Happy New Year From Pellissippi State

Hello. I’m Anthony Wise, president of Pellissippi State. 2015 was a year of significant growth for the College. We’re now the largest community college in Tennessee with over 10,300 students President Barack Obama announced America’s College Promise here inspired by the great work we’ve done with Knox Achieves and Tennessee Achieves. Tennessee Promise students were on our college campuses for the first time this fall. Pellissippi State leads the state in graduates with Associate Degrees, students who study abroad and students who engage in community service. We now how the largest Gamma Beta Phi honor society chapter in the country. In addition to showcasing our own students, we’ve hosted internationally renowned artists like Brock McGuire and Crystal Wagner through the Arts at Pellissippi State. We’ve opened new facilities like the Mega Lab at Strawberry Plains and the Center for Student and Community Engagement at Magnolia Avenue. And, as always, we’re focused on providing access to great opportunities in higher education and supporting student success. We look forward to 2016 and all of the opportunities it brings our students, the College and the community. From all of us at Pellissippi State, happy New Year.

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