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Pellissippi State Offer Free Tuition

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:31:18 +0000

by Dakota Makres   Free tuition offered to current and new students.   Pellissippi State announced that it will offer free tuition to adults. The new program “Reconnect Now” ( was modeled after Governor Bill Haslam’s “Reconnect” program. Richard Smelser, Financial Aid Director, explained how Pellissippi’s “Reconnect Now” program works. “Students have to be independent […]

Small campus improvements and upgrades

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:30:43 +0000

by: Josh Witt Three of Pellissippi’s campuses are slated for small improvements and upgrades this summer. Pellissippi Director of Facilities Regina McNew says that many of these projects will take place this summer. Hardin Valley, Pellissippi’s largest campus, has ongoing HVAC work and will also be installing solar panel arrays this summer. The new solar […]

New Blount County campus building being planned

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:30:25 +0000

by: Josh Witt Building will be home to dual enrollment and advanced manufacturing classes Pellissippi State’s Blount County campus is raising money for a new building, according to Facilities Director Regina McNew. The new “Workforce Development Center (WDC)” is inspired by Pellissppi’s Strawberry Plains campus. Strawberry Plains’s “Megalab” is an inspiration for a new advanced […]

Legal handgun carry on campus could be extended to part-time employees

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:29:54 +0000

by Shelby Verran A new piece of legislation will allow those with hand a gun carry permit to carry a concealed hand gun in places like government buildings, college campuses, and ‘gun-free zones.’ House Bill 0363 will be an extension to last year’s passed law that allows full-time employees to carry concealed hand guns. State […]

Animal Science will roam Pellissippi

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:29:01 +0000

by Logan Quinton New animal science courses will be offered to Pellissippi students for 2017-18 school year. There will be new general education choices for students planning to attend Pellissippi next fall. These two classes will involve the field of animal science. Judy Gosch, director of new program and development, says these courses are electives […]

Wi-Fi improvements across the board at Pellissippi

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:28:11 +0000

by Austin Berry Wi-Fi is currently being improved in every campus across Pellissippi according to Vice President Audrey Williams.  “Wi-Fi is essential to every campus.” stated Audrey Williams, “for a longtime we (Hardin Valley) had the better Wi-Fi.” Tech staff is constantly updating software and technology at other campuses. Williams also said, “Network wise, I feel […]

Home Away from Home

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:27:32 +0000

Home Away From Home by: Paul Bristol “Moving to the states was painful.” Moving to an unknown world can be anything but comforting, but it can also open new doors. Meryan Idrissi explains her journey moving from country to country at such a young age.  This was very difficult to make such a commitment. “Morocco […]

Webinar to be Presented on Business Collaboration

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:26:18 +0000

by Hunter Russell 4/7/17 Pellissippi’s HR department will be putting on a webinar for faculty and staff as well as the student body on April 24 at 2 p.m. The lecture will be titled Breaking Down Silos to Effective Collaboration. The webinar will be in Goins 136 and there will be a discussion afterwards. According […]

Spring Fling coming to Division Street Campus

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:24:07 +0000

By Sandra Kapaya Spring Fling and More at Division Street! Spring Fling to the students is like a piece of cake to a fat kid. There will be a Spring Fling event at Pellissippi State Community College on the Division Street campus. This annual event will take place on April 12, starting from 10 a.m. […]

Plays Hosted by the Access Diversity Group

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:20:37 +0000

by Jaeland Lawson The Access Diversity Group will be hosting a collection of short plays this month in the Clayton Performance Arts building. Director Sypress Wade will be inviting everyone in the community to come and attend a collection of short plays that will be presented April 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 p.m. […]