The Need for Speed

Mechanical engineers know a little something about finding a workaround when presented with a problem.

That’s exactly what Pellissippi State graduate Christian Boone did in May 2017, when he paid $3,000 in tuition to the renowned Skip Barber Racing School – and the school filed for bankruptcy just weeks before he was set to arrive.

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Transformative Experiences

Across our five campuses, Pellissippi State students are sticking around before and after their classes to experience what our College has to offer – not just in socialization, but in enrichment.

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The Student Becomes the Master

Nursing Instructor Dannisha Davis knows what it’s like to be working full time, taking classes and raising children.

That’s what her life was like as a Pellissippi State student 15 years ago.

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Problem-Solving in the Garden

When Teacher Education Program Coordinator Laura Lawson and librarian Will Buck talked to the University of Tennessee Master Gardeners last fall about Pellissippi State’s seed library, they had no idea what other seeds they were planting.

Read more from Connections: Fall 2019