Anika Schultz, Erin Russell, Aundrea Harding, Schylar Long, Caity Southall and Samantha Russell outside the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville

Pellissippi State student’s bill will go to Tennessee General Assembly

A Pellissippi State Community College student has authored a bill that will be submitted to the 2022 Tennessee General Assembly.  “I was extremely excited to find out my bill was going to be sent on!” said Anika Schultz, who serves as the College’s Student Government Association secretary. “I see a… Read More »Pellissippi State student’s bill will go to Tennessee General Assembly

A painting on fabric by artist Denise Burge

Exhibition exposes ‘corporeal reality’ of tropics

A new art exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College shows another side of “usually glamorous” beach life.  “Denise Burge: Recent Work” will be on display in the College’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, through Feb. 4. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. … Read More »Exhibition exposes ‘corporeal reality’ of tropics

Christy Pittman smiles for selfie on stage at Commencement

Graduate spotlight: Degree takes salon owner from nail design to interior design

Christy Pittman can still remember the scent of her Daddy’s woodshop when she was young.  “I’ve always loved the smell of sawdust, woodsmoke, paint and varnish,” remembers Pittman, now 53 and a grandmother of three. “That is where my love of design began.”  Now, after 20 years as a nail… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Degree takes salon owner from nail design to interior design

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Graduate spotlight: Coffin finds support, starts business caring for others

After years of struggling in class and feeling like a failure, Pamela Coffin was ready to give up on college.   Pamela first came to Pellissippi State because of her daughter, who encouraged her to go to college through the Tennessee Reconnect program. However, after failing several classes, Pamela became discouraged and thought something had to be… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Coffin finds support, starts business caring for others

Nick Galloway at work at the Maryville Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

Graduate spotlight: Galloway obtains industry certification before graduation

In the span of three months in early 2019, Nick Galloway lost his livelihood and his father.  “I was looking for a new career after working for the family business since I was 6,” remembers Nick, who was 38 at the time. “It was abrupt, but I have two children.… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Galloway obtains industry certification before graduation

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Graduate spotlight: Edwards overcame challenges to finish what she started

Kieshia Edwards has always dreamed of becoming a nurse. After her niece encouraged her to go to college and pursue her dream of working in the medical field, Kieshia enrolled at Pellissippi State in 2012 to get her nursing school prerequisites. Since she was also working part-time at a dialysis… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Edwards overcame challenges to finish what she started

Matthew Plummer in front of UT LIFESTAR helicopter

Graduate spotlight: Paramedic completes Nursing degree while working full time

Matthew Plummer, a flight paramedic with UT LIFESTAR, knew he wanted to keep increasing his earning potential, but he also didn’t want to miss important moments with his growing family.  “Pellissippi State has the Nursing Bridge program, which appealed to me because it is an accelerated pathway,” explains Matthew, who… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Paramedic completes Nursing degree while working full time