Generous donors help with education

The lives of Pellissippi State students are improved by the help of generous donors.


When Pellissippi State Community College was officially charted as a non-profit organization in 1982, the risk of keeping the school up and running became a hassle. The only way the college was guaranteed survival was by the help of generous donors.


Pellissippi State is being governed and successfully operated by a board of representatives, volutneers, donors, and community leaders. With the help of giving opportunities as one of the leading factors implemented at the college, generous people from around the community are able to give and support the school as well as the students.


The college offers 4 different types of giving opportunities all in which give back to the college. donors have the freedom to choose who and what they want their money to go to.


If a person decides to give a donation, Pellissippi State will recognize that individual in a pyramid system identified as a society. If any donations is given between July 1 – July 30th of the year, the donor will be identified as one of the following in the Pellissippi Circle depending on the amount donated: Governor $25 thousand and above; Chancellor $ 10,000 – $24,000; President $5,000 _ $9999; Dean $1,000 – $4,999; Educator $500 – $999; Scholar $100 – $499; Friend $1- $99.


As far as anybody who decides to donate $10,000 or greater, recognition will be given to those individuals’ under the Pellissippi Guild society. Regardless of the amount donated, all donors are grandly appreciated by the student body, especially  for giving them a chance to pursue an education to excel in life.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Forget the cold; spring is coming to Pellissippi

by Erin Talley

Spring is in the air at Pellissippi State!

Pellissippi will celebrate its Spring Fling on April 10 in the courtyard of the Hardin Valley Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pellissippi clubs will be there providing food. “Gnosis, Student Veterans Group, Science Club and ASL, Please! are just a few that will participate,” said Gwen Miller with Student Life and Recreation.

Along with a live DJ, students will have the opportunity to get a t-shirt, caricatures, airbrush tattoos, personalized sunglass straps, photo dry-erase boards and play a giant twister game.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

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

Golf Scramble

by Brittany Hawk

Student Life and Recreation will be holding a golf scramble next Friday, April 15 at noon at Centennial.

Sean Green explained, “The golf scramble is a tournament format where four team members take their shots and then they shoot from the next shot from the best out of four.”

Anyone can participate, however students and faculty that have paid their recreation fee are free. Anyonewho is not a student or faculty must pay 35 dollars at the golf course and then present their receipt.

There will be a shotgun start, which is where each team is selected to start off at different holes instead of everyone teeing off at the first hole.

Prizes for winners consist of free golf rounds, t-shirts and other prizes. There will also be other contests such as the longest drive challenge on a selected hole and the closest to the pin on another.

The teams will be divided into fours. You may gather your own team or sign up individually and be matched with a team.

To register go to the student recreation center. Once at the golf course, show your student ID. You must bring your own golf clubs.

The dress code for this event is khakis and a golf shirt. For more information, contact Sean Green, Jamaal Gary or Alex Sexton.

Monday, April 11th, 2011