Karen was an explorer of life and that exploration took her to many parts of the world for both play and work. She was a firm believer in sharing her love of travel and learning with others. She was a devoted and beloved staff member of the Tennessee Consortium for International Students (TnCIS) at Pellissippi State Community College. Her talents and skills were vast and encompassing. The Karen Anderson Study Abroad scholarship provides funding for an adult student who is attending the TnCIS Ecuador/Galapagos program who has demonstrated financial need and qualifies for the Pellissippi State study abroad scholarship.
The scholarship honors the life of Karen Anderson in the way she managed, advised and cared for our students. It provides access to the same kinds of international experiences she found so rewarding in her own life. Since its existence started in 2013, the fund has allowed five adult students to travel to the Galapagos to pursue their academic interests including photography, biology and natural resources.