Category: fall 2018

A Shining Example
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
A Shining Example

When Brad Moats was a student at Pellissippi State, he looked around and noticed something. "There were no solar panels on campus," says Moats, who now serves as the College's…

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A House United
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
A House United

They're 20 years apart. They live in the same house. And, now, they go to the same college. Chandra Sconion, 40, and her son Christopher, 20, started Pellissippi State together…

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Food for Thought
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
Food for Thought

Public and nonprofit private schools have the National School Lunch Program to provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. But what happens when college students…

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Finding Opportunities
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
Finding Opportunities

Dalyssa Webb was one semester away from graduating from Pellissippi State when her father's car accident in December 2017 left him temporarily disabled. "All these medical bills were stacking up,…

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Story time with ASL
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
Story time with ASL

Therapy horses, rodeo games and presents from Santa: it's just a typical finals week for American Sign Language students at Pellissippi State. Each year Gay Baker's ASL students provide a…

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Right on Schedule
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
Right on Schedule

Kayla Bishop knows her due dates. Taking classes solely online in fall 2018, Bishop knew it would be important to have a visual reminder of when to submit her assignments…

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Academic Evolution
April 22, 2019 Erin Simpson
Academic Evolution

Judy Sichler isn't the same person she was when she arrived at Pellissippi State. The professional-anthropologist-turned-associate-professor remembers her preconceived notions of what it meant to teach. "When I came here,…

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