by Adin Thompson
Despite economic woes, Pellissippi State graduation numbers are up.
The spring graduation class numbered 776 students, with 266 more students fulfilling graduation obligations this summer. Many of these walked across the stage at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Friday night (May 10).This brings Pellissippi’s yearly graduation numbers to more than 1,400 students.
This spring’s class marks the third straight year that the spring graduates have increased. Rebecca Ashford, vice president of student affairs, said, “Community colleges usually do the opposite of the economy. People lose their jobs, then decide it’s time to get an education.”