Student Leadership Awards

by Brittany Hawk

The Pellissippi State Community College Student Leadership Awards will take place Friday, April 29.

The awards ceremony is an annual event that first began in 1993.

Gwen Miller said, “The Student Leadership Awards is Student Life and Recreation and the college’s celebration of student leaders around campus.”

The awards are for outstanding clubs, advisors, officers and members. They also recognize the council of student advocates, student activities board, student success, mentors, ambassadors, new student orientation leaders, global ambassadors and student liaison.

Miller said there will be a panel of a student, faculty and Student Life representatives.

Clubs and council of student advocates department supervisors nominate themselves or others for the awards. The panel will pick the winner in each category.

The categories consist of outstanding student leader, outstanding advisor, outstanding community service, outstanding service to the college, outstanding project, most improved organization and outstanding student organization.

The winners are given plaques for the awards and certificates are given out to recognize the council of student advocates and global ambassadors.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Blount County Clubs

by Brandon O’Neal

The Blount County Campus has many campus-specific club opportunities that students can immerse themselves in.

Holly Burkett, Assistant Dean at the Blount County Campus, said that there are many clubs for students to accommodate a wide range of different interests.

“There is the Drama Club, Music Group, Phi Theta Kappa, Route 254, STARS, and the Walking Group, just to name a few,” stated Burkett.

Burkett said if there are any interests in any of the clubs listed, to contact Student Life and Recreation or contact the Blount County Campus for more specific details.

This would be an opportunity to meet new people and fully enrich oneself at Pellissippi State, said Burkett.


Monday, April 11th, 2011

“Connect the Pieces”

By: Chance Collins

Student Life and Recreation will be sponsoring its annual “Connect the Pieces” Contest at the end of the fall semester.

“Connect the Pieces”, which was once the passport program of years ago, is designed to keep students connected and promote campus activity,” said Gwen Miller of SLR. Miller went on to say, “It’s an incentive program that promotes the use of resources here on campus and gets students to participate in activities.

Students who wish to join the program should stop by the Student Life and Recreation office and pick up their “Connect the Pieces” booklet. Once you have your booklet, you are ready to get started and start receiving signatures, said Miller.

Miller said, when the student attends any activity or uses any resources available on campus, they will receive a signature in their booklet and after the first three signatures, a choice of either a USB flash-drive or a t-shirt is the prize given away. After you first three signatures, all signatures after that will equate for points as entries for more prizes. The Grand Prize will be a new laptop along with a new GPS navigational system.

Miller said, the stipulations for the grand prizes are as follows; the student must be attending classes for the min of 6 hours per week, and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. For more information on the “Connect the Pieces” program or any other Student Life and Recreation events, contact Gwen Miller with Student Life (865) 694-655 and also you can check out the website from the Pellissippi homepage.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009