Archive for May, 2010

Scholarship opportunity for accounting students

By Josh Hepperly

Scholarships are available for Pellissippi students who are interested in studying accounting.

“The goal of the scholarships are to encourage students to study accounting and consider a career in accounting,” said Mark Fuentes, associate professor of Accounting at Pellissippi.

Fuentes said qualified students are welcome to pick up an application at his office, McWherter Room 226.

“If you would like PSCC to send your application, please make sure you get the completed application to me by May 5 … along with two letters of reccomendation,” said Fuentes.

Fuentes listed the requirements.

* You must have completed introductory accounting courses (ACC 2000) or must be an accounting major.

* You must be a Tennessee resident.

* Hold US citizenship and attend a Tennessee college or university (if planning on transferring next year).

Fuentes said the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TNCPA) will be administering the scholarships and a number of Pellissippi students have received them in the past.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Major fundraising campaign nears $7 million goal

By Corey Ogle

The Connecting Communities and Changing Lives Major Gifts Campaign is nearing its goal.

“It’s the largest campaign in the history of the school,” said Les Fout, director of Major Gift Development.

Fout said this five year campaign ends June 30 and has raised $6.95 million of their $7 million goal. This has been done through awareness meetings, campus tours, name giving ceremonies and personal gifts.

Fout said $1 million will be used for the nursing program, $2 million towards the new Blount County Campus and $2 million towards the Bagwell Center. The campaign will also contribute $500,000 towards endowments and $500,000 towards academic and student enrichment.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Pellissippi Drama Club Successes

By Shayna Sharp

Pellissippi Drama Club students have excelled in competitions this year and are making plans for new projects.

“There have been many things going on in the drama club,” said Charles Miller, associate professor and director of the Theatre Department at Pellissippi State. “The students have decided to do many new projects and have big plans for next year.”

The drama students have returned from the Kennedy Center of American College Theatre Festival competition(KCATF).

“The drama students did very well in KCATF… and came back super charged,” said Miller. “They are now ready to write more plays and attend more competitions.”

Another competition the students did well in this year is the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Two students, Leo LaCamera and Nicolas Robinson, made it through the preliminary audition round. LaCamera and Robinson have received numerous call backs from SETC.

The PSCC Drama Club has participated in the College Theatre Festival competition with the whole Southeast for several years now. Each of their shows have been recommended for consideration in the regional competition. Two of the shows have been chosen.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010