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

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