiny home

Pellissippi State's new head men's soccer coach, Abe Tizaf, in spring 2024

Former professional soccer player to lead Pellissippi State men’s team

Pellissippi State has hired Abe Tizaf as its new head men’s soccer coach, effective Feb. 16.  Tizaf comes to Pellissippi State after spending a season as an assistant coach at Young Harris College in Georgia and five seasons as head coach at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. He was instrumental… Read More »Former professional soccer player to lead Pellissippi State men’s team

Theotis Robinson Jr., right, talks with Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. during the "Conversation with a Legend" event on Feb. 13, 2024.

Civil rights icon encourages students to be politically active because ‘it matters’

Theotis Robinson Jr. first ran for public office in 1968, when he was 26 years old, the same year two college students were running against each other for state representative.  That may sound young these days, but back then, young people running for political office was “necessary,” Robinson said during… Read More »Civil rights icon encourages students to be politically active because ‘it matters’

Charles Dodd White with books

James Agee Conference reverts to in-person at Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College’s annual literature conference returns to its original in-person format this year – but in a new location.  The James Agee Conference for Arts and Literature will be held Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains… Read More »James Agee Conference reverts to in-person at Pellissippi State

An Ashton Ludden weaving of salvaged plastic waste

Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Copper, wood and even salvaged plastic waste come together in a new art exhibition exploring the natural world at Pellissippi State Community College.  The Ashton Ludden Exhibit is on display at the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery until March 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.… Read More »Engravings and weavings of wildlife aim to invoke passion for conservation

Pellissippi State Disc Golf players Grady Williams, Ian Smith, Chris Berney, Jacob Teffeteller and Derek Rucker, from left, join Coach Leslie Adamczyk, far right, in celebrating their team and individuals wins at The Smokie Showdown on the Hardin Valley Campus Feb. 3.

Pellissippi State Disc Golf wins home tournament, player ranked in top 20 nationally

Pellissippi State’s Disc Golf players kicked off their spring 2024 season with first-place finishes in both the singles and team events of their home tournament.  Pellissippi State hosted The Smokie Showdown, the only Appalachian Conference event, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus on Saturday, Feb. 3. Players from Johnson University,… Read More »Pellissippi State Disc Golf wins home tournament, player ranked in top 20 nationally

Greg Moody on alto sax

Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra welcomes guest artist Greg Moody at its concert Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pellissippi State Community College.  The free event, which is open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley… Read More »Multi-instrumentalist Greg Moody joins Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Pellissippi State